The throat is not as painful, and it’s always a relief when I can cough up some phlegm—apologies to those who might’ve just eaten breakfast or brunch. Today, Mom and I are going over to Parkhurst Park for a picnic, so I should be able to eat well after not eating too much last night. The only thing I may not like about today is the warmth and humidity—they decided to show up late this summer. But before we even go to the picnic, we’re going out to Nola’s place because she’s having an open house for her graduation from Siena Heights. I think it goes without saying what that means.