Time has flown since last year ended, and I am not sure where it has gone. I have changed my plans three times about attending Romanticon again this year, but right after I decided the thrid time that I would go, my son became very ill, and will be in a very touchy situation for a couple of months. He had an explosive headache for a week, and then when he couldn't take the pain any more he went to the ER...where they told him he had a large, leaky aneurysm at the base of his brain where the spinal column is attached. He was rushed to the best hospital around, and had emergency surgery to "coil" the aneurysm. Very touchy, highly complicated procedure...with an 80% fatality rate. If that isn't enough to give me a heart attack, I don't know what is.
Anyway, the surgery was a success, and he is fighting his way back to health. But I genuinely think that someone out there in the Universe is trying to tell me not to make plans...and so I decided not to go.
Murphy's Law seems to be playing leap-frog with my life at this point, so I am in a holding pattern.
Thanks to all of you who guided wishes and prayers to him the past few days...I know the power of prayer and positive thought. My deepest gratitude to all of you.