Stupid Stomach…

I spent half my day in bed again. I’m just really not feeling well. I wish that I knew why I felt so damn nauseous. It’s so bloody disruptive to everything that I do. It makes it really difficult to function!! Super frustrating!! So is the darn diarrhea! My daughter and I did some laundry, then I ate some plain toast. Afterwards, we drove to the Nisku Costco and finished our grocery shopping. We stopped at the Shoppers on the way home and bought a Mundare sausage and then we went to Rexall and I got some gingerale for my tummy. Then we went home. We brought all of the groceries inside. Then we took the black car and got gas in it, so that she has gas in it for work tomorrow morning. My hubby put a frozen lasagna in the oven for supper while we were gone. He put the groceries away while we were getting gas. When we got home we did more laundry. Then I fried some perogies for my younger daughter, my hubby made her and my son perogies because they really don’t like lasagna. After her food was ready, I ate a bit of lasagna, not that much, because of how my tummy was feeling. Then I washed our water bottles and filled them for the night. I checked the laundry and then went upstairs. My hubby gave my son a quick bath and then I got him into bed. Once he was asleep I went on my phone for a while. Now I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Half Alive Today!

I only spent half the day in bed today!! So that’s a step in the right direction! My tummy doesn’t actually feel all that much better ☹️. I wish that I knew why. I forced myself to get out of bed and have a shower at around 1:30 this afternoon. After my shower, I dried hair. Then I had to sit down for a while, because I was feeling super nauseous and dizzy, probably because I hadn’t really eaten anything in 3 days (except for the small bit of soup that I had yesterday.) I actually lost 10 pounds in those 3 days!! Crazy!! I’m sure that no food and diarrhea will do that to you. My older daughter came upstairs when she got home. We talked about her work for a while. Then we started to make a grocery list. We went downstairs and I had a couple pieces of plain toast and we finished our grocery list and meal plan. Then we got dressed and we went to No Frills, Sobeys and Shoppers for the things on our list. We also made a small Costco list. We’re going to go there tomorrow. She actually has tomorrow off. By the time that we got home it was getting pretty late for supper! She was meeting her friend at a movie, so she had to get going. I made something quick for supper. Then made myself some chicken noodle soup, because my tummy still isn’t good. Then I went upstairs to get myself ready for bed. My son came upstairs too. Once he was in bed I went on my phone for a while. Then I talked with my daughter when she got home from her movie. I stayed up later then I wanted to. I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Yet Again Sick In Bed…

And another useless day!!! Am I ever going to feel better?! Hopefully sooner rather than later! My daughter and I spent another full day together in my bed. The fun never ends in our house! Woohoo!! I can’t believe that this is my third day in a row that I’ve spent in bed! That’s crazy!! I actually ate half a bowl of chicken noodle soup today with 4 whole crackers!! So that’s something I guess…not much, but something! I feel like I so desperately need a shower!! I just feel yucky. I’m really sick of feeling like this…

I’m going to brush my teeth and wash my face. Then I’m going to get some sleep.

Night All! 💤😴

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Misery Loves Company

I stayed in bed again today. It was pretty much a repeat of yesterday, except that in the morning my son was beside me watching YouTube videos on my phone. Then he went downstairs. My younger daughter started saying that her tummy wasn’t feeling well either. She also started having nausea and diarrhea. She was also throwing up a lot! She ended up beside me on my bed halfway through the day and into the night. She really wasn’t feeling well at all!! Poor kiddo. She’s half asleep beside me right now. Hopefully she gets some sleep. My hubby bought us more Imodium and some gingerale. Today was just as productive as yesterday…sigh. I feel so bloody useless right now.

I’m going to try to brush my teeth without gagging…

Night All! 💤😴

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Sick As A Dog 🐶

This morning I felt just as awful when I woke up as I felt when I went to bed. I made myself get up anyway and get my son up and I got him ready and off to school in the freezing cold 🥶. Then I came back home and had a date with the bathroom…afterwards I went back to bed – not just for a couple of hours like I had intended, but for the entire freaking day!! I guess that I felt a lot worse than I thought!! I literally did absolutely nothing all day but sleep on and off and lie in my bed. (Well, if you don’t count running to the bathroom as “doing something”!!) I closed my eyes to have a little nap at about 9:00 and woke up to the kids coming home…my daughter came in to ask me something and my hubby to ask me why I didn’t tell him that it was early dismissal. I was totally confused 🤷‍♀️!! I thought it was like 11:00!! Anyway, I ended up literally staying in bed all day and evening and now it’s midnight! And I feel exactly the same!! What a productive day I’ve had. Why do I feel guilty?? Is that a mom thing?! Feeling like if you don’t do anything all day for your family, even if you’re sick, that you somehow did something wrong or bad?? Huh… I did read and sing to my son at bedtime. He asked me to. He’s, obviously, sleeping now. Also, this makes 4 days that I haven’t been on the treadmill and that really bothers me!! Hopefully tomorrow is a better day. The kids are home tomorrow and Friday, because it’s teacher’s convention. It’s weird having my hubby home all the time. Hopefully he has luck finding work soon. Things are not looking good on the work front for him… He’s been home for 3 weeks now. Money is tight. My daughter’s full cheque is probably going to go towards supporting all of us…she’s currently the only one working right now!! Stressful times…

I’m going to go wash my face and brush my teeth and try to feel more human now.

Night All! 💤😴

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Pre-Comp

This morning was even colder than yesterday…the school was open again, but no buses were running at all today. My van started, but the black car didn’t. My hubby boosted the car with the van. Pretty darn cold weather to be outside boosting cars!! I was still feeling awful today! Super nauseous and I had major diarrhea! Fun times… I dropped my son off at school, then I took something for my tummy and went back to bed until 11:00. I had to get up then and start getting ready to go, because despite the way I was feeling, today was pre-comp which is a super important day at my daughter’s dance studio! The studio, well really Miss Amanda, rents out the Dow Theatre in Fort Saskatchewan and she has her friend come in to adjudicate. Then she runs through every solo, duo, trio and group dance from the upcoming season as if it’s a competition. This gives the kids the opportunity to perform their dances on a real stage for the first time in front of a “real” judge. It helps with performance nerves and helps the teachers see what needs to be worked on in each dance. It’s also usually one of the first times that the parents get to see this year’s dances. She starts earlier in the day with the solos, duos and trios and then begins the groups afterwards and they go into the evening. It’s usually a pretty long day. Not a great day to have diarrhea on…nope ☹️ I made sure that I brought my Imodium with me… We left at about 12:45. We arrived at the Dow at about 1:30. My van was saying that it was damn close to -30 (that’s NOT counting the wind chill – so yep, it was cold!!) I helped my daughter get her stuff into the dressing room. Then I left her back there with her friends. She really likes it when I leave her to it… she no longer wants me hovering around. So, I usually go back with her at the beginning and maybe get food with her part way through and then see her when she is finished. Although we sometimes text in between. I went to the lobby and sat in the comfy chairs and went on my phone for a while. We were actually fairly early, so I didn’t need to go into the theatre right away. After a while I went back into the theatre. Here’s where I win the bad mom award…we’re supposed to record their solos (or duos/trios if they’re in one, my daughter is just doing a solo this year). So, I’m in the theatre with plenty of time to spare, feeling sick as a dog, but watching and cheering, because that’s what all us parents do. Then about 3 or 4 dances before my daughter’s dance I have to go to the bathroom. (This might be TMI…) I mean the kind of having to go that you can’t ignore when you’re sick. So, I book out of the theatre, run to the bathroom, try to be as fast as I can, take more damn Imodium and book it back to the theatre and come back in the dance AFTER my daughter’s solo!!! So, yes. I completely missed her solo by 1 bloody dance!!! Just because of my damn tummy and the issues it’s causing!! Argh!!! I felt even more sick to my stomach then I had before I left! I can’t believe that I missed it! That’s never happened to me!! I felt so bad!! And the mom of the year award goes to…NOT!!! Anyway, the funny thing was I was feeling super guilty and bad and I apologized profusely in a super long involved text explaining why and what happened and she said, and I quote, “It’s fine mom. I don’t even care. It doesn’t matter. ” I was like, huh. Well then. What am I all worried about?! She clearly doesn’t care either way!! And why am I here…lol Kids right?! Anyway, after that fun time I went back out to the lobby for a while, because there were a lot more solos, etc and then there was a half an hour of time that they spend on production, and they don’t let the parents watch during that practice. Then, after that, they start the groups. I went back into the theatre for this part. I was sure to go to the bathroom beforehand and I took more Imodium. My daughter had quite a few in these so I pretty much just made myself comfortable and sat back and watched. There were some pretty darn cute little kids. My daughter’s dances are going to be good ones this year. She’s in her first pointe group which is kind of cool. Today is the first time that I actually saw her dance on pointe. And , considering one of her pointe shoes is actually snapped in two places, she did pretty damn good!! They have some neat and original concepts this year which I am sure will stand out at competition time! She’s in quite a few dances. By the time she was finished, she was pretty darn tired. I had to make one last trip to the bathroom and then I stepped outside and started the van with the autostart. It was pretty cold still when we got in it. Brrrr…. I took her to Wendy’s, because she was hungry. I had a grilled chicken snack wrap. I’m sure that it went straight through me though. Then we drove home. The van did warm up, but we both still had frozen toes when we got home. It was about 9:40 when we got here. We were both cold and tired. I let the dogs out and then went upstairs and then I went on my phone for a while. Now I’m going to get ready for bed, I still feel cold and super sick. My tummy is grumbling and turning over and I feel super nauseous. Despite the Imodium, I still have to go to the bathroom. Yuck… I just want to sleep!!!

Night All! 💤😴

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Feeling Crappy…

This morning it was bloody cold out again! I made sure that the school was open, and it was. None of the rural buses were running, but the schools were all still open. So I still got my son up for school. After I dropped him off my son, I decided to lie back down. I really didn’t feel well and I was super tired. My tummy was super nauseous and my throat hurt and I just have a head cold. I know that tomorrow is going to be a long day, so I wanted to be sure that I got enough rest today. I did set an alarm, but I still felt crappy when it went off, so I just stayed in bed. When I finally did get up, I went downstairs and had something small to eat and had some tea. I sat with my daughter. She had today off. We watched a few YouTube videos together. Then we started watching the new series The Titan Games, because we were both curious about it. My hubby picked up the kids from school and drove my daughter to dance, since I wasn’t feeling well. My daughter helped me make spaghetti for supper. I barely ate, but everyone else had supper. After supper I printed off tomorrow’s schedule for pre-comp (for my daughter’s dance) and I made sure that I knew all of the names of her dances for this year). My daughter and I watched another episode of the same show. Then I got my son into bed. Once he was asleep I had a shower. Now I’m going to get ready for bed. I’m still not feeling great…

Night All! 💤😴

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Another Freezing Cold Day!!

I slept in today. I went to bed pretty late again last night. Then, when I finally did go to bed, it took me a while to fall asleep. I’ve actually been falling asleep much better recently, but for whatever reason, that was not the case last night! My son went on the iPad beside me for a while this morning, then he decided to go downstairs. I told him that I would be down right away, but I actually didn’t end up getting out of bed for a couple more hours!! I wasn’t really asleep. I was just kind of relaxing. I still am not feeling that great and I could hear my hubby with my son, so I knew that he wasn’t by himself or anything. It was nice to just do nothing at all and just lie down. When I finally did get up, I went downstairs and made myself some tea and a bagel. I let the dogs out very briefly, because it’s still so darn cold out!! My bigger dog looked at me like “why do I have to come in already?!” On the other hand, my little dog looked at me when I was letting them out like, “why the hell are you forcing me to go outside in this bloody weather?!” So, I can’t win with them – lol! I spent so much time being lazy upstairs that my daughter was coming home from work while I was eating my breakfast…hee hee!! She did have to work pretty darn early today. After eating, I made a small grocery list and the kids decided that they wanted me to pick up food on the way home. They wanted it so badly that they both e-transferred me a bit of money to help pay for supper, since my hubby hasn’t worked in 2 weeks and we’re broke and I told them that we can’t afford it! So, after making my grocery list, I started the van and then got dressed. Then I braved the minus 38 weather (brrrr…!!!!) Even though I had my gloves on, my fingers ached by the time I was finished wiping the snow off the van. I drove to Sobeys and bought the groceries. Then I drove to my parent’s house and picked up some things from there (thanks guys!) From there I picked up supper. I went through the drive thru! (Weird way to spell through…) I had to pull into a spot and wait for about 10 minutes for the darn food to be ready! The van actually warmed up by then, so my fingers no longer hurt! When it was finally ready they brought it to me and then I drove home!! I brought in the supper and the groceries. I put away the groceries and I had some supper. Then my daughter and I watched one of our shows. I separated the ground beef that I bought into two and froze it. It’s so cold outside that our house feels colder inside, (which probably isn’t good…) It started getting late, so I took my son upstairs and got him ready for bed. Then I went on my phone. Now I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Dance Performance At Cheer Competition…

This morning I had an alarm set for 10:00, but I didn’t actually get up when it went off. It woke me up. I stayed in bed for a while afterwards, partly because I ended up falling asleep late last night and I was tired and partly because I was just relaxing. When I did get up, I went downstairs and had a bagel (something different then my usual…boring thing!!) and my tea. Then I came upstairs and got myself ready to go to Victoria School of the Arts, which is downtown Edmonton. They had a big cheer competition going on today and my daughter’s group was performing their hip hop dance during one of the intermissions. We had to arrive about an hour before they were supposed to perform. I sat with her friend’s mom and little sister. Their dance was really great!! It was so so good! I know that I’m biased, but it’s the first time that I’ve seen it this year and I really enjoyed it! There was a ton of cheering. All of the cheerleaders were actually super supportive and were screaming and cheering for them! It was really fun to watch! When they were finished, I watched a younger cheer team and two of the high school teams, one with pom poms and one without. Then my daughter wanted to go home. It was pretty darn cold out today! We lucked out when we arrived and got a super close parking spot right on the street. So we quickly hopped into the freezing van and drove towards home. She was starving and coughing and my throat was bothering me, so we went through a Timmy’s drive thru and I got her chicken strips and a drink and I got myself some, surprise surprise, earl grey tea!! We stopped at the Walmart on Ellerslie and 50th st and bought a couple things, then drove back to Beaumont. I went to Sobeys for a couple things for supper, then we went home. My hubby decided to pick the coldest day of the year so far to change the weather stripping on the front door and the thing at the base of the door that helps it seal better. I’ve been placing towels against it, to stop cold air from coming in all winter. We’ve had the part in our basement and he decided that today would be a great day to put it on…lol. Crazy! I just started supper, realized we didn’t have the chicken that I thought we had, went back out in the cold to the store to buy some. Then came home and finished supper. By the time I finished supper and I drove my daughter to her friend’s house it was negative 38 degrees Celsius with the wind chill…brrrrr!!!! That’s pretty darn cold, I must say! I started the car 10 minutes before we left, it probably warmed up longer than I actually drove it, well, not quite, but close!! Yet, it still wasn’t warm when we got into it. It was warmer than outside, but it certainly wasn’t warm. If you know what I mean… When I got home after dropping her off, I ate supper, by the time I was finished it was getting pretty late! I got changed and went on the treadmill for only about 35 minutes. Then I came upstairs and got cleaned up. Then I got my son into bed. Afterwards, I went on my phone. I tend to lose track of time when I do that…not always a good thing!! Now I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Bought Contact Lenses Today!

This morning I woke up at about 10:30. Today was a PD day, so the kids were home from school. When I got up I got my son something to eat and then had my own breakfast and tea. Then I got my myself dressed and ready to go. My younger daughter’s follow-up contact lenses appointment was today at noon. My son still wasn’t feeling great and was having major diarrhea while we were leaving. I had help him before leaving, so we ended up arriving a little late for our appointment. They had her wear a pair of the sample lenses into the appointment to see how they fit on her. Everything was fine, so I bought her the contact lenses. The smallest amount that you could buy was a 6 month supply, so that’s what we bought. That many lenses will last her a very long time!! She only wears them for dance competitions and performances, which she definitely does not do for 6 months of the year! So, she will definitely have enough for next year as well!! It’s too bad that her eyes need a different strength contact lense, or I could have bought her just one 6 month box, not 2. Oh well, she now has plenty!! We bought a few groceries while we were at the Costco, then we drove back to town. We thought of a few things that we hadn’t while at the Costco, so I went into Sobeys quickly before going home. Once we were home, we took everything inside. It’s starting to get cold and snowy outside today and it’s only supposed to get worse over the next week!! When everything was put away, I got changed and then gave my son some tummy pills and went downstairs and went on the treadmill for 67 minutes. It was a bit more difficult today, because my throat is feeling scratchy, I have a bit of a cough, I have a headache and my darn nose wouldn’t stop running!! When I was done, I went upstairs and had a shower. Afterwards, my hubby started making breakfast for supper and I got a load of laundry going and then my oldest daughter and I cleaned off the table. She made some french toast and I made some juice and got my son’s hard boiled eggs ready and set the table. Then we actually were all there together, which hasn’t happened in a while! After supper, my hubby went downstairs and my younger daughter went upstairs to her bedroom. My son played on his game pad and my oldest daughter and I watched a couple of our shows. My son fell asleep on the couch. I got everything ready upstairs and my hubby carried him up to bed. I stayed up later then I wanted to and I’m not feeling well. So, I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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