Up to this moment, today has been relatively uneventful. Patty is doing well, and was productive -- all the laundry for our home is washed and folded. On those days in which Patty can accomplish the tasks she had hoped for, her spirits get a boost; on those days when her hopes go out the window amid waves of sickness, her spirits seem to flag. Patty plans to make a traditional meat-and-potatoes dinner for the kids this evening. And that's it, really. How's that for a cliffhanger?