So it turns out that I have a perfectly good reason that I won’t be able to make Leaguefest this year.
Or, more accurately, I have two of them.
A short while ago, the Better Half and I were approached about the prospect of adopting newborn twin boys. After some hemming and hawing and much discussion about How This Might Work, we decided to proceed with placement of these two little fellows. Having arrived ever so slightly underdone, they spent varying amounts of extra time in the hospital before coming home.
But home they are! Though a few legal formalities remain, the Better Half, the Critter, the Squirrel and I are happy to add Pip and Squeak to our family. (Or rather, the Better Half, the Critter and I are. The Squirrel is still trying to wrap her head around why there are non-her infants at large in our house. The Critter could not possibly be more tickled at having two new baby brothers.) I shall, when referring to them collectively, be calling them the Swarm.
So, yeah. Leaguest, despite being held in a relatively close city wherein my best friend can be found, is a non-starter this year. I hope you will accept my excuse.