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In my last post I just happened to mention in passing that I’ve been sick with a cold for what seems like forever now.  But in reality, it has been forever.  It’s been since mid-October, at least.  And while several other people have had it and then recovered, I’ve just been slogging along, coughing all the while.  As of Sunday, I really thought I had turned a corner and was getting over it.  And maybe I was.  But Monday morning came, and I was coughing all over again.  Only this time, it feels a little different; like maybe it’s a whole other cold with a different kind of hacking cough.  Oh, and a stuffy nose, for good measure.

And so I have a cold.  And all was fairly well.  (Except for the fact that I’ve missed work.)

But now my son has a cold.  And he’s running a low grade fever.  And he’s very, very tired.  I have visions of pneumonia dancing in my head.  Also, I’m thinking about all the missed school and work — especially the missed work.  It is also very torturous to have a sick child, as I’m sure many of you know.

And work…yikes.  They’re very shorthanded right now, and I’ve requested so much time off that I dread calling my boss.  As of now, I’m thinking there is going to be a classroom full of four year olds just kind of hanging out while one of their teachers is on vacation and the other is at home wishing her sick child would hurry up and get better.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  He’s not even officially sick yet.