A dry, hacking cough has been with me for weeks now and has affected the quality of my sleep. Some nights, I feel as though I haven’t slept at all and a variety of medicines haven’t helped. So, although I had a pile of work on my desk last night, I was exhausted before I even started working. As I powered up my laptop, I noticed that the battery life was at 50% so I decided that I would work until the computer’s battery died and then I would call it a night. I’m not sure how long I actually worked, but I did make some inroads on a presentation for a conference next week, reviewed and edited a couple of reports for some diagnostic testing, and sketched out a few ideas for lessons. Overall, I was pleased with what I accomplished and was glad that it was time to get some rest.