When the kids were little, I got a cold just about every six weeks, and I kept this pattern up for years. In the past couple of years, I’m happy to say, my immune system finally kicked into gear and, while I’ve often started getting colds, I was able to shake them off before they went anywhere serious.
Last week, though, a virus found me and it defeated my immune system. I ended up with what really seemed like the mother of all colds. I’ve had every cold symptom squared. I think I’m finally heading to health, but I still feel completely “off.” I’ve also had laryngitis for the past couple of days, which I find demoralizing. For a very verbal person, it’s just no fun to speak only in a painful squeak.
Despite my feeling less well than usual, life goes on. It’s just that it’s taken all of my energy to do all the other life tasks, plus paying work.
Also, in one of live’s great ironies, after several fallow years with my legal work, now that I finally have a full-time writing gig, my legal clients are starting to call me again. I should say no to the legal clients, but I don’t feel secure enough about either my writing gig or my legal work to say no to either, so I say yes to all. Anyway, sleep’s overrated….
If inspiration strikes me today, be assured that I’ll be back here writing. However, until then, please consider this an Open Thread and let me know what you’re thinking about the end of the shutdown standoff and the beginning of the Obamacare exchange debacle.