Ah Real Life. Yeah...it gets in the way of SL sometimes. That's not always a bad thing. When you get back to it, most of your landmarked stores have new stuff! In RL, you can't drag me into a clothing store. In SL...I go willingly (even happily).
Stuff in RL that just makes the sands of available time for SL run out before you realize it:
1 - Netflicks subscription.
2 - The sudden need to re-watch all of "Firefly".
3 - Family needing you to watch their house.
4 - (In my case) Major bibliophilia flare-up (that would be an all consuming need to read a bunch of books).
5 - Guests from out of town.
But hey, I'll probably be back and be-bopping along in my avatar self soon enough. Real Life must always run it's course. :)