thanks to everyone for their comments and emails wondering "where in the heck is maison21?"- it's been quite touching that people whom we've never met were concerned about m21's well-being, and in answer to your queries, we've been taking a bit of a summer stay-cation here at the maison21 atelier.
a forced stay-cation, that is- about 4 weeks ago, we noticed some stiffness in to our back and neck, which rapidly proceeded into extreme pain. sadly, the pain is at it's worst when sitting at the computer or driving the m21 mobile, so beginning three weeks ago, we limited our driving to doctor's appointments, and gave up the internets cold turkey, hence the lack of recent posts (and the lack of responses to your well-wishing emails- our sincere apologies for that).
now, thanks to our acupuncturist, eileen, and the chiropractor she recommended, and not much thanks to the DMV-like care offered by m21's healthcare provider, kaiser permanente (first available specialist appointment isn't until mid-september, and an MRI should follow sometime before 2012), we're finally feeling a little better and hope to be back blogging soon (still limiting our internets for the immediate future, however- still too painful to resume frequent computer use).
on a brighter note, at the onset of of the pain, m21 installed the living room over at the bachelorette's place. and from what he remembers through the haze of over-medication, it turned out rather terrific ("put the schofa over zhere, pleesh"). so until we get back up to speed and back to blogging on a regular basis, here's a sneak peek of the room: