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Spent half my day till 7-ish just layering primer over the walls of my future parents-in-law’s new house! It was fun but more importantly, I decided to help and tag along with them buying their front door, front gate, toilet door, getting painting tools & supplies etc because I feel that they are comfortable with me around and that they are aging and they need more hands on deck.
I was actually sick yesterday, caught a flu bug of some sort and came home yesterday running a slight fever. I was so weak to the point that I just fell asleep on my bed the minute I reached my room, without even thinking of removing my makeup and clothes. I think I napped/slept for almost an hour and woke up feeling so chilled to the bones. My body was quite warm too and my throat was so inflamed it was so hard to swallow my saliva. In an attempt to psych myself and refuse giving in to the symptoms of this illness that I caught on, I decided to chow down lots of food to feed my WBCs so that it can gain strength in nutrient count to fight this illness! Oh, the theories of a sick person can be ridiculous sometimes. Whatever that I ate, which I ate solely for making myself happy and motivated to recover (a plate of noodles with extra meat, a sandwich, crackers, ice cream for dinner) helped! Of course with paracetamol and anti-inflammatory pills coursing through my veins while I float around dreamland, I woke up feeling much better albeit the still inflamed throat.
Back from the digression… I painted for around 5 hours straight without taking a break! I’m quite surprised too by my endurance through the sweat and lactic acid build-up in my dominant arm mostly. I think I might have emerged as the most productive among them all 😛 Maybe, this is God telling me that I can make it through marathons and that I’m just purely lazy to run cos I hate running and I doubt anything will change that fact hahaha. As if I’ll ever be into marathons! (sorry my fellow friends who are hardcore or aspiring marathon-ers) Ok I think that’s enough of self-praise for… ever hahahaha
On a side note, I’m gloating a little in my tiny heart and actually feel really touched that he constantly reminded me to drink up/hydrate myself because he knew I was recovering and still suffering from a terrible tight and sore throat that hurts when it’s dry 😊 Also, he made me wear his work goggles to protect my sensitive eyes and of course my contact lenses (how can I live without that). Funny thing, soon after, I had some blurry vision issues and I honestly thought it was just some paint smears that got rubbed off my gloves. I spent a good 5 mins wiping my goggles lenses with the back of my hand. As it turns out, my apparently long lashes (didn’t think they were actually that long) was smearing its mascara coat on the inside of the goggles with each blink! Gee, didn’t expect my brain to lack normal cognitive function when I’m sick!
I think very would be a tad bit of an understatement for this but I’m very touched by his parents’ kind gesture to give me/us the bigger room. I mean it’s quite a fair bit of time until I move in with them (you guys already know why I’m not living with my parents after I’m married even though I have a room all to myself now), give and take 1 or 2 years tops? In all honesty, I appreciate their intentions and kind heartedness but I didn’t think that this would be real. I was told this a few months back, but now that the new house has been physically acquired and I was there myself when they went for the final house viewing before the official handover of house keys, shit is real. They really want us to have the larger room (not the master bedroom and this house has 4 bedrooms). I can’t even. I feel so bad but so touched :’) Dear Allah, please provide these 2 kind souls a home in jannah for they have put others (their children’s needs, wants and happiness) before theirs even though they really didn’t have to.
Sorry for any grammatical errors, the lack of better sentence structuring and inadequate linguistic stylizations in this post because I’m too exhausted to vet through my commentaries today, what with the physically draining activities I was engaged in and my inadvertent and rather unfortunate dip in my health. I just want to share my thoughts while the flow is still relatively smooth and uninterrupted before I slowly lose bits and pieces of today’s happenings like a withering flower.