I am sorry that my writing has slowed, but I am sick right now with a nasty cough. I get this same cough every year at this time (is it bronchitis? or “walking” pneumonia? I have had pneumonia several times so far). This cough hangs on for many weeks, or even months, and makes me exhausted and utterly miserable.
Anyway, I’ve been in bed all day, except when I venture out to take care of my birds and to care for the animals I am petsitting over the holidays. The worst thing is that I am not so ill as to sleep all the time — quite the opposite, because I cannot sleep at all, which makes me think I could be manic right now. In addition to my sleeplessness, I am going crazy because I am in my apartment without any internet access, unless you consider 20 minutes total of internet access that is sprinkled throughout a 24 hour period of time to be satisfactory.