Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vomit free since 05 doesn't have the same Ted Mosby ring to it.

I meant to write about Dessert Day on Monday right after baking delicious things and coming down off of my Andes mint high. But I wasn't feeling great and I just wanted to conk out on the couch. I wanted to write about it on Tuesday, but wasn't feeling great and laid in bed practiced my moaning. And I'd like to tell you about it now as well, but first.

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night acutely aware of heavy and painful it was to have my hands touching me. My skin was clammy. My mind was fixated on fixing the problems in the book I'm reading (which is a sure sign I have a fever if I'm trying to solve incomprehensible problems (like how to build a train with blankets. It just can't be done, people). My whole body ached and I tried to take some deep breaths but couldn't catch my breaths. As the pain got worse, and my panic rose, I woke up Inspector Climate.

Back in the days of Jorge, when I had a really bad pain episode it was in partnership with a panic attack that would cause me to lose feelings in my arms and legs. So, last night that happened to. I'm lying in bed, trying not to flip out because I can't feel my legs and my  hands are contorted into the shape of claws that I can't move or feel. And then the vomiting.

And there went my vomit free since 2005 streak.

I have many life goals that aren't on my life list because I feel like they're fairly unlikely to happen and one of them was never to throw up in front of Inspector Climate. Another failure.

After I was feeling better, Inspector Climate and I tried to go back to sleep. In fact, he fell asleep fairly quickly. He also did some sleep talking.


"Excuse me?"

"Your glasses!"

"What about them?"

"They're on your bedside table" he said waving his hand roughly in the direction of the glasses.

"um, thanks?" I giggled. And that was that.

The real joy of that was that today I had a job interview. I've barely slept, I've vomited, all I've eaten in the past day is 2 pieces of toast and had minimal hours of sleep and I have to IMPRESS people. Le sigh.

But Dessert Day. You can check out Kirsti's post here.

And to make this post just the teeny weeniest bit shorter I'll leave you with a few pictures.

First we made these cookies:

Then we shared those cookie with Ryan Gosling who had propped himself in the corner to enjoy our baking shenanigans. You're welcome any time Ryan.

Then we made these for lunch. Quinoa bite things. Technical term.

But the real Dessert Day challenge was this chocolate bread. This bread was not for the faint of heart to make. It took many many steps and was quite the baking challenge. I think Kirsti was leaning on the side of "the proportion of effort to deliciousness is not right." But for a girl who LOVES babka and hasn't been able to eat it for years...this totally hit the spot. Will I make it again? Probably! Will I make it tomorrow? Probably not.


  1. Holy Babka that bread looks good! Feel better soon so you can enjoy more of those baked goodies!

  2. I hope your job interview goes well. That chocolate bread looks yummy. And I'm sorry about your tummy :( That rhyme was only partially intentional.

  3. Hope you feel better. Keeping my fingers crossed for you at the job interview:)

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your painful episode and the vomiting :( That must be really scary and awful. I think Max has heard me puking, but not seen me. I'm not sure he would care if he did, but I'm not about to just "let" him catch me!

    And all those things you made look so good. I wouldn't mind the recipe for the quinoa bite things. Technical term.

  5. You're totally ruining my diet Deirdre...I'm starving. For cake and cookies!
    I hope you feel better - that sounds horrible. Good luck with the interview.

  6. "The proportion of effort to deliciousness" is something I think about a lot and may explain why I end up eating so much pasta. Me=lazy chef.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  7. Ugh, I had been vomit free since I was 8 and then got a bad food poisoning at a hotel in Germany. Great. We had to make the whoooole 5 hour drive home. I made it though. Don't even ask me how. Worst part to me was that my boyfriend was there too... Em-buh-harrassing!

    Also, that chocolate bread may be on my morning menu tomorrow! I loooove chocolate, even for breakfast. I'll save the recipe somewhere so that I can try it when I feel like I'm up for a challenge. I can barely bake your regular butter cookie. It will be hard! x

  8. Just to clarify: I didn't have a boyfriend when I was 8. The hotel in Germany thing happened last year. Which means I was vomit free for 11 years. Now I don't like Germany anymore, haha.

  9. Vomiting is quite possibly the worst thing on the planet. Just thinking about it makes me want to vomit. Hope you are feeling better and kicked arse in the interview!

  10. You have not thrown up since 2005?! That's crazy! Hope you're feeling better.

  11. I envy you if you haven't thrown up in SEVEN years. I got sick last week, too. It sucked, especially since I was on single parent duty. Ugh. I hope you feel better.

  12. Oh dear...I throw up at least once a year from either drinking too much or I'm just THAT sick...And of course you will have an important thing to do the next day!

    I hope your interview went good and please feel better!!! =)

  13. I hadn't thrown up in a while but definitely had a bad case of it this past fall. It's the worst!!! I can't believe you had to pull yourself together for a job interview the day after...props!!! Hope you're feeling better and that you rocked the interview today!!! xoxo

  14. That bread looks like it was dropped down from heaven.

  15. I hope your job interview goes well hun. Feel better soon

    xo Stephanie

  16. I hope your job interview went well. I am sure it did but I crossed my fingers anyway :)

    I hate to hear that you are not feeling well. it makes me sad to hear it!

    Xo Lourdes

  17. Awww! I have a phobia of vomiting! Hope you are feeling better!

  18. I hope you're feeling better. I have a coworker named Jorge. We got an email that said "Jorge will be out for the rest of the week." My first thought was, "GOOD! Decoybetty needs a break."

  19. So sorry to hear about your sickness =(. I hope you are feeling better. But, your desserts look AMAZING! I hope that was at least a good part of your day.