At any rate, I feel like I'm getting even with the weather. Sunday night (after a fun time shopping at Crafts 2000 with my Aunt Becky and then supper at the Chinese Buffet) I suddenly got every cold symptom within a 15 minute period. Wound up going to bed on NyquilClone at 7:30pm. My day off on Monday was fairly wasted just battling the cold and avoiding real work. (I got a lot of videos watched which had been languishing*.)
Tuesday, I had a meeting at the Miami County ESC, so I had a sub already. After the meeting, I went to Meijer for more NyquilClone and then in bed by 7:30pm. One of the girls was impressed that I knew in advance that I was going to be sick (since I'd told 'em they'd have a sub Tuesday) - I hated to disappoint her by telling her I'd been to a meeting, but disappoint her I did. :-) Last night was another "bust" night of nothing useful accomplished. But I figured I could spent tonight grading tests and stuff - which I did.
Thankfully, tomorrow is Friday. If I have truly kicked this cold, I should have a more productive weekend than I wound up having last weekend.
*On Saturday, the parentals & I celebrated Valentine's Day by eating out for lunch (Applebee's) and then shopping at Best Buy and Kroger (the good one in Englewood). I bought a Philips DVP5990/37 DVD player which upconverts to 1080p (though my TV maxes at 1080i) and plays USB flash drives. I also bought an HDMI cable, which cost half the cost of the DVD player (and turned out to be too short - the DVD player is currently WAY back). No matter, I bought two 6-ft HDMI cables from Amazon.com for $.99 each - they'll probably arrive soon. Anyhoo, thanks to the USB port, I can now watch my downloaded videos from a USB drive rather than saving to CD or DVD. Sweet. And it works. AND it's easy to make region-free. The DVD player was $65 - and I've heard of it going for even cheaper in some places. 1080i is sweet. I love my TV even more than before (if you can believe that even possible).