Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grape Juice Fail


Let me tell you guys a funny story.

I'd been hearing a lot from everywhere and everyone this thing about how drinking grape juice every day will head off the stomach flu. Something about how the grape juice makes your stomach alkaline and doesn't allow the virus to survive in there. Well, the flu has been going around like crazy here lately, so on our weekly grocery shopping trip last Sunday, I picked up a bottle of good old fashioned 100% grape juice. Religiously, all week long, I drank my grape juice. No sickness was going to get me now!

You see where this is going, right? Fast forward to Friday and guess what happened -- the stomach flu.

The weekend started off so promising. Nick got home early from work and Hadley had taken a great nap, so we headed out to get Mexican for dinner (I can barely type that now sadly). We had dinner and drinks and headed home to put our happy baby to bed and park our butt on the couch to watch Homeland. Fast forward a couple of hours later and I am dying. Let's just say Friday night was a rough one and leave it at that.

SO, the grape juice thing totally does not work and I am the unfortunate proof.


It wasn't until Sunday afternoon that I started to feel better, so the weekend was pretty much a wash. But I'm just thankful to finally be saying goodbye to this bug, especially in time for my little Sunday night routine. I think Sunday evenings get a bad wrap with having to get back at it in the morning, but I kind of love them. I like to look at it as the beginning of a new week and get all my crap in order.

I put the baby to bed, wash all the bottles for the next day, wipe down the kitchen, pick up the living room, and sweep the entryway. It takes me about 30 minutes, but it's worth it to start the week with a clean(ish) house. Then I usually park my butt on the couch - TV, reading (seriously cannot put this book down), or blogging - before taking a hot shower and crawling into bed, preferably a bed with clean sheets that I washed earlier in the day. It's great.

So that's what I'm doing right now. In the middle of my little routine. And because I haven't been able to get jumpsuits off my mind, I'm about to buy this amazing black one that is only $36 right now!!! Talk about a steal - that's really how I like to start my week - and then I'm going to test out this hair rinse tonight. Wish me luck that I don't reek like ACV all day tomorrow.

Happy Sunday!
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16 comments

  1. Darn! I'm sorry to hear you were so sick this weekend. Glad to know the grape juice story going around isn't all it's cracked up to be. I was thinking I should buy some just in case. Hope you've got all the sickness behind you this month and February will be extra great :)

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  2. Oh no - I'm sorry that you got sick this weekend...note to self grape juice doesn't work! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Oh no! That's awful. I'm convinced there's nothing worse in life than a stomach virus. Buuuuuut, I'm glad to know the grape juice thing doesn't work because I totally went out and bought some a couple of weeks ago and can't stand the taste of it after a couple glasses!

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  4. Ugh! Hope you're feeling better, now. I never looked at it like that; Sunday routines. I think I like your positive spin on it, and need to have a better vibe about it!

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  5. Oh noooo! I'm glad you are starting to feel better though!! xx

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  6. Oh man, what a rough weekend!! So sorry you got sick - stomach bugs are the absolute worst. Glad you're feeling better and hope you have a great week!

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  7. When we had the stomach flu last week so many people told me about the grape juice, glad I didn't try it. I'm so sorry you got it, it is BAD, but hopefully you're back to feeling great soon! I actually started using plain old ACV on my hair pre-shampoo once a week and it's been amazing and it doesn't leave any smell!

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  8. This stomach bug is just HORRID!!!!!! It really has kicked me in the butt. I still feel a little OFF from it & I got it a week ago. I always say I dont know how mommas do it being sick & having a little one around. Hope you are 100% today.

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  9. Glad you are feeling better! What a bummer! And that book is AMAZING!!! Definitely not one I could put down!

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  10. OH MY GOSH we had the stomach flu a few weekends ago and it was absolutely terrible. If it is anything like what we had that you chose not to elaborate, I feel your pain and am so sorry!!! I am glad you are on the mend, and hope your week gets off to a fresh, healthy start!

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  11. I had never heard of the grape juice thing, and that super stinks it didn't work for you! The stomach bug is the worse! I am glad you are coming out the other side of it now.

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  12. Poor thing! I haven't ever heard of the grape juice to ward off evil spirits of stomach bugs before but I would have tried anything to curb what as been going around. I hope you are feeling better!

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  13. Oh no! I've never heard that about grape juice, but I definitely won't try it now. So sorry you were sick all weekend, but I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

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  14. i'm with you, i don't hate sundays. i like getting ready for the week. i generally don't hate mondays either, as long as it's a good one (if i get up and go to the gym) because it sets me up for the week. sorry you got sick, i will stay away from grape juice lol

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  15. I just heard about this grape juice shenanigans last week. I like grape juice so I was excited about it. Well womp womp... sorry it didn't work!

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