November 8, 2006

Riley appears to have some kind of stomach bug. I never thought I’d say this, but I actually wish I were talking about the sort of stomach bug that results in post-traumatic-stress-causing diaper contents. Unfortunately, I’m talking about the kind of bug that sends curdled milk-barf all over sheets and pajamas and my “vintage” Target-purchased Aerosmith shirt.

He’s napping right now, thank Christ, but I fear my day’s fate is sealed: clean up puke, clean up kid, run bath, do massive load of repulsive laundry. Repeat. Oh, and send Dog outside after hysterically admonishing her for trying to EAT BARF off the highchair.

God.

In news that is marginally less disgusting, I have been semi-diligently updating SundryBuzz, so if you’re not already reading (my heart! my achy breaky heart!), here are some recent reviews:

• The Nikon D70S

• TIGI Control Freak serum (LOVE)

• Some kind of appley dessert thing

• Also, an embarrassing correction

Okay, will you help me quit moping about my housebound State of Barfdom? What’s the last really great thing you bought for yourself? Could be anything: food, clothes, music, whatever. Thanks in advance, I am dying for some distractions today.

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mo
mo
16 years ago

inflatable oversized boxing gloves, two pairs, for my kid and my nephew, christmas presents. technically not for me but, come on, you know i’m not going to be able to resist the urge to slap those babies on and whap my brother one after christmas dinner. or something.

it seems kind of ironic that we spend all year trying not to let them beat each other up and then we buy them christmas presents that encourage it.

Anais
Anais
16 years ago

The best thing I bought this year is the Chi hair iron. It cost me $145 and it is the best hair iron ever. My hair is the most uncooperative in existence and is almost always wavy unless I go to the salon to have it properly blowdried and straightened. With this iron, all I have to do is let my hair dry naturally, into its usual frizz nightmare, run the iron through it and it lays flat like paper and gets silky soft and shiny. It doesn’t burn my hair at all. I LOVE it!!! It is used in most pro salons.

Julie
Julie
16 years ago

Your dog only eats barf? Could be worse. Mine ate a steaming pile of his own crap the other day. No more doggie kisses for moi.

The best thing I’ve bought recently? Ulta Chocolate Swirl body lotion. I seriously want to eat a big mouthful of this stuff every time I put it on!

Erin
16 years ago

I bought myself a pair of big, shiny silver hoop ear rings. They looked sexy and daring to me in the store (kohls, as I was shopping for size 2T clothes [btw, AWESOME store for baby clothes. They always have the buy-one-get-one deal]). But then I got home and they were a little much for my otherwise frumpy self. I put them on and my husband got all excited (ahem…). I haven’t worn them out in public because, well, I never actually get dressed up. Never. Ever. I really wish I had a reason to… Anyway, at $4.99, I’ve chalked them up to a cheap thrill.

Sorry about the puke. I totally sympathize because my son is a vomit faucet. He’s not sick, that’s just how he is. We feed him and he vomits about half of it up. Doesn’t seem to bother him, but MAN it’s gross. Baby spit up is one thing, but kid vomit. Ewwww.

gabby
gabby
16 years ago

NON MATERNITY CLOTHES. Seriously. What is better than that? 2 sizes bigger? SO didn’t care. Yay!

sooboo
16 years ago

I would have to say these
http://www.amazon.com/Jules-Destrooper-Chocolate-3-52-Ounce-Boxes/dp/B000FBQ67K

I’ve hidden them in the back of the cabinet, so they’re are all mine. MINE.

JudyU
JudyU
16 years ago

I’ve fallen in love with a band called Muse. I’d been hearing these really interesting songs (3 of em) on the local radio station (WRNR) and always seemed to miss who the band was. Finally, I heard the band name for one of the songs…MUSE! Excellent. None of these songs I like sound like they are by the same band. Come home, go to Itunes and start listening….oh wait. It’s that other song I like TOO. Oh and that other song…..Wow. 3 songs on the same cd. Don’t wanna wait for husband to get home to put it on his Ipod. I head out on a mission. Must have Muse-Black holes and revelations. Got it and love it all. Teenspawn says “oh yeah Muse is good….can I borrow this to put on my Ipod ? One hour later she hands me another cd she burned….their earlier cd called Absolution. Listen…another WOW. But sadly, it does not work in my crappy mini van cd player…
so THAT is what I bought today. Muse-Absolution. WooT

As for Riley. He sounds exactly like my son (now 8) was. Until recently my son has been known as the TROLL. He has finally gotten over the “yes the world does revolve around me” attitude. I hope it happens sooner for Riley and you. All I can say is when he gets outta control just plop him in his crib and walk away. It works….sometimes.

melissa
melissa
16 years ago

Limited Edition Mint flavored chocolate M ‘n Ms at Target–just in for the holidays. Can’t. stop. eating. them. Must. hide. from. myself.

MRW
MRW
16 years ago

Ugh, so sorry about Riley. Hang in there. As someone else mentioned, the only good thing about the barfs is that for a little while after he stops, dealing with your child will seem so easy compared to how it was when he was barfing.

Three awesome things I bought for myself recently: a book (World War Z), the Bare Escentuals make-up starter kit recommended on sundrybuzz, and a Toyota Prius. Love all. Only had to browbeat husband to agree to one of the three (ok, so it was the car, but still….).

Caitlin
Caitlin
16 years ago

*Just* bought myself a professional massage. Saturday morning, baby. Ohhhh yeeeaaahh. I’m in the middle of a 10 day detox diet (http://www.therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm) and I need to 1) speed these toxins out of my aching muscles, 2) have something really nice to distract me from the lack of cookies, grilled cheese, coffee, lasagna, gin-n-tonics, etc. in my life.

fellowmom
fellowmom
16 years ago

Sorry about Riley’s bug. Been there and it’s no fun.

I bought a pair of my favorite jeans (excellent used condition) on eBay. I paid about 20% of what I have paid for them new. I love a good deal.

sophielovespeanutbutter

so sorry to hear about your trip to Vomitville. hope the little tyke is feeling better and thus by extention you. :)

recently bought the Mindy Smith cd (the older one, not the newest) and Ray Lamontagne’s newest cd. love them both! also just got some rain boots from Target (online only i think). 20 bucks! :) red/blue/pink/brown stripes. makes the recent Seattle rainstorms a little easier to handle.

HollowSquirrel
16 years ago

Oh hot poop on a stick. I’m sorry Riley is yakkin. That’s no good for anyone.

Let’s see…what have I bought that’s really great lately? I thought I bought a really great sweater from Eddie Bauer (gray, v-neck, slouchy) but when I tried it on, my husband said “it’s nice…in a grandma way.” So, that’s being sent back.

Um… I bought some awesome socks from Marshall’s that are thick-stripes of dark grey, dark brown, teal and orange. Sound ugly? They rock. They’re knee-high and luscious. I bought a couple of pairs for friends to toss in with their Christmas gifts.

I also bought new batteries for a personal appliance of the vibrating nature, and that is really really really great.

Keri
16 years ago

I actually cannot remember the last thing I bought myself because my husband and I are on the “Not Buying It” program for one year. We only buy necessities like food and clothes for Lochlan. Absolutely nothing else. Anti-consumerism at its best. ;)

jonniker
16 years ago

OP: BPAL? You bought Black Phoenix stuff? Oh holy God, remind me to tell you of the insanity of that place, and one of their managers. IN.SAN.ITY. She’s nuts.

And yah, you’ll be waiting until fucking kingdom come for that Snake Oil you ordered. But oh, some of their stuff is so good! Jack! I loved Jack!

omuchacha
omuchacha
16 years ago

The last really great thing I bought myself was the Nikon D70 digital camera that we own. I LOVE that thing. It’s great for pictures of the babe, as you well know.

And we’re battling a viral infection on top of an ear infection – and the really great part is that the medicine they prescribed gives our kiddo bright orange tummy problems. As in every single one is a blow out. Every one! It’s not so fun when you’re five hours away from home for your mother in law’s funeral with a sick child whose medicine makes him even sicker!

kaitlyn
16 years ago

The last thing I bought for myself? An eyebrow wax. And sweet mama, why do I always wait so long to do this? Nothing makes you feel a little more human again (as human as possible while also constantly carrying a five month old baby and/or some sort of contraption to clean up her vomit and/or mittens and her hat just in case she might get cold and, of course, always having some sort of smushed up gunk on your panks even though you JUST WASHED them last night). But yay for eye brow waxes.

Sarah
16 years ago

The last really great thing I got for myself was… a kitten. Ok the kitten was free, but we had to get him some litter and food and stuff. So I think it counts. Because my kitten makes me giggle, and that is excellent.

H
H
16 years ago

I had to hang around the grocery store for 15 minutes after I got my flu shot at the grocery store’s pharmacy. While wandering, I picked up tonic and a lime for gin and tonics. The tonic was also used for a yummy gin/tonic/orange juice, or GTO. Mmmmmmm good.

Jennie
16 years ago

Aww… I hope Riley feels better soon! Poor baby… and poor mommy having to do a lot of foul laundry.

The best thing I’ve bought for myself lately was my new camera. I wanted something compact and pretty, while at the same time could take awesome pictures and not have to worry too much about it being uber-fragile. I got a Canon Elph SD600. I love it!

Sonia
Sonia
16 years ago

My child is a projectile barfing champion. I am a projectile barf CATCHING champion, as a result. I’ll give a tiny bit of assvice…..cover the furniture with towels and/or old sheets while the barfage is prevalent.
Last thing I bought myself…..BOOTS. Bad ass, knee high, slightly granny looking, laced all the way up the front boots. From the new Kohl’s down the street. I love these boots. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m now looking for a pair of skinny jeans that don’t give me sausage ass so that I can easily tuck them into the boots.

Jem
Jem
16 years ago

A giant bowl of hot chocolate today, double fudge. The bowl was so big that I felt humiliated until I tasted it and realised there were approximately 2539872357 teaspoons of chocolatey foam on top.

Katie
Katie
16 years ago

The Kiddopatumus & Co Tiny Diner Portable Placemat. Now I never take my baby to a restaurant without it.

You just slap it down on the restaurant table, eliminating the need for freaky germaphobe wipe down, and it has this crumb catcher tray that really helps cut down on the giant pile of toddler food on the restaurant floor.

I also ordered a Baby Bjorn soft bib, but haven’t gotten it yet!

Sorry about pukeville. I am gagging just thinking about it! I love Sundry Buzz…I need to comment more there, but I read every entry! Thanks!

Thursday
16 years ago

A pair of black heeled Hobbs shoes which make me feel like having sex again.

lilacstripe
16 years ago

Well it was less of a purchase…more of a gift to myself. I had the last Baby Jai purse in Cafe creme from my boutique… bit naughty that.

megan
megan
16 years ago

A dark brown Nine West purse and a red wallet to match the lining. It makes me ridiculously happy to sling it over my arm.

paige
16 years ago

The best thing I have recently purchased for myself? That would definitely be downloading a-ha’s “Take On Me” from itunes. I love that song! Even if I was a twee five year old when it originally came out.

Sonia – I think I have those same boots! I have yet to work up the nerve to wear them though. I am thinking it will take copious amounts of vodka.

aoife
16 years ago

I have a habit of buying myself jewelry since someone else in my house *cough cough* doesn’t seem to ever thing of it. My last piece was a bracelet with alternating blue aquamarines and opals. Its beautiful and not so expensive that I cringe to wear it out. :)

Jeanette
16 years ago

Best thing I purchased for myself was a DVR. I am a reality show freak and now I never have to miss another one!

ang
ang
16 years ago

A sweater from Target. Last weekend. Also, I totally have the ‘vintage’ Aerosmith Target t-shirt.

Ang
Ang
16 years ago

Oh, honey, it could be worse — he could have it coming from both ends.

Cor
Cor
16 years ago

I’ve been sitting here for ten minutes trying to think of something I’ve purchased for myself, and I can’t come up with anything. But I want to post a comment because I’ve never done it before! I have a 10 month old so that explains it, right?

So my mission today will be to buy something. For myself. A stick of gum! A tampon! A Louis Vuitton bag! Yesterday I bought “Urban Babies Wear Black” by Michelle Sinclair Colman for The Baby. It’s quite kicky, and the illustrations are very cool.

Sarah
Sarah
16 years ago

I am de-lurking and venturing into the wonderful world of comments! Yikes!

The last major I thing I bought for myself was a birthday present (using money from my husband and my parents)…some beautiful brown leather boots by Nine West. Got a fantastic deal on them at Belk…they are tall (but with no heel, which is fabulous), and soft, pointy, and they have a cuff! LOVE.

I also ‘bought’ the free samples (paid for the shipping, so it sort of counts) from Everday Minerals, and I have fallen in love with those, too. We’re on a verrrry tight budget, so while Bare Escentuals was extremely attractive, I decided to go for the cheaper version, and I am a huge fan. My next purchase is going to be some foundation and concealer from them.

Hope Riley is better soon!! Puking is no fun. :(

Kimalim
16 years ago

My Bioelements Sleeware night time moisturizer. I get to spank it before i put it on (to release some kind of retinol that is “encapsulated” and can only be released after a good beating…extra naughty before bed time!) and it makes my skin look SO SMOOTH! Trying to get rid of the pregnancy skin is like…trying to get rid of the pregnancy weight! HA!!! DOUBLE HA!!!

Erin
16 years ago

The last great thing I bought myself? Sadly, that would have to be a box of Ice Cream Snickers.

I hope Riley feels better soon!!

justmouse
justmouse
16 years ago

i just have to say i’m jealous of all the hot Scum Busting action going on !! i have been asking/begging for someone to get me one for my birthday/anniversary/christmas. i think they think i’m joking. i like in a MAN ZOO. i NEED a scumbuster!

*fingers crossed for xmas*

hey…just had a thought…i wonder if you could somehow attach a Mr. Clean magic eraser to the Scumbuster??

sweetney
16 years ago

sorry about the pukeys. all better yet?

katie d
16 years ago

Ew…sorry Riley is ill and I hope that passes–er, quits soon. Also, is it bad that when you said you screamed at Dog to stop eating the puke, I was all, “now why on earth would she want to do that?” (Bear in mind I am not a parent.)

On a grand scale, the last truly awesome thing I bought myself was 4.5 months in Paris. :) On a lesser scale, it’s kind of a tie between the 5 euro scarf I bought in the Metro and have been stylin’ the heck out of since fall came to Paris (40-45 degrees during the day), and the 3 euro soothing (chamomile) candle I got at Muji a week ago that smells inSANE and comes in an adorable little aluminum container with a lid.

http://www.mujionline.co.uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?Sec=2&Sub=14&PID=647

Liss
Liss
16 years ago

Other than two very comfortable (!) NOT nursing bras to fit my mysteriously smaller-than-before-but-still-big self, my most favorite recent gift to myself was a Panasonic Lumix FX07 camera. It takes great pictures. It’s red! Best of all, it’s tiny and fits easily in the diaper bag and doesn’t way 100 tons, so I actually have it with me when I want to take pictures. (Unlike the two very good digital SLRs we already own that were always sitting at home because of their big heavy bulkiness.)

thejunebug
16 years ago

I always get into your comments either really early, or really late. :)

The last great thing I bought myself was the Polaroid i639M pink digital camera. I dropped our old digicam and couldn’t afford your Nikon (heh) so I picked up this amazingly magenta camera. For $150, it has a lot of options. I’m impressed. Battery life sucks, though.

I also picked up some coconut body butter at Bath & Body Works that is FAB, and some “Hot Cocoa” scented lotion- OH MY GOD. I want to eat myself. I walk around going “Is that chocolate? I smell like chocolate!”

And tomorrow I’m buying a new wedding band, which just ROCKS. Hurrah for shiny jewelry.

Nicole
16 years ago

I have had so many issues with my post-pregnancy body that I finally decided the best way to deal was simply to buy something sexy to put on it- because lets face it, jeans, sweater, and sneakers are comfortable and practical for baby-wrangling but sexy? Not so much. I went on a shopping spree, and it felt great. Soft grey sweater dress from Sandro, wool flannel suit from Sonia Rykiel, 4 inch Miu Miu heels, Coco Mademoiselle perfume, expensive hair products from Leonor Greyl. Head to toe, baby. And you know what- call me superficial, but I feel sexier when I am wearing new sexy clothes and I didn’t have to loose a pound or visit the gym. And next? An hour and half facial, for no reason other than I think it would feel nice. Frankly, my husband would complain about what I am spending except I think he got to the point where he was willing to pay to shut me up with all the whining “I’m so faaaaahhhht!”

jen
jen
16 years ago

I’m so completely saving money here so buying things hasn’t been very frequent unfortunately! My bf did purchase for me last weekend a killer new face d&g handbag though. It’s so pretty. (Yes, I know it’s bad when you think handbags are a big deal. Don’t look at me like that. ;p)

Misti
Misti
16 years ago

A few weekends ago, I bought some Issac Mizrahi pumps at target. They kinda have that “crocodile” leather look and look like high fashion mary-jane pumps (with the witchy pointed toe thing)! I’m a teacher and on my feet all day and they are actually VERY COMFY! I totally recommend them! :)

Sorry about the barf. If it makes you feel any better, the high school I work at has a MARVELOUS janitorial staff that must have missed the big pile of vomit (yes, vomit) I stepped in about 3 weeks ago in the courtyard. Gross.

Have a great weekend!

emily
emily
16 years ago

i just bought myself regina spektor’s new cd, “begin to hope” and it is absolutely amazing. quirky, beautiful, silly, and mysterious all at once. highly reccommended!

Mychal
16 years ago

The last thing I bought for myself that I absolutely love was my anti-depressants. Man, I’m loving being on them, and people look at me funny when I say that. But it is so so so good to feel good again.

kimblahg
16 years ago

The last great thing I bought was a Grande 2 Pump Non-Fat No Whip Pepperming Mocha from Starbucks.

kimblahg
16 years ago

oops meant peppermint not pepperming

Sonia
Sonia
16 years ago

Bath and Body Works 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo/bubble bath. YUM! I bought Cinnamon Bun Heaven and Spicy Gingerbread.

Jim Stoltz
16 years ago

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