Terry Fox run

I was so excited to celebrate Ivy’s first Terry Fox run. 
I remember bringing a book about Terry Fox to Zambia; I passed on the story of this Canadian hero to anyone who was kind enough to listen.  This year I realized that I haven’t participated in one of his runs in all the years I’ve been back home in Canada.  Shameful.

That’s why this was a special one for me 😍.

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Yesterday I learned to brush my teeth

And floss.  Seriously. It was the strangest day.  For years I’ve been teased by friends,  family,  & colleagues for being a bit obsessive with flossing & brushing my teeth.  My annual dentist appointments have been relatively painless as my dentist actually said ‘if everyone had teeth like yours I’d be out of business’.
Oral health as I knew it is over. I had to visit a periodontist yesterday due to inflamed gums.  Who knew that the strange rashes I’ve dealt with for most of my life (diagnosed as lichen planus) can also travel to the mouth?  (My mom told me my aunt had it in her mouth- the first time I’d heard such tales ). Lucky me. In between all the poking & prodding I was informed that I’ll have to keep my mouth cleaner & I was taught how to properly brush & floss.
My ego is bruised & my gums are tender (OK- I’ll continue being honest- they’re bleeding). But I’ll take this as a reminder that just because I’ve done something one way for a long time doesn’t mean it’s the best way.
Hang in there gums- we’ll turn this around in no time 😂

Jumping castles

I finally got out to Alaina’s farm for a visit.  I knew Ivy would be happy to chase around Olivia & look at the farm animals. ..but I didn’t know she’d be introduced to jumping castles.  Olivia took Ivy by the hand & showed her the way- I was so thrilled that they played together so well & that Ivy loved the jumping castle.
Hooray.

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Thanks for the adventure (& the yummy supper) last weekend Lain 😆