5 Crowns

Money, or, rather the lack thereof, is stressing me out right now!! Here’s the dilemma: do I get a part-time job and lose my disability payment?? Or do we keep things the same? The thing about my CPP disability payments is that it is very hard to get approved and piton the program. So, hypothetical, I start working part time somewhere and then I start to feel like crap again – well, tough poop! I think it’s lost. Soooo…do I just try volunteering to see if it’s too difficult for me?? Like, if I don’t feel well enough??? I don’t know what to do…I do know that we need more money some how. I wish that there was something that I could do from home (without having to sell something!)!! It might be time for some research!! All I know are the facts. And right now the very clear fact is that we’re broke!! It’s so frustrating having gotten so sick that it fucked up my career!! It’s very very crappy! I don’t even know what I’d do, if I’d look for something in my field or just some small part time job at Starbucks or a bookstore or something. I don’t even know if I’d remember how to work in my field. I hope that I would, but it’s been a long long time!! Well, I guess that some research is needed. My future looks unknown. I could work at the library. I’d like that. Hmmm…

My hubby says that if things keep on going in the Direction that they’re currently heading, we are going to end up living in a box. We’ll be homeless in Beaumont. We’ll lose the house and be screwed…he scares me when he talks like that…

Today was another homebody day. We fiddled with things like painting with my son. We found a tutorial that gave us step by Step instructions on how to draw Pikachu. So we did that together. I went to the walk/in dr appointment today with my oldest daughter. She needed some refills and a dr note for work and I needed to pick up my expensive prescription. $118 – after going through insurance and having them pay 80%of it. I don’t know what you’d do if you needed these pills and had zero insurance!!! You’d be screwed!!!

After the dr and pharmacists visit, we made a quick supper. Then I played the balloon game with my son. While we were doing that, my daughter got 5 Crowns (a new game that we played at my parent’s…I ordered it for us to play, because we really enjoyed it. So then all five of us played 5 Crowns. It was fun!! Then it was bed time. And here I sit. Exhausted and it’s late late late!!! Night Night!! Night All! 💤😴

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Hopefully one day I’ll get it right, or at least have fun, while about it I write!!”

Wonder Woman

I got woken up today by my hubby and middle daughter. They had about five pairs of sunglasses – 1 on top of another on top of another etc. They came in telling me that the eclipse was happening and that if you put on all of their layers of sunglasses, you could see it without hurting your eyes. I hope that they were right!! Because I looked right at the eclipse wearing all the layered sunglasses, as did they. We kept the glasses on when we looked at it. None of the photos that my hubby took worked out. We made sure to keep the dogs inside until the thingy said it was safe for them to go out. Don’t animals instinctually know not to look at those kind of things??? Just wondering. I mean, what about all of the animals in the wild. There’s no one keeping them inside until it’s safe for their retinas!! Lol.

The sweet, kind Ursula came by today. She had a bunch of sheets of watercolour paper for me to use. She said that some of it had yellowed and it wasn’t the very best quality, but to use as much of it as I could. How super sweet of her!! I had to leave a good sheet of paper at my mom and dad’s, they’re bringing it with them when they come home. I now have this paper from Ursula to use. Yay!! Thank you Ursula that was very kind!!

Afterwards, we reviewed our grocery list and crossed off anything my hubby bought yesterday during his little shop. The list was still pretty long. So my oldest and I went to Sobeys. We took quite a while in the store! We hadn’t really done a big shop, since we got back from BC and our fridge was pretty empty!! Such a big shop it was $300!!!! When we got home my hubby was out front sitting, visiting with our neighbour, Sharon. So, I put the groceries away, split up the big family packs of meat etc. Then I went back out front and visited with the neighbour for about an hour, before starting supper. We had make your own pizzas. I got all the toppings and stuff ready, then called the kids in to do their own. After supper, we watched Wonder Woman. It was pretty good – a bit sad. Definitely entertaining. We had a late supper, so the movie went pretty late. That’s why it’s so late now and I am going to go to bed. Night All! 💤😴

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Finally…The Guardians Of The Galaxy Two

I don’t even recall finishing last nights post. I went to bed so late that, of course, I fell asleep again while writing. I woke up around 3am and saw that I was sitting up and that my post wasn’t finished! I guess I finished it then. I’m not quite sure, I don’t remember! So, now I’m doing it tonight, late as usual. Hopefully, I don’t fall sleep again. I hope that whatever I wrote made sense, and that it wasn’t all gobblygook!! (My phone doesn’t like that word at all!!)

I wasn’t feeling great again today. My chest muscles still hurt from the dry-heaving 2 days ago! It’s such a strain on your body!! My oldest daughter and I spent a lot of time coming up with a meal plan and making a grocery list, early this afternoon. We were planning on going shopping and even though it’s expensive at the time, I find that it’s cheaper in the long run to plan our meals ahead and have the stuff pre pretty good thing that is a urchased, then to do a whole bunch of little shops along the way. So, we take all this time getting organized and then, my hubby goes to the store and just buys what’s on sale, granted some of it was on the list, but not all of it was. He just bought whatever he thought was a good deal! And, he did find some good deals. It’s just a little frustrating to have him completely ignore the meal plan that he wanted me to put together in the first place! Oh well. Now I’ll have to modify the list and plan and go tomorrow.

I haven’t even unpacked my suitcase yet!! I’ve unpacked my bathroom stuff and taken this or that out, but basically, it’s still packed. If it wasn’t so expensive, I could just hop back on the train and go back. I miss my mom and dad and like being at their house. My real plan is to unpack tomorrow. I’m going to have a difficult time finding places for everything. Even though I got a great start on my room before I left, it’s certainly not finished. I still have far too much stuff and need to continue paring down!!

While my hubby worked on getting groceries, I started painting. I wanted to finish the trees that I had started painting at my mom and dad’s. I also started a new one that has a beautiful sky. Some red, some yellow, some purple all together – it’s not done yet.

After supper, well actually, my hubby tried to get it working while eating supper, but it took some time. Finally, my hubby got a good copy of the movie Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 playing. Yay! Yay! YaY! Ive been waiting forever to see this movie!! It was good! Hectic and action-packed. Funny, definitely filled with humour. The first time is always the best, but that doesn’t mean I won’t watch it again. I’m starting to ramble and not make sense, because I keep drifting off to sleep!! Ug! Not again! Yup‼️‼️I’m going to bed right now, before it happens again!! Night All! 💤😴

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Happy Birthday Baby Doll

Today my baby turned 20!! Can you believe it??!! I certainly can’t! It just blows my mind. Poof!! I don’t have a clue where the time went. I feel like I was just pregnant with her – like she should still be a little baby-doll. I don’t know how she grew up so fast! I remember the nurse in the hospital yelling at me because she thought I was squishing her. I remember when her little ankle bracelets slipped off in the hospital and the nurse saying she’s not my baby, even though she hadn’t once left my side. She was such a difficult baby to nurse! I remember that! It just took forever for her to figure it out! So many memories of my little nugget and now she’s all grown up!! 20 years old! Wowza!! Happy Birthday baby-doll! You’ll always be my baby girl and I love you so so much!!

We decided to go to Cora’s for sorta brunch for her birthday. I say sorta, because it wasn’t until like 1:30 when we went. So it wasn’t exactly brunch, was it!? The original idea was brunch, but it happened much later than we intended it to! It sure was delicious though! Definitely worth the wait. They serve so much fresh fruit! It was tasty 😋! They carved a duck, or bird of some kind, out of an apple and sang to my daughter for her birthday. She seemed to really enjoy it. So that’s good. Because, I was feeling really awful! For the first time ever! I didn’t have a gift for her to wake up to! Nothing! I suck!! What a terrible mom I am!! I’ve never done that before. It was obviously bugging me, because it’s all I dreamed about last night! I kept wrapping up random things around the house for her, so she’d at least have something to open. I felt bad all day! We went on Amazon.ca and she picked out a few things that she’s been looking at. I’m going to order them for her and that’s going to be her gift. A little cheesy, but it was her idea. It’s definitely better than getting nothing! Goodness, I feel awful about that.

After Cora’s my daughter wanted to go to West Edmonton Mall. She wanted everyone to go, but my hubby didn’t really want to and neither did my son. Actually, my younger daughter didn’t want to go if we weren’t really going anywhere she wanted and she had no money (and we’re broke!!). So, my birthday girl and I went to West Edmonton Mall, just the two of us. It was fun! We got everything done that she wanted and that I wanted! We started out at Saje (I think that’s how the store spells it!) Then we went to Hot Topic (one of my daughter’s favourite stores). They had a deal where you buy any backpack, fill it up in the store with whatever you want, then you get it all, including the bag for 25% off! Following Hot Topic, we went to The Body Shop. There, I bought my eye cream, night cream and drops of life. Then I got my three free, for buying three things. I chose a face wash, toner and weekly microdermabrasion facial scrub. I also bought s brand new body cream that has fancy coffee in it. It smells awesome!! My daughter bought a few things too, a couple Body sprays and a foaming face wash. From The Body Shop, we went to Lush and then to the bookstore. Following the bookstore , we drove home. My hubby was BBQ’ing burgers when we got home. He had everything ready to go. So we ate supper then he brought out a surprise birthday cake from DQ. We sang happy birthday to her, then she left to go to a movie with her friend. It was almost bedtime then. We played a balloon game together, my son and I. Then we came up

To bed. And here we are!! It’s soooo late!!! I’m soooo tired! I need sleep… Night All! 💤😴

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Blech‼️

Today was not a great day… I was fine when I woke up, but it wasn’t long before I started to feel nauseous. I was making my son a peanut butter sandwich and suddenly started to feel super sick. I literally started gagging over his sandwich and ran to the kitchen sink and threw up repeatedly – until I was just heaving and there was nothing left in me to get out. It was super liquidy, as I hadn’t yet eaten, I had only had my first cup of coffee. (Sorry. That’s probably more details than necessary!!) It just happened out of the blue. I don’t know where it came from. I went and half sat half napped on the couch for a couple hours following that. My hubby took over sandwich duty and getting him ready to go play with a friend. I just suddenly felt like hell. Doing nothing for a while helped a bit, but I continued to feel super nauseous all day and night!!

So, because I wasn’t feeling great, I didn’t really do much of anything today. My son was at a friend’s, my middle daughter was at her dance camp and my oldest sat around with me. I don’t like the days when I do absolutely nothing. It feels like such a waste, but I truly feel sick today. Thankfully, I only got sick this morning. The rest of the day, even though I felt sick, I didn’t actually throw up again. My hubby watched Star Trek while I was out of it. Then he left around 3:30 to go pick up our daughter from dance camp, so my oldest and I watched some more Big Brother. My daughter and hubby got home just as we were starting another episode and it just happened to be the one that she was

on, since she watched one without us this morning, so she joined us. I just made tortellini for supper, because it is easy and I wanted easy today. After supper, we just watched a couple more episodes and caught up to my hubby, so he joined us for the last one that we watched. My son sat beside me on the couch with his iPad, once he got home from his friend’s house. However, that wasn’t until after supper, so he didn’t sit too long. Surprisingly, he was actually content!! He started a new game and was watching his favourite YouTuber play that game. Usually, he gets bored quickly and doesn’t want to just sit there and we end up playing something together. However, maybe because I told him how I was feeling, tonight he sat totally happily!! Yay!!

Tomorrow, my oldest turns 20!!!!! I can’t believe it at all! I always say that it’s not my birthdays that make me feel older, it’s hers! Well, 20!!! Sheesh!! How can I possibly have a 20 year old‼️ This is the first year, ever, that I have nothing for her!! I was going to get her something today, but ended up feeling sick. So, I feel so so bad!! I don’t know what I’m going to do!! Yikes, it sucks man. Well, on that positive thought, I gotta run! Until tomorrow…Night All! 💤😴

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Lazy Girls

Today was another perfectly lazy day! When we woke up it was already pretty late, so I ended up sleeping in a lot longer than I had intended. My son’s good friends mom texted me to see if he, my son, wanted to play today. So, I got him moving and got him dressed and fed, than I drove him to his friend’s house! Once he was there, I could have gotten a lot accomplished, or I could have finished the trees that I was painting at my

Mom and Dad’s house. However, instead of being productive, I drank some coffee, had some tasty blueberry scones and watched Big Brother with my oldest daughter. We’re really behind!! It’s one of those reality shows that you either love or hate!! It’s a good season though. They’ve added temptations this summer and it’s made it very entertaining to watch! There are a lot of big, clashing personalities, which is causing a lot of conflict. I don’t usually like watching people fight and be petty, but this is so over the top that it’s funny to watch!! Well, we’re definitely hooked, because I lost count of the number of episodes that she and I watched today! We caught up to my younger daughter. She was at dance camp today. She hasn’t gone for the whole week, seeing as we just got home on Tuesday, but she went today and is going again tomorrow. She had a lot of fun today and got to see all of her dance friends, whom she hasn’t seen in a while. She came home really happy and begging to go again tomorrow! So, we told her that going today and tomorrow will end up being part of her Birthday present in a couple weeks. My oldest has her Birthday first, on the 19th, then ten days later, on the 29th it’s my younger daughter’s 15th Birthday. My oldest is turning 20!! I can hardly believe it! I always say that it’s her birthdays, not my own, that make me feel old! I mean, how can I possibly be the mother of a soon to be twenty year old??!! Crazy!! When my younger daughter came in, we had perfect timing, as we were just at the exact episode that she last watched! So, she joined us and watched a couple more of the episodes. My hubby BBQ’d some supper and fries and we didn’t even move – we just ate in front of the tv. I did mention the laziness…right?? After watching Big Brother forever, I played a made up game with my son with his nerf-guns. We had a box with a hole in it. We used the hole as the target and took turns taking three shots each. After this game, I got Daisy’s ear medicine done and then came up to get ready for bed. And here we are!! Night All! 💤😴

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Kick Back And Relax

Today was a relaxing/nothing day. We got nothing done, really. Well, a little more unpacking and putting things away and a bit of laundry, but that’s about it. I feel like our house is so chaotic compared to my mom and dad’s. I miss their house already! I also miss them. You get used to seeing someone everyday that it’s weird when you suddenly don’t!!

Last night, before bed, we gave our dog, Daisy, a bath. We don’t know why, but for the past few days she has been really really stinky! She smelled like she peed all over herself or something. It was gross. It was all I could smell. So my oldest helped me give her a bath. We just tried to avoid her head, so that we wouldn’t get water in her infected ear. She smelled like wet dog all night, but that was an improvement over what she smelled like before! Smelly girl! Her limping has seemed to improve, but her ear still looks yucky! I’ve been putting the drops in it, like the vet said. I guess it hasn’t even been one week and he said to do it for two weeks! So, hopefully, it will improve with time.

We had no coffee cream, no bread, we were out of a lot, really. So we made a short list and then my oldest and I went to Sobeys today. We picked up a few things. Payday is tomorrow, so we just got about $45 worth of stuff. We’re going to make a bigger list tomorrow and a meal plan and go get groceries to actually fill up the cupboards and fridge! After Sobeys we went to Shoppers, looking for The Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We checked Shoppers, Rexall and the Walmart. My daughter was sure that it came out last weekend. Once we couldn’t find it anywhere, my daughter searched it and found out it doesn’t come out until next week!! Oops!! That was a bit of extra driving on our part and very disappointing! I have been waiting and waiting to see that movie. I wanted to go to it when it was in the theatre, but I never ended up going. I just loved the first movie! Well, I guess we should have searched it prior to driving all over the place!! Oh well! Now we know that it comes out this coming week, on Tuesday the 22nd. Oops!

We got home around 3:30. Then I sat on the couch and caught up on email and I played my Bear word game on my phone. I really like word games! They’re my favourite! I almost fell asleep on the couch, when my daughter pointed out the time and I had to get supper together. We were having Shake n’ Bake chicken with rice and veggies. It was good. My little man ate three chicken legs and then was just “starving” not even two hours later…weird! I’ve been feeling sleepy since almost drifting off to sleep over two hours ago. I feel like I can hardly keep my eyes open right now!

My younger daughter has a good friend sleeping over tonight. They’re going to sleep in her room I guess. It’ll be tight, but they’ll make it work. I’m writing this earlier than normally, so there won’t be any falling asleep while writing tonight! Because…I’m done!! Yay!! Night All! 💤😴

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We’ll Be Coming Round The Mountains, When We Come!!

Well, I woke up with my alarm this morning – and because I actually did so, I was able to have shower. Then I start out on the drive feeling more alert and ready to be in the car. My suitcase was basically packed last night. All I added this morning were my pjs from last night, everything I had on, other than my little travel robe, my eye mask, book, book light, a bunch of lip stuff and other things that were last minute things. We packed up the car quite quickly and we were all fairly fast at getting ready to go. My hubby wanted to be on our way by 8:00, and we actually left at 8:45.

Im super tired and I keep writing and deleting what I’ve written!! So, frankly, I’m getting no where! I’m tired because I woke up early to shower. This is going to be short. If it’s already down it doesn’t necessarily mean much. Our drive was safe and uneventful, which is good! We made pretty good time…unlike right now trying to write this. I was able to pack my art stuff – except for the large uncut sheet of paper. So, I’ll be able to practice. I just don’t have any big pieces of watercolour paper. I guess I’ll figure it out. Our ride was fine my hubby drove the whole way, he likes doing that! We stopped in Salmon arm to pick up a movie that came out today. It’s called Descendants two. The kids were pretty excited they were able to watch it on the way home. It’s a musical, so we all sang along together. The kids pretty much watched movies all the way home. I slept most of the way, off and on. The dog got sick and that was only right in the beginning of our trip. So we had to clean it really well and we bought air fresheners!! It was nasty – because I was the lucky one who got to clean it!! She only got sick once though so that’s good. We only stopped a couple times just for potty breaks. We did get breakfast at McDonald’s but that was quick. I think that was in Revelstoke. Not the healthiest breakfast, but fast! All in all,we had a good trip. I’m going to miss being at my mom and dad’s house. They’re coming back in about 3 weeks or so. We ended up going to BPs for supper. We were all tired and we wanted something fast that wasn’t fast food. It was OK. Afterwards, we unpacked a little bit and then got ready for bed.

I can’t believe that there’s only a couple weeks left of summer. Time sure flies! We have to start thinking about school supplies and getting ready for back to school. I don’t know if my brain’s there yet! I think I’m going to start getting ready for bed I’m so tired. I stayed up way too late and I’m going to pay for it tomorrow. So I need to go to sleep join the rest of my family. Night All! 💤😴

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Final Day Boat Ride!!

Today was our last day here. We head home tomorrow morning. The goal is to leave by 8:00am. So, I guess we'll see how we do. Hopefully we're not too far off from that, or we'll never hear the end of it from my hubby – lol. I'm planning on setting my alarm for early enough to shower. Then, if I'm too tired, I'll go back to sleep, and if I'm awake enough, I'll have a shower. I'm just spending the day in the van, so it's not the end of the world if I don't end up showering.

Today I did some more painting after breakfast. I finished one that I started last night, and I did another tree one, but I didn't finish it. My dad, my middle daughter and I went for a drive and took photos of birch trees. Then we walked on an old farmstead and took some more photos, some of the old buildings and some more trees. Then we went back home for lunch.

After lunch, some of us wanted to go to the beach and some wanted to go on the boat. I figured I hadn't been on the boat yet this trip, so I had better do so! My younger daughter wanted to go tubing, so she came on it and my dad drove the boat! The rest of them drove to a beach. We took the boat to the same part of the lake and sort of met up with them. My daughter just loves tubing. So, she did many runs behind the boat on the tube. I watched her hand signals and relayed the messages to my dad while he drove. A couple times she was on her belly on the tube and the majority of the times she was sitting up on it. She had a blast. My son and hubby and oldest daughter played in the more shallow water, but watched her tubing at the same time! My mom sat on the beach. She fell on the steep incline when they were walking down to the beach. It was all rocks, so she scratched herself up pretty good!! However, she was okay. Just a bit bruised. After tubing for a water, we went in atts close to shore as the boat could go and my daughter swam in and played around with the others. We dropped anchor, but dad and I stayed in the boat. I didn't feel like getting wet, it was a little chilly, in fact it was our coldest day yet! My dad stayed in because he's the only one who knows how to drive the boat!! Once we decided to go, my daughter swam back out and climbed up the ladder and into the boat. Then we took the boat back to the launch and they drove back to the house. We stopped for ice cream on the way back!!

When we got back to the house I added the next layer to my painting. Then we played Perudo again. After that, we had supper. Because we want to leave so early, we decided to pack up whatever we could tonight and leave out only what we need for bed and for the morning. When I went to zip up my suitcase, it zipped up way way easier than it did when I was on my way here! It makes me feel like I'm forgetting something…hopefully I'm not!! Once we had most of our stuff ready to go, we decided to play Five Crowns. We played it the other day. It's a card game. It has five suits, instead of just four and you get runs and sets and try to go out first. You start with three cards and go up by one card each round. Whatever number of cards you have, is the wild card for that round. (Did I describe this the other day??) Anyway, it's a lot of fun. Last time my oldest daughter won, this time around, my younger daughter won. It was close to 11:00 by the time the game was finished. My hubby went to bed earlier than the rest of us, he has to be alert tomorrow to drive home? The rest of us can sleep if we want. I hate the part of the highway, just past Golden. It's so high up in the mountains with such a sheer drop!! It just totally freaks me out! I press on my imaginary break while my hubby drives, lol! I try to sleep during that part of the ride. I know we'll be fine, it just freaks me out. Man alive!! Is my hubby ever snoring loudly!! I feel like I can barely hear myself think!! (If that even makes any sense!!)

I'm pretty exhausted right now! My eyes few heavy, even though I remembered to wait until after I write this to take my pills! I'll take them soon, because I think I'm almost done writing this. I feel just as sleepy as I do usually, except I haven't had any of my bedtime medications yet. Weird! The car is going to be super packed up tomorrow. They looked pretty tightly packed when they arrived, and none of my stuff was in the van yet. Not only do I have my suitcase, but I have my art stuff as well!! Hopefully it fits!! I don't really want to have to leave my art stuff behind!! If I have to, my mom and dad can bring it when they come back to Edmonton in a couple of weeks. I hope not though. I want to be able to practice at home, because I don't want too much time to pass, as I'm afraid of forgetting what she taught us. I'm going to take my pills and go to bed. Night night! Night All! 💤😴

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Lazy Day

The past few nights I've been doing the whole fall asleep while I'm writing thing. I was talking to my mom about it and said that I'm going to try to take my night time medication after writing my post, instead of before. However, out of habit, I completely forgot and I took my pills. So, hopefully I don't fall asleep again!! It's hard, because when I realize that's what I've done I'm often beyond tired, I'm at the I can no longer keep my eyes open stage, so it's super difficult to finish writing. I just fall asleep again!! It's super frustrating, because I know that I need to write, but it's like I just can't, for the life of me, keep my darn eyes open!! Hopefully tonight's not a repeat event…

Today we, or rather, I had a hang around home day. My dad, hubby and son went golfing this morning. I stayed home and had a shower and did some painting. Then, when they got home I did a bit more painting, we had lunch and I finished my painting. I practiced the birch trees and the northern lights techniques. After I finished my paintings, my mom, the girls and I played Bananagrams, while my dad, hubby and son went to the store to get supper and down to the beach to play with my son's remote control you boat (I bought for $5 at a garage sale). They came back, then my dad, my oldest daughter and my son went to a dog park with Aggy, not our limping Daisy, and to a spray park for my son to play around in. While they were gone, my hubby had a nap and we played some dice games; Tenzies (I think) & Perudo (I don't know if I spelled that correctly! It's fun! It is the game that Captain Jack plays on Pirates of the Caribbean.). They got back while we were playing the last game and started getting supper ready. We had nummy burgers, with potatoes and corn on the cob. It was good!

After supper my son convinced my parents to watch the movie Descendants with him. My younger daughter watched part of it and then went downstairs to her "room" to FAM (an app like FaceTime) her friends. My older daughter laid on her bed on her phone. My hubby played a game on the play station 3 (he brought from home). I painted some more. I re-tried the northern lights and failed epically!! Then I tried some more trees over a full background, instead of only partial background like she taught us. I didn't finish that one though. While waiting for parts of it to dry, I tried a smaller northern lights, which worked a bit better. I sometimes still feel like I don't know what I'm doing. I can't do it nearly as well as her, but I tried! I do still really enjoy doing it though! There's almost something therapeutic about it. I don't know if I need to relax more or what? Probably a big thing is practicing all of the stuff that she showed us. Not just today, but continuing to practice once we go back home. Tomorrow's our last full day before our long drive back home! For now, I'm going to go to bed now. Xo Xo Night All! 💤😴

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