Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy Barfy New Years

They say "Whatever you are doing on New Year's Day, is what you will be doing the rest of the year."

I don't really like this saying. Especially this year, because this means I will be spending the rest of the year scraping dried up vomit off furniture. I suppose I should have warned you that was coming, should you be eating your black-eyed peas while reading this.

Anyway, last night was, well, how do you say......sporty. We came home to find all the power out in the entire neighborhood. Including stop lights, which is really pretty sucky. So, we had a major wind storm yesterday. And, do you know what I hate more than wind? Not much. Except possibly vomit.

So, anyway, we came home to a dark house. And as we were deciding what to do, Becca barfed. In the dark. On the carpet. Do you know what I hate more than wind and cleaning up barf? Cleaning up barf with no power or hot water, by the light of a candle.

We decided to go to Tracy's house to spend the night, rather than deal with a freezing cold barf house. (A big shout-out to Tracy who is definitely a better person than I for not freaking the royal fuck out about someone bringing their barfy kid over!) The power company said they didn't expect power to return for close to 24 hours. So, we went to Tracy's. And we had light. And we had Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. And we had an early morning get-up of 4:51 a.m. because Becca "wasn't tired" anymore. And apparently neither was Andrew.

Then, we came home this morning. Power is back on. And oh...what a lovely sight it was to come home to semi-cleaned up barf. Just truly lovely. I won't go into details, but will offer you just one word: splatter.

*Gag!* So, now that is out of the way. I should post about my New Year's resolutions. But, I am still too traumatized. Maybe later.


Luckily, both kids seem to be feeling good now!

14 comments:

capegirlindc said...

Oh no fun! But Tracy sure sounds like a trooper. I have to say that I have never heard that expression regarding New Year's either. And, I also, am not sure I like it. I wasn't cleaning up vom but I was just reading and drinking prosecco and hanging out with the family and it was lovely. But still I don't like absolute expressions...

Swistle said...

I vote we change that expression. How about something more along the lines of "cold hands, warm heart," where the bad thing means something good? Like, that now you've been anointed by the blessing of New Year's Barf, and there will be no more barf the rest of the year.

Also, I thought there were two Ns in anointed, but spell-check says no. Don't make a fool of me, spell-check!

Marie Green said...

We are driving 550 miles home today, and DEAR GOD that BETTER not be a sign of the year to come.

I have to say I've never had to deal with a barfy child AND a power outage. That deserves some sort of reward, me thinks.

Happy New Year- hope it's better from here on out!

Natalie said...

Tracy rocks.
Glad to hear everyone is feeling okay.

Grammy Bonnie said...

Fortunately, no barfing in Minnesota with Nana and Grandpa Jack, but a fair amount of sauna time and rolling in the snow. WWWAaaaaaaayyy better than splattered barf!

nana said...

I would be very happy if the rest of the new year was like our New Year's celebration - lovely friends, lobster, garlic bread,
champagne, lefse, Jarlsberg cheese, smoked salmon, sparkling shiraz, five pinot noirs, blood sausage, gjetost, pickled herring, goat cheese stuffed apricots, pate, buche de Noel, gospel quartet, song fest, sauna and snow rolling and much more - I think you get the picture...

bevo said...

The BLACK-EYED PEAS! Don't forget the black-eyed peas! It's not too late.

Tracy said...

At least today has been barf-free. I would much rather clean up dried vomit than the nice juicy wet kind. Oh sorry TMI?

Katie said...

Oh....Nana....I'm GREEN with envy! And we did eat our blackeyed peas. Even Becca! (She ate two.)

sgtsharp said...

Barf! Did you use a spoon and say "Lunch!" Yummy!!

Andrea_Ben said...

Sounds like a blast. I will take my champagne headache over cleaning up puke.

Jen said...

Ugh! How nice to have such a good friend around like Tracy to help out. LIFE SAVER. I hope all is better now, and that 2009 is not full of barf. For any of us.

Angie said...

ew. just read Tracy's comment. juicy barf. Yuck. I don't want to clean up vomit. Ever.

bevo said...

Nana has a problem with gluttony and pride!

Hook 'Em!