Alison is very, very ill right now, and has been struggling for a number of weeks. The news is good one day, and not good the next. The poor woman is up and down like a yo-yo.
If you don't know her yet, please visit her blog and read some of her archives. Then you'll know, too, what a special person she is. How kind. How loving. How generous. And if you then feel moved to spare some kind thoughts for Alison and her family, then I thank you. Every little bit helps.