For those of you following along, SFWA very graciously holds a reception for the publishing industry every November in NYC. Colloquially known as the Mill 'n Swill, it's a wonderful networking event that I've enjoyed going to in the past.
Unfortunately, this year I've brought back a sinus infection from Florida, and so I won't be attending. This is the fourth year I've been invited, and two out of four years I've been ill.
I would like to humbly suggest that SFWA might choose a different, perhaps a warmer month, during which to hold the reception. Having it in November, right at the start of cold and flu and illness season, doesn't seem entirely practical to me.
That said, I'm sorry that I won't get to meet everyone who's attending this year, and I look forward to seeing you all at other events.
(And no, work doesn't stop because I'm ill; it just goes temporarily on hold for the rest of today until my head stops spinning. =)