A few personal things from the past week to catch you up on, going somewhat in reverse order. First, I’m relaxing at home this Friday evening resting up from a pretty annoying head cold I may be (hopefully) in the final throes of. No, it’s not one of those “stay home and deal with the pain” types of colds, rather one of those viruses that starts with a little bit of congestion, spends a day or two blocking one nostril, blocks the other nostril the two days after that, and leaves you reaching for the tissue box more often than you’d like. Or much more often if there’s a lot of sneezing thrown in. I think there must be a lot of dry air in the office I’m stuck in.
The only person I’m blaming for giving me this cold is Mother Nature. She had the audacity to send Madison from bone-chilling -30º temperatures last week to +47º last weekend to single-digit temperatures and icy roads and pavements today. Sure, I enjoyed that nice warm spell we had last weekend (who wouldn’t?), but the whiplash-inducing swings from cold to warm and back to cold again has been the frequent culprit of colds in my lifetime. Oh, well, I’ll survive. Continue reading