Back in the Game!
The second reason is Jack's accursed mother-in-law. I found Sean in the stables the other day, conversing with Jack's horse; I was surprised to learn he was there not by choice, opting for the braying of a large, flatulent, and querulous beast over the shrill invectives of That Woman, but instead because he had been banished there, as if he were somehow capable of offending Her. An evening of Sean in the illest of humors is sunshine and roses compared to a mere moment with Her. Jack has more than once saddled me with Her, disappearing in a flash around a corner with naught a trace or a sound, leaving me Her sole escort to the theatre. I hence try to avoid them both.
I hope to post again on my regular schedule, starting at the end of this week. My thanks for your kind patience, dear readers.