I was violently sick last week, but I’m feeling much better. It was the first time since I was a kid that I’d been confined to my bed for more than three days. It didn’t help my depression at all, but I did start watching Gilmore Girls. It’s a really good way to pass the time when you feel like your throat is trying to turn itself inside out. You don’t realize how much you miss being five years old until you find yourself dry heaving over your dorm room toilet, and wishing your parents were there to take care of you. My friends were nice enough to give me home remedies and bring me ginger tea when I needed it. I hate being sick. I don’t ever want it to happen again.

I bought an aloe plant for my room, and it’s already sprouting new leaves. It’s always a joy to watch something you care about grow. My entire mood changes when I see it after a long day of classes. I read that you’re supposed to keep a plant for a year before you get a pet to prove that you can keep something alive. I want to get kitten next year so I’m hoping my aloe plant survives this trial run. ♦