The husband Jerry, is flying to Las Vegas early tomorrow, he'll be gone for a few days to celebrate turning 50 with all his old college buddies. I'm kind of nervous because for the first time since my stroke I'll be all alone - granted my 14 year old son will be home and I'm sure he'll be "watching out for me", but it's not the same. On the 10th, it'll be six months since my stroke, do we celebrate the new year then? Oh to be sure I'm glad to be here to see 2005 roll in - 2004 was not the greatest by any means. . . but, I face the future with a little more anxiety, & a much deeper knowledge of what can happen. And this year, for the first time in 25 years, I'll be greeting the New Year by myself.