The one thing you can count on when you are feeling under the weather is the power of your mothers homemade soup. When my mother heard that I went home sick she got on the next plane heading south and came to take care of me. Actually she just happened to be in town getting her passport straightened out so depending on how you look at it, it was just good or bad timing.
When she was done at the passport office she came over and made some soup and played some cards. Maybe it was practice for the next big trip, Vegas for my birthday.