Thursday, February 11, 2010


I'm feeling very out of sorts today, although I guess the feeling officially started last night. I went to bed early-ish, very tired, but unable to sleep because of the mosquitoes. They were buzzing near my head and biting wherever they could find an open patch of skin until I pulled the blanket over me to make it harder for them to get at me. I eventually fell asleep, but woke up very hot (blankets aren't really necessary when it's in the mid-70's at night) and, well, putting this somewhat delicately (and I apologize ahead of time for TMI), needing to be in the bathroom RIGHT THAT SECOND. Do you know how much fun it is to jump down from the top bunk, grab your shoes in the dark (because that gross bathroom without shoes? Hells no.), unlock your door, get to the bathroom, and barely get there in time? And then realize that in all that commotion you DIDN'T GRAB TOILET PAPER??

I'm not really sure what caused my stomach issues, although if I had to guess, I'd say it was the papaya salad I had for dinner last night that was so spicy my lower eyelids were sweating. I was still feeling a little off this morning, but that was probably due to the three ginormous cups of coffee I had for breakfast (no appetite), which I only stopped drinking because it was making me nauseous.

All of these things combined with the fact that I'm feeling a leetle bit lonely and homesick? Well, apparently it makes me overuse caps lock and italics, but it also makes me anxious to get out of Vientiane and (hopefully) to a place where I feel like myself again.


  1. Yikes!
    Hope ya feel better soon Sweetheart...
    Hang in there!
    ly <3,

  2. I did notice you not sounding particularly chipper yesterday. It's a shame you feel bad physically on top of that. I wish I were there to give you a big hug. Remember, you can come home at any time, though I know there's a lot more you want to see. So I am just sending lots of love, happy thoughts and a virtual hug your way. Love ya!

  3. omg - do you know when i read your title to this one that that is EXACTLY where my mind went. and for one second i thought my comment would involve a joke about it until i realized that it was no joke. that sucks! but (from here at least) is quite funny - poor baby!

    sick and lonely - ew. being sick and not at home is the worst. but i am sure that you will meet some cool people soon and not be lonely for too much longer. i'm a mom now. i know these things. it's just how it works. (that's my rebecca of sunnybrook farm pep talk for you, for what it's worth).

    hang in there - drink plenty of water . . . xoL

  4. Wish that you were here now, with all of our snow 79.9 so far this winter, I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup. But on a queesy tummy that probably doesn't sound good. Sure hope that by now you are feeling much better, get out of there and find some place more to your liking. Love you so much.

  5. Aw, I'm sorry! I hope you feel better very soon. xoxo

  6. Hang in there! I'm sure this will pass as I know there have been other times when you were a little bit homesick. I;m sure you will meet some super cool people soon! Miss you like crazy!

  7. Read ur blog was very sad to know your feelings....and from a person who is strong and determined.....may god bless you more stronger determination and will to fulfill your desire.....All the best wishes

  8. so i just looked at some of your pix - and the ones of the Mekong make me hear "Flight of the Valkyrie" . . . xoL

  9. I hope you feel better real soon sweetie.
    Maybe as soon as your feeling better you can
    find somewhere else much better. Ken said, the
    greeting for good morning,good evening and hello and I will type it the way it is pronounced is sa-ba-de.

    love ya!

  10. Mom - Tell Ken he's dead on with how to say hello. Now ask him if he remembers how to say "How much is it?" :-)