I took a page from my co-worker's playbooks and spent the day at home because I didn't feel well.
Now, I can't really say that I was sick, but I sure as hell felt like crap. I am normally a furnace, hell, I wear t-shirts in the winter rain here without complaint. But yesterday I felt crappy and cold the entire day. It looks to me as though the old immune system has been waging war on my behalf. It also appears that it has a worthy opponent.
So today is drinking herbal teas and urinating. I am also slugging down vitamins and resting.
Ferdinand Braudel is the read for the day. Hell, it has been the read for years now on quiet days. I cannot think of a better exposition on how we got to where we are. I am asking you all to go out and take the rest of the winter to absorb the book. Get an idea of where we came from and how we go here. I cannot think of a better way to prep.
Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Centuries, 3 vols. (1979) English translation by Siân Reynolds
Just for giggles, please don't buy it online. Go to a by-god bookstore and let them relieve you of your money. Sure, it will cost more, but you will be doing the right thing