Also, I'm really really really trying to just think more positively. I reread THE SECRET last week and then my former boss announced several new projects in the same week.

I sent him a two-line email wishing him the best on all of them and saying I was looking forward to seeing them.

He wrote RIGHT back and told me to come visit.

I'm wondering if he wants to bring-up the possibility of me coming back? (since they're indeed busier now). That's actually a decision I'd have to struggle with.........................

I actually felt A LOT better sending him a nice email. It makes you feel better to wish somebody well than hope they fall off of a cliff.