I’m feeling better now – seem to be getting the worst of my head congestion out of the way and am feeling a little more energized too. The symptoms of this cold weren’t actually too bad, I just had to take it easy for a while. It gave me the opportunity to realize how much I subtly and not so subtly pressure myself into thinking about all the things that ‘need’ to be done all the time. Since I don’t have a 9-5 job, and John’s hours aren’t usual, we don’t have ‘weekends off’ like other people and so often we don’t ever really shift out of that mode for any length of time. Having John home sick – both of us at the same time – has almost been like a little relaxing vacation for both of us. Almost.