I’ve been sick for going on six weeks, now, with a brief hiatus while we traveled to see family in the beginning of October. It’s a low-level cold with a lot of flowing snot and coughing, but not enough for me to stay home and stay in bed. Instead, I just wander through my days feeling mostly ok until I need to think. Or, god forbid, blow my nose. Then it feels like my head may just explode and splatter the walls with bits of my brains. Thank goodness we bought easy-to-clean paint!