I have a simple, two point check list to see how sick I am.
1. Did I walk to work? Now, me not walking isn't of itself an indication of illness. Sometimes I have errands to run that can't be walked to.
Which leads to the second point:
2. Where did I park once I arrived at work? Is my car down on the street? Then I'm fine. Did I park as close to the back door of our office as possible? Then I'm sick.
Today I drove. And parked five spaces from the door.
No amount of tea and lozenges could save my voice, and after a morning of backing up phones and answering questions, I was down to a harsh whisper.
I'm taking that as a sign that I should go home and rest. I was never so glad to step outside and see my car parked so close, getting me that much closer to home and a nest on the couch!