I've been feeling great on a conscious level for the past couple of days, but clearly I need to de-stress. papertigers is having a fun medical side-effect of not being able to sleep more than three consecutive hours, and both last night and the night before, it's led me to wake up and toss in anxiety the rest of the night, having the kinds of dreams I have when I'm anxious (forced to marry someone else, can't find her in an airport, etc.). To top it off, I've developed what seem like cold sores on my palate and even one on my tongue. (melebeth, is it possible to have a cold sore on your tongue or is this something else?) That's a big indication of stress; my body is quite prone to outbreaks of the herpesvirus variety (cold sores, shingles) when I'm stressed. So... I think today when I come home I need to do some cleaning up, maybe have a nap, and take a long, hot soak. Maybe do something fun in the evening, like playing with Legos or persuading Nikki to have a snuggle. Any other suggestions for stress-reducing activities are appreciated.