January 20, 2022 - I'm Back!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Well, that was unexpected!

Following my last post almost two weeks ago, I developed severe fatigue. And then my nose started running. I hardly ever get sick, and so it took me a few days to admit that, yes, I’d come down with something. Of course, in the time of COVID, it’s the first thing you think of and visions of trips to the emergency room start flashing through your head. Or my head, in this case.

Fortunately, I’d ordered a test kit prior to Christmas, just in case I needed to know whether I was sick or not before I joined in the festivities. But I’d not used it, since I felt fine through the holidays. I decided it was time to try it out. It came back negative, and so, for the first time in years, I had a cold. I’d forgotten how rotten one can make you feel.

It’s been very hard to accomplish anything during this time which, right on schedule, lasted almost two weeks. (Long ago I heard that a cold lasts ten days to two weeks no matter what you do, meaning nothing’s going to magically cure you of one except time.) While I started feeling better on Monday, today is the first day I’ve felt completely normal.

Needless to say, my writing has suffered. I struggled to get a few hundred words written each day, which means The Case of the Pirate’s Puzzle is significantly behind schedule. But I wrote over 1,000 words today and I’m still awake rather than needing to lie down and take a nap, so I’m confident I’ll be making better progress from now on.

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