Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Roast That Killed

I just came out of a 24-hour nightmare of...well, let's just say "gut trouble which covered all the stomach/intestinal bases." I can only blame my lovingly prepared dinner from last night. It was promising--enough so that I even snapped a picture of it before putting it in the oven (OK, I snap pictures of EVERYTHING, so that in itself is no real indicator).But somewhere between there and dinnertime, SOMETHING WENT HORRIBLY WRONG. Alex got a symptom--I'll call it, um, euphemism--right after dinner, and he was done with it by bedtime. Mine kicked in around bedtime, and stayed with me for most of today, and involved extra symptoms. Bella ate very little, and didn't get sick at all, although she did poop three times today, which for her is significant.

I washed everything...except the carrots, which I'd picked up, to save time, in the "pre-cut, -peeled, and -washed" package. So, yeah. I'm blaming the carrots.

And I still have what looks like forty bazillion soap orders to go to the P.O. I need a pack mule and a personal assistant. And some Phenergan.

Need to vent your spleen? Do it at The Queen's Place, courtesy of dee-LIGHT-ful Concerned Feminist "Anne." Seriously--is there ANY area of life in which women do not tear at each other; nothing over which we can't become a cohesive community? It's head-bangingly frustrating, really. We can't be okay about any decision we make, from working/staying home to breastfeeding/formula feeding to co-sleeping/"cry it out"...do we really hate each other so much, or do we hate and doubt ourselves? Ugh. Be sure to pause long enough to admire The Queen's highly-desirable husband, The Kaiser, in the comments.

Just need a diversion? You can always "TILT" with Michelle and Lisa. They have some good ones up this week.

Oh, and psssst...was that Darla on "CSI" tonight? I think it was!

29 comments:

  1. You know, I nearly didn't blog about it...because this whole subject is just so...so...frustrating. I mean, I'm all for a good debate...but this is just getting out of hand. And then I remembered that blogging is my therapy. So I HAD to write.

    And seriously...how cool is my husband??? Gosh darn it all to heck (see how I cleaned that up? Just for you?) I adore that man.

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  2. I love him, too. And mine. I think we lose our "real feminist" cards for that, too. Look at you, not using any 4-letter words, darn ya! You are too sweet! I haven't checked, but if you haven't taken this baby to the BlogHer site yet, you should. It just sums up the "feminism frustration" I've been having lately.

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  3. I hope you and Alex are feeling better now. I hate it when food does that to you.

    Goodness, it must be in the air. I read something this morniing on Mir's blog and then followed the links around the internet on this very subject. Why can't people leave well enough alone (I do like how Queen's husband answered, what a guy). My mother worked with my dad getting his business running and off the ground. She finally was able to stay home and run us around everywhere. I have never held that against her, it was something she always wanted. My sister and I work, she would give anything to be in a financial position to stay at home with her girls. As it is, Grandma watches them, so it is not too bad. I would love to be able to stay home and raise my kids (when I have them), that has always been my desire. I have also gone to college and am in a job that I love, but it would be easy to leave it for a family.

    My mom encouraged us to do all that we wanted and go to college. Become a success for yourself, whether that is being a SAHM or in the workforce, but don't belittle others because of their choices. This is just too degrading to yourself and others. And don't let others get to you, if you are happy with your choice then that is all that matters.

    I like the TILT stuff, neat.

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  4. Holy cork! It WAS Darla! I was wondering why she looked familiar!!

    I'm sorry about the roast. That happens to me a lot, too. Damn home cooking. :)

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  5. Isn't it awful when something that you've cooked yourself ends up making you sick? It's twice as bad as being food poisoned by a stranger, I think.

    The Kaiser is amazing - his reply was beautiful, funny, sarcastic... I am officially jealous. *grin*

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  6. Man - in the picture it looks so good! That is a lot of food, too!

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  7. Belinda - There has been something on the news lately that the bags of prewashed ready to go bags of salad have been making people sick.. Im just saying, wash everything! I hope yall feel better

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  8. I had the same unfortunate incident earlier this week with my lovingly prepared dinner. For me it was the fish.

    Id suspect the meat if it was undercooked unknowingly or the carrots. I always wash pre-washed vegetables because really, could you trust the stranger and his work ethic that washed and inspected that stuff?

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  9. It was definately Darla. And after CSI I watched "Without a Trace". Not sure if you are familiar with "Firefly", but the loanshark played Badger on "Firefly".

    I love it when Joss's actors show up in other things!

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  10. OMG I THOUGHT that was Darla!! Good eye! Glad you saw it, too.

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  11. Oh GIRL--I am so sorry. We too had the "pestilence." AGONY. And your roast really DID look picture perfect. Alas...I'm glad the Little Bean didn't get sick.

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  12. Oh, if you stop by my blog, you will find that we moved to AR from CA last July. I've been poking fun at where I live for some time now. You may get a kick out of some of the past posts.

    Stomach "symptoms" are NO fun!

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  13. I don't know... It looks just fine to me!

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  14. I watched Firefly (the whole series multiple times *grin*) and yeah.. some of those characters do voices on The Justice League Unlimited.

    Sorry to hear you got sick. Glad you are feeling better... and the roast DID look good. *smile*

    -n

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  15. OH! and Angel now plays on Bones. Now that is a show I like!

    -n

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  16. That's horrible. I hope you are feeling better today.

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  17. Actually, because I have a hard time digesting large amounts of meat protein (no Atkins for me, heh), my husband's yummy pot roast always results in..."euphemisms."

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  18. How could a roast that pretty many anyone feel so crummy?

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  19. Yikes! I hope you are feeling better, too!!!

    Was it food poisoning or something similar, but less lethal?

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  20. That is why I stick with Spam. You can't go wrong with Spam. And Pez.

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  21. You'd never have that problem, Belinda, if you followed my philosophy os always avoiding vegetables.

    I hope everyone in the family has recovered from their bout in the bathroom, Belinda. Good luck with future carrots.

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  22. A few charcoal tablets have helped me a lot with that kind of stomic problem

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  23. Just checking on you. This was posted Thursday and it's Sunday morning and I'm hoping you didn't have to point to another "pain chart". But if you did, I would hope there would be a picture of Dave or the Bad Monkey on it and you could at least laugh through it.

    Missing my Belinda...

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  24. You should've made my Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebees instead (see my site)! Although, the pic DID look promising.

    Remember this incident the next time you need a good "cleansing".

    :)

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  25. I remember reading an article that those packaged vegetables are not always as washed as well as you'd like, especially hard to clean vegetables like spinach. I've started to double wash everything just to play it safe. Just another thing to worry about. Hey, isn't that Avian Flu TV movie on tonight?

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  26. I hope all is well with you and yours. You have been a little quiet.

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  27. Oh but it looked SO good!

    I missed the other drama. I miss everything. Kisses to you anyway!

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  28. That roast looked mouth watering! I can't cook very well. :(

    I really enjoy reading your blog!

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