Unfortunately, I am not the only one suffering through a bout of illness at the moment. Mid-winter has been less than kind to my little boy; he caught a throat ailment in mid-January only to develop the chickenpox a few days later. After having spent two weeks at home, he went back to school last week and promptly contracted the flu as well. It goes without saying that my poor wife is at wit's end over all of this.
Nonetheless, we will get through this. A little time, some rest, and warm thoughts of the coming spring should do the trick. Until then, we will muddle along as best we can.