May 18th, 2004

Fishy Circumstances

Update

I'm safely back in Toronto from my wanderings around the greater Midwest of America. While at home, my sister kindly gave me her cold, which I am still working my way through. It's not a bad cold, as colds go: a sore throat on the first day, congestion and a mild fever for the next two. As a preventative measure, I took decongestant medicine this morning before my flights. Between that and the general dryness of airplanes, I have been all dried out ever since. For all the water I drink, my mouth is still dry. The decongestant certainly worked well and I had no sinus problems on the flight.

I came back to two weeks of garden growth. The tiny nettle plant that I had vowed to uproot just as soon as I bought gardening gloves had exploded into a monster of a plant, shadowing all the rest of the little plot of land with its oversized leaves. Cleaning gloves work just as well for keeping my skin nettle-free, so now the pretty flower packets I planted before I left will stand a chance at growing.