Yes, I have rejoined the land of the living. Upper respiratory infection, sinus infection, fever, and chills were the order of the day there for a good 4 days that I spent horizontally. I thought I might have to have a chest X-ray but was given a clean bill of health finally this weekend. Yay for antibiotics.
Illness limited the new years activities to sparkling cider at midnight and watching cable. It felt fitting to have the year that roared in like a lion go out like a mouse. I can honestly say I hope to never see 2000 again. Good riddance. I hope everyone has a more prosperous and stable year in aught one.