I don't have the time to respond to them all on their own LJs, so I'll just do it here: Yay! Good for you! Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. Up your what? New jobs rock! Mmmm, bras.
I think that about covers it.
In other news, my mother-in-law has been admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure and high enzyme levels in her liver. Treatment for these tend to conflict with one another (as well as her diabetes and other assorted ailments), so we're all on pins and needles right now. I've already lost a parent, my wife has not. I hope she doesn't have to experience that quite yet.