A Movie With Mom!

This morning we woke up at about 7:50. We had just enough time to get my son to school on time. When my hubby got home from dropping him off, he made eggs for breakfast. I ate my food and while I was eating my daughter woke up and came upstairs and had breakfast too. When she was finished, we started cleaning up the main floor. It hadn’t been cleaned really well in some time and badly needed an overhaul! We cleaned for almost 4.5 hours straight! From about 9:00 until my mom came over, around 1:30. We were both ready for lunch by then. So we got some food ready and ate in the living room while watching the TV movie that we had pvr’d, about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. My mom was interested in watching it, the daughter of one of her best friend’s from high school plays Princess Kate in the movie. It was a pretty good story. It really makes you wonder which parts are true and which are made up or over embellished for the movie. It’s such a great story of overcoming and sticking to their own dreams and being themselves in a world where you are supposed to be a certain way all of the time. I enjoyed it. My daughter and son came home from school while we were watching it. My hubby drove them both to friends houses not long after they got home. When the movie ended, we made sure to set our pvr to record the actual wedding this Saturday. We’re recording it on CBC and it’s crazy long, it’s on live from 2am until 8am, which we looked up in London it will be at 12pm. We decided that we would get some sleep and watch it when we get up. This way we can watch what we want and skip through the boring parts, like the whole first hour is probably people arriving at the ceremony, etc. My mom left after we figured out all of the wedding times for Saturday. My daughter went outside with our dog and brushed her as much as she could, because she is shedding so so badly right now, it’s just the time of year. I was feeling super nauseous, so I took something for my tummy and then my hubby and I watched a tv show on demand. Then I started some fries cooking in the air fryer. I went outside with my daughter to help her cut out some mats from our dogs fur. My hubby picked up the kids from their friend’s. Then he BBQ’d. We ate supper. Not long after he left to take my daughter to dance. My oldest and I watched one of our recorded shows, we’re so behind on our shows!! My son went on the iPad while we watched the show. Then I took my son upstairs and got him ready for bed. I read and sang. Now I’m writing this while he goes to sleep. I may watch another show with my daughter, and then I’ll get ready for bed and crash. My tummy is so so yucky today. I’m just sick of it. Night All! 💤😴

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Happy Birthday To Me!!

It’s my birthday today. We woke up at about 7:30. We went downstairs and I opened my presents. It was the only time today that everyone would be home at the same time. I received two Google Home Minis, one for the main floor and one for my bedroom. They are pretty neat. We played around with it a lot today. My kiddos went to school not long after I opened my gifts. We had breakfast and watched some YouTube videos. My old friend called me and I talked with her for a while. It’s been a long time since we talked. We watched some videos about Google Home and setting it up and the different things that you can use it for. Then it was passed lunch time, so we had something to eat. Afterwards my daughter left for work. I went upstairs and got dressed and then I drove to the lab. I arrived just in time, because about 7 or 8 people came in right after me and there was a pretty long wait!! I waited for about 15-20 minutes. When I went back they took about 5 or 6 vials of blood and I had to do urine sample too. I also have to do another stool sample, but that is one that you do at home. After the lab it was just after 3:00, so I went directly to my daughter’s school to pick her up. We drove home so that she could change, then I drove her to dance. I drove back to Beaumont right after. We stopped at Shoppers and then Sobeys. My hubby BBQ’d burgers not long after I came home. It was just him, my son and I. We made enough for the girls to eat when they came home. After supper, my son and hubby dropped me off at my meditation class and they went to get my daughter from dance. During this class we did two meditations again. The first one was a mindfulness meditation. She started with a quick progressive relaxation meditation and then went into a description about a waterfall. I find it easier to do the guided meditations, which she said is normal when you are starting out. The last 5 minutes were just quiet and I found it difficult to remain focused and had many intrusive thoughts. The second meditation we did was a transcendental meditation (I think…). This time we had 15 minutes of quiet after she guided us in, there was relaxing music playing and we were supposed to focus on the mantra “rum”, said very slowly over and over in your mind. I had some disruptive thoughts during this one and I wanted to say “om”, not “rum”. It was good though. Definitely very relaxing. I don’t think I got to that sweet spot (as she calls it) where you find yourself in the place of quiet between your thoughts, where there’s ultimate peace and inspiration and healing. My thoughts were just too intrusive tonight. I did enjoy it though. After we were finished, I walked home. It was a beautiful day. When I got home I did a couple things and then I got my son ready for bed. I read to him in our bed so that he could see the silly pictures in the Captain Underpants book and then he went up on his bed and I sang to him. Afterwards I watched a tv show with my oldest, she came home from work while I was upstairs with my son. Then I got ready for bed. Now I’m going to crash. Thanks for all of the birthday wishes. Night All! 💤😴

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Mother’s Day!

This morning I slept in again. I usually get woken up by someone in the family, but I think because it was Mother’s Day they just left me to sleep. When I did wake up I went downstairs and had some strawberries. My younger daughter was making herself grilled cheese sandwiches, so she made one for me. After eating, I went on my phone for a while. Then I found my son some clothes to wear and I got myself ready to go. We went to my mom and dad’s house. We played Wizard and I won today – yay me!! Afterwards we set the table and sat down for supper. My mom cooked a rib roast and it was very tasty!! Mmmm… My oldest got to my parent’s house (from work) at about 7:00. We all played HQ together (none of us got very far…we all got stumped on the same question. We didn’t have enough time to each pick a different answer, so we all were eliminated on the same round!) My daughter ate supper while my dad cleared the table and got dessert ready, my younger daughter made the whipped cream. My oldest finished her supper and my dad and son brought in a birthday cake for me and they all sang happy birthday (I accidentally started singing at the beginning too…oops!!) My Birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but I won’t be seeing my parents tomorrow. They gave me a card with a bit of cash in it, enough for me to treat myself with a pedicure – yay!! After the cake (mom made angel food cake which has always been my favourite!!) we gave my mom her Mother’s Day gift, my daughter picked it up for me at her work. We got her a pretty mug (that comes with a diffuser and lid) and some earl grey tea from the David’s Tea that my daughter works at. Then the kids gave me my Mother’s Day gift, which was also from David’s Tea. I got 2 beautiful mugs (also with diffusers and lids) and two kinds of tea, my favourite, earl grey and a bedtime tea that I can’t remember the name of. We went into the basement and my son sang a couple songs for us. Then we drove home. I drove the van and my younger daughter and son came with me and my hubby drove the car and my daughter went with him. When we got home, I helped my son get ready for bed and said goodnight to him, then I got changed. I went downstairs and walked on the treadmill for about 45 minutes. Afterwards I went upstairs, got cleaned up and ready for bed. It’s pretty late and my tummy is still pretty yucky. It’s been going on for so long now…too frustrating!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone‼️

Night All! 💤😴

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Argh My Tummy!

Today I stayed in bed for a long time. I was feeling so super nauseous it was stupid!! I really am tired of this. I really hope that they figure out what the hell the problem is, because I don’t know how much more of this I can take!! It’s super frustrating and gets in the way of everything!! When I did get out of bed, I went downstairs and played a couple card games with my son. When we finished our game I went into the kitchen and my oldest daughter and I cleaned out the “tea” cupboard (which is what we called it). Who knew that we had soooo much tea?! I mean we had a lot!! We ended up tossing 3/4’s of it because it was expired. We cleaned out the entire cupboard and now there’s room in it and it looks clean and organized. We then did the cupboard above the stove and then the spice cupboard. We finished with the fridge. We certainly had a lot of stuff to throw out! When we finished, I was starving so I had some yogurt to tide me over. We went to No Frills, then Husky to fill up the propane tank for the BBQ and finally to Sobeys. Then we came home. My hubby BBQ’d and we had supper. I couldn’t finish mine, because my tummy was just too off and it really didn’t sit well at all!! I felt really awful for the rest of the night. We tried to watch CoCo on the box, but it didn’t really work. It was a good copy, it was in HD, but the stupid thing kept on freezing and buffering! So often that you just couldn’t enjoy the movie. It was a bit disappointing. The silly box is always hit or miss. It either works really well or it doesn’t work at all. Tonight was one of those not working days. We tried another movie, but it didn’t work either. So we ended up just watching a couple of pvr’d shows. My daughter and I are super behind on our pvr’d shows and have a ton to watch. After a couple episodes, it was already almost 11:00. So, my daughter went to bed, since she has to work tomorrow and my son and I came upstairs and got ready for bed also. I’m super nauseous and tired right now. So I’m going to go to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Represent Street Dance Competition

This morning we slept in a bit. We woke up at 8:20 and my hubby usually is leaving with my son to go to school by 8:25. So, needless to say, he was a bit late for school!! I felt rushed too, because my daughter and I had to leave for her hip hop competition (the last competition of the season!!!) by about 9:00-9:15, by the time I got my son ready, I didn’t have a whole lot of time left for myself! I managed and we left by 9:15. We had to stop at the bank on the way. We arrived at the UofA by about 10:00. By the time we parked, payed for parking and walked to the Myer Horowitz theatre we arrived exactly at 10:15, which is when my daughter needed to be there. I bought my ticket and got my program, then I sat with a couple of the moms that are also from Amanda’s. We went into the theatre a bit early and watched some of the numbers before our kiddos went on. The first dance was hip hop line. They did really well today. There wasn’t a prop problem at the beginning this time, so they started out strong! They kept the energy up throughout the dance and did great! This competition has long sessions before adjudication. The first session went from the morning to about 12:30. When they finished their dance, they had a good hour long break before they had to be back for adjudication. I met my daughter in the lobby and took her down to the food court. I wasn’t feeling hungry, by sick, so I got her Subway and I just had a drink. After she ate we went back upstairs to the theatre. She took the rest of her sandwich to her bag in the dressing room and got ready to go backstage. I went up to the balcony and watched the adjudication from there. They called all of the kids back onto the stage and there were a ton of them. They all sat with their groups and were squished in and filled up the entire stage. They did great! They received a gold and second place! When adjudication was finished, my daughter had to go back to the dressing rooms and change her hairstyle and then go to rehearsal hall. I went downstairs and outside and sat in the sun withone of the moms that I really like and get along well with and her younger daughter, who was in the hip hop crew (the first dance) but is not in the next one (her older daughter is in both). We sat outside for a while and then went back upstairs to the theatre when it was close to the time for the next dance to go on stage. We went into the theatre and watched them. They did really great again!! We watched a few other dances, then went to the lobby and met our girls. We all went back downstairs to the food court and had something to eat and visited for a while, since it was again a long session before adjudication. We had almost an hour and a half to kill. When it was time, we went upstairs and the girls went backstage and we went upstairs to the balcony. We watched the last couple of dances in the session and then the adjudication. They received a gold again and an award for the most promising. We left the theatre after adjudication was finished. We met the girls again and said goodbye and went to our vehicles. My daughter and I drove home. It took a while to get out of the university area, traffic was very slow moving. Once we were away from the university it wasn’t nearly as bad. When we got home we were just in the entrance way when my hubby and son came in the door too. We went to BP’s for supper. Then we came home and my daughter got ready to go to her friend’s house and my son and I played a Switch game. Then my hubby drove her to her friend’s. My son and I went out front and played catch for a while. Then we went into the backyard and played a few different games , until it was dark and a bit chilly and we no longer could see very well. I turned on the big backyard light so we could finish our magnetic dart game. Then we came inside and we got ready for bed. We were both super tired! I’m so tired that my eyes hurt! My stupid stomach was feeling really very nauseous today! I wish I knew why. Like I predicted, I was gone for too long and was unable to go to the lab today. I guess Monday it is! For now, I’m going to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Too Much Sleep!!

This morning I practically stayed in bed. We got the kids off to school and I immediately went back to bed. I felt like I was hardly awake. I slept for a long time!! I woke up and realized that I had slept forever! I got up and had something to eat. Then I watched a bit of a show on the tv. It wasn’t long before my hubby left to pick up my daughter from school. I went upstairs when they got back, because I had to get ready to drive my daughter to dance. We left not long afterwards. I dropped her off and went to the Home Depot by my parent’s house. My hubby saw that they had some folding lawn chairs in bags for sale and we needed some new chairs for out back. I bought a few of them. Then I drove to my parent’s house. I visited with them for a bit, while my mom made supper. Then we ate supper together. She made rack of lamb and it was good! After supper dad made us coffee. I started to drink it at their place, but I had to go pick up my daughter. So, we put the coffee into a travel mug and I left to get my daughter. We drove back to Beaumont and stopped at the Rexall, before I went inside to pick up my prescription, we played HQ in the van. I got my tummy meds and then I went into Sobeys and bought stuff to make a salad. We went home and my hubby had cooked pasta and there was enough chicken left over from last night, so we just needed to throw a salad together and they had chicken salad for supper. I got changed and went downstairs and walked on the treadmill for about 45 minutes. I put it on an incline tonight, to change it up a bit. I can’t believe how much more difficult it was to walk on an incline!! I had to slow my pace down considerably and I was literally dripping with sweat by the time I finished!! I mean I’m used to walking at a pretty quick pace, but I just couldn’t keep it up with the incline!! Most of Beaumont is a hill and I am probably going to walk outside when I can, so I think that walking on an incline will help. I guess that I have to get used to it. When I was finished, I said goodnight to my son, my hubby had just finished reading to him and he was going to sleep. Then I got in the shower. Afterwards, I got ready for bed. I said goodnight to my younger daughter, like always and I talked with my oldest for a while. She went to a movie with her friends tonight and she just came home when I was getting ready for bed. I shouldn’t have stayed in bed as long as I did today, because I intended to go to the lab and that didn’t happen. Now I’ll have to wait until Monday, because I’m gone most of tomorrow. Shoot! I really should’ve set an alarm. Well, it’s too late now. I guess that I just have to wait!! I’m going to go to bed now. I’m sick and tired.

Night All! 💤😴

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Drop In Clinic

This morning I was feeling awful, so I went back to bed. I woke up and lied in bed for a while. My mom phoned, so I talked with her for a bit. Then I made myself and my daughter appointments at the walk in clinic. Even though I made the appointments one right after the other, the times were quickly filled up and they ended up being far apart from the other. One was for 5:20 and the other was for 6:40. I stayed lying down and went on my phone until the kids were home from school. I caught up on emails, I get so many!! I really need to unsubscribe from tons of them. My daughter had to go to dance early today, so I went downstairs to get supper going, in an attempt to have it ready before they left. However, when the timer went off my hubby cut into a piece to check it and it wasn’t even close to being cooked!! My oldest came home from work and my hubby and daughter left for her dance. We decided to keep the chicken cooking while we ran out. I dropped her off at her dr’s appointment and my son and I went to Shoppers. He wanted to use his own money to buy a game for the Switch. He had enough saved and some from his birthday, I helped him with a tiny bit, but he payed for the majority of it. We went back to the dr’s office to pick up my daughter, but she wasn’t finished yet. She was still waiting in the examining room. We waited outside in the car playing I-Spy. She finally came out. We dropped off her prescription at Rexall and went home. I was worried that the chicken was going to be dried out, but it was still pretty tasty! The skin on the baked potatoes was pretty tough, but the inside was fine. We had supper, but I didn’t get to finish, because I had to leave for my dr’s appointment. I got put into the examining room fairly quickly, but I waited in the room for a good 45 minutes!! I’m not sure what took so long! The dr gave me a prescription for something to help with the nausea and she ordered the same lab test, to see if we’re still dealing with the same thing. However, she also did another lab requisition for a bunch of other tests, in case there is something else going on. I will have to go to the lab tomorrow. I went to Rexall and dropped off my prescription and picked up my daughter’s. Then I came home and finished my cold supper. My son and daughter were playing his new game together, very spiritedly!! I watched them play until it was time for my son to get ready for bed. I took him upstairs. Once his pjs were on and his teeth were brushed, I read to him on our bed, one of the Captain Underpants novels. Then he climbed up into his bed and I sang to him from the chair in his room. Then I wrote this while sitting there. I think he’s been sleeping for quite a while though. Now I’m going to watch a show with my daughter and then get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Still A Bad Tum…

This morning my son was awake at a good time again. It’s nice not to be rushing around in the morning. I stayed up this morning. I was tired though. I watched some tv with my hubby and after a bit my daughter joined us. We had some breakfast around 10:30. I started falling asleep after eating. I kept doing the head jerk thing. Nodding off and waking up over and over. Finally, around noon, I decided to go lie down for a bit. I think I’m going to bed too late… I’m always feeling tired during the day. When I got up I was dying of thirst. It was hot hot hot in my bedroom. I felt yucky and nauseous. I took something for my tummy. I think that tomorrow I’m going to call the local dr’s office and try to see someone about this ridiculous nausea. I think I may also have to do the disgusting lab test again. Then we will at least know if the Protozoa that they found growing in my gut are still there or not. If not, hopefully they will be able to come up with a reason or explanation for why I have been feeling yucky for so damn long!! My son went to a friend’s house after school and my daughter was in her room doing homework. After I took something to try to make my stomach feel better, I went into my son’s bedroom. I put all of his clothes that I had gone through last week away in the drawers and wardrobe in his new bed. We are hoping that with the storage space on the bed and his closet we can get rid of his dresser completely. The bed takes up so much room that it would be nice if his dresser could be taken out of his room. Once I finished this, I did some reading about gardening. I’m not really much of a gardener at all, but I planted some perennials last year and I am not quite sure what to do with them this year. Or if I have to do anything at all. After reading on my phone for a while, I went and picked up my son with my daughter. We came home and had supper. After supper we tried to play HQ, but it was glitching a lot. The game was kicking people out who answered questions correctly. So, they stopped the game to try to fix the problem. I did a couple quick things with my son, and then I drove my daughter to dance. On the way they started HQ again, but the same thing was happening, so they again stopped the game and said to watch your phone because they would be back in a while, yet again! I dropped my daughter off and went to Winners. I missed HQ, they redid it while I was in Winners and I missed it. Apparently it actually worked that time!! (Of course it would work the time I didn’t play…) I picked my daughter up and we drove home. We saw a huge moose in the field just outside of the city when we were driving home!! It was so big!! He was all by himself. When we got home my son was already sleeping and my daughter and I talked for a while. Then she got back to her homework and I got changed and went downstairs and walked on the treadmill for about 60 minutes. My oldest daughter came home from work while I was still on the treadmill. When I finished, my hubby and her were watching YouTube videos of some of the really talented people who have auditioned to be on The Voice. They were pretty amazing! There are some crazy talented people out there! I watched a video with them and then I went upstairs and got cleaned up and ready for bed. It’s late!! I keep going to bed too late! Then I end up too tired the next day. Well, it’s too late tonight! It’s already late! So, I’m going to go to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Meditation Class

This morning my son woke up in his own bed at about 7:00. It made getting ready for school so so much easier!! I was feeling pretty tired and nauseous, so I went back to bed for a while. My daughter woke me up when she was getting ready for work. She wasn’t sure what she should wear and wanted my opinion on her outfit. I stayed in bed for a while afterwards, but I wasn’t really sleeping. My hubby came upstairs a while later and we talked for a bit. Then he went to the bank and I got up. I made myself something to eat and checked my emails and other things on my phone. It’s so easy to get on your phone and completely lose track of time. It felt like no time had passed when my hubby left to get our daughter from school. I went upstairs and got myself dressed and ready to drive her to dance. We left not long after she got home. We made good time today and seemed to hit all the green lights! It’s hit or miss on that drive, you either get lucky like we did today or you end up feeling like you have to stop for all the lights!! I didn’t stay in the city today, I just drove back to Beaumont. I went to the Shoppers to get a couple things and then to Sobeys to get what I needed to make homemade pizza for supper. When I got home I started supper right away. Even so, we ended up eating in a rush, because I had to be somewhere by 7:00. My hubby and son dropped me off and then went to get my daughter from dance. I signed up for a meditation class that is on 3 Monday’s during the month of May. All of them except for the long weekend. This is my birthday present for myself !! She just lives in town, so it’s easy to get to. The class was for an hour. She started by explaining meditation and it’s myriad of benefits and gave us a bit of her background. Then she did two guided meditations. The first was a progressive muscle relaxation meditation and the second one was a descent down a staircase. I enjoyed them both and found myself very relaxed and focused during both. My thoughts intruded a bit, as is expected, but it was pretty easy to redirect my focus back to her voice and/or my breath, depending on the point we were at during the meditation. The people in the class were all quite nice and it was a nice small group, there were only 5 of us and the instructor. We stayed a bit longer than an hour, I think I left at about 8:20. I walked home. It was beautiful outside again today. My hubby offered to pick me up, but it was nice to walk. When I got home I talked with my younger daughter for a bit (my hubby and son were playing a game on the Switch) about her in class English essay that she had today. She struggled with the time. She has tomorrow’s class to finish, but is afraid that won’t be enough time. She does well in school, but is not fast at most things. She often runs out of time during tests and in class essays. It’s frustrating for her. We went upstairs and my hubby and son did as well. My son got ready for bed and I said goodnight to him. Then I changed and went downstairs and walked on the treadmill for about 55 minutes. My oldest got home from work just as I was finishing. I went upstairs and helped her with her pizza. Then I went upstairs and got cleaned up and ready for bed. I’m interested in trying a guided meditation before bed, I’m going to search for some tomorrow. There are apparently thousands of them on YouTube. I guess that you won’t know if it’s one that you like until you try it out. Anyway, I’m going to head to bed now. I’m tired and still bloody nauseous – what else is new?! Night All! 💤😴

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Happy 8th Birthday My Boy!!

Today is my son’s 8th Birthday!!! I can’t believe that he’s already 8 years old! I don’t know where the time went. It feels like yesterday when I was lying in bed at night reading and my water broke and the next morning I had a baby boy. I remember being so surprised and thrilled that we had a boy – our family is full of girls!! Well, now he’s 8!! Crazy stuff! I love him so and hope that he had a wonderful day!! We woke up at about 9:00, so that he could open his presents before our oldest went to work. He received a Nintendo Switch from us, which he has been wanting forever! He was so excited and surprised. He truly wasn’t expecting it, because we drilled into him that it was way too expensive. My hubby set it up with him and he played the games right away! He played on the Switch for a couple hours. Then we played Perudo (I think that’s how it’s spelled!) After that game we played another one for a bit. Then I made a late lunch. After eating, we got ready to leave and around 3:00 we drove to my parent’s house. We brought his Nintendo Switch because he wanted to show it to his grandparents. He showed them how you can use it as both a tablet, handheld game system or a game system hooked up to the tv. Afterwards he opened up a couple of presents from my parents. He got an outdoor magnetic lawn dart game, so we all went out back and set it up and played it for a while. It was absolutely beautiful outside today!! First we played with teams, then we took turns playing against my son. When we finished that, we went back inside and played spoons for a while. We stopped around 5:30 and we started to get supper together. My mom bought all of the stuff to make tacos, since she knows that my son really likes them and it’s his birthday. My daughter helped my mom, my son and dad started to make homemade ice cream and I helped my dad set the table and I chopped some tomatoes. My mom had already shredded the lettuce and chopped up some peppers. My oldest was off work at 6:00. Supper was ready at about 6:30, but she hadn’t arrived yet. We decided to start without her. We were just finishing and clearing the stuff that she wouldn’t want or need from the table, when she arrived. She ate supper and right when she was starting we all pulled out our phones and played HQ (my parents just listened and looked at our phones.) Tonight’s prize was $25,000.00. Also, tonight was different, because instead of having 12 questions and splitting the money between all of the winners, they were asking questions until it got down to one person who would win the full amount!! It came down to two people and on the very last question they both got it wrong!! So, no one won the $25,000.00. They said it would get carried over to the next game. He hinted that it may be tonight. We, of course, didn’t get that far. I think my hubby got the farthest, to question 6. It sounds like nothing, but the questions get difficult quickly!! The first two or three are usually easy, but then they get pretty tricky. They’re super random too, so you can’t really prepare. You either know it or you don’t, or occasionally you guess correctly. After HQ my daughter finished her supper and we just talked while she ate. Then my dad finished clearing the table and he brought out the cake and we sang Happy Birthday and my son blew out the candles. We had cake and mom, dad and I had coffee. When we finished, we went downstairs for a few minutes so that my son (and not very willing older daughter) could sing a song to show my mom that he learned all of the words! When they were finished, we got all of our stuff together and we drove home. I took the younger two with me in the van and my hubby drove the black car with my oldest. We got home and started getting my son ready for bed. I said goodnight and went downstairs to get on the treadmill and my hubby read to him. I was just starting to start the treadmill when my daughter called me and said that there was another HQ game. We went upstairs and my other daughter came too and we all went into my son’s bedroom. We played the game and my oldest got the farthest. They gave the $25,000.00 away, but this time they did the regular 12 questions and split the amount with all of the winners. When it was over, I went back downstairs and onto the treadmill for about 45 minutes. When I finished, I came upstairs and watched a couple short funny YouTube videos that my oldest and my hubby were watching. Then I went upstairs and got cleaned up and ready for bed. I sat on the bed and wrote this post. It’s longer then I intended. It’s now late and I’m going to hit the hay!

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment of 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!!