Ug…

Well, something disgusting just happened to me while I was getting ready for bed. Because I am gagging at every little smell and thing… I started gagging while brushing my teeth. Unfortunately, the gagging turned into full on throwing up – through and with my toothpaste!! Ew! So gross! Sorry for the visual, it’s just so so yucky!! I really just need to go to bed now. I’m going to leave it short and gross tonight…definitely nothing short and sweet around here! Ug…

Night All! 💤😴

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Still Sick

Today wasn’t much better than yesterday. I just can’t continue feeling like this. It truly sucks!! I stayed up once the kids went to school, sitting on the couch like a lump. I was gagging at everything and felt awful. I went upstairs and went to bed. I wasn’t feeling that tired, I was just feeling sick. I stayed in bed for a long time. My daughter came in and we talked for a while and then I got up. I ate a bit of supper. After supper I went to Sobeys and Rexall quickly. When I got back my daughter, son and I came upstairs. We got him ready for bed and I said goodnight to him. Then, despite my tummy, I forced myself to walk on the treadmill for about 45 minutes. It wasn’t fun the way I was feeling, but I did it anyway. It’s already Tuesday and I hadn’t been on it yet this week!! I am just building the habit and I don’t want to mess with it. Afterwards, I cleaned myself up and got ready for bed. Now I’m going to bed. I sure hope that these antibiotics are working!! Night All! 💤😴

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Just Sick

Today I probably shouldn’t even bother with writing a post. I feel horrible and so extremely nauseous it’s ridiculous! I was literally gagging and on the verge of throwing up all day. I tried to hold it in all weekend, but today it was impossible to ignore how ill I feel. I basically went to bed once the kids went to school and remained there for the majority of the day. I tried to get up a couple times, but I was so close to throwing up that I just couldn’t function. I sat for a bit, and went back to bed. I definitely wasn’t sleeping all day, but I was just lying there feeling yucky! So that’s my post. Now I’m going to try to actually sleep instead of just lying around. I really wanted to go on the treadmill today, but it just wasn’t happening…hopefully tomorrow is better!! Fingers crossed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Sundance Dance Festival Day 5

Today my daughter’s alarm went off at about 9:20. We wanted to make it to breakfast before 10:00, when it was over. We were the only ones there for the majority of the time. One other person showed up for about 5 minutes. We went back to our room after eating and she started getting ready to dance, doing her hair and makeup. I sat for a bit, but we didn’t really have that much time before we had to checkout. We ended up leaving closer to 11:30. We were supposed to be at the theatre by noon. We were a little early. She went backstage and I was in the lobby with some of the other moms. We went into the theatre and watched tap before the hip hop category. She had both of her hip hop dances in the same category. For both dances she received a high gold. Her senior group won 3rd place and their hip hop line won first and the choreography award!! Two categories afterwards, she had her production or musical theatre line. They received a high gold, second place and the choreography award. Another two categories later, she had her modern dance. They received high gold and third place. She’s been doing quite well at this competition! Other than her solo, she’s gotten high gold and placed in all of her dances!! I’m proud of her!! After the modern dance, she finally had a chance to take a bit of a break, just for about 40 minutes though. I got us each a booster juice. Then she went with her friends and I went back in the lobby and had my drink and visited a bit. Then I watched her jazz. They did great, again!! She received another high gold and second place! Her jazz dance was in the final category of the competition. The final awards and scholarships were announced after her jazz adjudication. Their lyrical dance, restitution, won a final prize and their hip hop line, what time is it, also won a final prize. Amanda’s also came in second place in the top studio award, we lost by a score of only .01!!! That’s crazy!Once the awards were finished, we could finally go home, after a long full day. Well, get food and then go home! We drove back home and arrived by about 8:00. My daughter and I were both feeling tired! I played with my son until his bedtime, I wanted to go on the treadmill, but he really wanted me to put him to bed tonight. By the time he was ready for bed and actually sleeping, I was just feeling too tired. I probably should have done it right away, but he really wanted to play and I hadn’t seen him in a couple days. Once he was asleep, I got myself ready and now I’m going to crash! Night All! 💤😴

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Sundance Dance Festival Day 4

This morning I got up around 8:30 – 9:00. Not too early. Perhaps early for me, with my typical weekend morning sleeping in! I got ready to go and my daughter and I left at about 10:15. We arrived on time. My daughter had her duo today at 12:25. Her duo is a musical theatre dance. They did amazing! They were quite funny!! There were a lot of people laughing. They received high gold and first. They also received a $60 scholarship for highest adjudication score!! Woohoo!! Afterwards, we stayed in the theatre and my daughter came into the audience and we watched the future stars. They were quite adorable!! Future stars are the little guys! They were 4 and 5 year olds and were so cute to watch! When they were finished, I called the hotel and asked if we could have early check in. We went to Wendy’s and brought our food with us to our room. We ate our lunch and lied on our beds in our room watching a bit of tv and relaxing. We basically hung out in the room for the afternoon. We did go out to Shoppers quickly, but other than that we were in our room until about 5:45. My daughter had to be backstage at 6:00 for her ballet dance. They had some respacing to get done before going on at about 7:30. They danced really well! They received a high gold and 3rd place for their ballet dance. Yay! Tomorrow’s going to be her busiest day! She has 5 dances between 1:30 and 6:00!! She will be on stage practically every second category!! Talk about getting it all done at once! It won’t be bad to watch, but it’s a lot for a dancer. They will be flying through their rehearsals like mad!! Once she was finished her ballet, we got some supper and brought it back to the room with us again. I wasn’t feeling very hungry, my tummy is just not really feeling like food these days. I hope that these pills kick in and start to actually help! I have a permanent lump in my throat and what is starting to feel like permanent nausea as well!! We just hung out in our room after eating. We were both feeling pretty tired and so we didn’t really do much. After just lying down with the tv on, we just got ready for bed. She crashed pretty quickly and now I’m going to sleep too!

Night All! 💤😴

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Sundance Dance Festival Day 3

I’m just so damn nauseous today. I had to get up at the same time that I usually do on school days, except today I had to actually get ready to go. We had to leave by 9:00 this morning. When I went downstairs, I saw that it was snowing!!! Crazy!! It’s the middle of April for Pete’s sake!! I’m so ready for warm weather!! We got to the Dow by about 9:50. My daughter went back stage and I waited in the lobby. I was only by myself for a short amount of time. Another one of the moms came in and sat with me. We talked for about an hour. Then we went into the theatre to watch our girls dance. The competition in this category did not seem as stiff as it was at the previous competition. I’m not trying to be rude or anything like that, I know it takes a ton of courage to get out on that stage and dance! I could just tell that our girls were going to do well. And they did!! It was their lyrical dance, and they came in first with a high gold and they won the choreographer award for the dance as well. My daughter is enjoying herself more than last time, because she isn’t feeling sick this go around!! We only had the one dance this morning. So after they were finished, we came back home. We got home at about 12:30. I was feeling pretty sick, so around 1:30 I decided that I was going to have a sleep. I slept off and on. I heard my son come in after school. I sort of woke up then, but I didn’t really get up until awhile after when my oldest daughter and my son came in to see me. I got up then. My son and I stayed upstairs for about an hour and played a game that he made up. Then my hubby came upstairs and we talked for a while and my younger daughter came in and the three of us talked. We decided it was time for supper. So I went downstairs and got some food together. We played HQ while I was still in the kitchen, but we only got to question 5 before it got quite hard. We had supper. Then I went to Sobeys and bought some dog food and a few other things that we needed. When I came home, the kids had root beer floats, because I bought them the stuff for them as a treat. I went upstairs and got a bag together for tomorrow night. My daughter brought my son up and got him ready for bed while I was finishing up some things and getting myself ready for bed. She had him sleeping before long! I finished getting ready and am going to go to sleep myself. Night All! 💤😴

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Sundance Dance Festival Day 2

This morning, once the kids were at school, I decided that I was going to snooze some more! However, before I went to bed, I called the dr back. I told her that I wanted to try the Flagyl. This is the antibiotic that she initially wanted to put me on, but she didn’t because years ago, when I was in the hospital after one of my surgeries, I had an allergic reaction to it. However, I was on many different medications at the time and I didn’t have a severe reaction, I just couldn’t swallow, at all! No matter how much I tried, I was unable to swallow. At the time they decided it was probably the Flagyl, as that was the drug that had been administered before I had that reaction, but they didn’t really know. Anyway, the dr said that Flagyl is the best medicine to kill off the little buggers in my tummy that are making me sick. The last antibiotics that they gave me didn’t work and the other one she considered trying isn’t available in Canada. So, it was down to Flagyl. Anyway, I left a message with the receptionist for the dr, stating that I wanted to try the Flagyl. About 2 hours later, interrupting my sleep, I received a call back from her saying that she faxed the Flagyl prescription to Rexall for me. Yay! So, I slept for a while longer, kind of off and on. My hubby was supposed to have his meeting with the lady who is helping him find a job. He got ready and drove downtown and arrived at her office to be told that she wasn’t there. He ended up meeting with someone else for a while. She did have a good reason for not being there, she’s in the hospital. Even so, he was pretty disappointed. I think he’s getting a bit stir-crazy. Also, he is very concerned about money or rather the lack of it!! He went to Southgate and got a gift for our son’s birthday, then he came back home. I got up and he told me that the pharmacy had called, I wasn’t surprised. They were concerned that I had been prescribed a medication that is marked on my file as something I am allergic to. So, they hadn’t filled it yet. I explained the situation and asked him to go ahead and fill it. I called my daughter’s school and told them that she was leaving early today and that she will be missing tomorrow for a dance competition. This competition is called the Sundance Dance Festival, or something like that. It started yesterday, but my daughter didn’t have any dances yesterday. I went and picked her up from school. We came back home and started getting ready for the competition. She had to do her hair and makeup, etc, so that she would be ready to dance when we got there. I didn’t need to do all that much to get ready to go. So, I did what I needed to do, then I went to the Rexall to pick up the Flagyl. We still don’t have any health insurance, so I had to pay full price. I didn’t really care, I just want to feel better. I also got a couple things that my daughter needed for the competition and then I got some cash out, because entrance fees are always due in cash at competitions. I went home and my daughter was almost ready to go. I took my first dose of the antibiotics and, low and behold, no allergic reaction!! My daughter did a couple more things, then we left. My oldest daughter was leaving at the same time, she had to go to the David’s Tea on Whyte Avenue for her orientation. We had to get gas for the van, but then we left Beaumont and headed to Fort Saskatchewan and the Dow Theatre. We arrived about 10 minutes before she was expected. We bought my entrance pass and a program and then she went back to the dressing rooms. I waited in the lobby for about an hour. Thankfully some of the other Amanda moms sat by me and we were talking. They told me that the competition was running about 15 minutes early. I probably wouldn’t have gone into the theatre in time, if they hadn’t told me that!! I watched my daughter dance her lyrical solo and a couple other Amanda’s dancers were in the same category. In the end she received a silver. At this competition that is a score between 80 – 84. There are only bronze, silver, gold and high gold at this competition, there is no high silver this time. Every competition scores things differently than the last. Also every adjudicator is different and looks for different things. I thought that she danced well, better than she did last competition, in my opinion. I think she felt better too. We met afterwards in the lobby. We decided to stay to watch the next category, it was more lyrical solos, but they were at a higher level and mostly older. There were 3 Amanda girls in this category. They did really well. We went home after that category. I stopped at the Wendy’s and got my daughter some chicken strips and each of us a drink. I wasn’t feeling hungry. We drove to Beaumont. We stopped at the Shoppers to get her a new charge cord for her phone. They didn’t have hair nets and she needs one for her ballet dance on Saturday, so we quickly went to Rexall and got one there. Then we went home. My hubby and son were upstairs reading a story before bed. My oldest was home, sitting on the couch eating. She had gotten home a bit before us. At her orientation they gave her a box of different types of tea that she has to try and write about for her training. She said that she’s allowed to wear whatever she wants to work and she will be at the Whyte Ave David’s Tea two times next week to train. I did a couple things on the main floor and let the dogs out. Then I went upstairs and got ready for bed. I’m tired. I decided that it was too late for the treadmill tonight. I’m going to bed now.

Night All! 💤😴

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Still Grumbling About My Tummy!!

Instead of calling back the dr, like I should have, I just went back to bed this morning, once the kids were off to school. I was still feeling quite sick, I know, not big news! I slept until my daughter woke me up to play HQ with her and my hubby. (HQ is a trivia game that you get on your phone. It’s a live game with a host who asks 12 questions that start fairly easy and quickly get difficult. You play for real money. This afternoon was the biggest pot ever, they were giving away $300,000.00. With the number of winners today, they each got about $3,000.00. It started with over 2 million players and ended with only a few hundred winners!! It was a special game this afternoon, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We all play it together as a family. We’re each on our own phones, but we tell each other the answers if we know them and we each choose a different option if we aren’t sure of the answer. It’s kind of fun!! If you are interested, please tell me. I can send you “an invitation” and then if you accept, I get a free life! Hee hee! Ulterior motives!!) Anyway, I woke up to play the game. We got stuck on question 8 today. My hubby touched the wrong answer, even though I told him it wasn’t the first one!! Oh well! We watched all of the questions, they actually had 15 questions today. We knew some more of the answers, but once you’re out, unless you have an extra life, you’re out. Also, you can only use 1 extra life per game. After playing that. I had some tea and checked emails and other things on my phone. Then my daughter and I picked up my son from school. We dropped him off at home, because he didn’t want to come to the library or the store. We went to the library so that I could fax my practice permit for 2018 to The College of Alberta Psychologists. They received my scanned copy, but wanted it in HTML format and I couldn’t figure out how to turn the scanned copy into HTML, so they asked me to fax it instead. After the library, we went to Sobeys and got some groceries. Then we went to the Dollarama and bought some hangers. We went home from there. We stopped to check the mail and my daughter got two government cheques in the mail, so we quickly went to the bank and deposited them and then we went back home. I got some laundry going, because my son had fallen in the mud at school and his clothes needed a good wash! My son wanted a Dude Perfect toy from Toys R Us. He was looking online at the Toys R Us website. We got his piggy bank and we counted his money to see if he could afford the one that he wanted. When we were finished and had put all of the change back, I started to cook supper. We were having tacos. It didn’t take very long to cook. We had just sat down to eat and my daughter called and wanted to be picked up. So my hubby went to get her and then they came back and joined us at the table. My daughter was excited because her learners license arrived in the mail. Her photo isn’t bad. Most of ours look like mug-shots! After supper, my younger daughter helped my son with his French word list. We cleaned the table and then did the laundry. We talked to my Momma on the phone for a short while. My hubby and I decided that we will be going to my Uncle Doug’s 90th Birthday party, in Calgary on the 21st. He’s not getting any younger and we haven’t really seen them in a while. We figured that it is overdue. So we checked different hotel prices online, that are close by. We found the most affordable one that can actually fit all 5 of us. So, I called them and booked it. Afterwards, I went upstairs and talked to my daughter for a bit. Then I got my shorts and tank top on and went downstairs to walk on the treadmill. I walked at an even faster pace today!! I did 4km in 45 minutes!! That would be the ring road in Beaumont. Afterwards I checked the laundry and started a new load. Then I came upstairs, let the dogs out and said goodnight to my daughter. My hubby had my son in bed already. He seems to get to sleep much faster for him than he does for me!! I had a shower, then finally got to bed to write this. It’s late now, so I’m going to go to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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An Intermediate Leader – Yay!!

This morning I woke up feeling awful…yet again! As soon as the kiddos went to school, I went upstairs to bed. I intended to call the dr back, but I was not functioning well, I had a lump in the back of my throat and felt on the verge of pain throwing up all day and night. I stayed in bed for a long time, my daughter woke me up when she received a delivery at the door. It was the crinoline that we ordered to go under her Cinderella gown. Truth be told, it looks more like a hoop skirt than anything else, but it does the job! Her dress now poofs out like it is supposed to. It’s a bit too long though. I’m not sure what to do about it. After we finished trying to figure out her costume and she had put it away, we went downstairs, my son came too, and watched an old VHS home movie video. It was from when my oldest daughter was just a little baby, to when she was a bit older to when she was 5 and my younger daughter was only 4 months old. They were both funny and cute videos to watch. There was about an hour and a half of footage recorded. Afterwards, we went upstairs and I started to cook supper. I made spaghetti meat sauce and pasta. It was tasty. My hubby and daughter had to eat quickly and then go to dance. The three of us ate once they left. We watched a good episode of Fixer Upper while eating. It was difficult to eat when I felt like I did. After eating and watching the show, I got up and cleaned up and put the leftovers away. Then I went upstairs to get shorts on, to go on the treadmill. My daughter got my son ready for bed and read to him, while I walked on the treadmill for about 45 minutes. My hubby and daughter came home while I was walking. She was in a great mood! She had had an excellent hip hop class that she really enjoyed. Also, she received an email from the camp Wohelo people offering her a summer intermediate leader position!! She’s pretty excited! She’s always wanted to do that and has been attending this camp since she was about 2 years old, with me to mom and kids camp!! I’m very happy for her!! After I got off the treadmill, I had a quick shower and got ready for bed. I’m calling the dr back for sure tomorrow. I’m sick of feeling sick. Night All! 💤😴

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Useless Prescription☹️

This morning it was hard to wake up. I struggled quite a bit, even though I knew I had to get moving and get my son up. Oh my goodness, my tummy is bothering me so much right now. I have to speed this up and get to bed. Ug! Once I finally did get up and got my son ready for and off to school, I made my tea and flopped onto the couch. My hubby and I talked about money, as things are getting tight with him still not working! We then watched some house flipping shows. I was stupid tired and sick though. Around noon my Momma called and we talked on the phone for a bit. Then I called the dr’s office and they made me an appointment with the original dr who saw me about my dumb tummy, for 5:00 today. I then went upstairs and had a snooze. I woke up when my son came running upstairs and jumped on the bed. He was excited about something and really wanted to tell me. Then my hubby left with my daughter to drive her to dance. My oldest left to go pick up her friend. It was just my son and I, so we played for about 45 minutes and then had to go to my dr’s appointment. I told her that I was feeling the same way. She really wanted to give me Flagyl, but I had a bit of a reaction to this when I was in the hospital once. So she gave me a prescription for a different drug. She also gave me another lab requisition to get checked out again – yuck! So, despite having no health insurance, I went to the pharmacy with my prescription. And…it turns out that you can’t buy or even order this medication in Canada. So it was super helpful…(sarcasm!!!) Ug! Now I don’t know what to do. Do I just get the lab test done and bloody wait while I continue to feel like this or do I call the dr’s office back?! Frustrating stuff!! Once my son and I went back home, we had just come in the door when about 1 minute later my daughter and her friend came in. They went downstairs, her friend came over to help her clean her room. My son and I played for about another 45 minutes, then I realized the time. I quickly went to Sobeys and got something to cook for supper. I went home and made supper, and played with my son while it cooked. It was ready just as my hubby and daughter came in the door. We all had supper. Then my younger daughter and I made a quick batch of insta-cookies. While they cooked, she had a speedy shower and I got ready to go on the treadmill. We went downstairs and the cookies were not quite ready, so we cooked them a little longer. My hubby put my son to bed. The cookies were finished, so she was going to wait a couple minutes until they cooled, while I went downstairs to get on the treadmill. I was about to start, when she called me back upstairs. So I went upstairs to see what she wanted. She couldn’t find the dog food and thought the dogs were hungry. I showed her where it was, it was not in it’s usual spot. My other daughter and her friend came upstairs then. They all had a cookie, then they left, so my daughter could drive her home. I, finally, went back downstairs and walked on the treadmill for about 50 minutes. When I finished, I went upstairs and had some water, let the dogs out, etc. Then I came upstairs, had a shower and I got ready for bed. Now I’m going to actually lie down and try to ignore my stomach and get some sleep. Night All! 💤😴

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