For the past several days I've had a bad cold accompanied by a hacking cough. My world has become cough drops and tea. I see the world through rheumy eyes. I pretend I'm a Basset Hound. I shall lean on the perfect excuse for not keeping my new year's resolution of writing on this blog every day. Of course, tomorrow or the next day I will be fine again and without an excuse. Apologies. We all try harder and keep stumbling ahead.