21.06.2016 - 21.06.2016
So…last night I was tossing and turning all night with a raging fever (chills and sweats). My immune system must have been compromised and I picked up something else (feels very much so like the flu). I got up took some medicine to bring down the fever and continued my day…what else am I to do, I’m in Spain! I felt mildly better after taking the medicine and was able to make it through class. Leo taught us today and I felt so because we were all so tired we were very non-responsive.
I tried my hardest to ask questions (and she thanked me for it after) but it was so difficult to concentrate. On top of my fever I have body aches, sore throat, still my cough from before, and just extreme exhaustion. So…sounds like the flu to me…hopefully its 24 hour. In class we learned about how to give commands, and orders, and ask permission—all with the correct conjugation of a verb.
At the break I basically slept with my head on the table (as did lots of others who are not even sick).
As a side note, no body all day (except people back home) were aware I was sick. At 4:45 I walked back to the school (feeling the best I felt all day) and we did pottery again. This time we just perfected our pots from last time.
Leo and I were marked by Mario—the instructor (does that mean we are soul sisters? —or maybe just the easiest targets for flirting: P).
At 7:00 I headed home, by that time I was not feeling so hot (the medicine was definitely wearing off) and it took effort to walk home.
Once home, I kinda headed right back out. Maybe not the best decision, however my host family had been planning to take me out tonight for a while and Rosa’s brother had even made his bar make a special vegetarian tapa (snack) for me. So I didn’t feel like I could really bail. After we finished at the bar (where I drank water btw), the two girls talked their parents into going out for Japanese food. We drove to a restaurant across town. (See a very blurry picture of Juano and Jimena on his motorcycle)
The food was really good, really expensive, and there was so much of it…with the way I was feeling I could barely eat anything. I felt so bad. (And they are not into left overs in this family…)
By the time we got home (11:30pm) I was chilled to the bone and shivering. I immediately took more medicine and got in a warm shower—both of which helped. Now I am in bed…I wish, I wish, upon a star…that I am better by tomorrow.
Highlight of the Day: Watching my host dad pretend to be a walrus with chopsticks lol...such a dad move!