August 6 08

food poisoning.

a nice little bonus summer activity i can now cross off my list. i still feel like crap, but the chills/sweats/chills/sweats fever is gone so i’m back at work. i pretty much slept straight from 10:30 yesterday morning until 6:30 this morning, waking only to tell the husband, twitter and Tova how awful i felt. (and she left a care package on my porch that i discovered this morning. some gatorade and some upset-stomach friendly foods. i am touched. that might be the best gift i’ve ever gotten)

i did find myself a 3-pound silver lining, though.

(dear scale, good morning. i love you today! love, ali)

and if any one of you fuckers wants to give me the speech about how that three pounds will just pile back on once i start eating properly again, you’ll be getting a stab in the throat. let me have something please!

the kids are cheeseheading it up at my mom’s place in Wisconsin

and have already exhausted my mom. my stepdad. my brother. they have done the state fair, a discovery museum, they’ve gone boating on my parents’ lake, and have visited toys r us more times that i they care to count.

(ps. am crying about Brett Favre. how can he possibly play anywhere but Green Bay? it’s total sacrilege)

so…seeing as how i’m beginning to feel a little bit better…and i still have FIVE days alone… (better make it four, still feeling a little woozy today) i ask you..


i’m just so used to my glamorous life of the work thing, the running errands thing,  the dinner thing, the homework thing, the breaking up a million and one fights thing, the bedtime thing, and then the collapse-because-i’m-so-tired thing in front of Six Feet Under thing.

i don’t know how to do the single girl in the city thing…and even though we were going to take pictures on MyLittlePony parker’s front steps, if you haven’t noticed, i’m NO Carrie Bradshaw.

ps. please don’t tell me to sit around and watch TLC all day, because seriously, in New York, Charna, Joe, and i sat glued to the tv watching this episode about a primordial dwarf and we.couldn’t.turn.away. it was the saddest and most fascinating thing i have seen in a long time.

  1. Wow – 5 days ALONE! After spending the long weekend at a cottage with my kids I REALLY WISH I was you! Did I mention – my 4 year old – doesn’t listen to me – AT ALL!!! I would definitely meet a different friend for dinner at a different restaurant every night. Then I would sleep…


    Comment by Maria on August 6, 2008
  2. Oh no. Feel better soon.

    The kids look like natural cheese heads. ;) I miss Milwaukee.

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    Comment by ohmommy on August 6, 2008
  3. I saw that show. I totally agree. And in some strange sort of coincidence I have been struggling with a stomach bug for the last few days. OMG. Other then the weight loss (which really should be permanent) it has really sucked.

    Your kids are way adorable.

    texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvanas last blog post..Oh the drama…


    Comment by texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana on August 6, 2008
  4. For those remaining days I wouldn’t even turn the TV on. Put on some of your favorite tunes and turn it way up loud. Enjoy some chill time, baths, patio/porch sitting, read a book. Enjoy the quiet generated without the rugrats!

    Hockeymans last blog post..Where is that off switch?


    Comment by Hockeyman on August 6, 2008
  5. Go get a pedicure, take a walk, go see a movie. Eat out at all kinds of new restaurants that are not even remotely kid-friendly.

    And the whole Favre saga? I’m disappointed. It’s a no-win situation for both him and the Packers, regardless of the outcome.

    Jennis last blog post..Happiness


    Comment by Jenni on August 6, 2008
  6. I hope you feel better soon.

    I was wondering how you’d handle the Favre thing, and seeing three kids all in GB #4 jerseys pretty much summed it up for me. It’s going to be a different experience; that’s for sure.

    SciFi Dads last blog post..That’s Not So… What The Hell?!?


    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 6, 2008
  7. I have a stomach bug RIGHT NOW! I would also like to lose three pounds, please and thank you.
    You could read a book and drink something alcoholic. THat would be fun.

    Rebeccas last blog post..Mysteries


    Comment by Rebecca on August 6, 2008
  8. sorry you are feeling like crap Ali.i thought the kids had on saskatchewan whatever they are called jerseys.hahaha! no seriously thats how much i know about 5 days alone.hope you have fun doing stuff and going places without children.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 6, 2008
  9. I always get stressed when I have ‘alone’ time – I feel I should be doing something AWESOME, but can never come up with anything…
    How ’bout going to Holts and trying on really expensive gowns???

    Teris last blog post..Little Reminders


    Comment by Teri on August 6, 2008
  10. This is how sad I am…When I’m alone, I clean the house to within an inch of it’s life. Then I would go see a movie!

    Nap Wardens last blog post..Turn My Back…


    Comment by Nap Warden on August 6, 2008
  11. Brett Favre should have stayed retired. If he goes and plays somewhere else, he’s going to suck and THAT’S what people are going to remember him for.

    Oh, and also for being a whiny bitch and un-retiring.

    (This is not said as a Bears fan. I’m actually like the one Bears fan who loves and respects Favre.)

    Kristabellas last blog post..How Is It Only Tuesday?


    Comment by Kristabella on August 6, 2008
  12. That reminds me of the Devil Wears Prada quote:
    “I’m one stomach flu away from my ideal weight!” As much as I hate getting sick, I kinda love that it’s an easy diet. Hope you feel better!

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Homecoming


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 6, 2008
  13. You know if those idiots running the show at Green Bay wouldn’t have pushed him to retire before he was ready none of this would be happening. I love Green Bay and I adore Brett Favre and it’s sad to me that this whole saga will forever be a part of his legacy.

    Food poisoning is a huge fear of mine. No amount of pounds are worth all that puking! (At least I know I’ll never be Bulemic, eh?) Feel better Ali!

    When I’m alone (not that it ever happens!) I get crafty. I dig out all my crafty crap and make something, just because I can do so without 4 extra hands for once. How lame is that?


    Comment by AJ on August 6, 2008
  14. I vote for the massage and pedicure. For someone who hates barf there sure seems to be a lot of it at your house – ugh I feel for you. Glad it seems almost over.

    KathyMs last blog post..Another strike against Camp IYVE


    Comment by KathyM on August 6, 2008
  15. I like how your little one has her shoes on the wrong feet :)

    I pass my nights alone with wine, netflix, and expensive cheese.

    Rhis last blog post..Important Ovary Surgery


    Comment by Rhi on August 6, 2008
  16. Didn’t you know that any weight you lose when you have food poising is permanent? It’s science. :)

    Lissas last blog post..Reasons Why I Could Never Be A Celebrity


    Comment by Lissa on August 6, 2008
  17. I hope you weren’t stricken with the food sickness on your flight back!

    Here’s what I did on my three days alone. Nothing. In between the nothing, I danced wildly in my living room sans pants. Read. Watched cheesy movies. Oh, and I bawled like a baby when my kids called me. I do suggest the random dancing, though! (OMG, your kids?! GORGEOUS!!)

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..attention shoppers!


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 6, 2008
  18. You too? I am vacation in San Diego and I think I got the poisening as well. Going on day three… The upside is I look better in my bathing suit.



    Comment by swirl girl on August 6, 2008
  19. Awww sick Ali is no fun. Your kids are gonna be bummed to come home!

    Misss last blog post..It’s What We Deserve…


    Comment by Miss on August 6, 2008
  20. I have recently discovered the joy of going to the movies alone. I don;t have to wrangle anyone through ticket and concession lines. I can sit where I want. No one wants my popcorn or twizzlers. no one needs to be shushed or asks what is going on. I can see a grown up movie and stay for the whole thing!!!!

    Beccas last blog post..Spoiling the Boy and Defaming Mommy


    Comment by Becca on August 6, 2008
  21. All hail the scale, sister! You earned that! You worked HARD to see those numbers!


    jennyonthespots last blog post..The Mid Summer Triathlon – through the eyes of Jenny.


    Comment by jennyonthespot on August 6, 2008
  22. SO JEALOUS of all your me time! If I had a bunch of me time, I’d go to the art museum, browse, try to look sophisticated, and have a fancy lunch with a glass of wine. I’d also spend a ton of time at the book store.

    HeatherPrides last blog post..This Man is Your Man, This Man is My Man


    Comment by HeatherPride on August 6, 2008
  23. My kids used to go to Gramma’s every other Saturday for an overnight. I intended every week to go to a show, to see a band, to eat some fancy dinner. Every time, every SINGLE time, I steam cleaned my carpets instead.

    It was SOOO worth it.

    Mr Ladys last blog post..The Post That Will Get My Ass Kicked, or Served With Divorce Papers


    Comment by Mr Lady on August 6, 2008
  24. Your little buddies are too cute!
    I’m home alone too until Saturday! So far, my excitement has been working (NOT), running (after work with no guilt!)and watching bad reality TV (Jo and Slade anyone?) Thankfully tonight I’m meeting a friend for dinner and drinks!

    TrenchesofMommyhoods last blog post..Halp! *Updated*


    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on August 6, 2008
  25. sorry I’m not in the city to entertain you! you could DO ANYTHING! I’d be at Chapters A LOT…. Get a girl’s night going or something??


    Comment by Haley-O on August 6, 2008
  26. I have watched all of TLC and Discovery Health’s Primordial Dwarf specials. I am fascinated. Honestly, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me.


    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on August 6, 2008
  27. let’s see you should go get a pedicure, take a long bath, rent movies-heck go to the movies, go out to eat. Those are just some starters hehe

    Sarahs last blog post..Sightseeing: Seattle


    Comment by Sarah on August 6, 2008
  28. Go, Pack! Go!

    Er… what was this post about again?

    Miss Britts last blog post..Would you like to be me for a day?


    Comment by Miss Britt on August 6, 2008
  29. Um, go see Dark Knight? heh


    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on August 6, 2008
  30. I googled primordial dwarf and I haven’t gotten anything done for the last three hours. THREE. Thanks! FOR REAL.

    PS Duh, you should go SHOPPING.

    heathers last blog post..I Might Like This Parenting Thing


    Comment by heather on August 6, 2008
  31. I would definitely use some of that ‘me’ time to buy your husband something awesome for taking the kids to your family for that long without you.


    Comment by Tali on August 6, 2008
  32. I’m alone alot unfortunately and am always looking for something interesting to do. I USUALLY do brunch, movie, cafe…but you could look for a flea market, farmers market, gallery that’s not kid friendly, somewhere you can wander SLOWLY and pick things up without worrying if someone is getting into something behind you.

    Anges last blog post..The CSS Show – Last Night


    Comment by Ange on August 6, 2008
  33. and if any one of you fuckers wants to give me the speech about how that three pounds will just pile back on once i start eating properly again, you’ll be getting a stab in the throat. let me have something please!

    *dead* Hey can you pass some of that this way? I need to lose 10 pounds by Friday. Thanks.

    marys last blog post..Latte Lotion


    Comment by mary on August 6, 2008
  34. aaw you poor thing!! I hope you’re feeling better since post. Nothing worse than a tummy-bug!

    wow – so much freedom! I suggest reading books, getting your nails done, taking bubble baths, go shopping, watch movies.. god I can think of tonnes!! heheeh


    Comment by Bronnie on August 7, 2008
  35. Well that alone time will definitely make up for the hell of food poisoning! Well, maybe a little, food poisoning sucks. Glad you are feeling better. Have fun!

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    Comment by Mrs. Schmitty on August 8, 2008
  36. Totally had a dream the other night that I had a primordial dwarf as a kid.

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    Comment by Chris on August 8, 2008

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