Snuffley (sniffle + stuffy).
My first semester cold has arrived.
And I'm thankful. I made it 10 weeks into the semester before succumbing to the germ stew that is a small commuter college campus.
Usually, I'm stricken by week 5. Last year, I was heading into my second cold about this time of year. I had a few doozies last year, but then again last Fall was a stressful blend of work responsibilities (heavy committee service load and tenure file time) and personal challenges (a family member's serious illness).
In contrast, this Fall is fantastic.
And so I drink tea, rest, sniffle and snuffle, and give thanks.