10:20 AM – M.S.T.   I tried playing catch-up here last night since I've been off-line during my illness.  This is going to take a lot longer than I thought it would.  I still do not have all of my stamina back, and it will obviously take somewhat longer than I thought would be the case.   After going off line, I decided to watch the Academy Awards for a few minutes -- actually, I wound up watching them for more than an hour.  There were a lot of actors and actresses who I did not recognize.  Where have all the oldies gone?  The people of my age have suddenly just gone and disappeared.  I was starting to feel badly until I saw an award being given to a 98-year-old man who somehow managed to walk to the podium.  Of course, he was escorted by Nicole Kidman and another beauty.  Maybe the aging process does have its good points.   My cold/virus seems to be better this week.  This morning I received a phone call from a physician's assistant at my doctor's office.  She said she just wanted to check and make sure that I was doing okay.  We both felt that I had turned a corner over the weekend, and everything seems to have a brighter look now.  She promised to call me again this coming Thursday.  On the other hand, she said if I started feeling worse that I should be sure and call the office myself.   I am still having chills and feel very tired.  She said for me to get plenty of rest and drink lots of liquids.  I do not think I have ever met a doctor, or a nurse, who has never failed to tell me that.   On Wednesday afternoon I am supposed to start getting physical therapy for the injury I received to my left leg and right knee.  I ask the physician's assistant whether I should keep my appointment or not.  She said that depended upon how I felt, adding that she did not think I would still be contagious by then.  I really hope that I feel well enough to go because I would like to have some help in getting rid of the pain in my legs.   Quotes for Happiness:   “Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn’t cost anything.” Anonymous