Being sick is never fun. But it does give you time to relax and indulge. I just started reading "Eat, Pray, Love" and I can't wait for the movie to come out this summer (www.letyourselfgo.com). Another relaxing and therapeutic past time has been watching TV - particularly the Food Network Channel, E! and Oprah, but not necessarily in that order. I have also found myself organizing - first mentally, then physically - all the stuff I've accumulated over the years (with the mindset that I'm moving in less than two weeks). I've picked up various crafts and projects and learned what brand/type of tea really does clear up congestion. The point being: a cold does have its upside.