Well, it's been a week since I lifted my head off the pillow and declared myself healed. I don't know what it was I suffered. As flu stories go, mine sounded pretty mild. A fever, lots of sleep, a headache, and now, a lingering cough.
Well. Whatever it was, it IS past-tense and that's that.
I went out and rode my bike 20 miles today. I think it was a mistake, because I do not feel good. I took a hot shower and two aspirin, and I am waiting for the aspirin to kick in. (The knees, it's the knees...)
And tonight is Oodles of Leftovers Night at our house. BBQ chicken, chevre quiche, linguine and clam sauce, braised lettuce & peas (it's GOOD! Try it!), a couple of bananas, (build that post-bike-ride potassium back up), and probably a chaser of a handful of chocolate chips and milk. (Magnesium? Yes - that's it: Magnesium! And calcium! Right!)
On my bike ride this afternoon I observed a slew of robins and meadowlarks. Lots of red-breasted and yellow-breasted birds all over the fields and woods. I don't know what that means, I am only reporting what I observed.
A happy note for us flatlanders in a square flyover state which has experienced drought for upwards of two years: (WOW: that sounds so bleak. But it is, to the farmers and ranchers...)
It is going to rain tonight, after midnight. I might like to get up and open a window to listen to that sound of nature which we have not heard for quite some time!