Monday, October 12, 2009

Thanks and Forgiveness

So last Friday I whined about things I had to do but couldn't find the time for...looks like the stress got to me and made my body go haywire. Friday morning, I woke up with a wicked sore throat, then came the loss of my voice, the fever, the chills, the loss of appetite followed by the odd cravings. But today....dare I say...I think this is the beginning of the end.

Since S has been nothing but mostly sweet, I thought I'd write a post to thank him...

Dear S,

Thank you for thinking it was cute when all I could do to communicate was give a thumbs up and a thumbs down,
I forgive you for asking "what?" three times when I finally started to get my voice back,
Thank you for ignoring the greasy, unwashed hair,
I forgive you for asking very loudly in public, "Is that a tissue box in your bag???"
Thank you for acting like it was a madhouse when you returned from one of my favourite NYC shopping spots.
I forgive you for shopping there, while I was curled up in bed in layers of clothing, wrapped like a burrito in two blankets trying to keep from freezing,
Thank you for showing me what you bought, you know how I love to see the goodies,
I forgive you for not buying me anything. Both times. No, the box of tissue does not count.
Thank you for not asking "really?" when I asked you to buy me some apples.
I forgive you for not getting me that bottle of water when my throat was about to close up,
Thank you for not complaining when I picked the first place I saw delivered to Tribeca, which happened to serve us the worst mexican food we've ever had,
I forgive you for feeding me horse pills to suppress my cough, I suppose when they get stuck in your throat, they suppress something,
Thank you for waking up at 7am when I was so hungry and my stomach was eating itself, to go and get me some breakfast,
I forgive you for giving me the stink eye when I spilled grape juice all over myself as I tried to take a sip,
Thank you for waiting oustide the bathroom door, to wrap me in a bathrobe when I came out of the shower and finally washed my hair, (it sounds creepy but it was actually very sweet),
I forgive you for scaring the heck out of me with said sweet gesture,
Thank you for setting the thermostat to 24C(75.2F) so I didn't feel like a popsicle,
I forgive you for previously insisiting 22C(71.6F) was more than warm enough,
Thank you for taking such good care of me when I'm a sicky-poo,
I forgive you for thinking I wasn't really sick, when I said I was, on Friday.

Kisses
p.s. Now that I'm feeling a little better, I may or may not buy some stuff at the mall conveniently down the street from our hotel. Lots of stuff.

Hope you all had fabulous weekends!
xx Ela
p.s. To my NYC friends, sorry I didn't let you know I was in town, I just found out Friday night we'd be in NYC for less than 24 hours. And I was too sick (and unattractive) to see anyone. Next time, please save me a date :)
p.p.s. If I'm slow to get to your blog, it's only because reading is taking me at least 3 times longer than what it should, I'll get there I promise.

49 comments:

  1. ohhh you went to nyc!?! I love spontaneous trips! Hope you had a great thanksgiving weekend! :) and hope you feel better! I'd def get you water! haha

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  2. Oh, Ela, I hope you feel much better now! How much I dislike those stressful days with zero free time!

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  3. NYC and sick!! How sucky for you! Hope you are feeling better!

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  4. sorry to hear you were not feeling well!!
    i hope you are doing better!
    glad you had S to take care of you! :)

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  5. Oooh no, I hope you're feeling MUCH better!

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  6. I'm so sorry that in your ny trip you were that sick! :-( I really hope you are better now and have S with you. Take care :-*

    xx

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  7. Ohhhh this bug is making it's rounds! BOO! I hope you are feeling much much better now!! Bummer at C21 ahhhhh!!!!

    You are so cute with your grape juice!

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  8. Oh, darling... Hope you are feeling better and better and better. You certainly sound better in writing, so I hope the real world is getting just as good as the virtual blogging life.
    Adore you. xxx

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  9. aww, I hope you feel better soon. Rest an d drink lots of fluids hun!

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  10. Hope you are feeling better! No good feeling that crappy. Love you lady!

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  11. you were sick in NYC?! oh lady, you poor poor thing. THAT has to be the worst. i felt like i missing so much when i had the cold but i wasn't in NYC, the best place EVER!

    sorry did i make it worse? lol.

    feel better soon! pass it on already!!!

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  12. Feel better sweet Ela...
    Boil some ginger in water & add 2 spn of honey...drink this every 2-3 hours...it works wonders! Of course you'll be flushing the toilet bowls a lot but worth every gallons of water when you feel better right?! Get some good rest too okie! xo*

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  13. Hope you feel better and sorry you were sick in NY, that is no fun at all! Your letter is cute and S is very sweet, hope you feel better soon!

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  14. Hope you're feeling better! <3

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  15. Gah, hate being sick! Hope you really feel better soon!

    Love what you've written for S!

    and btw. your wish for 2010 is the loveliest so far! I just had to say it, before I forget. I hope your wish will come true, and that you will have some good news next year for us!!!

    *loves*

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  16. Yes- do some much needed retail therapy:)
    Glad you are beginning to feel better! Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  17. WAH! you were so sick! i hope you are 100% well very soon!

    and lucky you to have such a good man! some minor quibbles here and there, but all in all a good dude!

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  18. i hope you're feeling better now ela

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  19. Hi Ela! First time to visit your blog and I enjoyed reading this cute post for S. I find it so sweet and yet so funny. You do write well.

    I love your blog.

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  20. This post truly captures all the miseries of illness! Hope you are feeling better.

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  21. P.S. Thanks for pointing out that you were missing from my blog roll! You're there now.

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  22. oh Ela! I am so sorry! I hope you feel better STAT!! umm yeah 75ish is FAR better then 71ish. sick or not! ;) FEEL BETTER!!!!

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  23. I think your thank you note says it all :)- You crack me up...and your tissue box. Hope you're feeling better this week.

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  24. Hi Ela, I am so, so sorry you haven't been feeling so well but I loved this post, you write extremely well and you made me laugh about the horse tablets! Indeed!

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  25. oh lady, im so sad you were sick, but i died laughing when you said s was standing outside waiting for you with a towel and that he scared the crap out of you! sweet in a very funny way :) but its amazing to hear that you're feeling better. as im sitting here im sniffling away so cross my fingers im not getting sick..again! :) do lots of retail shopping and its so sad you missed out on c21! :)

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  26. Even if you don´t feel good you keep your sense of humor. I have also been sick the last two days. The stomach... Get well!
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  27. Awwwww! Poor Ela!! Get well soon and we are so sorry we missed you! As usual your wonderful humor makes my day!

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  28. Awww, hope you're feeling much better now! It's good that you have someone so patient and sweet to take care of you while you're ill:) So, a pat on the shoulder for S!

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  30. aww I hope you feel better! and btw, you should come out to LA.. =)

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  31. My favorite line of your letter to S was "I forgive you for not buying me anything. Both times. No, the box of tissue does not count." Ah, sarcasm just hits the spot sometimes... Hope you are feeling better!

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  32. Ah sweetie, hope you feel better soon.

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  33. Oh get better, get better soon! I loved reading your letter to S. So cute~ <3

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  34. Your husband is the sweetest thing! So glad to hear that you're feeling better :) being ill is never fun.
    And I wish my tights had glitter in them. Which reminds me, I do actually have a couple pairs of those, I may have to seek them out!
    Get well soon!
    xxxx

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  35. Oh! So sorry to hear that you were sick but I'm glad that you've finally recovered. Being sick while traveling can be a damper.

    Maybe S was thinking that you're strong as horse that you'll never get sick.The part were he gave you a bathrobe after taking your shower was so sweet. I guess he doesn't want you to catch any more cold. ;)

    Sick or not,your funny one-liners still never fail to make us to laugh out loud and give us a reason to smile each day.

    Have a great week, Ela! :)

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  36. Aw, that was adorable.

    And hope you're feeling better now, girly!

    And jealous (cough seething cough) of the NYC trip!

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  37. hope you are feeling much better, ela! give me a holler when you go back to nyc ;)

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  38. Booo I can't believe I missed you in NYC! But I'm glad you're feeling better ;-)

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  39. I love your letters to S... hee hee hee.
    And you're feeling better?!?! That's great news!!
    So, I have a dumb question for you... how do you do strike-thru text on your blog? I would love to... but I don't know if I have that option. Do I need to add something special to my blog??

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  40. Your letter to S is really sweet and very honest! lol Feel better soon Ela!

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  41. how sweet:)

    I hope that you feel better soon!

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  42. awww, this is so cute.
    get well soon, though!

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  43. sweet note...sorry you didnt feel well. Thats no fun in NYC! Hope you are fully recovered pronto.

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  44. Ela, you blog comment made me laugh out loud "i die, I die... no seriously, I am dying now"

    You POOR, POOR hilarious girl! I really hope you feel better soon :)

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  45. Aw, that's so sweet! i hope you feel better!

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  46. Retail therapy is the best cure! Ah ha. Sorry you got the nastiness that's been going around!

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  47. This was HILARIOUS. (Not you being sick, which I am very sorry about, but the letter). I swear, there needs to be a television show about you guys. You both are so cute and funny. Like the odd couple who are perfect for each other. Hehehe! ;)
    I really hope you are okay. With the swine flu going around, I am a nervous wreck any time someone says that they are sick. Are you okay now??
    And yes, definitely go shopping soon. You deserve it! :)

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  48. um. i just cried. i missed you when you were here. i would have brought you chicken soup and homemade crackers. why oh why did we miss one another? ok, i will stop making you feel badly now. not my point. poop.

    feel better, darling.

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Penny for your thoughts?
Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela