So... we had a lovely Sunday Mother's Day party with my son, the traveler! He returned on Friday night from a week's cruise to Cozumel, Mexico aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Ecstasy. It sounded like a wonderful trip, and he had a blast! It is difficult for me to embrace big events like this because I have been steeped for a lifetime in fear of the unknown... But life is short, and the unknown is not necessarily the enemy, so.....Carpe Deium, kiddo!