Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stomach Flu Weekend

This past weekend was supposed to be really, really good. It was going to be the perfect combination of productivity and playtime. I had a looong to-do list that I made on Thursday, and I planned to knock out a whole bunch of things over the weekend. I was looking forward to 2nd Degree with my sorority, dinner with my "family line," time with my boyfriend, and my Big's bachelorette party.

And then I came down with the stomach flu.

My ideal weekend immediately transformed into being stuck sick in bed, unable to keep even water in my stomach, and missing out on everything I had planned. I didn't leave my apartment for three days, and I'm pretty sure I was a little crazy by the time I finally left. It wasn't fun. But, this weekend taught me something. I had everything all planned out, and then I was blind-sided by circumstances beyond my control. Nothing that I wanted to happen happened, and something that I didn't want at all happened instead. Sure, I was unhappy, but there was nothing I could do about it, so I just fought through the unpleasant stomach flu, and realized I would have to be productive later and know that there will be plenty of other fun weekends to look forward to. This is how a lot of life will be. I can plan for everything and feel like I know exactly what I want to happen, and then something could come along and knock me down completely, no matter how prepared I think I am. Having always been the planning type who likes to have control over her own life and know what's going on, this is hard for me to grasp. But if there's one thing I learned while having the stomach flu this weekend, it's that life doesn't always go quite the way you plan, but you have to take whatever comes and make the best of the situation.

And even though I missed 2nd Degree, fortunately my roommates and "Pink" family line are really sweet and took pictures with "me"-- a picture of me on a pencil! I managed to scare the waiter by not even being there... probably because they gave me my own chair! : )

The whole Pink! family

My Little & Granddaughter

My Pink! family line.

Guard Girls

"Me" at dinner

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