I don’t know about you but in the midst of working on a huge project – say planning Teacher Appreciation Week for 30 teachers – the stress of getting all of the details to fall into place keeps me going. Yesterday I brought in Taco Johns for a lunch buffet and stayed to make sure that the teachers during all 4 lunches had everything they needed. I was lucky to bring in a fabulous person to help who has done this all before. Today I have a Trendsetters, a local cosmetology school, giving all of the teachers manicures over their lunch break. Plus I have 3 more activities to go this week. It never fails when I work on something this big that when all of the stress is gone and I allow myself to relax I inevitably get sick. I went to bed early last night and tossed and turned all night as my throat got more sore with each swallow. I convinced myself it was just allergies and ran 4 miles this morning. While the hour long exercise stint cleared up my head it didn’t do anything but make my throat more dry and scratchy. Now that I’m running a fever I figured it would be best to give the Doctor a call and I’m going in at 4:30 today to see what is going on. My best guess is that I have a nice case of strep throat starting. I’ve always been prone to it, but it’s been years since I’ve had it. Needless to say I have no energy or motivation to stamp. I’m just so happy that my HUGE project is finished and all of the teachers are enjoying it!