Weeel, we're improving-ish. It was Violet's 4th birthday on the 22nd, and although this may linger in my bitter memory as the year we put a "4" candle on a pink frosted doughnut from the grocery store, she actually had a fine time and enjoyed lying around on her little water-filled fever cooling mat and watching Barbie Mariposa. The touch and go question has been whether she'll be well enough for her party Saturday and I think she will. I had to do some work today setting up photo shoots at my house for Singapore Home and Décor magazine, and I wanted to cancel it because I'm so sick but I already had to reschedule once with them because Violet was in the hospital, so I just gutted it out and it was OK. If I can just get through the birthday party itself then I can relax. And then...something? I know we're going to get a lot better than this. I've been enjoying the work for the magazine as a "stylist" where I basically do crafty stuff and arrange it attractively. I'll tell you more about it when I feel better.