Mmm…Roast Chicken!

Another lazy day. What else is new right?! I didn’t get much accomplished today. I mean I made supper, cleaned the kitchen, drove the kids around, did regular day to day stuff, but I didn’t get much done while the kiddos were at school. After dropping my daughter and her friends off at Starbucks, I got a chicken into the oven, then my son and I drew a picture together, then he coloured it and we cut it out. He came home from school saying he had to draw an Omnitrix, which is a watch type thing from the Ben 10 tv series. He and his best friend from school are currently obsessed with this show, and play Ben 10 at recess. They both decided to go home today to draw the Omnitrix. So, we googled it and found a picture and I helped him draw it and then he coloured it. They’re both bringing them to school on Tuesday (there’s no school on Monday). After doing that, I went back out to pick up my daughter and her friends and gave them rides home, then came back home. She helped me peel the potatoes. Then I cleaned the kitchen while things were cooking. I finished supper and we had dinner together. (My youngest daughter didn’t eat with us, she went to a friend’s to watch a couple movies. She had to go before supper was ready.) after cleaning up from supper, we decided to watch movie. We decided to watch Cars 3 on the Android Box. We were able to watch the entire movie and it only skipped once! Compared to it skipping every two minutes the other day, I’d say it was a success! It was a good movie. Very entertaining. It is Disney…so you have humour, action, fun, morals, good characters, etc – all the things that you expect from a great Disney movie!! My son saw it ages ago, when it was in the theatres. He went with his friend (and family) from school. He’s been dying to watch it with us. There was finally a good quality copy on the Android Box. We’ve been checking for a long time, but they were always poor quality. I believe it was worth the wait. It’s a good movie. However, we ate late and, therefore, started the movie late, so I got my son to bed late and now it’s getting late for me. At least compared to what I’m used to! At least it’s the weekend and I don’t have to get up early. I sleep best in the morning for some weird reason. Maybe I’m just exhausted by then?! I don’t know why!! Anyway, I’m going to head off to bed to try to get some sleep. Night All! 💤😴

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Need To Sleep!!!

This is about to be an extraordinarily short post. I’m exhausted, I have a headache, it’s getting late, my son just woke up and I’m feeling stressed. Do I get stressed easily or something?? Is it because I’m still run down from getting crappy sleep…possibly! I don’t know. What I do know is that I had a crappy time falling asleep again last night. When I finally did fall asleep, at least I stayed asleep!

I had a very lazy morning and afternoon, while the kids were at school. Then right after school I had to get my daughter straight to dance. She had to be there early today. We literally picked them up and left, we didn’t even go home. After dropping her off, my son and I came home and played cards together for a while. Then he played Just Dance on the wiiU, while I cleaned the kitchen and cooked supper. My hubby and my daughter got off work at the same time tonight and went straight from work to pick my younger daughter up from dance. When they all got home, we all sat down and had a late supper together. After supper I watched my oldest play Just Dance with my son. Then it was his bedtime and we came upstairs and got him ready. Now he’s awake again and I’m going to put him to bed!! Sorry this is so short, but I need to try to sleep right after I get him sleeping again. It’s 11:00!! Night All! 💤😴

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Bad Me…

I was so tired today. I didn’t sleep well at all last night. Tonight I was a bad girl…I disregarded dr’s orders and took a full pill instead of a half. I was supposed to wait until tomorrow to take a full pill, if the half didn’t work. However, I’m sick and tired of feeling tired!! Seriously!! So, I took a full pill a day early! Hopefully all that it does is make me tired. I searched it on medical sites (yes, not my dr, I know) and it said starting doses are typically 25-50mg. The full pill is 50mg and so, I decided to go for it.

Today I had to pay for two of the three dance competitions that my daughter is in this year. Whoever says dance is cheap is wrong!! It was crazy expensive ($915!!), and there’s still one competition coming up, before Christmas! Yikes! We’re super close to cancelling Christmas over here at our house! Sadly, I’m not really joking…

I was so sleepy today that I barely did anything!! I was half-asleep on the couch for most of the day, literally. Both my hubby and my oldest daughter are sick. I’m praying that I don’t get it, especially with how tired and run down I feel. I just want to feel normal. Not tired or sick or exhausted, just normal! So, other than running to the store, driving the kids to and from school and making supper, my day was rather uneventful. I’m going to keep this short and go to bed. Night All! 💤😴

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Sick Hubby

Ever since yesterday, when the doctor pointed out that I’m moving my mouth and my tongue around, it’s been driving me crazy!! I’m noticing it constantly!! When I’m writing, watching tv, doing something on my phone – practically anytime that I’m concentrating or focused on something or even when I’m staring off into space, I notice my tongue moving around or my mouth opening and closing. It’s so annoying! I’m glad that it happened while I was at the dr’s office and that she is decreasing the medication that she believes is causing it.

Today I spent most of the day with my sick hubby. We didn’t do much, since he’s sick, but it was nice to spend the day with him! We haven’t had much time together recently, so it was nice just being together, without the kiddos around. We tried to watch a movie on the android box, but it was skipping like crazy. It wouldn’t stop buffering, so we just ended up catching up on The Big Bang Theory. After school I played with my son, while my daughter (younger) was making muffins that she learned how to make in her Foods class at school. Then we cleaned up the kitchen and made homemade pizzas for supper. By the time we ate it was pretty late, so I put my son to bed. Then I got myself ready. I think I took my medication too early. I guess with these new pills there’s a window of time when they work the best. Otherwise they can make you sleepy, but unable to fall asleep!! Yikes!! Just what you want from a sleep medication – difficulty falling asleep! So, on that note, I’m going to bed before I miss that window. Night All! 💤😴

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Dr May Appointment

I had my Dr May appointment this morning. The roads were nice and clear, no ice or snow to worry about, so it made the drive downtown nice and easy. The dr changed my sleeping pills to a different one, once I told her about how much trouble I’ve been having sleeping. I’m starting them tonight. I wish I had seen her a couple of weeks ago when I saw that other dr, because when I told her about the whole Suboxone mess, she thought it sounded like what I had was a combination of withdrawal and a return of symptoms that the Suboxone was actually helping minimize. She said that there are a lot of drugs that are currently back ordered in Canada right now. She’s concerned about the time limit that the insurance company set for how long they’ll cover the brand name of the Suboxone. If it’s still on back order when the time is up, what am I going to do?? I obviously can’t stop taking the Suboxone again, we don’t want a repeat of that mess now do we!? So, what am I going to do?? Well, I don’t know. I wonder if I could get like 6 months worth or something during that time period, before it runs out. Hmmm. I don’t know if the pharmacy can/will do that. I’m going to ask Dr Hauptman about that when I see him on the 21st. The other thing we decided to try is to decrease my Abilify. Recently I’ve been playing around with my mouth and moving my tongue around and my lips around, subconsciously. My daughter noticed the other day. She said it almost looks like I’m talking to myself. Well, the dr noticed today and she said it’s a side effect of a couple of my meds. She was quite concerned, as it can lead to random twitching and jerking that you can’t control. Apparently it can become permanent, even if you go off of the medication causing it. She’s glad she caught it now and hopes that going off of the Abilify will help and that I’ll still feel okay. I have to wean off of it very slowly.

When I got home from the dr’s office, my hubby (he’s home Mondays now) and I watched the movie The War For The Planet Of The Apes. It was sad. Entertaining I guess, but sad. After school, I had to drive my daughter to dance. By the time I got home, after picking up my prescriptions, I had to pick my son up from a friend’s house. My hubby and I watched the end of our movie, then I made supper. After supper I picked up my daughter from dance. My hubby is sick, so I drove tonight. When I got home I put my son to bed. Now I’m putting myself to bed. Night All! 💤😴

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Itty-Bitty

Today was the fall time change day. Not that it feels anything like fall anymore! Definitely feels like full blown winter!! There’s tons of snow and it’s been cold outside. I slept in much later than I intended to. I wanted to be up early to finish cleaning up the house. The time change saved me a bit and gave me an extra hour to clean up. So, my daughter (oldest) and I did a power clean for a couple hours. My younger daughter helped with the kitchen, after her shower. We got everything done in time for me to even sneak in a shower before they got here. (My hubby went into the city and picked up his brother and our niece, since neither of them drive.) They got here around 3:00. We haven’t seen my niece since my hubby’s mom’s funeral, two years ago. Actually, the kids and I haven’t seen my brother in law since then either, although my hubby has.

Her little man, Zavier, is so tiny and adorable!! He’s about 5 weeks old and is still so itty-bitty! He’s only 8lbs!! Just a tiny little guy. My kids were all bigger than him when they were born. He was only 5.5lbs!! Crazy tiny!! I know, not as tiny as premature babies, but still, awfully small!! So far, she seems to be doing well. She was living with her adoptive mother for the first month, but, as they weren’t getting along well, she moved to live with her best friends older sister’s house. She seems settled and happy. It can’t be easy, being a single mom at 19!! I’m proud of how well she’s doing so far. She’s really good with him. She seems comfortable and confident when handling him, which is great! She was very patient when he was crying and took great care of him. I didn’t get any good photos, or I’d post one! Everyone loves a good baby picture!! Maybe I’ll have better luck at the baby shower in a couple of weeks. We had a nice visit. It was good to see her. She still looks like the little girl I remember, so young and tiny. It’s hard to believe that she’s a Momma now! They stayed for the afternoon and for dinner (I made a big pot of Chilli). We visited a bit after supper, but then, around 7:30, they had to go. My brother in law has to wake up early tomorrow morning for work. So, my hubby drove them home. It was a nice visit. I’m so glad that we got to see her.

I’m super Tired right now. I’m going to hit the sack. I feel like I’m falling asleep while I’m writing. I’m going to bed now. Night All! 💤😴

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So tired

I had so much cleaning to do today and we didn’t really get it all finished. My niece is coming over tomorrow and our house is a pigsty! Seriously! Our problem is stuff! We have way too much of it. So there’s clutter everywhere that you look! I mean everywhere!! It’s pretty embarrassing to have people over when it’s this bad. Like super humiliating. Oh well. I can clean more tomorrow morning and then it is what it is. My hubby’s picking her up around 1:00 – 1:30. So, that’s my time frame. I also need to shower before she comes. I’m in desperate need of a shower!! I can’t wait to see her and her new, itty bitty baby. He’s only one month old. He’s tiny and was only 5lbs something when born. Talk about tiny. All of my kiddos were bigger than that when born!

Other than cleaning, I drove my son to a friends house to play and from there went to Sobeys, to pick up what we needed for our meal plan. Although, I forgot a couple things and will have to pop in tomorrow. Darn. Like I won’t be busy enough. After Sobeys, we went to Shoppers. We got wrapping paper and a card for my niece to give to her tomorrow. Then we came home. At home we looked at coats for sale, because my daughter really needs one. Then we went into the kitchen. She washed and peeled the potatoes. I cut them and the onion and grated the cheese. We made a creamy cheese sauce and tads! We mixed it all up and put it in the oven. Mmm…scalloped potatoes!!! My favourite!! With ham of course. My younger daughter ate something else, my son ate at his friends and my hubby went to a friends to watch the fight. So it was just my oldest daughter and I eating supper!! It was super good!! Late though. By the time we dropped people off and picked up my son, we weren’t eating until 8:15!!! It was well worth the wait !! Then we watched a show, and did the presents while watching. Afterwards, we came upstairs to get ready for bed. I’m so darn tired right now. I’m falling asleep sitting here trying to type. I’m going to head off to bed. Night All! 💤

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Tired All Day!

Today seemed awfully calm after yesterday!! We all slept in a bit, probably because of the hockey game last night. My son ended up about 15-20 minutes late. Well, I had a super difficult time waking up. Probably because I had difficulty falling asleep again last night. So I didn’t want to get up and went straight back to bed after my hubby left with my son. I slept for a couple more hours. Then I made myself get up. Even if it was just getting to the couch at first. I was tired – still am! This afternoon, during the school hours, my daughter and I watched a couple of our shows that we record. Then I went and picked up my kiddos from school. While I was out I went to Sobeys for something for supper. I bought a little roast (on sale!!) and got a few other things we needed. When I got home, I got the roast in the oven. Also, we got the potatoes peeled and in a pot of water, so that everything was ready to go. Then, while the roast cooked, we folded some laundry and did some other things that needed to get done around the house. When my hubby got home I was on my way to Sobeys, to get flour for the gravy. My hubby pulled up as I was leaving and so did somebody dropping my neighbours daughter off. She overheard me talking to my hubby and I asked her if they had any flour. She said I could borrow flour from them, so I didn’t end up going to Sobeys! We finished making supper and then we ate, at the table like a normal family!! After supper it was already 8:00 (we ended up eating late!!) We gave my son a bath and he had a fit because of a pair of nail clippers!! He was scared of getting cut. You’d have thought that he was being attacked or something, the way he reacted!! Following the bath, we all talked about Sunday and my niece coming over. What time should she come?? What should we eat!? Etc… afterwards, we decided it was bed time, so my son and I went to bed!!! And he’s sleeping and I’m totally ready for bed now. So, on that note, Night All! 💤😴

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Hockey Game!

Today felt long. I had a little nap this morning, I got up and ate and watched a show, then I picked up my daughter early from school. She was dancing this evening at an Oil Kings game and I had to drive her to her dance teacher’s house by 2:15. She was giving my daughter a ride. Her teacher got her to the rehearsal on time. I drove back home and had maybe half an hour to kill before I had to pick up my son from school. When we got home from school, we took down the Halloween decorations that were up outside. Then we had to eat early, because of tonight’s hockey game. I just did delissio pizzas because they’re fast and easy. We basically cooked, ate and left for the game. My dad was coming with us, so we first drove to my parent’s house and picked him up. Then we drove to one of the high rises by Rogers Place to park. We walked in the cold brrr to Rogers Place. It was only about a block and a half, but it was cold!! We met my daughter inside. She wanted to stay with her friends, which was fine. We had to get there at about 6:00, an hour before the game, so all of the parents could reconnect with their kids before the game. We found our seats and watched the game and the dancers during the intermission. It was a good game, but the Oilers kings lost 1 – 2:( My daughter did her dance during the 2nd intermission. It was their Scooby Doo hip hop dance from last year. They all hate doing this dance, but it’s a crowd favourite. They did a good job. After the game, we drove my dad home and got home around 10:15. We tried to hurry to get my son in bed, but he’s going to be tired tomorrow morning. I could tell. By the time he was actually falling asleep it was around 11:00. Now I’m really tired too. But, I think I’m feeling better!! My tummy still has it’s off moments, but I believe those pills had everything to do with it!! I mean it’s the only thing I changed!! My sleep is still a little off, but I’m going to talk to my dr about that, when I see her on Monday. Speaking of sleep…I’m ready for bed and super tired, so I’m going to hit the sack!! Night All! 💤😴

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Forgetful Girl!!

This morning my son and I woke up around 9:30, but stayed in bed until close to 11:30. We were lazy bums together! Once we got up, I had to drive one of my daughter’s friends home. Well, I didn’t have to, I offered to. Her parents were both at work and it was snowy and cold and she had a sleeping bag and other stuff to carry. We got Starbucks on our way home…mmm, coffee. Hey! I drank an entire coffee without it overly bugging my tummy!! That’s pretty good, as I haven’t been having coffee since I’ve been feeling sick.

One of the very high ups from my hubby’s work dealt with the whole Suboxone issue. She called the insurance company and made them review the calls with me and explain to her why I was told that it’s still not covered. Their excuse, after listening to my call, was that they didn’t understand what I was asking…yah right!! I was pretty darn clear in asking if I’m now approved for Suboxone under our new plan. But whatever, at least the point is they said I can now send in the receipt and get reimbursed for the $500 pills! In fact, she asked us to send her a copy and said that she’d do it for us. Also, she’s having them correct all of the errors on our file that they wouldn’t allow me to change: our address, our postal code, our younger daughter’s last name and our oldest daughter’s birthday. Sheesh!! Finally it should all be in order. They also (the insurance company) called the pharmacy and told them that it’s now improved. The only problem may be the copy of the receipt. She wanted it scanned and our scanner wasn’t working, so I sent a photo of it. It’s a good photo, so hopefully it’ll be good enough!!

After taking care of all of that, I played a game with my son and I watched a couple shows with my oldest. Then I had to drive my daughter to dance, at around 5:30. The roads in the city were pretty icy. My breaks locked up a couple times when I was trying to stop and I had to do the whole tap the breaks thing. No accidents, thank goodness!! I just hate winter driving! For me, it’s the worst part about the winter!! I can handle the cold and the snow, but I just hate driving in it. It makes me anxious. Anyway, I made it to her dance and back, popped into Shoppers for sausage and made it home safe and sound. By then, it was already about 7:00 and I still had to make supper. So we just had something quick, perogies with sausage. Then we watched another show and came up to bed. My hubby’s in Calgary and my daughter danced late tonight, so my dad picked her up so that I wouldn’t have to and I could put my son to bed. When she came in she told me that she forgot to get the tickets from her teacher!! Grrrr!! It was all I kept reminding her to do!! Tomorrow night is the Oil Kings game and they’re dancing during intermission!! However, she can’t get in, none of us can without the damn tickets!!! Argh!! Her teacher is driving her tomorrow, after I drop my daughter off at her house. So I’m hoping she has the tickets at home and I can just grab them. Fingers crossed!! She had one thing to remember…sigh!! Stinker daughter. I’ve been making arrangements for this bloody hockey game all day and she can’t remember one thing!!! Oh well. I can’t do anything about it now. I’m going to just head to bed and pray that Miss Amanda has them with her. I emailed her. I’m just waiting to hear back!! Night All! 💤😴

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