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I am going to be on hiatus from the Monday Murder Mysteries. My brother is in the hospital. He felt great yesterday morning. We went to see the matinee performance of the Hobbit and loved it. On the way out of the theater he collapsed on me and was taken to Emergency. He was admitted late last night. They have run all sorts of tests, CAT scans, etc. and no idea what happened. I'm not sure when he is going to be back.
At the moment I'm having to be available for him. I can't really concentrate on reading at the moment and trying to keep busy taking decorations down and cleaning house. I haven't been able to keep up while he has been here.
Thanks to Susan for understanding. I'll try and get back as soon as I can. At the moment I need to concentrate on the care giving. Street Prophets Thursday and Sunday will be quick and easy for a while.
I do ask for your good wishes, healing energy, prayers if you pray for my brother. I just hope they can find out what is wrong and get him on the road to health.