Piglet flu and Star Sapphire...oh my!
My recovery process was not helped by the fact that I had about 14 hours of continuous work to do on Saturday, as we installed the new Master at Star Sapphire Lodge. I can sometimes make a deal with my body where I fake being well for a day or so, with the accumulated sickness debt coming due when I'm done. I pulled off that trick on Saturday, thank goodness, but oh boy, was there a high balance due come Sunday.
However, the event was well worth it. The Lodge was jammed, with just about all the locals as well as a healthy contingent from Orange County in attendance. We used a further-modified version of Fr. Dionysus's adaptation of a Masonic Lodge Master installation ritual, which is like a candy store for us ritual pomp-and-circumstance fans. There were tears, laughter, and love in overwhelming abundance. I think we got this thing started just right.
Now I'm back at work, sniffling, achey, tired...and smiling. That works for me.