Today is a good news/bad news kind of day. The good news is that I’m going to see Wicked in Cincinnati this evening. The bad news is that I’ll miss the Superbowl (well, the Superbowl commercials). The good news is that I finally went to see the doctor about my continued ill health, and he doesn’t think I have mono. He does think I have sinusitis, and has put me on horse-pill antibiotics. The bad news is that I’ve felt worse since I started taking the drugs than I ever did before. Before the drugs, I was sleeping too much. Now I’m sleeping all the time. Really. On Friday I got up at 8:40, just in time to make my 9:14 appointment. I got home around 10am, ate breakfast, and was asleep again by 10:30. I slept until 2:30, this time staying up until after bringing Johnsy home from school around 5:30. I went back to bed as soon as I got home, and slept until about 10pm. I got up, ate dinner, watched the end of What Dreams May Come (gorgeous scenery, bad theology), and was back in bed again by 1am. That’s a total of 8 hours awake out of 24. Yesterday wasn’t much different. My mom had commissioned me to make green chili enchiladas for Boy Genius‘s birthday. I did it, but by the time I was done I had to call home for someone to come over and get them. I was completely done. I spent the rest of the night curled up on the little futon watching The Mummy Returns (I love that movie). After a while I fetched Johnsy from school, we talked a little, and I went to bed. There was a dance last night, but I didn’t even think of going. I’m not sure I could have driven there safely, much less danced once I got there.
The other good news is that AnniPotts is safely in Nairobi. After the family conference call Wednesday, she sat down with her host family and hashed out her options. They agreed that it would be better to get her out of the country. Earlier today they escorted her the eighty miles into Nairobi. She has arrived safely, and will be staying in a hotel in the safer (read: rich) part of town until she can make arrangements to come home. So the good news is that she’s that much closer to being home. The bad news is that she’s still in Africa.