It looks like I have Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism (my antibodies are positive), but since my hormone levels are still within the normal range, they'll check on me in 6 months. Personally, I'd prefer to see if a little bit of hormone replacement will stop my hair falling out and my skin doing a creditable imitation of a crocodile, but I can wait for the next checkup to whine at them. It's not a big deal - 3-5% of the population has it, and it's perfectly manageable. It has to go untreated for an extremely long time to get to the "fall down/coma/death" stage.
Anyway, once I've got my act together, I have a fun post on starching standing ruffs with potato starch. I have pictures, even. I promise I'll post it before we leave on Thursday. After that, I'm getting my Swedish freak on, and embarking on the Attack Laurel World Tour (scheduled stops: Geneva, Switzerland, Copenhagen, Denmark - both just passing through - then: Tyringe, Sweden, and London England. It's a small-ish world tour, but I'm told I'm big in Europe).