MRD, I've been thinking about it and agree with everyone who said to open your home up. You have always been gracious, artsy and crafty, and I know any one of us would enjoy coming to your home!
Doxie, my thoughts are deep breaths, time-outs, quiet reflection times, and may I suggest a booze-a-thon? Or better yet, a wine and cheese party, with a heavy emphasis on the wine? I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time!
queenb, that sounds like the best vacation ever!