Hi FreeDuck, and welcome to the party!
My freedom is continuing to feel wonderful -- thanks for asking. I have lost more than 10 pounds over that month. My blood sugar has become stable and almost back to normal, even without medication. I can finally practice piano enough to see some results in my playing. I drive up and down the East Coast, and hang out with A2K friends along the way. I participate in one run after another at the New York Road Runners Club
, and with luck will finish qualifying in May for the 2010 New York Marathon. It's bliss.
There is only relict that keeps reminding me of my stressed out, menial past. Occasionally, way out of left field, I freak out over the thought that something I recently did in perfectly good faith was in fact badly, catastrophically wrong. But these freaking attacks (there needs to be a word like this) are getting scarcer and milder. I'll soon be over them.
Speaking of of driving up and down the East Cost: Sometime in the first half of April, I'll probably be in Atlanta to meet some people from one of my former employer's customers. The purpose of the meeting is what they call "an informal conversation". (Given the current economy, they're careful not to call it a job interview.) I'd love to have another coffee with you, your husband, your kids, or any combination thereof. (I still can't get over Ducklet not being blond anymore.) Would you be available?