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Bad Bad Stomach…

I was feeling worse today. My stomach was, or rather, is not good at all. I hate feeling like this. It’s yucky. Consequently, I didn’t do much today. When I got up, around 10:30 today, I went downstairs and did my usual tea while sitting on the couch thing. My son played his game again and I looked up some things for him. Just hints and stuff, for places where he was really stuck. He is just 7 and it’s not really created as a children’s game. Some parts are difficult – even for adults!! My younger daughter took my Jamaican braids out. She had to use scissors to cut out the tight, tiny elastics, before carefully undoing each braid. It didn’t hurt at all, unlike when the lady in Jamaica put them in!! She pulled the hair sooo tight it was crazy!! Once the braids were out, I helped my son a bit more, then I had a shower to get rid of the frizziness that the braids left behind. After the shower, my younger daughter and I made tacos for supper. Well, actually, she started when I was still in the shower and, once I was out, I helped her finish it off. After supper my hubby gave our son had a bath and I found him some clean pjs and then I did the dishes. Once he was out of the bath, he and I played a game that he made up and then we came upstairs and got ready for bed. I tried to be as fast as possible, because I just don’t feel that great. So, I think that I am going to head to bed now. Until tomorrow!! Night All! 💤😴

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Yucky Tummy

This morning I didn’t sleep quite as late as I did yesterday. I woke up at about 9:45. I was still sleepy though, so I stayed in bed checking e-mails and other things on my phone. When I did get up, I did my usual tea while sitting on the couch for a bit. We had the olympics on for a while, then my son wanted to play his video game, Zelda Breath Of The Wild. We watched and helped him play for quite a while. The graphics are so incredible that it almost looks real. It also includes a lot of strategy and an interesting story line. We took a bit of time to take stock of what we had in our freezer and cupboards and then we made a meal plan and a grocery list. We really were pretty lazy today. Or rather, I was. My hubby wasn’t. He did some cleaning and then did the shopping as well. When he came home, we put the groceries away and I separated all of the big packs of meat. Then we decided to clean the Keurig with vinegar. My hubby ran a bunch of vinegar through it, the problem is that we must have loosened some of the crap in it, because now it seems to be clogged. Which is frustrating. My hubby is trying to fix it. It was hard to avoid, because it really needed cleaning. We had breakfast for supper tonight. I didn’t eat that much, because I haven’t been feeling well. Ever since Friday I haven’t been feeling well. I’ve had a crampy, sick tummy and I’ve had diarrhea. I really hope that it’s not something that I ate or drank in my last day or two in Jamaica. I wonder…I’ll probably never know. I just wish that it would stop. I haven’t really taken much for it, just some tummy medicine. After supper, we watched the movie Thor Ragnarok (if I spelled that right!). Once the movie was over, we turned the Olympics back on for a short while, then I went upstairs with my son. He’s sleeping now and I’m ready to do the same. Night All! 💤😴

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A Sleepy Day

This morning I slept in quite late. My oldest daughter and I stayed up late last night watching the olympics. We had it paused for a while, so she could do the wii fit. Then we started it again to watch the end of the hockey game and some of the figure skating. By the time I wrote my post and got ready for bed, it was stupid late. When I got up, I saw that we needed to pick up our son from his sleepover. My hubby went and got him. I was still pretty sleepy. I just sat on the couch for a bit drinking tea and watching the olympics with my daughter. I briefly talked to my mom. Then I ate some food! Afterwards, I couldn’t shake my sleepiness and I half fell asleep on the couch. Then they woke me up, because I had to get ready to go to my parent’s house. We went around 4:00. We talked about our trip for a bit and gave my parents some rum and blue mountain coffee that we bought for them in Jamaica. Then we sat down to play the card game Five Crowns. It lasted until supper time. We had a delicious supper and after supper we showed my parents our pictures from Jamaica. Then we watched the video of us climbing the waterfall. After the video, we went home. I was still tired – I don’t know why I was so tired all day, other than going to bed so late last night. I just watched a bit more of the olympics, then I got my son and myself ready for bed. And, now I’m going to bed. Night All! 💤😴

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog!

I had to wake up early today because my younger daughter had a dr’s appointment. Her migraine headaches have gotten worse and the medication that the dr gave her hasn’t been working. Also, she has had a very persistent cough for too long now. The dr gave her an inhaler for her cough. She is making her an appointment with a neurologist, just to make sure that there are no underlying problems causing the headaches. She is also setting up a test to see if she has asthma. When we got home, my hubby and I went through the souvenirs that we bought in Jamaica for the kids and gave them the things that we bought for them. Afterwards, we all watched the video of my hubby and I climbing Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica that we brought back with us. Following that, I talked to my mom and then I drove my daughter to school for a couple classes. I did a bit of laundry and got my son ready for a sleepover at his friend’s house. I just sat for a bit, because I was feeling pretty tired. By the time I got to sleep last night (and then waking up early) I only got about 5 hours of sleep. Not nearly enough!! Around 3:00, I picked up my daughter from school. She was going to watch Leaps And Bounds at Vic, because a bunch of her dance friends were performing in it. My hubby drove her to the city to meet her dance teacher, who was driving her and her own daughter to Vic. My son was picked up by his friend’s mom and then my oldest and I went to Sobeys to get something for supper and a few other things that we needed. We got home and my hubby cooked supper, because I was feeling so tired. We ate in the living room, since it was just the three of us. We watched the olympics while eating and ended up watching them for the remainder of the night. My hubby fell asleep on the couch for quite a while, he had good timing when he woke up. My daughter had just texted me to tell me that the show was over and they were about 20 minutes away from her teacher’s house, which is where we were picking her up. So he had to go. My daughter and I continued watching the men’s hockey game. It ended up tied after the 5 minute overtime. So it went to a shootout, with 5 shots per team. Spoiler Alert!! Sadly, we ended up losing by one shot. After the hockey, we watched Patrick Chan do his frew skate. When it was done, he ended up 6th. I’m not certain if that’s where he remained , we didn’t continue watching it after he skated. I began writing this, because I am sooooo tired. And, on that note, I’m going to head up to my bed and go to sleep. Night All! 💤😴

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Flying Home!

This morning I woke up at about 9:30. We had to leave the villa around 11:45 to go to the airport. We spent the morning packing, which was not all that easy – because of all that we bought. We ended up having to use the lightweight travel backpack that I brought to use for our day trips. We fit everything in except for the sunblock that we brought. We left that behind. We won’t be needing any until the summer and we have a lot at home. When we got to the airport and they weighed my stuffed suitcase it was 51.5 lbs. it’s only supposed to weigh 50 lbs, but they let it go. We checked my hubby’s small carry-on suitcase, because he now had the backpack as a carry-on. We were a bit early, in anticipation of lines, but we got our bags checked and through security quite quickly. So we stopped at a restaurant in the airport, because we were both hungry and knew that we wouldn’t get a full meal for a long time. After eating we went to our gate. We only had to wait for about 20 minutes before they started boarding. Our first flight from Jamaica to Toronto was pretty smooth for the most part. There was only about 5 minutes of shakiness, which I hate!! It just freaks me out! I was gripping my hubby’s leg the whole 5 minutes. Lucky for him and his sunburnt leg that it was only 5 minutes!! I watched 2 movies on that flight using the WestJet connect app. I have a few movies downloaded on Netflix on my iPad, but for some reason Netflix wouldn’t work. I thought with downloaded movies that I didn’t need wifi, but maybe Netflix only works with wifi or internet, who knows. We arrived in Toronto on time. We were near the back of the plane and it took forever to get off the plane. We were concerned that we wouldn’t make our connecting flight. We had only an hour to go through customs, get our bags, re-check our bags, go through security, find a bathroom and get to our gate. We arrived at our gate with about 2 minutes to spare before boarding!! We quickly talked to our oldest daughter and then had to board the plane. During that flight I watched two more movies. It’s just a good way to kill time and it distracts me, so that I worry less about flying. We arrived at about 10:40pm. We decided to take a cab home. That way our daughter could stay home and not have to drive to pick us up and our younger daughter didn’t have to stay awake to watch her little brother. We are both feeling tired, because it was a long day and we are still on Jamaica time. It’s remarkable how quickly your body switches over to a new time (at least when it’s only a couple of hours difference). It’s now 3:10 in Jamaica time!!! I’m just beat! Our oldest was still awake when we got home. She came downstairs to see us. While we were talking in our newly painted bright white kitchen (I knew that my dad would paint while we were gone!! Thanks dad!!) I saw a little face peeking downstairs through the railing. Our little man woke up. He ran down and gave me a monster hug!! Our younger daughter was sleeping. We all talked for a bit, but it got late really fast. Our son was so tired that he said he’d go up and wait for me to come say goodnight. When I came upstairs, he was sleeping already. Well, I think that it’s time for me to do the same thing! I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed!! Night All! 💤😴

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Jamaica Day 7 – Last Day ☹️

This morning I got up at about 9:30. We had planned on getting up earlier and to go rafting on the Martha Brae, however it was pouring rain, so my hubby didn’t wake me up. We decided to pass on the rafting and spend the day at the beach. It was much busier than when we were there the other day. A cruise ship was docked and there were a ton of people from the ship on the beach. It was still beautiful! It was a hot hot day. The water was warm, clear and a beautiful aqua colour. I read a lot of my book. We left around 5:30. Bill drove us back to the villa. We showered and then had Bill drive us to the restaurant called Pier 1. Apparently, on Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday (which is a holiday here), it’s a prime place to go..it was packed and we didn’t even think about making a reservation!! We had to wait for a table. The bar was full too, but after about 10 minutes a couple of bar stools came available. We had a couple drinks at the bar, then moved over to a table. We ordered a small appetizer and a I ordered Jerk Chicken pasta. My hubby tried the blackened chicken. It was good. Not great, but good. Because it took a while to get a table and then the food, we didn’t eat right away. When the food arrived, they started a lingerie fashion show. It was a little strange to be eating while girls wearing super skimpy lingerie were walking by. We finished our supper and realized that the place turns into a club as it gets later. The music got much louder and even more people came in. We decided to go back to the villa. When we got back I FaceTimed the kids. We talked to my oldest daughter and Son for a bit. Then said goodnight to them. I started writing this and my younger daughter got home from dance and called to say goodnight. I’m starting to fall asleep writing this…I need to go to bed. Tomorrow we fly home and it’s going to be a long day. I can’t believe that our week is finished. Time is weird.

Night All! 💤😴

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Jamaica Day 6

This morning I slept until about 10:00. We planned on going to the beach in the afternoon, once our driver Bill got back from going to Lucea to get the van towed to the shop. After breakfast we decided to sit by the pool while we waited for Bill to get back. I got really into my book and lost track of time. We realized it was almost 3:00 and Bill wasn’t back yet. We didn’t really mind that much, as it’s not like sitting in the sun by the pool is a bad thing!! Lenteen felt super bad that the broken down vehicle “ruined” our day, but we were not overly disappointed. We ended up with a nice relaxing day by the pool. I can’t complain. We got quite a bit of sun. My chest got a little bit of a sun burn, and a little sliver on my shoulder did also, where I apparently missed putting sunblock. We had steak for supper tonight. It was good, but not as good as Alberta beef of course! After supper I had a shower and then my hubby and I sat in the living room and watched a bit of tv. I’m beat though. Being in the sun all day is draining. I can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day here and that we fly home on Thursday. Our week went by quickly. Part of me wishes we had more time here, but the other part is looking forward to seeing the kids. My hubby is snoring on the couch beside me. I’m probably going to wake him up and head to bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Jamaica Day 5

Today I woke up around 9:00. We had breakfast and got ourselves dressed and ready to go. We drove, or rather Bill drove us, to Ocho Rios. It was about an hour and a half to two hour drive. We stopped at some scenic spots along the way and got some photos. When we arrived at Dunn’s River Falls Bill showed us where to go to buy our tickets. When you get changed into your bathing suits and put whatever you don’t want to get wet into a locker, you sign up with a guide. They wait until there are about 12-15 people on the list. Then the guide takes you down to the beach. He introduced us to the videographer, who records the group climbing up the falls. When you are at the bottom on the beach looking up the waterfall, it’s very intimidating! I wish I got a photo from the bottom. Hopefully it’s on the video. Here’s just a small section somewhere in the middle:

There were some pretty little kids in our group. I told myself that if they can do it, I can do it too! They have you line up and form a human chain, holding the hand of the person in front of you and behind you. I went in front of my hubby (he said in case I fall, so he could catch me). I was behind a young girl, probably about 12 years old. The guide started at the front, while the videographer goes in some of the pools and opposite from us, in order to record us climbing. There were some big steps and slippery stones, even though they scrub the rocks we walk along with steel brushes every morning. Near the bottom, there was a big step down from a rock with water rushing over just your feet, to waist high water!! I made the step, but my hubby slipped and fell into the pool at this spot, thankfully it was deep enough that he didn’t hit any rocks, he just got really wet! There were some big, precarious steps where the guide would stay at the spot and help people up. There was a place where you can slide down and go under and another place where we stood side by side (my hubby and I) and you fall in backwards. It was a lot of fun! At one point I thought we were done, but the waterfall curved and continued up. We had a good time and it felt really good when we finally reached the top! We our guide, Floyd, said that they don’t stop people from going up on their own, but that’s when they see the most falls and injuries. And I can see that, because there were spots when it looked like you could go straight up from where you were, but they’d take you across the falls to go up the other side. They knew where there were holes or random deep spots and would tell everyone to keep left or whatever to avoid a sudden deep step and a potential fall. It was a neat experience and I am glad that I didn’t chicken out at the bottom – lol!! We decided to buy the video, because how often are we going to do something like that?! Then we bought some water and a t-shirt, got changed and went to find Bill. We were a bit hungry, so Bill took us into Ocho Rios to a jerk restaurant. He came in with us and we all had something to eat. Then we got back on the road for our long drive back to the villa. I got some neat photos on the way home. We popped into the grocery store to buy a couple things, some veggies for supper and more bottles of water. Then we came back to the villa. We had supper not long after we got home. We had fish tonight. Then we tried to watch our video from this afternoon, but we couldn’t get the DVD player to work. My hubby is generally quite good at figuring those kind of things out, but he just couldn’t get it to work. He thinks something may be wrong with the cords. We ended up bumming out for a bit in front of the tv. Then we came into the bedroom because we were both feeling tired. He’s already asleep. He fell asleep as soon as he hit the bed. I said that I was going to FaceTime the kids, he said okay. By the time my younger daughter answered, he was already asleep!! I ended up talking to them on my own. My daughter was excited to tell me about her special meditation class in dance tonight. My son is starting to really miss me. My oldest keeps complaining about a plugged toilet that she can’t get unclogged. It’s been that way for a few days now!! Silly girl! I told her to ask my dad, her grandad, for help if he comes over to work on the cabinets again. I guess he’s still been painting the cabinets while we’ve been gone. Thanks daddy 😘 I’m excited to see it! Well, it’s 12:47 here and I’m beat! I couldn’t fall asleep last night, so I’m tired today!! Tomorrow we plan on spending the afternoon at the beach! So it won’t require quite as much energy as we needed for today. Despite that, I’m going to bed now! Night All! 💤😴

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Jamaica Day 4

Last night we decided to make today a relaxing day. I started that out by sleeping in – much later than I planned! Once I was up and had some fresh fruit and yogurt, we quickly had Bill drive us to the first store we went to the other day, just down the hill from us. We needed to pick up a couple of things. We spent the rest of the day lounging by the pool. I read my book. My hubby slept and jumped into the water quite a bit. We had some clouds, but no rain. My hubby sun burned his legs and arms. We had chicken for supper. After supper we relaxed on the patio for a while. Then we came into the bedroom. My hubby is watching Netflix on his tablet. I had a quick shower and sat down to write this. For once I’m done before 11:00. Maybe I’ll actually get to sleep at a good time tonight!! Night All! 💤😴

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Jamaica Day 3

Today didn’t go at all as planned!! After breakfast we decided to go to the Seven Mile Beach in Negril. It’s supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, some rate it the best in the Caribbean. Bill, our driver, was driving us there. On the way we had to crawl along in a huge line of cars for about 45 – 60 minutes. We passed so many run down shacks and restaurants and bars. Surprisingly, many of them were still open. A lady in a shack that had a hairdresser sign on the outside was inside doing someone’s hair and saw us taking photos. She smiled and waved at us. When we finally got near the end of the slow ass driving, we realized it was another army check stop. They were definitely looking for someone specific and it clearly wasn’t us. They just waved us through. From there we were able to get up to speed. We drove through a couple small, quite run down looking towns. In the third small town, called Lucea (sounds like Lucy), we had to stop because the person in front of us was turning. Unfortunately the van stopped for them to go and never moved again!! It refused to restart! Bill and my hubby checked the engine and there was a ton of smoke coming out and something was leaking. After looking at it fora bit, they decided it definitely wasn’t going anywhere! A couple younger guys came over to see if we needed any help. Bill got back in (I was still in the van) and my hubby and the two guys pushed the van off the road and into a parking lot. We were in this run down town with goats wandering around and stray dogs and teetering, colourful shacks. It was quite interesting, despite being on the side of the road! Bill called Lenteen (our cook and house keeper). She called her brother and asked him to come rescue us! He actually lives in Lucea, so he arrived fairly quickly! (Thank goodness!) While we all waited the two guys who helped push the van stayed with us. They kept asking if we were okay. We talked to them for a bit. Then Lenteen’s brother is Lloyd arrived and we waited a bit while they all talked. We finally got into his van, along with Bill. By the time we got into the van it was about 2:39!! We decided that we would just go back to Montego Bay and go to Doctors Cave Bathing Club (which is a private beach). It cost money to enter and money to get a lounger-chair. Not that much though. The nice thing about it was that once you’re inside, you don’t have to worry about tons of people harassing you to buy things from them. They’re supposed to be quite aggressive. Also, it felt safe there. You could see people leaving their things to go in the water, without huge concerns that someone was going to come along and take something. We could see that it was raining on a big part of the island and it looked like we were going to get rained on, but it passed by us. After the beach, we briefly talked to Bill, he was back with a rental car. We decided to go to Margaritaville for supper. We sat on the top floor, on a deck that jutted out, over the water. It was really beautiful. The sun was setting just as we got there. We had some good food and drinks. Then we found Bill and hopped into the new rental car. It was actually more comfortable than the van (lol there has to be a positive side to our breaking down day!) We got back to the villa and was I ever tired! I got ready for bed and then started writing this. I’m having a really difficult time keeping my eyes open. I think I’m heading to bed now. Until tomorrow!

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!!