Well, in the end, the dream I had proved to be just that: a dream and nothing more. As suspected really.
Meh. I called in sick this morning, which will instead be spent wallowing on the couch, curled up into a ball in my duvet.
Right now, I don't have the energy for witticisms or the wherewith all
to run through my silver linings (although I know they are there). Maybe
Onwards and upwards. Over and out.
Edited to add: What can I say? You ladies are the greatest and I'm really feeling the love. Waking up this morning to all your thoughts and support has helped me make the best of a crappy situation, and I promise to be back soon with updates of the Onwards and Upwards variety.