Thank you all for your well wishes for me and your prayers for my friend Joe, whose cancer is inoperable but whose treatment holds some promise. He's been told to get his affairs in order, but he's also been told those final wishes may not need to be carried out for some time to come.
All that positive energy you're exuding is helping purge the nasty germs from my system. As you can tell from my earlier rant, I'm returning to my normal self. Which may or may not be a good thing. And I suddenly know what it feels like to really rest, not just slow down. I highly recommend it, and not just when you're sick.