Drumheller Day 2!!

This morning we woke up at about 9:30. My hubby and daughter went to check out the breakfast. I stayed in bed because our son was still asleep. They came back right away. They said that there was not a lot left. We decided that we would buy something quick for breakfast. My hubby watched a bit of tv and the rest of us stayed in bed until about 10:30. We went to bed pretty late last night and we were all pretty tired. When we woke up, we got dressed, got all our stuff together and checked out of the hotel. Then we drove to the McDonald’s and got breakfast. The McDonalds was packed!! There were no free tables, so we took the food into the van and ate while we drove to see the HooDoos. Here’s a couple photos!

After we checked out and hiked around the Hoodoos, we drove to an old Coal Mine. Then we checked out the suspension bridge, my son didn’t really want to go across, so we waited for them to cross and come back. It was fairly quick. Afterwards, we drove to the tiny town of Wayne. We drove back into Drumheller and stopped at the Dollarama, and a couple little shops downtown. Then we drove back home to Beaumont. Our dogs were pretty excited to see us!! We brought our stuff in from the van. We flopped on the bed for a half an hour or so. Then we had supper and, finally watched a Disney, Pixar movie I’ve been wanting to see for a long time, CoCo. It was soooo good!! I really enjoyed it a lot! I’m so glad we finally watched it! It’s currently on Netflix and I highly recommend it! I’m not going to say much about it, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Afterwards, we watched a few YouTube videos and then I got my son and now myself ready for bed. Back to swimming lessons tomorrow!!

Night All! 💤😴

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Drumheller!!

This morning I woke up a bit later than I meant to. When I did get up, I had a quick shower, then finished packing my bag. I said goodbye to my daughter, she left for camp for the week. After she left, we left for Drumheller. It was about a 3 hour drive. When we arrived we went to the hotel to check in. However, the room wasn’t ready yet. They told us that 4 maids called in sick today so they were behind on cleaning the rooms. We checked in and got the keys. Then we went to the largest dinosaur in the world. There are stairs inside and you climb inside up to the top. Here’s a couple photos at the top.

After the dinosaur, we went back to the hotel and dropped off our stuff. From there we went to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. We spent a few hours at the museum. Here’s some more photos.

After the Museum, we got some Subway and something to drink at Extra Foods and brought it back to the hotel to eat. Since we were in the dinosaur town, we decided to watch Jurassic World on Netflix. Then we watched the last Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. Now we’re off to bed!!

Night All! 💤😴

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A Watch For Camp!!

This morning my son didn’t have his swimming lessons. It’s only Tuesday’s to Friday’s. So, not surprisingly, I slept in this morning. My hubby ended up falling asleep on the couch after he got home from work, he never made it upstairs. My son woke me up when he woke up, then he went downstairs to see my hubby. I intended to follow him there, but I ended up falling back to sleep!! When I did wake up, I spent some time on my phone. Then I went downstairs. I cleaned our dogs bowls, because they were looking gross. Our bigger dog sheds badly and her fur ends up sticking to the bowl as she eats and collects there. If we don’t clean them often enough it can get yucky! Afterwards I had something to eat and read my book. Then I helped my younger daughter with her laundry. The two of us went to Shoppers to find her a cheap, watch that can get wet that she can wear for camp. We couldn’t find one there. We went to Rexall and I got my prescription and she printed some photos from her phone. Then we drove to the Walmart on Ellerslie and found a watch that will work. We also picked up a few other things that she needed for camp. Then we drove back to town. We went to the Sobeys, because they are taking turns bringing those big water bottles to have water for the leaders at camp and this is her week to bring one. Then we went home. I made some garlic toast to go with leftover spaghetti and we all ate supper. Then I helped my daughter with laundry again. She was looking for costumes or a cape for camp, so we looked with my older daughter in her room. Then we looked in my son’s room. We had better luck there! After we found what she needed for camp, I packed an overnight bag for my son and one for myself. My younger daughter goes back to camp tomorrow, the rest of us are going to Drumheller for the day, staying tomorrow night and coming back on Monday. My oldest daughter’s friend is going to be watching our dogs while we’re gone for the night. Once I had the bags back, I helped my oldest daughter with her resume, she’s adding her current job to the resume. She’s looking for something else to either work with her current job or in place of it, if they offer her full time. Her current manager had to cut her hours way back and now my daughter can barely afford to live, because she’s not working enough hours!! Afterwards, I got my son ready for bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready and go to sleep too!!

Night All! 💤😴

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A Bit Disappointed!

Today we woke up for swimming lessons again. After swimming, my daughter and I dropped my son off at home. He went inside and woke up my hubby. Then my daughter and I drove to the Allen Clinic where she had a neurologist appointment. She ended up seeing the same neurologist that my younger daughter sees for her migraines. This dr is soooo thorough!!! We spent 2 hours with her today!! She talked to my daughter about the face pain that she experienced and is on medication for and about the migraines that she gets. It took forever!! After the appointment we were both starving! We got something to eat on the way home. When we got into town, we went the liquor store for my hubby and to No Frills. Then we went home. I had a roast cooking already. My daughter and I got the rest of the meal ready. Then we all ate supper. My hubby had to leave for work early tonight. Just as he was about to leave, my daughter came home from camp. She joined the rest of us at the table and my hubby went to work. After supper, the four of us played a very long game of Monopoly Cheaters Edition. I actually won!! Weird… I think that’s the first time I’ve ever won Monopoly in my life!! I have never been to huge Monopoly fan, but it’s one of my oldest daughter’s favourite games! When we finished, we all got ready for bed.

I decided not to take the Support Worker position. I’m a little disappointed, but they need me 3 evenings per week and with my hubby’s current schedule at work and my daughter’s dance schedule in the fall, the hours won’t really work. Depending upon my oldest daughter’s work schedule, there would definitely end up being times when my son would have to be home alone and seeing that he’s only 8, that’s not going to work for us!! Also, we looked into how much of money I’m aloud earn while on disability. It’s a measly amount!!! We figured out that I’d go from earning about $789 per month to, after taxes and the amount taken away from me because of my disability, only $275!!! So, essentially I’d only be making $7.60 per hour!! We just don’t believe that’s worth giving up 3 evenings. But, it doesn’t work with everyone’s schedules anyway! I’m a little disappointed, I liked the idea of getting out of the house and finding a way to make enough to cover my daughter’s monthly dance payments. The extra $275 wouldn’t even be enough!! We currently don’t even know how we are going to pay for her dance. My hubby’s current job doesn’t cover it…We have one month to figure it out. I’m praying on my hands and knees that he gets one of the positions that he’s applied for. It’s extremely stressful!!! Maybe I’ll start a Go Fund Me page.. Anyway, enough complaining. I’m going to head to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Another Fairly Full Day!

Today we went to swimming lessons again in the morning. There was another new boy who missed the first couple of classes. After swimming, we came home and counted all of the change in my son’s piggy bank. With the cash he had and the change, he had enough money to buy a Nintendo Switch game that he’s been wanting. We saw it at Shoppers, so we went to buy it, but it was sold out. We decided to drive to Best Buy in South Common to buy it. They had it and the lady was a good sport about counting all of his change! From there we went to the Indigo/Chapters and I bought my son a set of the first three Captain Underpants books that he’s been wanting. There are 12 in the series, but you have to start somewhere. My daughter bought the new Monopoly Cheaters Edition. We drove home and my son was super excited to play his new game. My daughter played it with him. My hubby wrote a cover letter for a job he’s applying for and I read it over and did a few revisions for him. I watched them play the new game for a while. Then I started making supper. It took a while. My hubby literally had to eat and run. My daughter, my son and I played my one of my daughter’s Harry Potter board games. Then we played the new Monopoly game that she bought today. We weren’t finished and were thinking about keeping it on the table and continuing tomorrow, but, unfortunately my son accidentally knocked my tea over and it spilled all over the brand new game!! We tried to react as quickly as possible, but a lot of it got wet…we have it all sitting out to dry and we’ll assess the damage tomorrow. I put my son to bed then. Now I’m going to bed too!!

Night All! 💤😴

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A Meeting About A Possible Job…

This morning we woke up in time for swimming lessons again. My oldest, my son and I went again. He did really well! They swam the whole length of the pool today. His class has a mix of swim kids 3 & 4 in it. He’s in 3. For his level you have to be able to swim 3/4 length of the pool and back. For the fourth level you have to swim the entire length of the pool. I guess she decided to just make them all do the whole length today!! You could tell that he was tired, but he did it! After swimming we went home. My younger daughter was leaving for camp for three days of training just as we got home. So, we said goodbye to her. Then I quickly had something to eat and got ready and went to meet with a lady and her daughter. The daughter is 33 and she has some developmental disabilities. She is moving out on her own for the first time and they are looking for a support worker for her. It was sort of an interview/meeting. We talked about what their expectations were and the hours they would need me. I’m not 100% certain if it will work, especially with the current schedule my hubby is working, as the hours are all in the evening. It may also conflict with my daughter’s dance in the fall. My hubby and I have to talk it over and then I have to email them. Also, they have to decide if they even want me. Who knows, they may not have liked me!! After I left their house, I drove to Beaumont, I dropped my prescription off at Rexall and grabbed a few groceries at Sobeys, then I went home. My hubby and I talked about whether or not the times would work. We have to talk about it more tomorrow. I also have to call CPP to find out how much I can actually work without affecting my disability payments, because I don’t want to screw those up. I finally emptied my and my son’s suitcases from my trip to my parent’s house in BC, just a week later!! Oops! Then we had supper. My hubby left for work and my daughter and I did the dishes and emptied garbages and recycling, because it is garbage day tomorrow. Then we organized a bin of stuff in the basement. Afterwards we watched a couple shows while my son played with LEGO. Then I got him ready for bed and now I’m going to bed too! It was a long day and I feel super tired!!

Night All! 💤😴

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Swimming Lessons Begin Again

Today I woke up at about 10:30, which is pretty good for me! I had a reason though, my son’s swimming lessons started again. There were 3 kids in his class. The other 2 were both older than him and quite a bit taller! However, once they started swimming he was easily able to keep up! They basically did most of the same things, except they had to swim farther than last time. After swimming we popped into the Dollarama, then went back home. We had something to eat and watched a couple shows. Then my hubby and I went to my Dr Hauptman appointment. He is feeling really good about how I’ve been feeling pain-wise. He decreased my pain medication again and he thinks, if I continue to feel the way I do, that I will be able to be completely off of it by Christmas!! That’d be great! As long as I feel okay. After my dr’s appointment we got gas on the way home. Then we drove home. We talked to the kids about possibly going to Drumheller for a day or two. Then I made supper. My hubby had to leave for work right after supper. My daughter was up in her bedroom packing for camp tomorrow. My oldest daughter, my son and I hung out in the living room. We were talking and my son was doing LEGO and we had the tv on and we half-watched some HGTV shows. Then I got my son ready for bed. Now I’m off to bed!

Night All! 💤😴

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I Really Have No Life…

Today I did the usual…I slept in!! My oldest daughter came upstairs and woke me up. I got up and read my book for a while. Then I went to No Frills to buy some hotdogs, chicken hotdogs. I then went to Sobeys to buy buns. When I came home my daughter was leaving for work. I made supper and ate with my younger daughter. My hubby and son ate in the living room. After supper I read some more. Then I had a shower before my hubby had to leave for work. After he was gone, my daughter went with her friend to the store to buy some snacks for their first week at camp. They leave on Wednesday for a few days of training, then come home for the weekend and their first week working at camp is next week. My son and I found a list of weird websites and we spent some time checking them out. Then he went on the iPad and I read some more. My oldest daughter came home from work and I made her some food. Then I read a bit more, until I had to get my son ready for bed. I’m going to bed now too!

Night All! 💤😴

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Karate Kid!!

Today I slept in, yet again. When I got up I made myself some breakfast sandwiches. Then I read my book for a while. Afterwards my son and I played some games together. Then I read some more. My hubby picked up our daughter from her first aid course, that she passed. Afterwards, I made supper with my hubby. Then we ate. I drove my daughter to her friend’s house. Then we watched the movie Karate Kid from the 80’s. Afterwards I picked up my daughter and then I came home and got my son ready for bed. Now I’m going to bed too!

Night All! 💤😴

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First Aid Course

Today I woke up early to drive my daughter to her first aid class. I picked her up, because she slept over at her friend’s house last night. Then drove her to just off Whyte Ave. When I got home it was still pretty early and everyone was still in bed, so I crawled back into bed and slept some more. When I got up, I read for a bit. Then my daughter texted that they were going to be finished early, so I drove back to the city and picked her up. When we got home, I had something to eat. Then my oldest daughter and I made a meal plan and a grocery list. When we finished the list, we went out to buy the groceries. We went to Shoppers, Sobeys and No Frills. We also filled up the propane tank at the Husky. Then we went home. After putting away the groceries, I made a quick supper, because it was getting late. Then I read my book while my son was on the iPad. I got him ready for bed, then read some more. Now I’m going to bed.

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 we’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!!”