“I cannot go to school today,”
Said little Peggy Ann McKay,
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash, and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox
And there’s one more–that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?”
— from “Sick” by Shel Silverstein
Yes, today I had no choice but to give in to The Sick. I tried to get my act together for work, but my body had other plans. I made it through my teaching week (barely), but had to give today’s meetings a pass. Here’s hoping the weekend sees the end of this really awful cold.