Thank you all so much for your kind words. I'm feeling a lot better, at least in part because I've run out of time to do stuff for xmess and because I'm now several thousand miles away, visiting the in-laws. It's difficult to clean the shower from here, so I'm free from shower guilt for the moment.
I did manage to get the packages off, personal triumph there. Still working the xmess cards though. They are likely to be new years cards instead.
Gotta go, heading back into signal-less cornfields. Very happy holidays to you all!