So after a flippant remark about wishing to play hooky, what showed up on my doorstep but a violent, merciless stomach flu. Four days later and while I am massively improved, I am still far from healthy. Of course the weather has maintained its beautiful streak, and a gorgeous spring weekend has passed me by mostly unnoticed. Be very careful what you wish for.
I can remember the last time I was sick like this; it was my first year after undergrad, and I had moved to a new city and into my very first sans-roommate apartment. Through most of this I felt brave and excited, but nothing can make you feel sorry for yourself like being terribly sick and completely alone.
Luckily for me, this time around I have the world's best husband tending to me, and oh what a difference it makes. And as if a marvelous husband were not enough, in the midst of my misery a box from Norway arrived - perfect timing to cheer me up.
The generous and talented v of a butterfly in my hair has sent me some beautiful treasures. A book, tea, herbs for baking bread, and coffee flavored chocolates. (Aren't they perfect in the blue bowl? They did not last there very long.) I am terribly excited about all of it and it lifted my spirits so very much.
The card is an image by artist Anu Tuominen, whose work I love. You have such good taste, lovely v!
And last, the most beautiful gift of all...
Fingerless gloves in a thick, gorgeous wool and striking stitch pattern. They are handmade and perfect and I will treasure them for always. A thousand thanks to my sweet friend!
Could they be more beautiful? I think not.
And now my darlings I am crawling back into bed. Stay healthy, all of you.