Sickness has set in.
I feared at some point this morningâ€”after being awoken several times throughout the night by intense soreness in the throatâ€”that perhaps I had strep. Iâ€™ve only had it once before, as a child. I remember it distinctly. On a Friday, afflicted with strep, my parents got me a perch fish fryâ€”one of my favorite meals at the time. But the breading on the perch just utterly destroyed my throat, affecting me so much I stopped eating fish fries for years.
But this afternoon I got a runny nose so I doubt itâ€™s strep.