16.1.14

and then i got a care package

I don't normally post twice a day - but when I do - it's important. I was going to write a witty blog post about my miserable week with a perpetual high fever and hacking cough, complete with the sob story of how I lost my chapstick and spent an agonizing night with broken lips. It was very traumatic, believe me.

Things just kept getting worse. My fever returned after it "disappeared", I couldn't go to play practice (the highlight of my week), I couldn't go up North with my best friend for her birthday, I couldn't eat for fear of...well, you know, and I couldn't even study for that dreaded science test because sick minds can't comprehend the peripheral nervous system. And I didn't sleep a wink because I was wrapped in a heating pad but still shivering from the cold and burning with an obnoxious fever that refused to go away.

I sat on the kitchen floor (it's actually quite comfortable) moaning to my mom about how sick I was of being sick, and I just want to sleep through the rest of the week without feeling awful. And I ate delicious tortilla soup which tasted so horrible that I nearly lost my lunch and the breakfast that I managed to keep down. I was feeling very self-pitying.

And then the doorbell rings.

In walks my a sweet friend down the road with two mysteriously wrapped things and the message of, "I have a surprise for Bethany!"

For me? Oh, you've got to be kidding. If I wasn't so floored I would've been bawling. She handed them to me, I gave her an air hug - and she promptly left.

I was giddy with excitement and discovered the most beautiful pink flower ever, and a box full a goodies complete with the most charming note ever.

And you'll never guess what was in the box. This is just too good to be true:

Chapstick.

I'm not even kidding. Plus, there were tissues of my very own, an itunes gift card, chocolate kisses (those will have to wait), and socks. I never felt more loved in my entire life!! Totally made my day.

Now, complete with a huge book crammed full of pure Hercule Poirot genius, I think I'll be able to tolerate being sick for another two days. 

2 comments

  1. Awww, hope you'll be feeling better soon! It seems like everybody has been sick lately...something must be going around. :(

    Care packages are the best. :) I'm sure Lindsey's (right?) gift will help you on to a speedy recovery!

    *hugs*

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  2. So sorry to hear you've been sick. That's absolutely no fun...

    Care packages are awesome, though!

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