I've been sick all week. Coughing till my ribs ache, head thick and heavy, skin clammy and shivery, unable to decide whether it's hot or cold, knowing only that it's damp. Yesterday was so bad I contemplated calling the doctor, but overnight something changed, my breathing got easier, sleep deeper. I stayed home again today since my daughter was going to be home, but I worked on stories and attended a meeting via speaker phone. I'm feeling weak again all of a sudden. I think I'll head to bed now. Tomorrow my son comes home and the world outside my door will reclaim me. Goodnight, sweet friends.