Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Weekend Recap

I'm a little late with my recap as I have been illin AGAIN! I am not sure how I am the one getting the barfy vomitty cooties, but I am. My hell began at 11:15 PM on Sunday. I have now successfully kept down 4 ice cubes and a glass of gatorade and it is 8:00AM Tuesday. I am going to start on some coffee in hopes that my dehydration headache will go away. The worst part was when Herr Hausfrau left for work on Monday 45 MINUTES EARLIER than he normally would (I think to escape the wretching noises.) I called him and told him to get his ass back here after I scared the children with a vomitting jag the second he left. What was he thinking? I couldn't even stand and he thought I could just feed, change and entertain the children without a problem at 6:30 in the morning?

Enough about that. Let's talk about my weekend!!! Our friends Stevo & Annie and Jeff & Allan came to stay with us. Yay! We are a group of friends who started having monthly dinner parties in Pittsburgh WAY before they became the vogue thing to do. We would choose a theme and research cookbooks and the internet to make authentic yummy dinners. And they were. Since we moved from Pittsburgh 4 1/2 years ago, the dinner parties have gone on without us and we have missed them dearly.

Our friends got in late Friday night and stayed until late Sunday morning. Our time was spent hanging out, looking at scrapbooks (Stevo & Annie just got back from Poland; Jeff & Allan are just back from Switzerland) eating, grocery shopping, drinking, cooking, watching tv, eating, gossiping and laughing. And eating. And worrying after Allan slipped and fell off our front steps and none of us heard his cries for help. His poor body was so jarred that he ended up going to bed and missing the whole dinner. And he had done a lot of the cooking. He missed his own heavenly dessert:

This WAS a White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. It was AMAZING! We forgot to take pictures of the actual dinner because we were so hungry we went at it like vultures and there wasn't much left.

While I like spending time with family, I feel there is nothing better than getting to spend time with good friends. My only problem is that I get selfish and don't want it to end.


L. said...

Why is it that so many husbands JUST DON`T GET IT?????
I remember once when I had 2 kids under 2 and was laid low with a wretched puking virus, my hub actually thought he was doing me a favor by STOPPING OFF FOR DINNER ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK. So he got a nice leisurely restaurant meal with a good book, while I was home juggling and feeding an infant and a toddler, with my head in a bucket....grrrrrrrrr.

Mrs. Harridan said...

Oooh, that sounds like fun (the dinner party, not the vomiting). I need to entertain more - I really like having people over.

It looks like the beautiful desset is a trifle - at least, it's in a trifle bowl. Lovely!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

I'm so with you, sister. Remember when Alex and I both had Norwalk virus? Chris couldn't stay home, so his parents came to take care of us. 'Nuf said.

I'm posting pictures tonight!!!!!

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Uh, yeah--it's a TRIFLE! I must have had candy on the brain!!!

theyellowwallpaper said...

Wow! That is one amazing looking desert. I've said it before and I'll say it again. You amaze me Misfit Hausfrau.

Although I can keep food down, I've been weighed down by a whopper of a cold the past few days, necessitating on my going on antibiotics to treat a sinus infection. I'm starting to feel guilty about all the videos my kids are watching, their own noses dripping with glee.

UGH! Don't you just love the winter with kids?

kimmyk said...

man pukin with kids in the house alone is a pisser to say the least.

that dessert though-i might have suffered through the germs just to get at that. yummy!

Susan said...

I had stomach flu when I was pregnant with Charlie. I begged Wade to stay home, and he reluctantly agreed, but then I heard him on the phone with his assistant saying, 'I'm SURE she will feel better by lunchtime.' This was at, oh, 10:30 in the morning.

Fortunately, he fears stomach flu like normal people fear the plague, so I was able to torment him with my germs. And it was fun! Except for the puking.

Glad you're feeling better, and your weekend makes up for mine!

Jenette said...

I hate being sick. I hate puking. I'm sorry you've been sick so much recently :-(. Ick and ugh! :)And that trifle... oh man. Now I want something rich and sweet. Thanks, thanks a lot :)