I spent the past two days helping to plan and host a party for someone very dear to me. Happily, all went well. In my free moments, I continue to attempt to familiarize myself with the amazing world of LJ. It's a universe that I never suspected to exist, and the more I explore, the more intrigued with it I become. Many sincere thanks to all those who have welcomed me, introduced me to others, and made other kind gestures. It feels great to receive such responses from so many fascinating individuals. I'll try to send out some personal replies as soon as I have time. I'm eager to get better acquainted with all of you.