Family Time

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Yesterday was Mother’s day, and I woke up to my alarm going off at 9:00. I usually sleep until 10 on Sundays, but have been enjoying getting up slightly earlier lately. Plus, my makeup look didn’t work out on Saturday, I wanted to try to squeeze in two looks as well.

I texted the kids, and was greeted with my usual Sunday fare of chocolate chip pancakes and coffee. My son carried those, and my daughter held a huge bag from Pandora! First to come from the bag was a gorgeous fuschia matte lipstick from Urban Decay called Menace that my son picked out. Apparently, he sat in the store with my photo and the lipstick samples and tried to match them. He will be 13 next month. He’s quite diligent. He was deciding among Menace, Alpha and EZ. He told me, even though I’m an Alpha, the colour wasn’t quite right. And he doesn’t think I’m EZ. Menace didn’t fit, but the colour is gorgeous!

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The cigarette holder in the middle is actually the Finger Brush.Β 

My daughter, 15, gave me a lovely glass box engraved with ‘Always my Mother, forever my friend’. So sweet. My husband gave me a bangle from Pandora, and of course we have the Finger Brush from Saturday. It’s called a finger brush because it’s supposed to mimic the action of your finger, in brush form.

Yesterday worked out well. I pottered and put on makeup, ND had very little pain and pressure. I was able to do two looks, no problem. Well, small problem. I was so tired by the end. I had to fight through.

Today I was battered, but I’ve managed. I played makeup today, I worked on an 80s look today that was fun. I was so tired and sore by the end. I needed a bath, too. I was going to bail, but I snuck up on myself. I almost dozed off inthe tub. Β I was washing fast, before I fell asleep.

I’m fighting now to stay awake. I might get an hour before dinner. My back is killing me. Β Gonna do it!

Hope your Mother’s day was great, Zebras! 😘

 

Mellow Afternoon

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I just skimmed my post from the middle of the night last night. Wow, my spell predictor is aggressive! I usually fight with it, but I was so tired last night. Husband was snoring, and the kids were wandering around. I didn’t feel right sleeping. I was also in pain. I did drop off, finally. Husband has meetings all day, so he’s busy. Fortunately, boy’s therapy was cancelled today. He usually only snores like that when he’s congested or exhausted.

He went to his usual grocery run this morning and bought me a plush blanket to wrap around my wedge behind me. I can snuggle into it. It’s gorgeous! It makes me feel cared for.

You know, I read these articles that go viral about girls feeling sad, and their boyfriends buy them three things from Sephora. I devised a spreadsheet to track my purchases, as my memory is bad. We know what brain fog does! I spent, with permission and encouragement! over $1500 in treats of mostly makeup last month because my husband felt I was feeling low. Which isn’t to show off, there were some major limited edition drops last month that needed to be acted on immediately or not at all. This didn’t cause us financial hardship, I’m trying to say this without sounding like an asshole. It’s not, though, like we had to go without food.

But that’s only a very tiny thing compared to managing my pills, and being at every doctor appointment, treatment, surgery, dentist appointment, rearranging his work schedule so he can. When he is home, he runs upstairs at every buzz so he can get something I need or pick up something I dropped, or bring me food, or rub my back. He makes my phone calls, our kids’ phone calls, he takes them to the doctor, too. He’s been doing this for at least fifteen years. Although, I used to be able to attend some doctor appointments on my own, so eight years.

When he’s not at home, he’s in touch by text or phone, checking up or checking in. Working hard and excelling in his career. Never taking an actual holiday, in fact violating HR policy by taking days piecemeal. But when forced to take days off is bored.

He crawls into bed exhausted every night from cooking our meals, quelling our anxieties, and making us laugh through it all. When we try to credit and thank him, he dismisses us, saying he doesn’t do anything the average Mom doesn’t do.

I’m a pretty lucky person. I wish I could properly thank him. Yes, I say thank you all the time! He waves me off. I love him more than anything. It’s the best thing I can do 😍!

Have a wonderful day, Zebra friends! 😘

When All Your Friends Are Spoonies

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I was supposed to go out with a really good friend of mine today. She is amazing, and I adore her. We’ve been trying to get together for ages, but it’s one o’clock and I haven’t heard from her. She’s a spoonie, too. She is probably ill. I was hoping to give her the Christmas gifts from the family! I sent her a text an hour ago. We will reschedule again. She’s really busy at work. All these no-shows. I’d better not take this personally! 😁

It’s kind of okay, because there was a storm overnight, and I am

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Me (not actually), trying to catch all the spoons in the world πŸ˜€

in a ton of pain today. I knew as soon as I moved this morning. My right hip has half subluxed, just enough to be really painful. Enough I don’t want to put weight on it. My elbows are really sore, too.Even my medication and marijuana vape haven’t moved the pain much today. I know my friend would come over and hang out, but it’s more fun to go out where my kids don’t interrupt.

Yesterday was a quiet day. I had planned to do all these things, but they never materialized. I ended up screwing around on the internet, Facebook, and taking some pictures of my makeup for my blog http://www.squidgesbeautyhaul.wordpress.com, and for Influenster.com. They assign you tasks to promote and review products, and you can get free products. It’s North America wide, passes the time and is fun!

If you’re looking for an interesting Instagram account, my sister and her husband are teaching English in Beijing @theteachingcouple and documenting their adventures. Such adorable kids!

My daughter is turning fifteen this week! I can’t believe I am the mother of a fifteen years old! I am only nineteen myself, in my head! Her birthday is on Wednesday, today is the fifteenth anniversary of day two of labour. 😦 They were trying to keep her in until she hit 37 weeks gestation. ☺

Tonight gluten-free pizza night. I’m so delighted.

I’ve lost another one of my makeup palettes! I am getting very disturbed at the amount of times I am losing things. I’m not particularly messy or disorganised, but I do like to have things fairly close. I have most makeup in organised bins, but as you are aware, it is so easy to be doing something and to just come up exhausted all of a sudden. This is when my husband throws things into another bin… it tidies things, but I can’t find them again. So my Kat von D Alchemist palette is gone, and it hasn’t been in stock for weeks! I know it has to be here somewhere, though.

I’m going to go play with makeup or have a bath or something. Hope you’re having a great day!