Well, the sore throat that I attributed to quitting smoking is now giving me second thoughts. I woke up about an hour ago with that unmistakable feeling of pain inside my ear and head ... ohhhh, I have an ear infection ... that explains everything ... So now I'm awake and cranking up the heat (hey folks who know me well: when do I ever do that?), gulping down the Advil and wishing that morning would arrive already. I plan to call my doctor as early as possible, and see if I can get in to see him tomorrow. I also think that, regardless of what time he has an appointment available, or what he says at said appointment, I may be calling in sick to work. First time ever at this job. But you know what? Does anyone really want a phlegmy, braindead cashier touching all their beloved organic produce? I think not.