This is not where I want to be at all. Just sitting at home, reading various news sites and considering playing a game, but not really feeling like it. I finally figured out why I have been feeling this way.
My sister left Monday, with her daughter, to drive to California so that my niece can meet one of her grandparents. Yesterday, they went to Arches National Park. They are planning on doing a few other things along the way, maybe Bryce Canyon NP, Hoover Dam, Malibu Beach, the coast highway from LA to the Bay area. And that is just on the trip out. What they see depends on what they feel like doing and how much time they want to take.
At the same time, there is in Montreal, Quebec, the Anticipation Worldcon. Since I started going to Worldcons in 1994, I have missed Glasgow in 1995 and Nippon in 2007. And I at least made the NASFIC in 2007. But not this year.
There is fun going on on both ends of the continent and I sit in the middle and miss it. No wonder I don’t feel like doing anything.
But this too shall pass. Things will eventually get better, and I will be able to once more travel and go to conventions. Probably not in time to make AussieCon next year, but maybe I can make it to Raleigh for the NASFIC.