No I didn't fall off the face of the earth.
Went to 8 hour midnights - (that's 5/7 nights which translates to 2 nights off together every 2 weeks) which were very difficult but allowed me more time to learn -- which I needed.
The job is going better - still not in love but definitely better.
Other than that -- not much.
Knitting is going slow. Working on a lace shawl with several "design elements"......
Still have about 1 inch of cuff on sock #2 - can't get motivated to complete.
Finished a baby quilt. Have a baby kimono to match but have to block it.