Surprisingly enough, this fast went well enough for me, compared to Tisha B'Av two months ago, which was a hellish experience of extreme weakness. This time, I felt well and was up on my feet right until the end of the fast, and I also had enough milk for Shira so that I only had to give one supplemental bottle of milk I pumped beforehand.
Answering to those who asked, no, I do not take any liquids during fasting, it was full 25 hours without food or liquids but as I said, it went fine. I can only explain this as a little miracle which is certainly not beyond God's capability of working in the lives of those faithful to His commandments.
We are still in the upswing of holidays, preparing to celebrate Sukkot this weekend, so I expect the next few days will be busy with preparations and setting up the sukkah. I have several posts I have started to draft and write, and hope to be back posting in full swing quite soon. I'm also busy, to my immense satisfaction, with other writing projects.
In the meantime, thank you for all your kind, thoughtful notes and your prayers on our behalf. Those who emailed me and got no reply yet - I hope to send you answers as soon as I have a spare moment.
And for the time being, I'm off.