The entire household is being badly squeezed by a seasonal cold.
Complaints are high.
Long-suffering looks are high.
Inspiration is low.
There's a birthday to celebrate tomorrow, though, so we will all rally and put our party hats on at rakish angles.
Now, to find a birthday cake recipe that one and all can eat.
See you tomorrow with a full report.
PS: I took this photo last year when I had an Etsy shop that sold vintage goods. It spoke to me as I sniffed and coughed my way through my albums looking for something pretty to describe our sad fates.