Welcome back, BethAnne!!! Hooray!
You know, it's good to be selfish sometimes. I'm glad you took time out for yourself. You know the saying "if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"? Well, I think that goes for all of us with all of our relationships, mothers or not. If we aren't happy, if we aren't taking time to care for ourselves, we can't very well be caring for others, supportive, etc. with other people, kwim? It's a huge priority for us to tend to our own physical, spiritual, & emotional needs, imo (& advice I need to take myself!).
Anywho, I am soooo very happy to see you back! And tell me all about your puppy!
PS - hope your hubby is feeling better soon!