not the way i expected yesterday to go
first off, let me just say a big WOW and then a huge THANK YOU! thank you to everyone who checked out my new website yesterday and shared it with your networks-it made me feel all warm and fuzzy and successful on the inside. i reallllly needed that because yesterday i was sick, like the baaaad, gross, won’t go into too many details sick (okay, maybe a few details).
i woke up at 3:28am the night before to a dizzy head and gurgling stomach. at first i thought maybe it was just my nerves and excitement about launching the new wifestyle the next morning but oh how i was very very wrong. i thankfully made it to the bathroom and for those of you that already know me…you know quite well that i hate vomit. haaaate it. you know how some people are afraid of spiders or heights? well, i’m afraid of vomit so naturally i was wailing and crying when this was going on until i awoke ravery from his slumber to come comfort me. and he did like a champ until i asked him to get my pillow because i was spending the rest of the night in the bathroom. he pleaded with me to come back to bed, argued that we are literally 15 feet from the bathroom, and i could rest better. he even threw in there that he’d rub my back and he knows how much i like that. i mumbled no and then because i’m also stubborn, i stumbled past him and got my own dang pillow (i tend to very dramatic when i’m sick as well). fun fact: i found out the length of our new bathroom…it’s exactly 5 feet and 9 inches! i measured with my own body from head against the bathtub to toes on the door.
so there i sat, pathetically crumbled up on the bathroom floor writing my last post on “AveryToday” and my first post for “the new wifestyle,” and putting the finishing touches on the website and setting up social media. not quite how i imagined launching my new venture. in my head it had included a latte, a table and skipping around with excitement. instead it was gatorade, the floor and passing out.
it wasn’t until about 3pm i finally felt comfortable leaving my little bathroom office and moving to the bed (see above…you are not allowed to see my sick face but you are allowed to appreciate that my skin has some color on it now thanks to texas sun! 9 months of rainy portland had previously made me the color of the comforter). ravery even gave me a back rub and that made things about 20x better. ravery does a great job caring for me, even when i’m gross and sick and overly dramatic and for that i am very grateful.
i thankfully slept 12 hours last night and woke up feeling about 74% better so yay! my father-in-law was super kind and brought back donuts this morning and not just any donuts but delicious shipley donuts! now usually, i have zero self control when it comes to sweets, especially donuts but again, i do not mess around with stomach issues so instead i enjoyed another piece of plain bread. sad picture below.
maybe those donuts will still be good tomorrow morning when i’m back to 100% and i can eat all three of those glazed bad boys.
okay, i’ll try it out:
wife lesson: if you have someone willing to care for you when you’re not at your best, be kind to them and thank them profusely.
questions (answer any or all or leave a comment of your choosing!)
1) what kind of sick patient are you?
2) what is one of your fears? (i shared my ridiculous unexplainable one)
3) what does your significant other do to soothe you when you aren’t feeling so great?