Ten glorious days of spring vacation began with the conclusion of my last class of the day yesterday, Ahhh. . . Grand plans of painting, finishing those Eureka musicians, and maybe setting up Neu Sittangbad once again. Oh, and reading/grading a stack of student papers, which, despite my best intentions, I was unable to finish before the end of the week. And what do you think has happened? Yep. Like clockwork, the achy joints, stuffy head and nose, and chills began yesterday evening and put me to bed finally around 9pm. Feeling pretty rotten today although that has been tempered with liberal amounts of orange juice and over-the-counter cold/flu medications. But rats! I'm pretty sure it's the flu. Just. . . Rats!