Then maybe it’s six.
As for me, the battle wounds seem to be healing up okay as time goes by. Yuka was in town for a week to help me out, and it did prove to be a great help. I was supposed to go out of town for work over the weekend, and Yuka was going to come along and then head home after. But bad weather in Kalamazoo, Michigan caused the cancellation of our flights. She rebooked for a ticket home on Saturday and my trip was canceled. It turned out to be for the better, not just because my energy levels have been already zapped by my recuperation, but also because I soon found out that the icky feelings I’d been having in my tummy weren’t gonna pass quickly as I’d hoped they would. They continue to wax and wane throughout the weekend, and finally Sunday night I managed to empty out my system by puking my guts out. I’ll spare the gory details, but it was no fun. Monday was slow going, but that night I finally got some good rest. I was feeling better today, too, and I’ll be back to work tomorrow.
If you’re one of the many people who have called or sent a message in the last few weeks, thanks very much, it all means a lot to me. And if I have taken a while to respond, please don’t take it personally. My energy levels are up and down, and I’m trying to do most of my calling during off-peak hours, which don’t start until 9 for me. If you’re good with text messages, I’m usually pretty good about getting those answered 🙂
On a final bit of news, I’ve decided to put my graduate education on hold until the fall semester. I just don’t have it in me this semester. I just hope I can get my money back for the books!