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I seem to have come down with "the common cold": nasal drainage, sore throat, productive cough, zero appetite, etc.
It's not unusual for us teachers to come down with a cold the first few weeks of school. I probably picked up this virus from one of my students or their parents.
If I'm not better in a few days, I'll go to the doctor. Unless my symptoms worsen significantly, I'll still be going to work — and blogging as I'm able to do so.