You may have thought I'd vanished into your memory, I've been quiet so long. Not quite.
The cough, now in its fourth week, really has taken its toll. Plumb wore me out. Impacted my sleep. Adversely affected my welcome at various locations. Made me too cranky to blog. But today, for the first time in weeks, I have taken no medicine (when did "medicine" go away and "medication" take its place, does anyone know? Laurie?) and seem to be pretty much okay. I actually went to the orchestra concert last night and with the help of the Tessalon and my water bottle and some cough drops got through the entire program without obnoxing my neighbors. So I believe I've turned the corner at last.
I've been busy, too, getting ready for the annual meeting of Heads' Assistants for Quaker Schools which will be held tomorrow and Friday down in DC. Joe is going to come down on Friday and we'll spend some time with Andrew and Amy before coming home on Saturday afternoon.
I've spent a little time in the evenings working on the platypus quilt and will post a picture of it on Sunday. I'm going to have to stop work on it now for a while; I have a couple of Christmas gifts to finish (finish? how about start?) before I can get back to it.
The picture? Well, it was either that or a toilet bowl cleaner. I believe it is a card from a role playing game. Andrew used to be very involved in those. Many years ago when he was still in high school he impulsively gave me a "summon goblins" card which I stashed away in my wallet. It's still there. I'm thinking now how nice it is to know that in ten or twelve years time, I've not had so much as one instance of even thinking of using it.
And that is it for today!