First I had a kidney stone (ick) on the 26th, which ruined my weekend and left me feeling generally weak and shitty and not wanting to write.
Then I fell into a depression because I hadn't updated in a week, and no one seemed to notice or care.
Rule #1 of dealing with Palette: When she goes quiet, things aren't well. However, any show of attention is looked upon favorably by her.
Anyway, back to semi-regular updates.