Sometimes life knocks you down and it's impossible to get back up without first taking a few deep breaths. We're all okay, the snail, the dogs, the girlfriend and I but we had a pretty difficult May with lots of small problems that snowballed into a period of anxiety for me. I'm not very good at dealing with anxiety, for the most I sit down in a corner and weep, rocking back and forth. I'm not really an anxious person in day to day life but I dislike having to deal with problems I have no control over. At the moment we are facing some job issues that require hunting for a new job, a small health scare and a stupid incident with our nervous dog and the postman. I withdrew for a bit while I sorted doctor visits etc. but I'm now back and will hopefully review many, many books in the next few days and weeks.