There have been copious amount of tea with honey and lemon consumed over the past week. Friday and Saturday were the worst of and things improved steadily afterwards. I'm better. Thank you for all the well wishes.
It was a time to not do too much - I kept on with my studies, but took time for a little knitting and lounging on the couch.
And today, the wind has swept the sky clear of clouds and grey. The low slant of sun through my window is cheering. I'm looking forward to an afternoon autumn walk.
Someone asked me if I had returned to the group that made me feel so unwelcome. Yes, I did. And although I don't feel much more welcomed, I discovered some other new people there who also need friends. So I'm slowly developing relationships - going for the occasional coffee or walk together. It's good.