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A Movie Watching Day

Today I slept in pretty late! I was feeling super tired. Once I woke up I stayed upstairs for a while at first on my phone and then reading my book. When I went downstairs I got myself something to eat and made my son some food. Then my hubby, my oldest daughter and I watched the new Hon Solo movie on the digital box. My younger daughter was up in her room and my son was on the computer. Once the movie was over, I went to Rexall to pick up my daughter’s prescription. Then once I was back at home my oldest daughter and I watched The Greatest Showman. My younger daughter loves this movie, so she came down a lot while we were watching it. My hubby went into the basement and my son stayed on the computer and watched a bit too. It was an excellent movie! So so good!! I have wanted to see if for so long now! It was well worth the wait! I just loved it!! After it was finished we had some chicken soup and then watched Deadpool 2. When that one was over, I got my son ready for bed. Now I’m going to go to bed too.

Night All! 💤😴

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Whoopee Once Whoopee Twice Whoopee Chicken Soup With Rice!

This morning I slept in for a bit. It’s only the second week of school and the kids already had their first pd day! Crazy! They haven’t even had a full week yet. I had my usual tea and breakfast and then I played a game with my son for a while. Then we got him ready to go and he went to the Leduc pool with a friend. When he left, I took a few chicken carcasses out of the freezer and threw them into my huge pot with water to make some chicken soup. My daughter was still sleeping, so I went downstairs and woke her up. Then while I let the carcasses simmer, we watched some shows. My hubby woke up and joined us for a while. Once all of the meat was off of the bones I strained it. I put the broth back into the pot and let the rest cool in the strainer. My younger daughter’s friend picked her up and they went to the outlet mall in Leduc. My hubby also got ready to go out. I dropped him off at his friend’s place and came back home. When the chicken was cool enough, I went through it and picked out all of the good meat. While I was doing that my daughter chopped some veggies for me. We added it all to the soup, along with some spices, rice and beans. Then I left it to simmer again and drove to the mall to pick up my daughter and her friends. After dropping them all off we went to Sobeys and then went back home. I checked on the soup, added a few things, then left again to pick up my son. When we got back we finally were able to eat supper! My son had already eaten at his friend’s house and my daughter had eaten at the mall, so it was just my daughter and I eating. It was really good!! I just love homemade soup! It took most of the day to make it, but it’s definitely worth it in the end. After supper we watched a couple older episodes of Kitchen Nightmares. Then I got my son into bed. Now I’m ready to do the same!

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!!”

A Snowy Day In September!

This morning we woke up on time, but when my daughter and I left to drive to her school I couldn’t find my snow brush. I ended up using the one from our car. By the time I scraped the ice off the windshield, dropped her off and got back home, my son and I had to rush again! He did make it on time though. When I got home my daughter and I had our tea and breakfast. We watched some HGTV. I also looked at jobs for my hubby. I picked up my daughter for lunch again. After I drove her back to school, my oldest daughter fell asleep on the couch and I finished watching the show we had on. Then I read my book for a while. I picked up the kids from school and then I drove my daughter to dance. I got a couple things at Sobeys on the way home. Then I came home and made supper. We ate supper and my son played a video game. Then my daughter and I watched another show and I played with my son. Then I had to pick up my daughter from dance. I drove back to home. My daughter and I had a long talk about dance and then I got my son ready for bed. I read my book and now I’m going 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!!”

Snow In September!

This morning I fell back asleep after my alarm. I have an alarm on my watch, from last year, that makes my watch vibrate like crazy, set for 7:50. Thankfully it actually woke me up today. However, we are usually already up and downstairs by that time, so we had to really rush. My oldest daughter finished making my son’s lunch for me while I was driving my younger daughter to her school. I guess that she actually slept later than normal this morning as well!! So I ended up driving her later than we normally do and her school was super busy and traffic was lined up!! By the time I got back from dropping her off, my son and I pretty much had to leave immediately. We arrived just after his bell rang, but there was still a line up of kids going in the school at his door, so he was fine and wouldn’t be marked late. When I got back my daughter and I had our tea and breakfast together. Then we watched some HGTV. We were both feeling pretty tired. It wasn’t long before she actually fell asleep on the couch. I watched tv myself and went on my phone. I woke her up when I started lunch for my younger daughter, but had to leave to pick her up from school. I needed my oldest to watch the food on the stove. When we got back she only had about a half an hour before she had to go back to school. She quickly ate and got her dance bag ready. Then I drove her back to school. I came back home and finished watching the show I was watching. Then I kind of half dozed off for a bit. I was sitting up on the couch, but I was sort of drifting off and then jerking awake and then drifting off again. My hubby woke up and we talked for a bit. I made my daughter some chicken strips and fries that she could take with her to dance tonight. I had something to eat myself. I talked to my hubby about his current warehouse position, so that I would have a good idea of what to add to his resume about it. Then I picked up my daughter from school. We came home for about 5 minutes, long enough for her to change and grab her dance bag and her food. Then I drove her to dance. I went to my mom and dad’s house to use their computer to work on my hubby’s resume in Microsoft Word. Even though his program was able to convert the PDF document to a Word document, the formatting ended up being all out of whack. We decided that it would probably just be easier to retype the whole thing, rather than mess with the confusing formatting. So we printed it and I was able to add his current warehouse job and change some, well, a lot, of what he had about his previous positions and training while I retyped the whole thing! It actually ended up a lot longer than I wanted, but I wasn’t ready sure what to keep and what to cut, so my hubby is going to look it over tomorrow. He should know better than I do what is most important about his past experience, hopefully! It took me longer than I thought it would. My parents were having friends over for dinner, one of my moms oldest friends from when she was a girl and her husband. When I finally finished I talked with them for just a bit and then I went home. My daughter had a ride home with another dancer who also lives in Beaumont but dances at the same studio as we do, in the city. So instead of staying at my parent’s until 9:00, I went home. My hubby had already left for work, just my oldest daughter and my son were home. I ate supper and watched one show. Then my daughter and I cleaned the kitchen and collected all of the garbage and recycling from around the house and took it outside and down to the curb for the morning…we did this in the snow!!! It’s snowing like crazy and it’s September!! So so weird! It’s a good thing that we picked as many apples as we could yesterday, because it did actually snow. Stupid Alberta weather! When we finished cleaning, I got my son ready and into bed. I read my book a bit. Now I’m trying to decide if I am just going to go to bed or if I’m going to shower first. I’m pretty darn tired… I don’t know. Well, I guess that I will figure it out!

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!!”

Apple Picking

This morning my oldest daughter got up early with us again, so that my son didn’t have to sit by himself while I drove my younger daughter to school. Once I had them both at school we had tea and breakfast together. Then we watched a bit of tv. We made a small meal plan for the rest of the week, trying to use whatever we had at home and then a grocery list with as few things on it as possible, to keep it affordable. Then we went to No Frills and bought the few things that we needed. I also put a bit of gas in my van. Then we came back home. She helped me get some veggies cut and some stew cooking. I did the dishes, then my hubby got up. I went with my daughter to the Starbucks in Leduc, where my daughter had an interview. I brought my book with me and had a bit of change on me, enough to buy some tea. I sat and read my book while she had her interview. Afterwards we drove back home. She thinks it went well, but I guess we just have to wait and see! The lady said that she’d get back to her within the week. It’s only for a very part time position, but it is better than nothing!! When we got home I added the veggies to the stew. Then my younger daughter and I left for dance. I dropped her off and then I drove to my mom and dad’s house. I visited with them for a bit. My dad helped me convert my hubby’s resume from a PDF document to a Word document. (My friend saw on the news that many popular job sites, like Indeed and Workopolis, currently have a glitch in there software and their system is not reading resumes in PDF form correctly. They said that people who were uploading their resumes as PDF documents were not hearing anything back from numerous places that they had applied to. Of course all of the jobs that my hubby has applied for have been on these sites and his resume has been in PDF form!! So, my friend knew that he hasn’t heard back from anyone, even though he’s applied for a ton of jobs. When she saw this on the news she called me right away to let us know. Crazy right?! Could this be the reason why he hasn’t heard back from anyone?! Sooo frustrating!! Anyway, I’m going to probably go back to their house tomorrow, while my daughter is dancing, and fix my hubby’s resume and then upload it, not as a PDF document, to his file on the Indeed and Workopolis sites. We don’t have Word at home anymore and I am not familiar with Google Docs, which is what my kids use and what my hubby originally used for his resume. I only had a short amount of time at my parent’s house today, so I didn’t really have time to work on it. After my short visit with my parents, I picked up my daughter from dance and we drove home. We stopped at Shoppers and bought her a cheap agenda that she can use for school and then we went home. My hubby had already left for work and my oldest daughter and son had already eaten supper. So, my younger daughter and I ate supper, while my older daughter and son made banana bread together. When we were finished eating and the banana bread was in the oven, we all went outside in the backyard. Because it’s supposed to snow tomorrow…if you can believe it, we needed to get a couple things done. We put the summer chairs and toys into the shed and covered the wooden ones with a tarp. Then I brought out my hubby’s folding a frame-type ladder and we picked as many of the big apples from our apple tree as we could. It was pretty difficult, the tree has gotten quite tall and there were some high ones that we just couldn’t get, but we got what we could. Our tree grows two kinds, little red crab apples and some nicer bigger ones. We focused on the bigger kind, because with the little ones, by the time you cut and core them there’s practically nothing left!! We brought them inside in two boxes. It got dark while we were out there, so once we had the apples inside I went through them to make sure that we didn’t bring in too many bugs with them! I found a few, hopefully all of them. Then I started getting my son ready for bed when my younger daughter had a minor crisis, she was taking her pointe shoes out to bring them with her to school tomorrow, for a photography assignment at school, when she noticed that one of the shoes had a huge stain on it. She was really upset! We searched how to clean them and found a couple different things. So we tried to clean them off. It was difficult to tell if we got it all, because, as soon as they got even a tiny bit damp, they went a strange orange colour. I hope that they’re okay. We certainly cannot afford another pair right now!! When we finished cleaning them, it really didn’t take that long, I read and sang to my son. Then I said goodnight to my daughter as well. I read my book a little, now I’m going to get ready for bed. It was a long day and I still have a cold , so I’m tired.

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the 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!!”

First Day Of Dance

I got up early today, because it’s a school day of course! I woke up my oldest daughter before I left to drive my younger daughter to school. My son doesn’t really like it when I leave him at home, watching videos or tv and eating breakfast, while I drive my younger daughter to her school. So, my oldest daughter sat with him while I was gone. Then I got back and drove him to his school. Once they were both gone my daughter and I had some breakfast and tea and watched a few episodes of Love It Or List It. (Yes, that’s correct, I didn’t go back to bed!!) Then I dyed her roots, because the last time we tried doing her hair the roots remained darker than the rest, so we tried to just do the roots today. My hubby woke up while I was doing her hair. When it was finished, I read my book for a while. She sat for however long the instructions said and then had a shower and washed out the dye. I kept reading for a while and had a late lunch. My daughter finished her shower and got ready for a job interview. She left and not long afterwards I left to pick up the kids. My daughter texted me and said that the lady wasn’t there. I told her to wait for at least 30 minutes. The lady who was supposed to interview her never showed up!! My daughter emailed her, because that was the only contact information my daughter had. By the time she got back home the lady had emailed her back apologizing and saying that my daughter was supposed to confirm that the time would work. My daughter didn’t remember her saying anything about that, but ended up telling her that she was sorry for not doing so. Then they decided to meet tomorrow instead. So, hopefully it’ll go better then!! I had to leave right after getting the kids home from school to drive my daughter to her first day of dance classes. I really need to figure out how to pay for this because she is just so excited and dedicated and she loves it and has so much fun. It is breaking my heart. I don’t know what to do. Anyway, I dropped her off and drove back to Beaumont, I took the Sherwood Park Freeway to the Anthony Henday because, even though it was only about 4:15 when I started heading home, 50th street was already super backed up. I went to Sobeys when I got back in town and then I went home. I started supper right away, but it still wasn’t in time for my hubby. He ate something else and went to work. My daughter, son and I had supper and then my son and I went through more of the clothes from my friend while my daughter and I watched tv. Then we started getting my son ready for bed. I had to leave, to pick up my daughter from dance, so my oldest finished getting him to bed. While driving home all my daughter talked about was this years dances and what they’re doing and she was so excited and happy about it. She was practically bouncing around the van!! (I hurt inside…☹️) There has to be a solution, I just need to find it…like yesterday!! When I got home my oldest daughter was sleeping beside my son! I woke her up and, after talking for a bit, she went downstairs to go to bed. I said goodnight to my younger daughter. Now I’m going to get ready for bed myself!! A little later than I wanted to, because I am tired and have a bit of a cold.

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!!”

Sad News Today

Today I slept in again. I woke up in the night with a sore throat. Then when I got up I felt even worse! Yep! Definitely getting sick! Not too surprising, after the first week back to school, both of my school aged kids have coughs and runny noses, etc. So, they probably picked something up from their schools and I got it from them! Lucky us… When I got up I had some tea and something to eat. Then I made a Costco grocery list. My hubby and I went to the new Costco in Nisku.

On our way there, my mom called me. She had some very sad news. My Godfather, one of my dad’s oldest friends, passed away today. Earlier this week he had a sudden stroke. It was very bad and they couldn’t really help him. He was completely unresponsive for the past few days and the dr’s told his wife that they didn’t think he had very long. My parents are, understandably, quite sad by this sudden loss and my heart and prayers go out to his wife, family and close friends like my mom and dad. He was always so full of life and spunk and he was definitely one of my most favourite adults when I was little. He will be missed.

When we got to Costco we had to renew our membership today, because it expired. However, we had about an $85 credit, so the membership was under $40. They also took new photos and gave us new cards, which they don’t usually do. We did our shopping, we have certain things that we always buy at Costco, because they’re just cheaper there. You just have to be careful to stick to your list, because it’s so easy to overspend there! We stayed with our list for the most part, because we just don’t have the money to overspend. When we got home, we all put everything away. Then, while my hubby and oldest daughter did the potatoes (to go with the chicken we bought), I quickly went to Sobeys to get just a couple things. Then, when I got home, I cooked some frozen veggies and made some gravy and then we ate supper. After supper I wrote down my daughter’s dance schedule, since dance begins tomorrow. I always write it out and have it up on the fridge. We still are trying to figure out money, but September is paid for, so she starts tomorrow. My son was going through some of the clothes that my friend brought over the other day. We picked out some pjs and clothes for school tomorrow, then I gave him a bath. Afterwards, he got ready for bed, I read and sang and then he went to sleep. Once he was asleep, I helped my younger daughter clean up her dance bag for tomorrow. She dances right after school, so she was trying to make sure everything was ready tonight! She meant to do it earlier, but forgot, so she ended up staying up later than she wanted to. Now I’m going to get myself ready for bed, I’m feeling all stuffed up and both my sinuses and throat hurt.

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!!”

Hair Day

I slept in a bit today. Not too late though. I had something to eat and got my son food as well. Then I took my daughter to her hair appointment. She was getting it partially coloured (using some of the money she made at camp this summer). I brought my book with me, which was good because it took almost 3 hours!! She was really happy when it was finished, she loved it! Here’s a photo!

After her appointment we quickly went to Sobeys and the bank. Then we drove back home. When we got home my hubby left to watch the football game with his friend. I read my book book for a while. Then I got supper ready. We had homemade pizza, so I got everything ready and then the kids made their own pizzas. After eating, my son played on his Switch and my oldest daughter and I watched some more of our recorded beach shows. Then I got my son into bed. Now I’m going to get myself ready as well!

Night All! 💤😴

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the 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!!”

A Long Day

This morning after I drove my son to school I actually stayed awake!! I know, it’s a miracle and a little difficult to believe, but it’s true! I slept like crap last night and only really got a couple hours of sleep, but my friend was coming over at 10:00, so, despite being tired, it didn’t really make sense to go back to bed! I had something to eat and then I cleaned the kitchen a bit more and then I vacuumed the main floor. My oldest daughter woke up literally at the exact same time that my friend pulled up. She brought about 4 garbage bags of clothes for my son. She has basically clothed him since he was little – lol! She has two boys, both older than my son. She always keeps their clothes, at least the ones in good shape for my son. It’s perfect timing too, because he’s growing out of a lot of his stuff. She stayed for a few hours for a visit. It’s been quite some time since we got together and it was super nice to get together and catch up. After she left, my daughter and I watched a couple HGTV shows, Friday is beach day after all!! My daughter fell in asleep. So, I spent a few hours job searching for my hubby. He got up while I was doing that. I stopped at about 3:00, when I went to pick up my daughter from school. My son wanted to walk home again today. We went home and I was starving, so was my daughter, so we had a snack together. Then we tried to figure out what we should have for supper. I am trying to get on top of getting supper ready in time for my hubby, since he has to leave for work by about 6:00 now. My daughter, hubby and I talked for a while, then she and I went to No Frills to get something for supper. We came home and I started supper right away. When it was ready, I woke up my oldest daughter, who was still napping and we had supper. My hubby basically ate and ran, when the rest of us were finished we went into the living room. My son played a video game, while my oldest daughter and I went on our phones. I drove my younger daughter to meet up with her friends. When I came back home, my daughter and I started watching more of the beach day shows that we recorded earlier. My son played on his Switch. After a couple hours I went and picked up my daughter. Then I got my son ready for bed and now I’m going to bed too. I am absolutely beat!

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!!”

A Lazyish Day

This morning my hubby came in from work just as my first alarm was going off. He stayed at work for an extra hour and a half for overtime. We got up and I got my son ready for school. He and my hubby played a video game for a bit, while I drove my daughter to school, until we had to go. After dropping off my son, I had breakfast with my hubby and then I went to bed for a nap and he went to bed because he hadn’t been in bed yet!! When I woke up I went on my phone for a while. Then I talked to my daughter. My hubby picked up my daughter from school, but our son wanted to walk home by himself today. My oldest daughter and I went to Rexall and picked up my prescription. Then we went to Sobeys and got a few groceries, I like to buy produce there, as well as stuff from the bakery. Most of the other things are cheaper at No Frills, so we went there for the rest of the groceries. Then we came home and made supper. My hubby left for work, while the rest of us had supper together. Then we played a game with my son for about 45 minutes. Then I washed the dishes that didn’t fit in the dishwasher by hand and my daughter dried them for me. She gave my son a quick bath while I finished up cleaning the kitchen. Then I got him ready for bed and read and sang to him. I almost fell asleep putting him to sleep!! I’m going to have a shower I think and then get ready for 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!!”