Worst. weekend. ever.

by Kim on March 24, 2014

On the off chance that anyone’s wondered where I’ve been the past—geez, five days??—here’s your answer:


Remember how I mentioned the overly-graphic episode of the puke-in-crib from last week? Well, the nasty bug that caused that little situation decided to spread the joy to the rest of our family.

I definitely handled it worse than anyone. I’ve been 100% out of commission for the past three days—no exaggeration. That’s THREE whole days of not eating and being completely immobile on the couch. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I lost track of how many times I puked on the first day (double digits easily). Walking up a few stairs to get some water felt like the most monumental task in the world.

Three days into the ordeal, any kind of food still sounded totally revolting. We ordered Thai last night, since I thought a light broth-based soup might please Her Majesty My Stomach…I think I made it through maybe 5 sips?

Thank God for the Best Husband Ever, who’s basically been a single parent since Friday morning.

Not only did the Disease from Hell ravage our poor family, but it ruined Mason’s 2nd birthday party. We ended up having to cancel, since there was no way we were up for traveling. Poor kid didn’t even know what he was missing out on—which I guess is a good thing?

He didn’t even get cake, since his mom couldn’t think about the word “cake” without gagging. He spent all of last week practicing blowing out candles too… #worstparentever

We showered him with new trains and a new Thomas the Tank Engine movie (!!!!) and begged forgiveness.


Today, I’m home with the kiddo, since his daycare had to randomly close due to a water leakage issue. (Good timing, really.) Knowing he was probably going insane being trapped in the house for four days, I took him to the library.


(Grocery store is to food as library is to…trains? That’s right. Forget about books.)

It’s spring break for local schools this week, so the place was a madhouse. Watching all the other moms chase their kids around and gently remind them to share the trains, please (46 times) gave me MAJOR flashbacks to my SAHM days. That ish is hard.

Back at the ranch, I finally broke my crash diet streak with the first food that’s sounded appealing in awhile: a peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich.


Why is it that, when you’re not feeling the best, you always want to eat like a five-year-old? I’m looking at you, morning sickness.

Speaking of which: the baby seems to have made it through The War unharmed, as far as I can tell (which isn’t very far, of course). I’m sure it was happily lapping up the few remaining nutrients I had floating around in my system that last few days—which is fine, and might actually explain a few things…

Don’t worry: my workouts have been awesome. Chest and bi’s Friday, a long run Saturday, yoga yesterday… LOL!!! I haven’t worked out since Thursday. Unless you count climbing the stairs a handful of times at a 98-year-old’s pace. Which I do.

Possibly the best part of this whole horrific weekend was that I made it through all 400+ pages of Gone Girl. I know I’m the last person alive to read it, but—WOW. What a wild ride. A little raunchy for my taste, at times, but brilliant writing and an even more brilliant plot.

Now I want to go write a novel.

Please tell me your weekend was better!!



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Ali March 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

I’m sorry your weekend was so terrible! How sad that you had to cancel the birthday party – it happens though. I remember a few birthday parties of mine getting cancelled due to sickness when I was little and he won’t even know. Gone Girl was a crazy book. I loved it!
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Kim March 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Thanks Ali! Yeah, Gone Girl was so wild! Everything I expected from what I’d heard.


Alex @ Alex Runs For Food March 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

What a not so fun weekend….. you didn’t get to wave to Woodbury :( Oh well, next time :) Glad to hear you’re feeling better.
My weekend was good…. worked a little, ate yummy food and hung with friends and the hubby.
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Kim March 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I owe you a wave! :)


cait @pieceofcait March 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm

ugh sorry about your weekend, its most deff going around!!


Kim March 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I hadn’t heard of anyone getting a stomach bug super recently, so it totally took us off guard! Such a nightmare.


Karen March 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Rough weekend!
You’re not the last to read Gone Girl! It’s sitting on my couch with a bookmark in page 1 right now.
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Kim March 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

:) Hope you’re able to get into it–it’s long but worth it!


emma @ be mom strong March 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

ah being sick with a child is never fun… let alone on a WEEKEND and pregnant! Hope it doesn’t come back to visit!!
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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut March 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Awww so sad your weekend was rough! Puking/nausea is the worst kind of sickness ever! I will take a runny nose/cold over that any day of the week!!

Your bed looks really nice if that makes you feel any better?? ;)
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Jess @dearhealthyness March 24, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I’m not kidding when I say a looooooot of people are sick lately. I don’t know what’s in the air, but way too may people sick is no normal. Hope you are feeling better! Thomas the train is my nephew’s obsession!!


Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your horrible sickness! Stomach bugs are THE WORST. On the upside, I’m glad you’re feeling better and that you can have some quality time with Mason today. Oh, and you weren’t the last person to read Gone Girl. I got it for Christmas LAST year and have yet to read it. Ha! I have had really good intentions, it just hasn’t happened. One of these days!
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Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate March 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Oh my goodness…sorry you have been feeling like crap! A lot of people are sick at work too, and I am hoping I don’t catch it!
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Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Oh gosh, I totally feel your pain Kim! I was hit with the stomach bug last week. It was probably one of the worse times I’ve been sick! OMG…it was horrible! I could barely move either! My husband said I looked like a zombie, and I certainly felt like one too!

It took about 5 days for me to feel back to normal, so take it easy and rest-up a lot! Feel better!
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Caroline March 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

What a bummer of a weekend-yikes! I’m glad that you’re on the mend slowly, and hope with real food in your system you’ll turn around quick. The stomach flu is definitely a drag!
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Kim March 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Oh – you poor thing!!! Being sick is never fun but when pregnant it seems so much worse. I’m glad that you are recovering – don’t overdo it the next few days!!
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