Today, I went outside for the first time since Monday — I’ve been mostly languishing in bed and on the couch and at all points in between with body aches, fever-n-chills, a sore throat, stuffiness, sneeziness, and general malaise. I haven’t been eating a lot, but J. did bring me orange juice, Vitamin C tablets, tangerines, and — last night — a spicy Mexican dinner from Garcia’s. And if it hadn’t been for a doctor’s appointment with my neurosurgeon and having to cover the preview of Navy Pier’s Winter WonderLand for work, I doubt I would’ve left my house today. In fact, I’m looking forward to staying home as long as possible tomorrow… which means until around 4pm. Namaste.