I can also report that my voice is pretty much back. Although it has been a funny week and laughing at my non-existent voice was definitely the theme of the past week. It is nice to have it back, even if it is still a little lower tone than normal. It did make work for me amusing, hard and I did get back at cherades as the week went on. hehe
I am now on my travels again and have the pleasure of spending the next week over in Ireland, paddling with a friend and training with her. I think it will be a great break for me but also a time where I can concentrate my mind on one thing and one thing only... that being making a boat go fast.
Don't get too stressed on the last bits of Christmas shopping and remember to take some time for yourselves... I say these things and think I really need to do that myself. So with that I will and finally, if you haven't got a copy of the book yet... There is still time!