While I'm still pretty ill and might have considered running the game this evening, the Friday night players let me know that several of them are down with flu (didn't have their shots!) and are in no shape to game. As a result, tonight's gaming session has been cancelled.
This means the continuation of the Friday night game of Mermaid Adventures is off for this evening.
I am looking forward to continuing this scenario and the mini-campaign I'm running when health situations (notably mine) resolve themselves.
In the meantime, I'm just going back to being somewhat ill and taking it easy this evening.