Still coughing, but generally feeling a whole lot better today. No headache, the coughing fits are coming further apart and less intensely than before, and I don’t feel like I need to get ten hours of sleep tonight in order to be able to function tomorrow morning. The first day that I don’t have to take any medicine is always a good sign.
Writing is picking up today as well. Not sure that I’ll make quota but I should get fairly close, and improvement over the previous day is still improvement, even if it isn’t perfect.
Also, it would seem that I’m not the only one with a recovery in progress. Apparently, all it took was for me to sarcastically congratulate Scott Gomez on going a year without scoring a goal (Okay, fine, I wasn’t the only one), for him to up and put one in the net tonight! Roughly 370 days, 60 games played, since his last one, and he nets the game winner no less. You have to wonder if it’s going to wake him up a bit and get the monkey off his back, or if he’s just not the sort of player who’s worth anything any more and we can expect another long streak of blah. Or maybe you don’t have to wonder at all. The Habs are having a pretty horrible season, and at this point it probably doesn’t matter who’s doing well and who’s doing poorly, because it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll make the playoffs, and it’s extremely likely that they’ll be offloading all of their unrestricted free agents at the trade deadline in order to grab draft picks and start rebuilding. Gomez won’t be going, though. He still has two years left on his contract, and no team would take him unless they were getting the better end of the bargain by far. I don’t know that it would be worth it for the Canadiens to trade additional pieces just to be rid of his horrible contract, money has never been a huge issue for them, but I suppose it could happen. Before this season I’d never seen a player traded in the middle of a game, but that’s what they did with Cammalleri a few weeks ago. Nothing would surprise me at this stage.