There are a few things to talk about! First, I thought I would give everyone an update on the Botox situation. I haven’t really updated more than just a quick word here or there. Jillian is doing well since the last injections, walking farther, more indurance and practicing on actual stairs. We’ll be re-seen in the hypertonia clinic in June and we’ll discuss the date of her next injections. Hopefully, we’ll see great results like we have in the past. The only thing that worries me is that this is the last series that is covered by our insurance. They have told me that they would keep me informed with what they have accomplished and so far I’ve heard nothing. Maybe that means they haven’t accomplished anything and we’ll be back at square one starting after our June injections. I definitely hope that’s not the case. It’s still a very huge issue of stress for me.
(Jillian practicing with “REAL” stairs)
Recently, I was able to attend a blog event, celebrating mom’s with Ronald McDonald House in downtown Toronto. I went on behalf of my friend Julie who blogs at Sober Julie. If you would like to check out my experience and maybe leave me some love, do so here!
I will also be posting at Bewildered Bug’s blog about a recent trip to the zoo on her behalf, it was so much fun! I’ll definitely update when I send her my final draft of the post. Look for it tonight, Serena!
Finally, I have to tell you a quick story. A month or so ago, an awesome blogging friend of mine, Tenille who blogs at Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous came into Toronto as part of the McDonald’s All Access Mom’s program. I offered to take her out for poutine and to meet in real life. Thankfully, she forgave me for the ridiculous walking tour I took her on with blisters on her feet. Totally not my fault I got over excited about what we were talking about and I forgot where we were going. Sorry again, Tenille, come back and I’ll make it up to you!
Tenille has done the most amazing thing. She is part of a new program that is being run by Walmart Canada. It’s the Mom of the Year campaign and it’s brand new to Walmart Canada this year. Tenille has done the unthinkable. She nominated little old me for the award. I’m beyond touched and honored, honestly. I feel like a tool by saying “It’s an honor just to be nominated” but seriously, it is. She’s one in a million that one.
From Walmart Canada:
About the Mom of the Year Award
This year Walmart is launching the Mom of the Year Award to help celebrate and recognize the huge contribution moms make as role models and integral members of the family and community. This award will become an annual program to celebrate all that Mom does and shine a light on what is important to her.
Nominations will be accepted Mother’s Day (May 13) through July 8, 2012 and can be submitted through www.momoftheyear.ca. They can come from daughters, sons, family members, friends, colleagues or community members. Eight finalists will be selected and notified in mid-August and will be treated to an award celebration weekend in September. The Mom of the Year Award recipient will receive $10,000 for personal use and $100,000 to their cause or charity of choice. The remaining seven finalists will each receive $10,000 for personal use and $10,000 to their cause or charity of choice.
Feel free to head to Tenille’s post and read how wonderful she makes me sound. I’m so grateful to have such great friends.