Almost New Year’s Eve!

Wednesday she woke up at almost 9. So that was a good lay in. We had breakfast then headed to my nans for presents swapping. I didn’t actually eat breakfast as I had a bellyache.

My grandparents got Scarlett a pram and a new baby doll. A few clothes. A Harrod’s bear for 2017. Some chocolates. I got slippers, socks, a Harry Potter book about the film wands and some dove stuff. We had a cup of tea then we headed home. We finally opened all of our secret santa gifts, gifts from various family as well as stuff to and from each other. Scarlett got my a lovely bracelet with a locket charm that I can put 2 photos in.

My brother proposed to his girlfriend. We all knew about it (except her). She was crying. She said yes!

Scarlett played with her new kitchen set then I took her up for a nap. She wouldn’t settle on her own as she’s not feeling 100% so we laid down together in my bed. I think we got about an hour to so. We woke up just in time for dinner.

She didn’t eat much. Which isn’t like her. We did more playing then bath time. Her godmother came round with a present for her. She’d gotten her a trampoline. She and my mom helped put it together. My mom’s boyfriend chimes in with some help too. I’m just about able to put together a wooden bookcase that I got Scarlett. Even that was a bit tricky lol

It was up and Scarlett had a quick bounce then mom took her up to bed.

We caught up with Emmerdale then we watched some other bits on tele before heading to bed.

Thursday she gave me an epic lay in. She didn’t wake up till almost 9:30am. She’s going to hate me next week when I have to wake her to 7am lol

I gave her a bottle then I dressed her as we were going for breakfast at 10ish. We went to the harvester with my mom and her boyfriend. Scarlett ate 2 pancakes, some sausage and bacon then some yogurt. She also trialled using her new open top cup in public. So far we’ve only used it at home. She did really well and hardly spilt her water. After breakfast we popped into my nans to say Hi and have a cup of tea.

We got home at lunch and I put Scarlett down for a nap. She slept for almost 2 hours. I had to wake her up at 3 so we could go shopping. I needed to stock up on nappies and wipes etc as I know I will get to mid-January and find myself skint and in need of this stuff. We came back after shopping and chilled out. She bounced on her trampoline whilst I cooked dinner. I cooked chicken and chorizo pasta with cheese topped garlic bread. We ate then she had her bath. She’s been very grumpy for the last week. She perked up after her bottle. She played really nicely (and sang) for about an hour. I took her up to bed at 8. I’ve heard her coughing a lot since I’ve been in bed watching a film. The monitor keeps lighting up.

I set up my new lamp. I asked for a lamp for Christmas from my brother and his partner. I got a set of 2. I bought some light bulbs today and they fit so I now have a lamp next to my bed.

Friday she didn’t wake until 9:30. What a lay-in. Problem is, when I’m back at work I’ll be getting up at 7 so these lay-ins are not doing me any good in the long run lol so I’ll be waking her up in preparation for returning to work.

We went to my nan’s house as I feel like I haven’t really seen her over the festive period. We had a few cups of tea and Scarlett showed off her aqua doodle mat.

We picked Natalia (brother’s girlfriend) up from the station then we went home. I cooked me and Scarlett some dinner. It was later than usual as I had gone upstairs to put her new lamp in her room and put her washing away. She went to bed at 8ish. My mom took her up so I could sort my washing out.

My mom went to work and my brother and his girlfriend had fell asleep so I went upstairs to finish watching the Intern. Then I put on beauty and the beast. The new version. My mom said that I use to re-watch the original over and over when I was like 2/3. But I legit don’t even remember ever watching it. I couldn’t even tell you the plot except for Belle was a bookworm and the Prince was a cursed Beast. Anyways, I watched it and it wasn’t bad. Emma Watson did quite well as Belle. I had no idea she could sing but I suppose in Harry Potter she has no need to sing.

Scarlett woke up twice for cuddles. She’s really not herself at the moment. I may need to call for an out of hours appointment.

I went to sleep about 2:30am. My eyes are itchy again even tho I’ve been taking my antihistamines. It’s because I’m not at work. My routine is disrupted and I’m getting more sleep than usual so my eyes are suffering lol weird right!

Today Scarlett didn’t wake up until almost 10am. You can tell she’s not herself. I tried to call my Doctors but they’re shut as it’s a Saturday even tho they’re suppose to run a Saturday AM clinic every other weekend (including this weekend as per their website). So I tried 111 but after spending 30+ on hold I gave up. Thankfully Scarlett isn’t “that bad” so we’ll wait till the surgery is open Tuesday.

We watched the rest of Rise of the Guardians then more teletubbies. She had her bottle then I did her some breakfast. She had a banana and some yogurt. I put her up for a nap at 11:30. I fell asleep on my bed and woke up at 2ish. Oops! We got dressed then headed out to visit our Granny in the old folks home. We was there for over an hour. Scarlett had some crisps and water in a cup.

We headed home and I ordered dinner for us. She had chicken and chips then I took her up for a bath. We FaceTimed Brett for bath time. He likes it because it makes him feel like he’s part of it. I did her bottle then she said night to everyone and I took her up to bed at 7:15. I climbed into bed to catch up with season 4 of Elementary.

It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow. I can’t believe we are so close to 2017 being done. I’m so ready for it to be over. I want to start a fresh. New year, new wishes.

TTFN x

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Boxing Day 2017

Yesterday I didn’t drop off until almost 3am. Stupid Pro Plus tablets. I forgot they have caffeine in them. Brett woke me up not long after I had nodded off because he’d had a really bad dream. He was thrashing about and shouting in his dream. Weird!

Today Scarlett woke up today at 7 but she settled so I left her. She finally woke up at 8am. I did her bottle then she had some breakfast. She didn’t want to nap so I left her with Brett’s mom whilst we went to Argos. He wanted to get his PS4 in the Boxing Day sales. I offered to pay half. So I gave him £150. Whilst in Argos I got myself a new storage unit for my bedroom and Scarlett some more earrings (if she ever lets me change them). We came back and his mom had dressed Scarlett. She played and then we had some lunch. She was tired but wouldn’t go to sleep but she did curl up on my lap. She was almost asleep but then she noticed everyone had chocolates so she climbed down to investigate. My mom turned up at 2:40 to pick us up from Brett’s. She stopped for a cup of tea and a toilet break. We loaded the car. I forgot about a million things then we finally set off. We stopped at services just before we hit Guildford then we powered on to my nan’s brother’s house. He always does a Boxing Day buffet open house. So we stopped by to say Hey! We ate some food. I drank some wine. Then we headed home. Scarlett had a bath with me then mom dressed her so I could wash my hair in peace. Scarlett cried all the way through bath time and getting dressed. She felt super hot so I gave her some calpol then a bottle. She was sat with my mom and she fell asleep all cuddled up so I took her up to bed.

We got out the prosecco. We watched Emmerdale from today and then had some cheese and crackers. Boursin is too more-ish!

I came up to bed at gone 11. I checked Scarlett and she was roasting still so I gave her some Nurofen. She wasn’t that bad at being woken up for medicine. She took it then just flopped on me so she could go back to sleep. I just held her for 5 minutes then I laid her down.

Brett messaged me to say he’s been sick a few times and he’s feverish. Not good. We’ve just spent 5 days with him so someone, somewhere has got germs and have shared them. Which means we may have caught something too. I hope he’s okay. I’m crossing my fingers that it’s just something he’s eaten and that Scarlett’s fever is teething related. I’m fully expecting a long night ahead as she’s coughing a lot in the night and the monitor keeps lighting up.

We shall see…

It’s our Christmas tomorrow. We’re going to my nan’s in the morning to open presents then we’ll come home and do ours or eat then do ours. Not sure which. I’m not fussed either way.

TTFN x

Christmas Day 2017

It’s Christmas!!! Merry Christmas from my house to yours.Scarlett woke at 7 but settled so I left her. She eventually got up properly at 8. I gave her a bottle then we opened some presents. Brett gave her breakfast at 10ish. She played with her toys then at 11:30 we put her down for a nap. She slept till almost 2. She met Brett’s Nan for the first time. She wasn’t sure about her and went all shy lol

We had a lovely roast turkey dinner and then we relaxed before opening more presents. She got some really bath toys and some other bits. She was thoroughly spoiled. Me too. We had supper (turkey sandwiches) then I took her up for a bath at 7ish. Brett tried to put her to bed at 8. She wouldn’t have it. She cried for ages and was really hot so we got her up and gave her some calpol then tried again at 9. She refused point blank. We both climbed into Brett’s bed and laid in the dark with her for a solid half hour. Nope lol I ended up chucking her back in her cot and we just laid in silence ignoring her. She settled after 10 minutes. Brett fell asleep waiting for her to settle. I had a bad head so I crept out to get some tablets then I stuck Emmerdale on my iPad, with headphones. So I could catch up then go to bed myself.

We’ve had a lovely, relaxed Christmas Day. Scarlett has been so good except when she accidentally dropped a glass candle that Brett’s mom had got for Christmas. She was putting it down and it slipped from her hand. It was just an accident. She looked at me like she was going to be told off but these things happen. His mom was more worried about the glass so we had to keep the dog out until it was cleared up.

We’re going home tomorrow. Mom is picking us up in the early afternoon.

TTFN x

Christmas Eve 2017

Friday was my last day at work. I worked really hard to finish everything I could before I left at 1pm. My mom picked me up at 1 and we went to my Nan’s for lunch. We left there to go to Costco as I needed to pick up a few items. We grabbed what I needed and I picked 2 items for my mom to wrap up for me as she had no idea what to get me. After Costco we dropped my Nan back home then mom and I went to Morrison’s so I could get some stocking fillers for Scarlett. We dropped it all home and had a quick cuppa then we headed back out to pick Brett up from the station. Then we went to pick up Scarlett. She was so happy to see him there. She ran over and gave him a big hug. She looked at me like I was shady though. As I NEVER pick her up. Neither does he. But apparently I’m the one she was confused about lol

We got home and she played. We opened our gifts from him. He opened ours. He took her up for a bath then he put her to bed. She didn’t go to sleep straight away. We could hear her singing to herself an hour later.

We ordered Pizzahut then we climbed into bed and watched a film. I made him watch Burlesque. He enjoyed it surprisingly.

Saturday Scarlett woke up at 9am which was a lovely lay in. I left her in my bed with Brett whilst I made her bottle. She drank it then we went downstairs. I did her some breakfast then she played. We watched some Postman Pat. Brett took her up for a nap at 11:15. She didn’t wake until almost 2pm. When she was up we got dressed and went to my nan’s. I made some lunch and she played with her cousins. My uncle was painting his girl’s nails and Scarlett was watching. She seemed really intrigued. When his youngest stood up from the stool, she sat down in her place and put her hands on the table ready. It was adorable. So he painted her nails for her and surprisingly she sat still for him to do it. She then went around showing off her nails. It was just so funny.

We had dinner there and then went home at 6:45. Brett bathed Scarlett and then he went to my nans to pick up his hoodie. He had left it there. I did Scarlett’s bottle whilst he was gone then when he was back I took her up to bed. She was tired.

My mom went to work at 8:45. It was just me and Brett. We were watching a film on TV. I went up for a shower then we had our much needed chat about the future. We’ve decided we want to give our relationship another go. We have things we want from each other and things we should/need to work on. We have wishes for 2018. I have personal goals. So does he. One thing we agree on is less rowing. I mean, who likes to row anyway!

He went up and had a shower. I put NCIS on in bed and we watched some. He fell asleep at 1am. I switched the TV off at 2am and went to sleep myself.

Today it is Christmas Eve! Like for real, Christmas Eve. I heard Scarlett at 8am but she didn’t whinge to get up so I left her and she went back to sleep. So did I. She woke up at 10am. What a babe! She had her bottle in bed with us and we played silly games then we went downstairs. We had some breakfast. She had tea, toast and banana. The usual. She went up for a nap at about half 11. We got into bed with the TV on as it was cold downstairs and we didn’t need to do anything. We could chill. It was nice. We went downstairs at half 12 and I stuck some tv on. I made us lunch at 1ish. Brett went up and woke Scarlett up at 2. She had some lunch. Though she didn’t eat much of it. She opened her Christmas Eve Box. She got a book (‘Twas the night before Christmas), underwater bath lights, a note pad and crayons, a Christmas dvd (Arthur Christmas) and some pyjamas.

Before she’d woken up we had decided that me and her would spend Christmas at his. We hadn’t planned to. I was happy to be at home. But I just sat there thinking about him going home and how we aren’t even celebrating Christmas at ours until the 27th and it just made no sense to stay home. So I packed some bits and picked a few presents for Scarlett to open, and grabbed the items I had bought for his family then we got in the car. My mom dropped us as the station at 4:30. We got on the train and finally got to his area at 5:45.

Scarlett was tired and a bit shy at first. Like usual. But she soon jumped all over Scott and Nanny. She had a bath and then we had some dinner. She didn’t eat much. She played a bit then at 8:45 I did her bottle then at 9 Brett took her to bed. I’m thankful she doesn’t understand Christmas yet. Imagine trying to convince a 3/4 year old that they have to go to bed because santa is coming!

We’re just watching some film on TV and enjoying the fact we haven’t got any presents to wrap etc.

Merry Christmas all …

TTFN x

My iPhone went for a swim

Sunday I left Scarlett in the front room while I did her breakfast. She’d asked for tea, toast and a banana. I hear a noise and went to investigate. She’s there wedged between the tv unit and the tree, which has fallen down. Baubles everywhere. I was like “what happened?” And she went “oh”. I intended to get my haircut in the morning whilst Scarlett went with my grandparents to visit my gran up the old folks home. But I decided I didn’t have the money so I went along to visit her then we went to my nan’s. She cooked dinner. Scarlett went for a nap at 12:45 and woke up at 3:30. She ate her dinner when she got up.

She’s learned to say “Good Girl”. It’s so cute!

She went to bed at 7ish. We had supper and watched some tele. The holiday was on tv at half 10 so mom and I started watching it. We didn’t realise how late it was and we went to bed at like 1am. I think I fell asleep at half past.

Monday was a struggle due to my aforementioned late night. I only need 5/6 hours to survive so I’m not a typical “I need 8 hours at least” person. But bed at 1:30am and alarm at 6:30am just isn’t adequate. I struggled.

We had secret santa at work. I got a doodle pad, a lunch box and a swear box. All good choices!

After work mom did dinner and Scarlett helped us eat, obviously. I did her bath time. She whacked her head when we was going into her room. She cried and then we told the door off for hurting her (obviously) then she was ok. She did her book advent for Day 18. Her book was “The Elves and the Shoemaker”. She went to bed at 7:15. She was tired as Monday is her long day at Nursery.

I watched Emmerdale then waited for Criminal Minds at 9pm then learned it wasn’t on. It must be on a seasonal break in the US. Majorly sucks balls. So I ended up waiting till 10pm for Blindspot then I got into bed at 11ish.

Tuesday was long at work. Had lots to do which is great as it keeps me busy but the day just dragged. After work we went home and Scarlett had her dinner whilst I had a shower. When she’s eaten I took her up for a bath. She had her bottle, we did book advent for Day 19. Her book was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. She went to bed at 7.

I’ve had a card through the day from Royal Mail saying there’s a package at the depot for me. It’s there because it has an outstanding customs charge. It’s come from the US. No idea who it’s from. So I’m really excited to find out. I paid the customs charge online and it’s being re-delivered on Thursday!!!

I had my dinner at 8ish then I caught up on 4 weeks worth of The Gifted. I’ve watched 3 episodes. Got 1 left. It’s getting quite good. I got into bed at 11ish.

Wednesday I woke up a few times in the night with a bad head. Eventually when my alarm went off I knew my head wasn’t going away. I took some tablets and when they didn’t touch my head I knew I couldn’t go to work. So I phoned in to say I’m staying at home today. I dressed Scarlett, did her morning bottle and then my mom took her to be dropped at nursery.

I’m laid in bed, in the dark, reveling at the quietness of the house. Mom brought back breakfast. We ate in the dark then we both went to bed.

I woke up at 12. Mom went to pick up Scarlett from Nursery. We had cuddles then she went down for a nap. I tidied up and had some breakfast then she woke up at quarter to 3. We read her books then I did her dinner. She had pizza. She had a bath. We FaceTime Brett a lot at bath time so he can join in. I usually leave my phone next to the bath, leaning on something. She’s never touched it before. But I left the bathroom for a moment to grab her towel. I come back and my iPhone is swimming (my heart dropped). I fished it out and gave it a good dry/blow in the holes and tbh it seems to be ok. It must’ve been submerged for literally a nanosecond. She went to bed at 7:15ish.

She woke up at 9 crying. She was feverish so I gave her calpol. She then cried for a bottle so I gave her 5oz. She drank it all. She seemed happier. I let her play for 10 minutes. She then did a nasty poo so I changed her. I asked her if she was ready for bed. She said No then she said Yes. So we went up and I put her back to bed at about 10ish. I heard her cry out a few times in the night but she didn’t wake up so I didn’t go in to her. I just looked on the monitor and she was ok.

Today she was miserable when I first got her up. She went to Nursery and I went to work. I finished at 12. I got on the bus at 12:30 and then walked to the hairdressers to book in. It took an hour for me to be seen. I finally got called. They washed, cut and blow dried my hair. Then they straightened it because I mentioned I was going out. I paid and then I walked to Sainsbury’s to be picked up. Scarlett had her new dress on for the party at Nursery. We dropped her off at 3 then we went back to my nans house. I put some makeup on and changed into jeans. At 4:30 we picked her back up. She’d had a blast but still wasn’t keen on santa. Mom dropped me at the restaurant on the lake.

I went in and booked in. They led me to our table. I sat down and ordered a drink and waited for everyone else. We had a blast catching up. I had cheese topped tomato and garlic bread for a starter. Then I had steak and chips. I could not eat anything else after. We stayed for another drink and some of the others had pudding. We settled our bill then my friend dropped me Home. I had a quick shower then I caught up with Emmerdale and now I’m in bed.

My parcel came. I had totally forgotten I’d ordered a “Slay all day” tshirt for the 20 year anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. It’s massive. But it’s comfy!

It’s my last day at work tomorrow then I have 10 days off. I cannot wait!

TTFN x

Ps. Haven’t done her book advent for yesterday or today. We’ll all 3 tomorrow.

A party, a cupcake and some Netflix

Wednesday was my neighbours birthday. She works in the office above mine. She came in with a cupcake. I saved mine for Scarlett. She demolished it in the car on the journey home. She did day 13 of her book advent. She got the book “We are going on a bear hunt”.

Thursday I watched the Riverdale season finale during lunch. No idea when season 3 is coming. Can’t believe season 2 is done already. Feels so quick! Scarlett did her book advent for Day 14. She got the book “All Aboard”.

Friday was long at work. It had been a long week. It was Christmas jumper day at the Nursery so I sent Scarlett in with her new reindeer jumper. We were going to a party in the evening so when we got home I tried to get her to nap. She wasn’t keen lol I bathed her and got her dressed at 6. I sent her downstairs so I could straighten my hair and do my make up. I was ready to go. We took a few pics before we left.

Party was good. Scarlett made an automatic beeline for the buffet table. I mean, of course she did, it’s food. She ran around lots. Made a little friend and danced a lot. I danced with her. Towards the evening she was getting tired. I picked her up and she laid in my arms like she was a baby. I swayed with her and she just laid there looking at me. She didn’t try to move or get put down. It was lovely tbh. We left at 10:30 and she got straight into pyjamas at home and into bed. I think I was asleep by 11. I felt shattered. It’s hard work to work all day then go out. Even though we weren’t “that late”, it’s still long!

It was the twins birthday. They were 5 today!!!

Saturday I wasn’t woken up till almost 9. What a fab lay in. Scarlett had her morning milk then we watched some tv. We read her new books. She curled up because she was still tired. My mom got breakfast at 10:30. We ate then I put Scarlett down for a nap. Whilst she slept I ignored my feelings of wanting to nap and I hoovered the front room. In preparation for the Christmas tree being put up. I then finished wrapping presents.

Scarlett woke up when my mom got back from town. They retrieved the tree from the loft. It was up and Scarlett “helped” us decorate it. I added her personalised bits from last year and this year too.

I need to get my haircut so at 3ish my mom took Scarlett to my nan’s for a bit. My nan was out all day visiting my uncle so she’d asked us to let the dog out. I got the bus to town. I picked up my special people Christmas cards and some tidbits to wrap. Then I went to the salon. They were closing in 40m and said they didn’t have time to do what I wanted so I’ll have to go back tomorrow!

I got home at 5ish. I cooked me and Scarlett some dinner then at 6 I took her up for a bath. Also to let the others eat their dinner in peace. She opened her book advent for Days 15 and 16. Day 15 was Cinderella. Day 16 was Some Dogs Do. She had her bottle then went to bed at 7. She was flat out asleep within 15 minutes.

I did some more wrapping whilst my mom dropped my brother at work then we sat down and watched a 4 part series called Bancroft. It was very good. Kept you guessing till the end. Although we did figure out some of it.

I’ve just climbed into bed. I need to go to sleep as Scarlett will wake about 7-7:30 tomorrow.

TTFN x

Fuck it’s cold!

Monday I woke up exhausted. I felt like I had not slept whatsoever. I had a really odd dream which I can’t even recall now. Work was ok. Manager is back from her holiday so I feel safe now she’s back. When she’s away I feel like I have no buffer between the people who expect my team (aka me) to do things I shouldn’t be doing, and myself. I sometimes get backed into a corner to do things and I don’t like that. So yay for her arrival!

He rung me again. Left a few voicemails. I listened this time. One was about 5 minutes long. He seems to have calmed down a little. He reckons he accepts my decision but I’m doubtful.

Scarlett did her Book Advent for Day 11. Her book was On A Pirate Ship.

Watched criminal minds followed by Blindspot then I got into bed at 11.

Tuesday I felt better as I had slept okay. However I had a random arse dream about Scarlett’s sperm donor. I dreamt me and Scarlett were on on holiday staying in some motel in America. He turned up. I was like wtf you doing here? He said he wanted to see her. I was like but why now? Why here? We’re on holiday, how did you find us? Was so weird!

I got caught short at work today. I have the coil fitted (as previously mentioned in my post about how traumatised getting it fitted I was lol) and I totally skipped a period. Which I figured was them stopping as it’s common with the coil for them to stop. And I was at month 6 so yeah, I assumed. Never assume! I had nothing. I repeat, nothing in my handbag. So I had to trek in the -2 temperatures, with no coat, down the road to the local shop at 10am. Luckily I got there and back in 10 minutes and didn’t slip over on any ice. Winning! At lunch my manager asked me if I wanted to come to Matalan with her. So we went. I bought myself a coat – mom said she’d buy me one for xmas so if I see one and get it she’ll give me the money. I also got Scarlett some fluffy pyjamas as her room gets so cold in the night. Her GroEgg changes colours dependent on the temperature. It’s red if it’s too hot and orange if it’s just right. Well apparently it goes blue if it’s too cold. It’s been blue every morning so far. I’m tempted to set my alarm to go in her room at 4am and put the heater on low till we get up. But I don’t know. May try her throat out.

Anyways, I got some fluffy socks for myself and Scarlett a Christmas cup. I spent like £80 in less than 20 minutes. This is why I usually stay at my desk and watch TV. Cheaper lol

Today Scarlett asked me to sit in the back of the car with her. She wanted her blanket on her legs and to hold my hand. So that’s what we did. On our way home we looked at all the Christmas lights. It’s become routine now. She loves them.

She had her dinner whilst I showered. She sat so nicely eating whilst my mom made tea and I was in the shower. She then had her bath and then we did Book Advent for Day 12. Today’s book was Little Bear’s Big Adventure. After her bottle she went up to bed.

I watched Once Upon A Time then some more Grimm. Now I’m in bed ready to sleep. So tired!

TTFN x