... as soon as I felt I was up to a nice cup of tea, I was indeed on the road to recovery. But wow! Was I ever knocked flat on my back. Certainly my long-standing view that exertion generates energy was sorely tested. The slightest exertion left me completely enervated. Which is why I just spent the greater part of the past 48 hours in bed, mostly asleep.
But I just had another nice cup of tea, followed by a couple of nicely coddled eggs, and while I don't feel just ready to run around the block, I certainly feel ready to blog again. Even better, my knee problem has mostly cleared up.
(I was going to go in the office today, but figure I can do some of what needs to be done - namely, culling the in-box - from here. And I have to go in tomorrow anyway, because I'm the Sunday features editor.)
Once again, thanks everyone for the encouraging words.