Thanks Joanna! I was thinking that I'd "gotten by" but you've helped me see that I actually did a good job. One thing I forgot to add was that the couple of times when I got overwhelmed I went into the bedroom where this lovely 14 year old cat was and gave her a little massage and that helped calm me down :)
Re the highly negative review -- it's hard for me to imagine how someone got that out of your book. I love the way you address boundaries as part of good self care. I guess everyone sees/reads through their own filters. I went and looked on Amazon and aside from that one negative review, I was delighted to see that there were 32 five star reviews! WOW - How cool is that.