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. 

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.  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.  Gonna do it!

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

 

Army Day…March Fourth

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Ha ha! I told you I like wordplay. Today is going to be a quick post because I am feeling better than usual, and I want to play with my new makeup.

Something disturbing happened last night. My daughter had stayed home yesterday due to feeling unwell. She has been battling a flu for the past ten days or so, quite severe nausea. In fact, I wonder if some of the nausea I had been exacerbated by this bug. Anyway, she had approached me later that evening, after vomiting and confessed that she actually had severe menstrual pain and it was so severe it made her physically ill. She is very private, so she must have been suffering to share this with me. I am upset because I have a long history with Endometriosis, including five laparascopies, preparing for number six when I became pregnant the first time. There are a couple of arguments for this being a one-off on her side. She usually has only mild cramping, and her menses was delayed a week, likely due to the weight loss associated with the flu. She is very slight and had lost some weight, the stress could have delayed her, resulting in more cramps.

My own history includes Co workers finding me passed out under desks, curled up in break rooms and calling in from the ER. I had my appendix removed, as they were sure it was going to burst, as they couldn’t see it in the ultra sound. But no, my period started the next morning. That was the time I had the nurse who left me for two hours having to pee because I couldn’t get the bed rail down, and needed help walking then sneered at me “you’d better never need a c-section”. I shot back “I had a c-section last year and was up and around within hours, don’t give me that bullshit. It was at another hospital though, so…” yeah, I’ve never admitted that whole sentence before. I’m a bitch.

So, we wait for next month, hope she’s back to her normal and this was a one-off, and she doesn’t mind mummy blogging about her cramps. Heh. If not, we likely try the Naprosyn route, although her periods are not totally regular to the day, I am worried about her stomach. Another route is birth control pills.  She takes daily pills as it is, I don’t see why we shouldn’t add one. I started at the same age. And it’s  she has no interest in a relationship on any level, so it’s not like we’re saying go have sex. It’s ultimately up to her.

OK. Playtime!

Have a great day however you’re feeling, Zebra pals! 😘