Hope the weather isn't too severe for you, otherwise, I'm glad you're somewhere warm(er) than MN for the winter.
I understand about the age, and feeling younger on the inside, my mom says the same thing, and I feel the same way too, a generation younger than you, but a generation older than my children. :chuckle:
I understand about TOL, too. It's not the same as it was, and it's easier not to be here these days, I too can be happily busy elsewhere, and maybe that's a good realization at which to arrive. There are times I've spent far too many hours in this virtual world, although with friends like you, I also find it hard to stay away completely.
Sending you much love, friend of mine.