Back among the upright and living—for the most part—but boy have the last few days been a bit rough. I’ve been rather sick, you see, with this combination of a nasty cold and a whole lot of nausea and fever. I’ll go through patches where I’m fine (like right now), but then could be on the floor unable to move again. It feels like having West Nile. Which I do, but still…

The worst part, though, is missing out on even a sliver of summer. This is especially true in mid-August, when the school year is looming and there is work I need to get done. I don’t want to waste any of it.

I’ve also dropped 15 pounds in 4 days if that tells you anything. Not the healthy way to do that at all. I look forward to eating again. At some point.