After bragging that this was the first Christmas break in history in which neither André nor I caught a cold, apparently the germs have caught up with me. It started over the weekend, and I had to stay home from work today. Of course the timing is perfect – today and tomorrow are the days in which the grades for the midterm reports have to be entered into the computer at school, which means lots of last-minute grading. It’s not much fun if you’re not feeling well, but lots of tea with milk and honey and hot lemon juice (with water and honey, a good old home remedy) will hopefully get me through. Ugh, back to work.