Monday, January 10, 2011

Upchuck Takes Priority

I was going to vlog for you today, but I didn't get it finished. Little Bean upchucked on my pajama bottoms. And then on my cardigan. And the third time on my second pair of pajama bottoms.

Sadly, she was sleeping in my bed.

But let me rewind a bit. Friday night, my oldest daughter had a birthday sleepover. That's seriously a blog post in itself--probably a series of them--but I can't talk about it because my daughter is old enough to look up my blog. And to hunt me down. Suffice it to say she had a fabulous time. Saturday, I took the party girls out for the day. Can't talk about that either, but suffice it to say it involved a mall and lots of stores including Victoria's Secret because damn if I'll ever miss their semi-annual sale and omg:

Me: Oh, look, here's my bra! That I'm wearing right now. Isn't it cute?

Bigger Bean: GAH! OMG. Mo-om!! Too much information!

Anyway, all day Saturday Little Bean was super cranky. I assumed it was because she had stayed up with older sister and company until freaking infinity. I threatened her with a grounding, which normally would earn me a snort and an eye roll, but this time, it had her declaring war in the middle of The Limited. Then at bedtime, she was hungry, so she ate a banana. But I didn't know this, see. Not until I sat in it. You know, banana upchuck. Guess she wasn't just tired.

That was pretty much how Saturday night went. All night. So Sunday, I looked like this:


Sorry. I'm so tired, I posted the wrong image. Some frickhead labeled this image "Haggard."



There now. That's more like it.

So,  yeah. That's me. Except it wasn't just Sunday. I've been like this for a while now. Because every day lately seems to have been like this weekend. CrazyFullSleepless. But I figured if I told you I had a vlog I wanted to post for you, that it might force me to finish it no matter how tired I am.

So. Okay. Let's shoot for Wednesday. Will you promise me you'll come back Wednesday? Don't make the mistake everyone made on American Idol--the killer assumption that got Chris Daughtry voted off. Like, don't assume that everyone else is going to stop by so you don't and then everyone assumes the same thing, so no one does, and then I feel stupid and insecure and swallowed up in misery like the image up above (haggard monkey, not vra-vra-voom-Haggard).

It sucks to be this tired. I mean, it's 3:15 AM and I'm still awake trying to blog. I've stopped to take a two-minute nap at least ten times since I started this post. I know I'm not the only one who's this tired either. I've noticed lately that a lot of bloggers are taking breaks from blogging or cutting back. Is it the time of year, you think? Or something else? Are we becoming disenchanted with it? Bored? Frustrated? Unmotivated? Prioritizing?

For now, I'm going to bed. If not tomorrow, see you Wednesday.

Except, that banana I had a bit ago is not settling well. Maybe I should plan this vlog for Friday.


  1. I was going to say - if that's what tiredness makes you look like, then stay tired, but then I saw the right photo. 'Upchuck'. I like it. I am going to use it from now on.

  2. In my day, young lady, we did vlogs covered in upchuck, and we thought we were lucky! Then we walked to school in the snow, in bare feet, with only the upchuck to keep us warm, and...

    Nah, that doesn't sound right. Feel better, get sleep, see you Wednesday! (Or Friday, we'll come back then too!)

  3. Being tired is no fun and neither is a sick household. I had the flu last week and it totally kicked my butt. Hadn't been sick like that in years. Feel better and looking forward to the vlog. You'll have to show me how to do one. I still don't have the guts to get one done. lol

  4. Awww I hope your Little Bean is feeling better now!! Please don't upchuck the banana too cos that means you're not well and need to rest!!

    Take care

  5. Ahhh, banana puke. I love that my kids are finally old enough to hit the target most of the time. Of course, when they don't, it's usually on a night when the bedroom floor is being used as a closet/dresser/laundry basket/toy chest/bookbag.

  6. Oh, you poor thing! And poor little bean! Hope everyone's doing better.

    Yes, it's that time of year. Resolutions are great, of course, but it's really a time of regrouping, putting heads back on straight, and getting caught up on missed sleep. So, let's all do that and meet back here later, m'kay? :P

  7. I think I saw you facebook about the teen party. It's so crazy being a parent of a teenager. Here I was thinking I was still young and hip. I have since been schooled on that idea.

  8. That party sounds FUN FUN FUN!!! And man, I can relate to the exhaustion - beyond words. HUGS

  9. i think it's just the time of year. And i'm with you, all my weekend have been CRAY-CRAY and i just want a nice, simple one where i can wear my pajamas all day long

  10. Of course I'll be back, silly! Take care of yourself over there!!

  11. Wow.

    You put it all out there. I hope everyone in your house is feeling better.

    Okay, so you brought up such a fascinating point. Is everyone becoming disenchanted with the process...? I think part of it is that there are more writings blogging now than ever before. That means, way more people are venting and learning how to become open to almost strangers. I mean, look at my blog. My mom read it and called me and asked if I was really depressed. I told her not really, but last year was not a magical year for me writing-wise.

    And so here we are, you blogged at 3:15, 15 mins after I went to bed. I keep asking myself, "what am I doing?" But the answer changes every ten minutes. ugh.

    I did not edit this comment and hopefully it's far enough down that no one will read it.

  12. Sorry to hear about little bean and the multiplicity of vomit events. On the plus side, I did get a lovely Haggard image, so there's that.

    Hope you avoid the pestilence, m'dear. I'm looking forward to the guest vlog by Shakira this Wednesday. (That *is* what you're planning, isn't it? Or did I misread?)

  13. Ick. Upchuck is not a place anyone--giving or receiving--wants to be. What's amazing is how hilarious this post is. You run well on fumes.

  14. Oh no!!! Hope the kiddo feels better!

    And maybe it's time for a break? I think we all get like this from time to time, especially when life and our extra-curriculurs take away from the writing. I felt it most during the holidays and had a two week-ish blog hiatus, now feeling revived and remotivated!

  15. Wow, if that's her being "haggard"... um...

    Anyway, I'm so sorry! There is nothing worse than being kept up all night from continuous vomiting. :( Get some rest and take care of you. We'll be thrilled to see your vlog whenever you can get to it. Hugs!


  16. LOL. I know I shouldn't laugh but those picture and the word 'upchuck' are just too funny!

  17. Sleep woman! Going to run yourself ragged its not good for you. I'm of course a hypocrite because I was up till 3 AM last night too. It happens.

    I like the monkey by the way. I went awwwwwwwwww in the manliest way possible.

  18. Sounds like my time over Christmas and New Year with some birthdays thrown in. Hugs and hope it calms down soon and you get some well earned rest. x

  19. Recover and resume! I will be here Wednesday and by typing it I am making myself accountable.

    As for the "breaks" in blogging. Not sure, really, since I just started. I would say maybe it's just the "flux" of blogging - those starting and those stopping.

  20. Oh, that's not good. The poor little thing. It's really going around. Believe me. :)

  21. The things I miss by being childless!!

  22. Aw, poor Little Bean and poor Mommy Bean. :(

    I hope she feels better...and you get some sleep (and not her bug).


  23. I know lots of non-bloggers who are saying the same thing. Must be the time of year.

    Oh, I'd love to read about the sleep over and I'm so sorry you had to sit in upchuck. The one thing I can't handle, shudder.

    You made me laugh with the bra modeling. I love bras....yeah, tmi?

    Will try to remember about Wednesday!

  24. Hope you get some sleep soon. And banana upchuck is not nice. I witnessed a strawberry milk upchuck performed by my 2 y/o goddaughter all over her mum the other week. It's horrible when little ones are ill. :(

  25. THAT. WAS. FREAKIN. HYSTERICAL. (Some frickhead posted this picture as "haggard"- ha!)...If I'd eaten a banana, I'd have puked it up laughing.

    But you've had enough of that, haven't you.

    So sorry. But thanks so much for sharing. You made my afternoon.

    Now please. Put on fresh pajamas and get some sleep.

    And I will visit on Wednesday. Because I liked Chris Daughtrey, too. And your analogy. Even more.


  26. I hope little bean is feeling better. Poor thing. It sucks to be sick, especially this time of year when it's cold and miserable.

    I took a break for several weeks because I was blog fatigued. I needed the time off. Now I'm back and getting into the groove again. I think with this sort of thing we need to be periodically refresh ourselves or it gets stale.

    Get some sleep, girlfriend. The vlog can wait.


  27. Hope your little bean is better AND she doesn't pass it off to anyone else.

    My blogging is down--but my writing is up, so it is about prioritizing, I think.

    Catch up on your zzzz's, we can wait.

  28. I'm looking forward to your vlog. I'll come back. Honest.

    I gave you a Stylish Blog Award 'cause I like your blog and because your facebook posts are funny. Go to to get it.

    Hope you get rested and feel better soon.

  29. You poor thing ... hope you get some rest soon!

  30. My daughter up-chucked on my new Samsung Galaxy Tablet yesterday. She has a thing called Shigella right now and it's not pretty. My Tablet has ralphitis (my Diagnosis btw) right now - it works okay but it smells like two month old regurgitated baked beans. I'm typing this on it but I recommend a clothes peg for you.

    Oh! And btw - is it true that Americans consider putting clothes on a clothes line kinda trailer park??

  31. Have you ever watched the videos on Tosh.0 on Comedy Central? There's always puking on there!
    I hope you get some rest. Take a few naps this week (I did yesterday! Though now that I think about it, I didn't sleep well last night so maybe it screws you up). Okay, go to bed at a decent hour instead. Reading in bed makes me tired and cozy. Good luck!

  32. I don't know how to say this, but... um... it's Wednesday. And I am back. Just kidding. You sound super busy, and super tired. Friday's good, or whenever. Now you've got us hooked.

    And, I agree, "upchuck" is a great word.


  33. Who can concentrate when there's upchucking going on? I'm sorry you're sleep deprived, Carol. Things will get better, children can only upchuck for so long.


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