good news, bad news and open for questions

So the good news since last Friday is that my computer is back, complete with a new, upgraded hard drive, and all my data intact.  I'm breathing a really big sigh of relief that all the evidence of my photography and writing over the past 2 years still exists.

However, the bad news is that we're now on Day 4 of Alex's Great Fever of Mystery and Lethargy.  She has no other symptoms other than a relatively low fever; she's been tested for flu and strep and both came back negative.  She's just feeling puny and has no appetite, and it's rather disheartening to see my usually funny and -- yes, it must be said -- somewhat mischievous child just lying on the couch, fading in and out of consciousness.  So if you have any prayers or kind juju to spare, if you could send it Alex's way, we'd all be really grateful.

In any event, barring any sort of stunning or miraculous turnaround this evening, we'll likely be back at the pediatrician tomorrow.

As a result, I'm afraid I've been pretty single-minded over the last few days, and don't have much to say today; indeed, I might not until we start to see some improvement in Alex. So I thought I'd open up Chookooloonks for questions:  anything you've been burning to ask?  Let me know in the comments below, and over the next few days, I'll do my best to answer them.

Thanks for understanding.


Image:  Alex watching The Last Airbender.  Photographed with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens.  aperture 2.5; shutter speed 1/80; ISO 200.


Song:  Because she hasn't been feeling well, I let Alex pick today's song.  She picked the following. 

And no, we're not Jewish.