Oh, Sandy, it is so good to see you. I'm well aware that you've been AWOL. It's extraordinary that you and another friend who's been absent both responded on the spot.
What are you doing for the summer? I think I asked this a while back, recalling that you teach. If some activity brings you up to Manhattan, perhaps you'd consider a break in your doings to meet for a coffee or a drink or some such?
P.S. Just got a full view of the shells on your background. What an exquisite assortment.