after a long nap, i awoke feeling much better. Made Pasta and bean soup with lots of vegis, cornbread, and sugar cookies for dessert. On top of this, I clipped the cats' nails. So productive. I am now exhausted, but ready to return to work tomorrow. James is turning in and I think I will follow. No strange dreams for me tonight (like being the cherry in someone's Shirley Temple...wierd.) I hope. I just received an email from my dad reporting that both he and mom have the flu. no fun. I worry about mom. Her lungs are not so good these days. I only hope that when I get to be her age that I am half the fighter she is.