i have been sick with stomach flu.

since late, late sunday night.
and am just now beginning to come back to myself.

my joints are creaking in new and impossible ways.
and my skin tone has taken on a lovely yellowing pallor.

but the promise of having someone else do my laundry in scalding, boiling water makes me feel oh-so-much-better. (thank goodness for nyc launderers--and don't worry i'll give them specific instructions so as to avoid my germs!)