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About Jenn

I am married a mom of 3. We live in Alberta, Canada. I'm currently at home with our son & the our girls after school. I originally stopped working because of health issues, but it opened up the opportunity to be with my kiddos!! I have challenged myself to write 365 posts this year (2015)!! I am attempting to get myself healthy body, mind & spirit - one day at a time.

Happy Father’s Day!

This morning I slept in. My son got up before me and went on his phone for a while. Then we got up and went downstairs. The kids gave my hubby Father’s Day cards and his present. Then I went to Sobeys with my younger daughter. We came home and had something to eat. Then I drove my younger daughter to her friend’s house, we stopped at the Dollarama on the way there to buy her friend a card. A few of them were going to the Shawn Mendes concert tonight. They were all meeting at the one girls house first and going from there. After dropping her off, I came back home and my son and I went outside and found 4 big pots and went through the old soil that was in it, to make sure that it didn’t have any old roots or anything in it. Once we went through it and “cleaned” it out we added new soil to the top of each pot. Then we planted a sunflower plant into each pot. These are from the flowers from my daughter’s bed program from her school. They have not all been claimed yet, all of the people haven’t gotten back to my daughter and the sunflowers had to be planted. They were not looking very healthy in there little pots! My oldest daughter was also going to the same concert with her friend, she left for her friend’s house while my son and I were outside! We came inside at about 6:00. My hubby BBQ’d smokies and hot dogs and we had air-fried potatoes with them. Then we watched the second LEGO movie on the box. Afterwards, I got my son into bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready for bed!!

PS. Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad! He’s an amazing father who’s always been there whenever I’ve needed him for anything, now and always and I love him so!! Thanks for everything dad💕♥️❤️

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Ballet Exam Day!!

This morning, after not sleeping very well last night, my alarm went off at 7:00. I got up and had a shower. Then I dried my hair, got dressed and ready to go. My daughter had to be at the studio by 9:30 this morning. The studio’s ballet exams were all day today and my daughter was helping with the music for the little kids this morning. She also was helping get some of them prepared for their exam while the teacher was busy with the current exam! She had to be at the studio helping from 9:30 – 1:00. So, I dropped her off and then went to my mom and dad’s for that time. It was way too long to just sit in my van outside the studio!! My mom helped me cut out an inside bra-type lining out of an old bathing suit that no longer fits me and sewed it into a new bathing suit that I ordered online that doesn’t have one! We visited and also had lunch before I had to go pick up my daughter. I got her from the studio and we drove back to Beaumont. We went to Shoppers to buy hairpins for her bun for her exam later. They didn’t have a hairnet, so we went to Rexall and bought her one there, along with some dry shampoo and a card for her ballet teacher. We then went home. We had a few hours at home, we didn’t have to leave again until around 5:00 for her ballet exam! I quizzed her on the theory for her exam, she had me go over it a few times! Then I re-sewed the elastic straps on her ballet slippers where they were over-stretched and no longer looked very nice, because she can lose marks if her shoes don’t look neat and nice. She ate something small and then we drove back to the studio. I dropped her off and then drove to Timmy’s and bought my earl grey tea and muffin. I went back to the studio and waited for her there. They ended up being ahead of schedule, so her group went in early, so she came out about 40 minutes earlier than I expected! She did really well on her exam and received a “commended”, which is a score of 80-84%. When she was finished we drove home. When we were walking in the door, my hubby, son and oldest daughter were about to leave and go for a walk to check out the small midway in town, since it’s Beaumont Day this weekend. My daughter and I missed the parade this morning, because of the ballet exams. She and I warmed up the burgers that my hubby made for supper. Then I filled up the water bottles and let out the dogs. It was only about 9:00, but I was feeling tired. I was letting the dogs in when the rest of the family came back home. My son was feeling tired too. So, I got him ready for bed and now I’m going to get myself into bed, nice and early, because I’m sooo tired!

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Sickos!!

This morning my hubby didn’t go to work again, because he’s still not feeling well. I got my son ready for school and dropped him off. I came home and tried to pay for his year end picnic order (his school has a picnic at the end of the year every year and the orders had to be paid for by today, I’ve been trying to pay for the past couple of days, but it keeps telling me that PayPal isn’t working!) so I called the school and they told me that I had to bring in cash or a cheque. I went back out and to the bank. I got out enough cash and then bought tea, so I had the correct amount of money. Before going to the school, I went to Rexall and bought cold medicine for my younger daughter, who seems to have caught the same cold as my hubby. Then I went to the school and paid for my son’s picnic order. I went back home and my oldest daughter was awake. I had my breakfast, then my daughter and I went to Walmart. We bought my hubby something very small for Father’s Day and I also bought a couple of groceries. Then we came back home. I picked up my daughter after her math test. Then I made grilled cheese sandwiches. It started hailing out so crazily that it looked like snow! It was wild, but short-lived, like hail storms generally are! I went to pick up my son, but he walked home!! When I got home he was already here!! After watching him and my daughter play a new video game briefly, I started supper. Apparently I didn’t start it soon enough, because my son and hubby had to leave for his soccer practice before supper was ready. We ate while they were gone and they ate when they got home. My daughter and I watched a few episodes of our show. My younger daughter suddenly called me at 9:00, remembering that we didn’t wash her tights, body suit or shoes for her ballet exam tomorrow!! So, I stopped what I was doing and put the body suit in the washer and did the rest by hand!! Then I hung it all up to dry!! Then I got my son into bed. Now I’m going to bed too!

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

A Very Looong Social Diploma Exam!!

This morning was like every other morning this week, I got my son off to school and then did my regular morning stuff. I also got some laundry in again. I went upstairs to get some things to put into the wash and nearly had a heart attack, because my hubby was home, asleep on the bed! It was 10:30 by then. He came home from work when I was dropping off my son and went to bed. I guess that they sent him home because he’s sick. I certainly wasn’t expecting someone to be there when I went upstairs!! It scared the daylights out of me! I got laundry in and folded the towels that I washed yesterday. Then I cleaned the dog hair off of the front stairs, they were really quite bad! Afterwards, I laid down on the couch and went on my phone for a while. I went to the school to pick up my daughter at about 2:55, when I hadn’t heard from her yet! Turned out she took the entire 6 hours for her exam!! Wow! She was the very last one in the room, not surprisingly! I guess it’s good that they gave them that much time, after all!! I didn’t need to pick her up though, because she ended up going to the city with her friend. So, I went back home, because my son was walking home again today. I put the laundry in the dryer. I was feeling tired, so I laid down for a couple hours. Then I got up and made supper. Then my daughter and I watched a few episodes of our show. I got my son into bed and now I’m going to get myself into bed too!

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Another Night Of Dance And Soccer!

I got my son ready for swimming lessons and school and then dropped him off. Then I came home and did my regular morning stuff. Afterwards I did some laundry again. I got some towels into the wash and folded the sheets that I washed yesterday and then put them away. Then I folded and put away some sweaters that I also washed. Afterwards, I went through some more clothes. I laid down for about an hour. Then I got up and put the towels in the dryer. Then I picked up my daughter from school. My son wanted to walk home again today. My daughter and I went out back and watered her bee flowers 🐝. Then I got dressed and went to Sobeys and got a couple groceries that we needed, buns for supper tonight and ham for sandwiches for lunches. Then I came home and started supper. My son had soccer and my daughter had her second extra ballet rehearsal for her exam on Saturday. They were almost at the exact same time. My son’s soccer was from 6:15-7:20 and my daughter’s ballet was from 6:30-7:30! I finished my part of the supper and my hubby BBQ’d the meat and we ate just in time, fairly rushed actually, we all left in a hurry at the same time! I dropped off my daughter and went and got a drink, then just waited outside the studio. My son called me when his game was finished to let me know that they won again!! They certainly have improved since the beginning of the season, although it also depends on who they’re playing against! Some of the kids that they have played seem to be a good foot taller than them and seem to have been playing for years! While other teams appear to be pretty equally matched, still others seem to be younger than them and don’t know what they’re doing and make our boys look like the pros out there!! So, I guess that it’s kind of a crap shoot!! The final tournament should be interesting… After my daughter’s dance, we drove back to town, but instead of coming home, I dropped her off at her friend’s house. They were driving back to the city to meet Danette to sign their camp forms for work this summer. They’re both working at camp Wohelo together again!! My daughter is feeling super nervous, because she took social 30 this semester and tomorrow is the written portion of her final exam. There are 2 parts, a source analysis and an essay. They can take up to 6 hours to write it. She doesn’t think that she will actually need the full 6 hour time frame (which is a little outrageous!!) but she’s afraid that her brain will be fried having to write both a source analysis and an essay. She’s freaking out a bit!! Hopefully she gets a good night’s sleep tonight!! After I dropped her off at her friend’s house, I came home. I checked the laundry that I had in. Then I sat in the living room where my son was on the play station and my daughter was watching YouTube. I watched the end of her video with her and we watched another one. Then I got my son ready for bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready for bed as well.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Flowers For The Bees 🐝

This morning I got my son ready for swimming lessons and school again and then dropped him off. Then I came home and did all of my usual morning things. Then I did some laundry. I went through another drawer in my room. I did more laundry. Then I picked up my daughter from school, because she had her spare today. When I got home I decided to lie down for a while. My son wanted to walk home and my daughter didn’t have dance. She woke me up at about 3:45 anyway, because I had to help her deliver flowers anyway. She is on the SAP committee at school (I totally forget what it stands for…!) and they have been doing a bunch of bee projects, including building hives with classes in the elementary schools and they also sold “bed friendly” flowers to people in town who were interested. So over the weekend she tried contacting some of the people. Only a couple got back to her. We picked up her flowers and then went and dropped some of them off. The rest are now on currently our back deck!! I’m not quite sure what will happen to them if the people who bought them don’t ever get back to her!! Afterwards, my oldest daughter and I made breakfast sandwiches for supper for everyone. It took quite a while though, because the breakfast sandwich maker that we have makes 1 at a time!! So, when you’re making 10, well that takes a while!! When they were finally all finished! We ate and then we just watched a couple of episodes of our show. Then I got my son into bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready as well.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Extra Ballet Rehearsal And Soccer At The Same Time!!

My son’s swimming lessons started at school today, so I had to make sure that he was ready for that and not just school. They walk to the pool every day this week. They leave the school a bit early and walk to a park and have a picnic first and then go to the pool for their swimming lessons. I forgot to buy him new goggles over the weekend and he really dislikes swimming without goggles, but he had to do it today!! Once he was at school, I came home and had my breakfast and then cleaned up the kitchen like I usually do. Then I did some laundry. Afterwards, I went upstairs and exfoliated and showered! I know that sounds strange, but I have been super, crazy dry! Then I laid down for an hour and a bit. I didn’t really sleep though. I just rested. I did some math laundry and then I went and picked up the kids from school. I came home and talked to my oldest daughter and my hubby about money things, then I started supper. I watched one episode of our show with my oldest daughter. Then I drove my younger daughter to her extra ballet practice. My son had a soccer game and they won again tonight! They’ve really been playing quite well, I didn’t get to watch it, but they certainly have improved!! After my daughter was finished dancing we drove to South Common and went to The Garage. She tried on a bunch of dresses for A Touch Of Class on Friday and ended up picking one out. Then we went to Canadian Tire and I bought my son some new goggles for his swimming lessons. Afterwards, we drove home. My son was still awake. I got him into bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready for bed as well.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

A Grocery/Meal Planning Day

I was so tired last night that I wrote my post, but forgot to publish it!! Oops! My mom and I were texting today and she said that she didn’t get it today. I checked it and realized my error! I fell asleep quite quickly last night, but woke up a lot and ended up not sleeping all that well…super frustrating! I was awake early this morning. Then kind of fell asleep again, on and off. My son slept in. My younger daughter came into my room to talk to me and then about 15 minutes later, my older daughter came in. We ended up going downstairs and having some tea and something to eat. My son played a video game and recorded himself playing it with his phone. My daughter and I made a meal plan for the next 2 weeks and a grocery list. My younger daughter was going to a friend’s house and my hubby went to his buddies house, so my son had to come shopping with my oldest daughter and I. We went to No Frills first and then to Sobeys. Afterwards, I bought him a slurpie from 7/11. Then we went home. We put all of the groceries away. Afterwards, I made supper. We ate supper and then my daughter and I watched some episodes of our show. Then she went to bed, because she works early tomorrow and I got my son ready for bed. Once he was in bed I got myself ready for bed, because I had a headache and felt tired from my crappy sleep last night.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

Year End Dance Show

Today was my daughter’s year end dance show. I woke up at around 9:15 to get ready to go. We left at about 10:30. We picked up my daughter’s friend and got breakfast. Then we drove to Fort Saskatchewan to the Dow theatre. My daughter had to be there by 11:30 and the show didn’t start until 1:00. We dropped her off and then went to Safeway to buy her flowers. We ended up getting her succulents, because she likes them and we decided that they last a lot longer. Then we drove back to the theatre and waited there and lined up, so that we would get decent seats. My parents joined us in line when they got there. We got pretty good seats, in the middle section, right in the middle. It was a pretty great show! At the end of the show they always have an awards ceremony. This year my daughter won the very last award, the Dancer Of The Year Award!! WooHoo!! It’s a really amazing award and it comes with a $500 scholarship for next year!! Here’s a photo of her with her dance teacher, Miss Amanda:

Now all my daughter has left is her ballet exam next Saturday and she’s finished dance for the year!! It was a sad day for the dancers, because a few of the girls are moving to a new studio and one of the girls that my daughter is really close with is moving to Kelowna for University. So, following the show they were all crying and very sad.

On the way home, we went to Wendy’s and then we drove back to back to Beaumont. We dropped off my daughter’s friend and then went home. Once we got home we put my daughter’s flowers that she got from my parents into a vase. Then my oldest daughter and I watched a few episodes of our show. We were feeling pretty tired. So I got my son into bed and then got myself ready as well.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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

A Visit With Good Friends!!

This has to be short and sweet, because I am so tired tonight!!

This morning I woke up early, because I had to get ready to leave to go to my friend’s house straight from dropping off my son at school. I went to her house on the west-end of the city and our other good friend also came over. We had a really nice visit. It was really great to see them both!! We left at about 11:40, because my friend had an 12:00 appointment. I got back into town and got gas in the van, went to Sobeys and then to Rexall. Then I came home. I sat with my daughter until she left for work. Then I got a frozen roast cooking in the oven. Afterwards, I went upstairs and closed my eyes for about 45 minutes, because I wasn’t feeling well, until my son came home with his friend. He played with his friend for a while. I went on my phone. My daughter was doing extra activities after school at school, so I didn’t have to pick her up. After a while my hubby came home from drinks after work. I went on my phone for a while. Then I got the rest of the supper ready. We ate supper and then I had a shower. Afterwards, I helped my daughter get all of her costumes ready for her year end show tomorrow. Then I got my son into bed. I went on my phone for a while. Now I’m going to get myself ready as well.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their Health Topic List.

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