This afternoon I saw a male blue grosbeak at our feeders. This is surprising, as they're typically seen very briefly during their migration through our area in April. They're not typically summer residents in our area, so it'll be interesting to see if today's will stick around.
Last night I inadvertantly picked up a Google Hijack Virus just by visiting a blog directory website. Fortunately I'm a CNA with now-obsolete Netscape on my computer (in addition to IE,) so I was able to work it out, but it took about 7 hours. I'd recommend downloading Malwarebyte's free trial of AntiMalware in advance of ending up with this problem. (Update in response to some comments; Only my use of Google in IE was a problem, so you won't get any virus from me or my sites. I recommend downloading AntiMalware because the site I got the virus from seemed legit & req'd no download. In addition, neither Norton Anti-Virus nor Ad-Aware ever detected it, even after reinstalls & updating (& the first thing this virus does is disable Norton.) The only other option I found if you're NOT intimately familiar with the deepest workings of your computer is a complete System Restore. If you don't want to start from scratch, take the few seconds it takes to download AntiMalware. Better safe than sorry!)
My continuing recovery is going very well. A couple of days ago I seemed to really turn a corner & started feeling human again. I've even made a few, brief forays out of the house. My follow up appointment is early this coming week, so I hope to get the OK to return to work. Charles has continued to be wonderfully caring and helpful. I'm a very lucky lady.
There are still some days left in the MSNBC "It's a Snap" contest, but my entry is so far behind I don't expect to win. I appreciate the input & support I received, nevertheless! (Update, 8/17/09; I didn't get enough votes to get out of the lowest rungs of entries.)