the day after puke-mas

it was a wonderful day.
just me and herb.
i woke up to a quiet, snowy day.
spent a few moments reading, praying, and reflecting
before my cute man came bounding out from the bedroom -
"okay! let's do presents!"

it was really great -
this is the first of four christmases (one dating, three married)
that we have done on our own
(SO fabulous, by the way!)
and so i actually don't know his "present style".
if i had to guess ahead of time,
i suppose i would have said he was a mellow present guy.
you know, kind of not even mention them until around 10 or 11am!
but he is not and i love that!

we had a wonderful morning opening presents and eating omletts.
in the afternoon we played with our new wii and finally went to a movie.
(charlie wilson's war . . . a must see!)

and about half way through, i looked over and noticed my husband
litterally shrinking in his chair.
"my stomach hurts. i am going to the bathroom."
20 minutes later i went to look for him.
"i threw up"
much coddeling and cooing over him took place.
since we went to the theater with our neighbor, allison,
i went back in to finish the movie with her.

that is when my stomach started twisting and turning.

collaboratively, over the course of the eve, we puked four or five times!

yesterday, we woke up, feeling okay.
because our movie marathon was cut short,
(the three of us had big aspirations of AT LEAST two movies)
i figured i would grab allison and go see a matinee or something.
but not quiet yet.
i just needed to lay down on the couch for a little bit.
surely by noon, i will be up and at 'em - movie going, laundry doing.
plus, it was a beautiful day here yesterday!
it had snowed ALL DAY on christmas
but a bright, blue-skyed day, is just what the day after christmas should be.
i had big aspirations of long, sunny walks!
but it was not just the day after christmas,
it was the day after puke-mas.
so there i lay, at 7am, on the couch.
finally, at 9pm
(yes, 14 hours and two project runway marathons later)
i got up, took a bath, and went to bed!!!
herb stayed up later because his SIX HOUR nap
from 8am-2pm had him pretty well-rested!
or at least unable to sleep!

so, today, it is snowing again.
yesterday doesn't count, so it is my official
"day after christmas".
i have big plans for laundry and puttering about -
just as the day after christmas should be!

check back later -
i will post pictures of THE BEST
christmas gift from my sweet herb!


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Blogger Bekka said...

I feel for you! I had the stomach bug a few days before Christmas, and gave it to my husband just in time for his first day of Christmas break! Ugh -- not fun! Glad you are feeling better (at least well enough for laundry - lol)!

11:03 AM, December 27, 2007  
Blogger denverherbie said...

Let me tell you, you haven't lived until you've hurled in the restrooms of the Pavilions theaters in downtown Denver. Good times!

Actually, to their credit, as far as public restrooms go, it wasn't too bad. Unfortunately, my time in there probably didn't do much to improve the quality of that public restroom! But restroom PR wasn't exactly my top priority at the time.

2:34 PM, December 27, 2007  
Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

my friend christy's brother is in charlie wilson's war. he is the second person i know to be in a tom hanks movie. christy's brother, russell, plays a FBI (or is it CIA?) agent.

i am jealous of your white christmas. but not the puking. sorry for that.

4:41 PM, December 27, 2007  
Blogger Melanie said...

hey guys, this sounds EXACTLY like something i would do.

in fact, as a youngster, i think there were few holidays during which i did not vomit. i believe i owe this to the large amounts of food my grandma would leave sitting out allllllllllllll day, growing botchulism. ah, good times.

anyway, i am glad you are feeling better, and so jealous that you got to see cw's war on christmas day.

once the kids are older, we will see a movie every year on christmas!!

10:02 AM, December 29, 2007  
Blogger Heidi Joe said...

Oh no... Once when I was eight or nine, I puked on Christmas. It was horrible.

Hope you are feeling better! Happy New Year!

6:41 PM, January 01, 2008  

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