Thursday, August 12, 2010

put me on your prayer list.. i have issues

Okay, this will be short. I know this sounds crazy but I'm obsessing over finding Jonah a Jungle themed bathroom set (that I actually like) to do his bathroom upstairs. There used to be one at Target a long time ago (maybe when I was pregnant with Gabe?) that I LOVED, and I never got it. It was so adorable, and I would comment on it every time I went in there, but I'm an idiot and didn't get it. The soap dispenser was a lion with a little rubber fringe mane. The whole set was so cute. And then I FINALLY found it on Ebay on Tuesday and was the highest bidder for two days, and then my computer completely FROZE during the last five minutes of the auction, and the person I was bidding against, (insert bad name here), outbid me while I sat and screamed at my computer. I seriously could have cried. I know it's stupid, but I had looked for so long! I found the hooks and shower curtain so I've already bought those but have nothing to go with them. I have checked Target, Kohl's, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Linens and Things, JC Penny, IKEA, Amazon, a few random Internet sites, and Ebay, all to no avail. A couple of those places have safari/jungle type stuff, but either it's not what I need, not the right colors to match the shower curtain, or just isn't very cute. So anyways, I'm BUSY is all I'm saying.

I don't typically believe in "luck," good or bad, but this Ebay incident goes along with all this other minor but frustrating stuff that's happened this week:
- Calling and going back and forth with MY dentist to try to get Jonah some MI paste because HIS dentist doesn't believe in it, finally to find out that it IS safe for his age, all for them to give me the WRONG kind that can't be used on kids under six years old. So he still doesn't have MI Paste.
- Having to call our Home Health company THREE times for them to send me 24 inch feeding tubes TWICE when I needed 12 inch ones. The 12 inch ones finally came today. You know, after the fifth phone call.
- I ordered a Lightscoop through a camera store through Amazon, which I was totally excited about and waited for all week. It came today and it is the wrong one. I wanted the regular one and accidentally ordered the warming one. My walls are yellow. I don't need anything giving my photos a more yellow tint. I want to smack myself up the head for this one.
- I started getting a sore throat last night. It's been really sore today so I've been popping those zinc tablets you dissolve on your tongue and drinking Airborne all day. Yuck. (I am starting to feel better though.)

We did get to go to The Loop tonight for dinner...
AND I took Jonah to the grocery store and to Target this afternoon, and he was a complete angel all three places. (These two cups were some major entertainment tonight.)

So at least we got out a little today. AND in things-that-really-matter news, guess what's FRONT AND CENTER on CNN today? This article on the Bone Marrow Transplants and how it all started. It really is a GREAT article and it's so awesome that this is getting national attention.

But seriously, y'all, I am SO TICKED about that bathroom set. I don't know why I can't get over it. On that note, what should I blow my healthy-eating-and-working-out-more trend with? Oreo crisps, yogurt covered pretzels, fudge stripe cookies, or chocolate ice cream? (Yes, I bought all of them today AFTER the ebay incident. Don't judge me.)

38 comments:

Alicia said...

I have that jungle set, but slowly but surely the stuff has been breaking. It started with the cardboard wastebasket that broke, the tail broke off of the lion soap dispenser, the lion rug got too disgusting and could no longer be washed, same as the jungle curtain. We still do have the elephant cup, but that has a chip in the top. I had it all except for maybe that kleenex holder and the shower curtain holders. Maybe the breakage is why you can't find it? They had that stuff in stock for a long time at Target, but have now moved onto selling other themes. I wish you luck on finding it. I absolutely loved that theme. Anyway after the novel, I hope you feel better and I am glad you got out with Jonah.

Kelsey said...

I think you need to put the pretzels, cookies on your ice cream, you deserve it!

Allison said...

I have never commented, but have read for a year or so. I have that set, my kids have outgrown it though. I have the soap dispenser, the cup and the toothbrush holder. As far as I know it is still in great shape. I would be more than happy to pass them along to Jonah. Let me know if you want them, I can take pics for you. Shoot me an email if you want them alliemw at gmail dot com :-)

Y Mama said...

What is MI paste? I can get you some Burts Bees (all natural) kids flavors w/out flouride or with..your pick. Yes, there are lots of concerns with flouride with children under 2, that is up to you...email me jennpiron at yahoo

katrynka said...

For your next eBay adventure, try ezsniper! I love it. Good luck finding the jungle stuff.

as written by Barbara said...

Don't know about the yogurt covered pretzels, but I would definitely make layers of chocolate ice cream with the cookies and such in between. Of course I'm so bad hot fudge has also been known to find it's way to top off some delicious concoctions in this house too.
Just thinking of adding to your delinquency... he he...
Barbara Lyman :-)
Marysville, WA

ellenc said...

Check out target online:
http://www.target.com/dp/B0006B5NGE/ref=sc_qi_img_viewdetails?ie=UTF8&title=view%20full%20details

I think this is the set you were talking about.

Adrienne said...

Hi! I never comment, but had to help! I have that set in my bathroom, so I know exactly what you are talking about, and I saw it online just this week! Check Target online! I remember seeing it and thinking, "Wow, I didn't know they still had it!" My husband broke our giraffe toothbrush holder, so I was excited to see they still had it! Hope you find it. It is one of the cutest jungle themes I've seen for the bathroom. Good luck!

Patrice said...

The whole set is pictured on Target but you can't order it. It says to click on the individual items to add them to your cart, but the individual items aren't listed. I don't know. Confusing.

Tiffany said...

I have had that set in my boys bathroom for five or six years. I will agree with the previous poster that it does break easily. The giraffe toothbrush holder is now earless, the lion has many scars and the embroidered towels had to be retired long ago. I love it though, and so do my boys, so it stays. If mine didn't show so much "love" I would gladly pass them along:)

Shosh said...

i have that garbage can! the one with the giraffe on it? i randomly bought it one time and it its my kids bedroom. i will happily send it to you if you want it! email me shosh428@aol.com

Courtney Roth said...

Fudge-striped cookies dipped in milk!! definitely!!!!!
And I have seen that set you are talking about. Long time ago- but I will be on the hunt with you!!
Oh, and I am calling you tomorrow.... if you can talk.
Love you!!!

Laura A said...

Not judging at all - we all have those days!

Hope you find the jungle set soon - it looks like several other posters are willing to hook you up!

Also praying for encouragement for you.

And last but not least, it's been a straight-out-of-the-bag chocolate chip kind of day for me. (That and a CFA brownie - oh man.) You gotta do what you gotta do.

Love from TX!
Laura

Shelby Baker said...

I've seen it at our local Target (Chattanooga, TN) several times within the past few months, but I've also seen almost the exact same theme at Sears. You might possibly be able to check there online or something. Maybe you'll find it.. if I see it at Target I'll try to pick one up for ya and ship it.. would this help? :)

RLR said...

Patrice - we have that set! I got mine @ JCPenney a few years ago, but did add in one or two pieces from either Target or Wal-Mart. Found some of the accessories on WalMart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sahara-Animals-4-Piece-Accessories-Set/10714464#rr). I am considering changing it out, since my kids are getting older - found a cute set @ Target, and I know what happens if you wait too long :(
I can understand your frustration, since I've tried *eight* times to buy a book club book in the past week, and every time the store has either been out, my (very good) coupon was expired, or someone had a temper tantrum/work emergency/whatever and I got diverted. Gah! Apparently, I'm not meant to participate in book club :(
Um, having my own healthcare issues with two different hospital bills - one from when my first was born (he's 6 1/2). So - relating there, too. You aren't alone!
Glad you got out - and to the Loop - yum! Awesome news about the BMT articles! And, I vote for chocolate ice cream!
(((hugs))) RLR

Cristi said...

That post made me laugh. Sorry. How dare that person outbid you? Certainly they must not have seen Jonah's cuteness or they never would have stolen it from him! Rude. Oh and I would go with the Fudge Stripe Cookies!

huggle-bunni said...

I got the jungle set from babys'r'us for my LO, but wal-mart and linens'n'things had some too.

shanemotb said...

Patrice, is this it back on eBay? It is a "buy it now" so no bidding! http://cgi.ebay.com/SATURDAY-JENNY-JEFF-JUNGLE-LION-SOAP-DISPENSER-NEW-/170519106055?pt=Shower_Curtains#ht_2817wt_902

Good luck! I've been there, and it is soooo frustrating! Love those cute boy pics!
Shane

kaf1984 said...

Crush the oreo crisps on top of your icecream!!! Love the cute Jonah pictures! Hope you find the jungle set soon!! It sounds adorable!

Kara, NY

Melanie said...

You forgot peanut M & M's.

Kristy said...

So...the jungle stuff you have won't work with the monkey bathroom stuff that Targe sells now? 'Cause those monkeys are freakin' adorable.

McCullough Family said...

I always stopped and looked at that jungle set too. It is really cute. I will check and see if they still have it here in TN. I think I saw it recently. Keep your fingers crossed!

aschmalz83 said...

If I'm thinking of the same bath stuff, they have it on Target online

http://www.target.com/Jungle-Bath-Coordinates/dp/B0006B5NGE/ref=br_1_2?ie=UTF8&id=Jungle%20Bath%20Coordinates&node=2223471011&searchSize=30&searchView=list&searchPage=7&sr=1-2&qid=1281707082&rh=&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=salesrank&frombrowse=1

Leah said...

I am so sorry you didn't win the jungle set. Maybe something else will show up somewhere soon!

SO excited to hear you've ordered a Lightscoop, even though it was the wrong one :( Hope the standard one comes soon!

Leah Robbins

Colleen said...

I actually went through the same thing when I did my kids' bath. I wanted it in ducks as it was to be gender neutral. I looked and obsessed on this stuff. I finally ordered from Target online. I "out-ducked" myself - seriously looking and looking until I found what I loved. I hope you find a set you like soon!

Clare Contemplates Madeleine's Musings said...

I have never commented before, but I could get you the MI paste. What kind do you need?
Let me know....
mastin.family@gmail.com

I'm Erin. said...

Definitely the chocolate ice cream.

And I have purchased MI Paste from dentist.com in the past, but can't say for sure if they have the kind kids can use.
Might be worth a gander.

gwen............ said...

Pottery Barn Kids has an adorable "jungle" theme set on their website. I LOVE the Pottery Barn line.....so cute and always coordinated!

Regina said...

Hey there. I have a 4 year old son that has the MI paste from his dentist in WS. If you want the dentist name just email me at andyswife1999 dot hotmail dot com. Also have you tried Craig's list for the bathroom stuff yet? Just a thought. By the way, totally eat the icecream!

R

Meesh in MO said...

I read the CNN story. There is a link to it on celebritybabies.com. :)

Millicent said...

I saw a cute Lion bath set at Ross today...didn't think to take a pic. It was super cute, though! If you have a Ross or TJ Maxx nearby you should check there!

Kristi said...

Awww, I love that people are trying to help! Hope you get the stuff for free, but if none of the other links work you might check out this one...I think it has a few of the things...

http://www.thedecoratingwarehouse.com/

Hope you're "jungled up" in no time:)
Kristi

Lueker Family Blog - Part 2 said...

From reading the comments it looks like you potentially have most of the set figured out. I too have had that set for a while and think it is absolutely adorabe!:) Target has such super cute stuff! :) I've been thinking of changing it out, however, and this seems to be the perfect excuse. :) From what I've read it looks like the things I have that no one else has volunteered is the Monkey Klenex box and the towels (no one has ever used them I just hung them for decoration). Our elephant cup has broken and our girafee toothbrush holder is also without the ears. We do still have the alligator soap dish if you're interested in that or if it would prevent someone else from having to send just one thing. I do also have the shower curtain and shower curtain rings but it sounds like you have those. Please just let me know what if any of that you would like. My e-mail is timandannalueker@gmail.com or timandannalueker@yahoo.com . I'd also be happy to take pictures and send them to you first if you want to make sure I have the right Target jungle set. Good luck and let me know if I can be of assistance! :) HAve a great weekend! :)

Marlo said...

Woo Hoo! I knew your readers would come through. One time I mentioned having to return Anna's favorite movie (The original Goofy movie) back to the rental store. It was an old one and I couldn't find it in the store. The next week I got two in the mail. People are great--except those who outbid you and won't give you the right kind of toothpaste!

Joanna said...

Check this link from target...http://www.target.com/Jungle-Bath-Coordinates/dp/B0006B5NGE/ref=br_1_30?ie=UTF8&id=Jungle%20Bath%20Coordinates&node=2223471011&searchSize=30&searchView=list&searchPage=1&sr=1-30&qid=1281825117&rh=&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=salesrank&frombrowse=1

Megan said...

Hi!!

You don't know who I am but one of my friends follows your blog. Today on Facebook we posted a picture of the Jungle bath set you're looking for. It's all in really really good condition with the exception of the giraffe toothbrush holder that is missing an ear. We would be happy to give it all to you. Let me know where you live. My name is Megan Rogers and we live in Columbus, OH. I can send you pictures if you want. My email is msrogers05@yahoo.com if you want to contact me. Just let me know.

Angela said...

I have a comment similar to Alicia's.

Count your blessings. I know it is ADORABLE (the little boy I used to nanny for, James, has the set for his bathroom) and while the shower curtain is holding up, the lion soap dispenser is long gone, the trash can is stained and won't come clean, and the lion rug is just...not holding up as well as much cheaper bath rugs. I babysat for him (and his sister) on Saturday and saw the rug is starting to actually come apart.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for jungle themes that go with the items you have, though and FB you if I find them!

LB said...

I got a shower curtain from pottery barn kids with a giraffe, alligator, and lion on it about a year ago. I checked and they don't still carry it, but maybe on ebay? PBK has this one now.

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/taylor-shower-curtain/?pkey=dbath-mats-shower-curtains