I feel pretty lousy. With no intended defamation of that ubiquitous parasite, the louse, I think I must have picked up a bug (of another kind) from one of my sweet cherubs at school. First came the deep cough, just allergies thought I. Yesterday the sore throat hit, and the chills, followed by the sweating break of the fever—a nice parting shot now that I can count down my days to retirement on both hands.
I say fever, but I didn’t bother to take it. I still have the old glass thermometer you’d probably be hard pressed to find anywhere these days, except a museum. Bob thought I still felt warm this morning, so I found it, but no, thankfully the mercury didn’t climb too high. It’s just that aching aftermath, no energy and less motivation. Continue reading “A louse, by any other name…”