Yeah, um, I'm sick (with the mumps, I suspect). So if I seem excessively sensitive around now in my entries, there's a reason. I tend to get emotional when I'm sicker than normal sinus infections. I'm going to go to the doctor tomorrow to get a concrete diagnosis.
So, if my hunch is correct, you won't see me all week.
Friday night, I felt fatigued, and Elizabeth confirmed my suspicions that the glands beneath my jaws were swelled up. I didn't feel too bad, so I figured it was probably my body working to rid itself of some random bug. Yesterday, though, the swelling didn't go down, and I felt rotten. I slept very restlessly last night, with my face continually heating up my pillow (though I didn't have a fever). I don't run fevers... very, very rarely, even when I'm very sick. Anyway, I woke up feeling a little better, so I headed over to church. I very quickly felt shaky, and my heart wouldn't stop racing even when I sat down. So, in case I was going to pass out, I left. I got emotional for awhile, which is my explanation for an earlier entry. This afternoon, my jaws felt achy (not miserably, just uncomfortably), and this evening, my face started with that tingly feeling that you get when something is swelling (my face has been swollen to twice its normal size in two different surgeries, so I'm well-acquainted with the sensation). Nothing really tasted good all day (besides breakfast, and I made spaghetti tonight, which went down more pleasantly). Finally, tonight, my throat is sore and I feel restless though very sleepy.
And that, my friend, is why I think it's the mumps.