…and put up a parking lot. For the past 24 hours I’ve had this song in my head. Call me dramatic, but the line “you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone” really resonated with me over the last couple days.
So often I unknowingly take my health for granted. However, through the course of this stomach flu, I’ve been reminded how fortunate I am that I often feel so great, and that my reminder of of my overall health came only in the form of a stomach bug.
Feeling weak, lethargic and nauseous sure can suck joy out of life. I didn’t have the energy to play with Hailey or jump up to give David the hug he so definitely deserved after catering to my needs and taking total care of Hailey so I could just sprawl out on the couch and watch way too many episodes of Dawson’s Creek (now streaming on Netflix, FYI).
The good news is that I’m finally on the mend! After eating not much more than Saltines and sprite for 3 days, I ate a bowl of oatmeal this morning. Though I’m still pretty exhausted (not surprised after not eating for days), I can tell I’m on the upswing and SO grateful. Oh, and my phone that took a swim in the toilet survived. Let’s hear it for the rice that sucked all the water out!
I’m still resting today, but wanted to share a few pictures of the Memorial Day fun I had before I was struck down on Sunday.
See, Friday night and Saturday were quite lovely. Our friends Joe and Jane Marie came to hang out and we took advantage of the calm waters before the crowds.
David tore up the wakeboard (above) and Jane Marie made slaloming look easy.
The next morning I decided to give wakeboarding a go, and I got up!
Horrible form? Of course! And I was up for all of 15 seconds, but I did it!
We spent the day relaxing, chatting and picnicking in the backyard.
Saturday night I was unusually exhausted (it should have been a sign) so we all watched We Bought a Zoo and called it a night. By the way, the movie is adorable and I cried. A good cry.
Sunday was off to a good start. Hailey was dressed up and ready to spend the afternoon at friends’ parties…
But alas, my bug overtook me and you know the rest.
David did manage to still find time to build a garden for me…
…but more on that later!
When is one time you’ve remembered to be grateful for your health?
Stomach flus always remind me of how awful feeling awful feels. (Now that’s quite a sentence…) And thank you so much for all your well wishes! One more day of taking it easy and I’m hoping to be back to 100% … or at least 90%