I just re-read what I posted yesterday and it sounds whiny and defensive. Now I'd like to apologize for that. It's entirely reasonable for a readership to expect regular postings from a blogger who has previously always posted regularly. I didn't mean to come off as defensive.
I will try to post again before the end of the weekend. It does strike me as funny, though, that two of the people who have requested my return are bloggers who have sort of abandoned their own blogs (Yes, you, Obesio and Modigli). But I thank everyone for their interest in my continued blogging. I have NOT abandoned my project.