So yes, thank you to all. I scheduled a day off for yesterday, because I planned to need the recovery time. That was incredibly wise. I was in my pajamas until well into the afternoon, and was feeling pretty awful. But I knew that I brought it on myself. I did manage to get out for a bit in the afternoon- I bought a couple of pairs of jeans at the mall and I picked up my birthday present from my parents. A quiet evening followed, with a Pho dinner with Sharif, and Project Runway with Erica.
Early tomorrow morning the family and I get on a plane to Texas. Family reunion time! I'll be out of town from Friday through Tuesday, and I'm not sure whether I'll have much if any internet access in that time. Fair warning.