It's the end of June and I am stuck in bed with a cold. Runny nose, congestion and fatigue.
This is not how counseling is supposed to go.
And just as a warning, my thoughts are so scattered right now that I can hardly stick to one topic for very long, so this post is probably going to jump around a whole lot!
Not doing so hot on the sleeping thing. I've been able to dose quite a bit, but only one real nap. Although, it was so heavy, that my spinal cord felt fused into place when I woke up. I just remember laying there wondering if I would be able to move at all. And realizing how much I had to go to the bathroom!
Wow, you don't realize what a blessing indoor plumbing is until you're sick and have to walk a block in order to use the bathroom or to get a drink of water! And to top it off, it's a big weekend here at the campground, and there are people EVERYWHERE. Because, you know, that's what I want to do when I'm sick, walk past tons of people—feeling and looking as bad as I do—trying to get to the bathroom before I a) explode, or b) get too tired and have to sit down and rest.
But during one of my ventures out, my ADC campers went by on their friday hay ride! I had mixed feelings, because again, I didn't really want to be seen—but they all yelled and waved to me and I felt so loved afterwards! And they don't care what I look like anyway :) It was nice to hear the "hello"s and "I love you"s and the screams of "Mother Dearest!" haha
I just wish I felt well enough to be with them... I've missed them a lot these past two days!
And I got a text that some of the other counselors had a chance to try out the zip-line today! I turned green. It could have been because I'm sick, but I'm pretty sure it was due to some untimely envy. Not that I would have been able to go anyway—because I would have been with my ADCs—but it's another reminder of what I'm missing today.
Being sick is so not fun.
You know, it's so great when you have people in your life who will put up with the fact that you're sick, who still like to be around you, will give your germ-y persona a hug, and can really make you laugh. And laugh hard, despite the fact that you've felt more like crying all day. And you know you're blessed when one of those people is your handsome boyfriend.
Thanks Superman, I appreciate you more than I can say—now go sanitize! :P