Jordan, I've posted in a couple of threads now and the toolbar has been missing, but it does show up when I do a preview of what I have written tho.
This post has the toolbar showing.
Strange... let me know if you continue to get this behavior. What operating system, browser are you using? If possible, maybe try a different browser (if this continues to be an issue)?
Also, if you could take a screenshot of the page when the bar is not showing, and post the screenshot, that would be great.
Will keep an eye out for it if it happens again.
I am using Vista Home with Chrome