Japhy!!!!! Anxious folks would love to see the texts. Do you have the texts from the Green and Gray books?
The Holy Father may actually light a fire under ICEL's feet. He will be in the UK in September and the possibility was raised that he might use the new translations (or at least have them up) when he celebrates Mass, specifically the beatification of Venerable John Cardinal Newman. That would be wonderful.
It should; it's based on your book. I am still waiting for the response from the CDWDS. If your history is any indication, I believe that I will get it in March. I did ask for additional clarification on the Blessings matter and was told that some of the priests who assist at the Papal Masses were complaining about it. The CDWDS monsignor I spoke to told me that they, too, are somewhat frustrated by the issue. Given Cardinal Lloera's reputation on liturgical fidelity, the matter should be settled soon.
check out the "I'm not Catholic yet" Thread. My parochial vicar announced in his homily (at all Sunday Masses) that he does not and will not impart blessings in lieu of distributing Holy Communion. He noted the CDWDS letter.