Throwing up Part II or III?
Well the barfing machine struck again. I think we’ve established a new record…has it been two weekends in a row? Maybe three? It serves me right I guess because I just told a friend that Maya seemed to be growing out of her throwing up. And I didn’t bother to knock on wood. Obviously I was a bit ahead of myself on that one.
The day started out innocently enough. We went to our favorite place in L.A., The Grove. I always love The Grove around Christmas. They put up a million foot tree and it’s real! I have no idea where they get it from but it is so big I couldn’t get the entire thing in a picture. You’ll have to settle for one of me and Maya instead with about 1/10 of the tree.
Santa and his Reindeer were at The Grove today as well:
Instead of bringing me another sweater I wish he’d bring me a barf-free year.
The Grove decked out the Trolley:
And had Santa available for visits.
We arrived at 11:30 and were told Santa would be able to see Maya at 2:30. Santa is a busy man. Unfortunately the West Hollywood kids had so many demands for diamonds and Chanel bags that Santa still wasn’t available for Maya at 3pm. There’s always next year Maya.
Lunch was at Ulysses Voyage, a restaurant I love because I used to frequent it often when I worked at CBS. Despite the odd name, the food is great and the ambiance is so cozy. In typical LA fashion we sat “outside” on the plastic enclosed heated patio. I utilize “quotes” too much, don’t I?
We had lentil soup. It was delicious until Maya started using it as a dipping post for her bread. At that point I figured three sets of germs was about two too many so I took my germy spoon out of the pool.
I had a shrimp salad. It was good but small. I’m not sure why I keep encountering this problem? But for $13 I do expect more than 4 shrimp. Maya asked if she could have one. I grudgingly gave her half. I know, just add my selfishness to the long list of reasons why I am a bad mother.
Maya had a pizza…when in Greece order Italian?
She enjoyed the pizza a little too much. Lets just say it was the beginning of her demise. She also consumed the cookies you see off to her right. And a few bites of baklava. And then while I was at Anthropologie trying on half the store, Ali bought Maya a hot chocolate and a cupcake….even though I expressed my doubts that it was a good idea. But who ever listens to Mom? Since all this food was consumed in less than an hour I’m not that surprised that Maya tossed her cookies while on a ride on the Trolley. From what I understand Ali didn’t have the requisite Ziploc handy but he at least instructed her to hang her head over the side. Classy. Luckily I was safely ensconced in a dressing room and for the first time I didn’t have to pick up the pieces. Literally.
My trip to Anthropologie was quite successful. I decided to reward myself for getting through almost two weeks of the Fat Flush detox by buying myself this gorgeous shirt:
The “Ladylike Blouse” was on sale from $68 to $49.95. Let’s see if the $50 investment will make me look more like a lady.
Unfortunately this wasn’t on sale but I bought it anyway:
I had been looking at it way too long so I finally decided to take the plunge and buy it. I consulted with Ali and he gave his blessing. Actually I think he just wanted to get out of the store ASAP and clean the vomit off his shoes. He figured a quick escape would be worth the $32. There were so many other things I wanted but I practiced a bit of self control. I’m trying to set a good example for Maya so that maybe next time she won’t eat 100o calories worth of sugar in one sitting.
Back to the grind tomorrow. But at least I can start the week out with a bang…and by that I mean my new shirt and hopefully not more of Maya’s vomit.