Monday, May 07, 2012

On Food Poisoning

This weekend Flower turned the ripe old age of 13. She really wants a laptop, so she asked for cold hard cash instead of presents. The girl cleaned up. It helps when you have 4 sets of grandparents. Her birthday dinner was held at The Olive Garden.

Let me just interject here to say that I don't care for chain restaurants. I am spoiled to live within walking distance of a vibrant, local restaurant community. You know, the kind that have a chef that designs the menu, not a corporate office. It is a testament to how much I adore Flower that I would agree to birthday dinner at The Olive Garden.

There were roughly 25 people there. We chatted, we laughed, we ate, and then Flower opened all her cards, counted her money, and we were home by 8. At about 8:30, my stomach started to bother me. Then, at about 11, whatever I had eaten started to come out. I was finally done at about 6:30 in the morning. I don't know that I have ever been that sick. Suffice it to say, I will not be returning to The Olive Garden. Not even when Flower turns 20.

Curly was a rock star yesterday. He got the kids up and ready for church on his own. He only came in once to ask me where things were, and that's not because I'm super organized. When they came back from church, he kept the kids downstairs. Mini-me came in my room a time or two to see if she could make me anything. I asked for cinnamon toast, which she then told Curly to make. She's so thoughtful to volunteer other people! I am feeling better today, albeit a little weak and squeamish. I am down 7 pounds. Nothing like a good stomach bug to get you to your goal!

9 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Hey, losing 7 lbs before market sounds perfect - and lucky me, we have an Olive Garden here LOL! (Sorry the bugs got to you!)

Johanna said...

Sorry about that! 7 pounds on a weekend does sound good though :)
I gained about that at last weekends celebration for my younger brother...

Kell said...

Sorry your were sick. I think that's been going around. Last Monday my dad had it & ended up staying home from work. You know it's bad when that happens.

Jennyroo said...

The onset of food poisoning is 12 hours from consumption, so better to look at what you had for breakfast than what the chain restaurant served you! I have had food poisoning before, definitely not pleasant! Hope you're feeling better!

teamZ said...

JR and the girls did have food poisoning from OG when I was pregnant. None of them will eating there anymore.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like I owe you a little something! LOL. Sorry you had to lose your weight that way. Yuck! I hope you are feeling better!

Jamie Lee said...

Olive Garden gave me food poisoning once too. I will never eat there again, and for about a year my stomach turned at the mention of the place. Glad you are doing better and your hubby is awesome!

patty said...

What's with OG? Someone needs to call Dateline and 20/20.

Melonius said...

i'm not glad you got food poisoning but i'm glad it wan't on mother's day. see? glass half full. actually the last time i had food poisoning {well pretty much the only time} was on mother's day. and i had to speak in sacrament meeting. but that was chinese.