I'm back. What happened?

Some of you know that I was gone for four days with my friends from college for a trip celebrating our 40th birthdays. I was in Puerto Rico, which I can't recommend highly enough (last time was there I was married and had my then-1-year-old with me--this trip was less stressful). I'll tell you about the trip when I write up days 3-6 of the 40 Fun Things project. I have to catch up with about 200 pages of reading for class tomorrow first, though. (Scroll down to see what I bought for day 2.)

In the meantime, what happened to you while I was gone? Aside from the entire North American continent freezing over, I mean.