Urgh I hate Mondays

Friday I had my interview at 2:30pm. I thought it went well but I can never tell. I don’t really act that different at work than I do at home. I find that I don’t have the mental energy to be two different people. If my work don’t like who I am as a person then they can fire me. It’s not like I am a horrid person or anything. I just don’t just have a “work personality” and a “home personality”. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am a little different to some extent because here I don’t have a toddler hanging off my trousers. I can be more “adult”. I can hold a conversation without being interrupted etc. Anyways we managed to get on the train at 5:15. So we were in Hackbridge by 6:30. I hate the busy travels of travelling between 5-6pm but I prefer getting there early. We had dinner then Scarlett got ready for bed. I think she went to sleep about 9:30pm.

Saturday she woke up at 9ish but didn’t get up. She just stirred then went back down so I went back to sleep too. She didn’t wake until 11:15am. Like what? How great a night’s sleep is that. It was brilliant. She got up, had her bottle then I got her dressed. We grabbed some snacks and headed to see some of Brett’s family. When we got back we had some lunch. We decided to go to the cinema so we left at 6 to have dinner. We went to Pizza Express. I love their doughballs. We ate, had a drink then went to the cinema. We watched The Mountain Between Us. The trailer made it seem much more exciting than it actually was. But nonetheless it wasn’t bad. After the cinema we went back to Brett’s. Scarlett had gone to bed at 9:30pm. So not too late.

Sunday she woke at 8:30ish. We got up and watched some teletubbies. She had breakfast then went down for a nap. After nap time Brett and I took her to the park near his house. It’s massive. It’s got a cafe, lots of open greenery, a lake and bridges etc. She loved running about. We stopped at the play area and she went up and down the slides, with Brett’s help of course. We left at 2:45 to head back for dinner as his mom was cooking a Sunday roast. Scarlett didn’t eat much. Her appetite is still a little off but she had a yoghurt after, which she demolished.

I looked at train times for home and there seemed to be issues with the trains. It was saying I needed to get a rail replacement bus from Hackbridge to Streatham then a train, then another train. So I ended up getting a tram from Beddington Lane to Wimbledon then a train to home. We got off the train at 6:30pm so not too late. I think Scarlett was in bed asleep by 8pm. She was shattered. Long weekend, after an even longer week.

Today my day was just ridiculous. It started well [to some extent and ignoring my bad foot] because I got to work on time, fed and happy. Came into my office and new desk phones had been installed however in the process someone had removed my internet box leaving me with no access to anything. I asked around and eventually an engineer came and replaced some cables and got me back online. Without internet access I couldn’t use our emailing system, our database nor our shared drives. So I couldn’t do any work for almost an hour. As fun as that sounds, it’s infuriating when you know you have lots waiting to be done.

I am currently on lunch catching up with Victoria from last night. My foot is getting worse as the day goes on. I genuinely have NO CLUE how I have hurt it. I don’t recall stepping on anything, twisting it or bashing it. It must be some weird delayed reaction to trampolining last week. I mean I hurt my knees so why not my foot too lol

TTFN x

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Ironically I didn’t actually get a cake for my birthday this year. But that just sums up how my day went. Brett pissed me off because the only thing I asked for for my birthday was a lay-in. And did I get one? No! We had said we’d spend the day together and my mom would babysit. We didn’t go out until half 2. We went bowling. We had two games. He thrashed me on both. Then we played in the arcade. We played air hockey and it was really fun. I love that game.

We got a bus to the garage then my mom picked us up and we went home. I put Scarlett down for a nap. When she woke up I did my makeup and got dressed then we headed out at 7ish. We went to Frankie and Benny’s for a meal. My dinner was delicious. Scarlett ate well but Brett gave her some coke so she was a tad hyper. It took her ages to calm down. We stopped at my nan’s on our way home for a cuppa. We put Scarlett to bed and then we finished watching the second Sherlock Holmes. Now me and Brett are just toasting my birthday with our Asti and chatting.

TTFN x

10 days to go

Scarlett spoke to Brett on FaceTime twice last night. She was very loving towards him. Sometimes she acts really indifferent to him and it bothers him. But she is a toddler and they get easily distracted which is why I tend to turn the TV off when he calls. But she was talkative to him. She was in the bath. She was showing him her bath toys [which he sees anyway when he is here] but it was super cute. She went to bed at 7:15 and then mom and I watched Emmerdale together. Brett FaceTimed me a few times on and off whilst I watched Salem again. I think I crawled into bed at half 10. Didn’t fall asleep until gone midnight though!

Today I got up at 7 for work. Mom dropped me in and I was 15 minutes early for a change. I worked until 9:15 then mom picked me up and dropped me for my interview. It was at the hospital. The same hospital I was born in almost 26 years ago, and my brother was born in 22 years ago. Also, Scarlett was born there 18 months ago. I actually walked passed the entrance to the Labour Ward/Delivery Suite. So surreal. If me and Brett end up living down my area, rather than his, it’s safe to assume our next baby will be born there too. Although we might not. We may find a place together in Croydon. I wouldn’t mind doing that. Moving away. But we’ll see.

Interview seemed to go well. They said they’ll let me know either way before next Friday. I popped into the toilets on the way out and whilst I was mid-pee the toilet flushed. Safe to say I got an impromptu fanny wash haha I got back to work at 11am.

I got picked up after work so I could donate at 5:30pm. I booked this months ago after my last donation. I couldn’t donate. My iron levels were 110 and the average is 115-140 and the NHSBT bottom line is 125. So I’ve been banned for a year from donating and told to see a doctor at some point. So we went home for dinner etc. Mom went to her boyfriend’s house about 20 minutes ago and Scarlett is in bed so I think I will just catch up with Salem.

10 days till Italy!!!!!!!!!!

TTFN x

Long week back

Monday:

So Scarlett had me up really early. Think it was 5:30 when she woke up. I went back to sleep and then overslept. We ended up having to grab a McDonald’s Breakfast. Which is fine because that is our Monday tradition anyway. When I got to work my team had put some “congratulations” banners on my desk as well as lots of confetti. I was finding the damn stuff hours later lol

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Scarlett was super grumpy when we got home at 5:30pm. I think being away for a week from nursery has her feeling exhausted on her first day back. Plus she does a full day on Mondays so she was there 8am till 4:30pm. That is very long. Hopefully she is less grumpy tomorrow.

Tuesday:

I woke up with a banging headache. I took some paracetamol and went to work. It dulled but it reared back twice as hard in the afternoon. I took some Ibuprofen in a last ditch attempt to get it to fuck the hell off. It did the trick, temporarily. I went to bed really early. According to my Fitbit I was asleep by 10:30pm.

Wednesday:

I woke up 7am and I felt sick as a dog. I kept heaving and retching. The last time I had felt like that was when I was pregnant. It was awful. I know I am not pregnant, btw. I have the coil remember lol I just meant to explain that I do not feel “off” very often. Although Friday I did feel “off”. However I do believe that was from all the travelling we’d done whilst away. I get travel sickness [well motion sickness] but it doesn’t always happen until I stand still, so to speak. Like a delayed reaction. Anyways, I felt like shit so I called in sick, sent Scarlett off to nursery and then climbed into bed. Now I didn’t want to sleep all day because I knew I wouldn’t sleep the night, so I laid and “rested” whilst watching back-to-back NCIS, obvs! I did nod off, around 1:30pm and then woke up at 2:30pm [according to Sir Fitbit lol]. At 3ish we went to my Nan’s for dinner and to pick up Scarlett. I got her into the bath and in bed before 7pm. This week she has whinged to go to bed before 7 so I let her. She is obviously tired so why force her to stay up. We have to be up at 6:30 in the morning so her sleeping earlier means she’ll be up in time in the AM. I had a shower and then watched some tele before heading to bed myself. I couldn’t sleep and didn’t drop off till about 1:30am!!!!!!!!

Thursday [today]:

My alarm was set for 7am. Should’ve known that Scarlett wouldn’t allow me to lay in on a rare day that I actually can. She woke at 6am. I brought her into my bed for a cuddle then we went downstairs to watch some cartoons whilst she drank her bottle. Then we got dressed. I cooked mine and mom’s breakfast and she came in from work just as I dished up. My nan picked Scarlett up at 7:50. Scarlett didn’t want to go. She cried and held her arms out for me to take her. Broke my heart. She’s never done that before. In the 10 months she has been at nursery. I wanted to just grab her and stay at home. But I can’t. So I let her go. We finished eating then my mother took me to the doctors. Today I had the luxury of being frisked in my Hoo-Hah by a doctor for the sole purpose of checking my coil has stayed where it should and is doing what it should do. Apparently it IS fine and all is well. I got to work for 9am.

A friend announced her pregnancy today. She is due in January 2018. Her daughter was due Feb and came 5 weeks early. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a full term baby especially as she says she will work until the first week of January, which is fair play but given her daughter’s speedy entrance, I would’ve opted to finish at Christmas, just in case lol

I am hoping Scarlett is in a better mood today and doesn’t hold a grudge about this morning. I have just got in the car so I will find out when we get home.

TTFN x

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Monday:
The travelling. Omg! So basically we were set to get off at West St. Leonard’s but when we pulled up I got off and Brett (being away with the fairies) didn’t get off. So he was stuck on the train as I’m stood outside waving at him like “wtf you doing? We’re meant to be off”. I tried to call him to say to get off at the next stop and I’ll meet him there. Didn’t ring. Straight to voicemail. I remembered, he’d said it had died on the train. I wasn’t sure what to do so I crossed over the bridge and waited the other side thinking he may have gotten off at the next stop and come straight back. 20 minutes go by and nothing. A train pulls in and he doesn’t get off. Then my phone rings. It’s his mom. Turns out he remembers her number off by heart so he’s managed to borrow a phone from a fellow traveller and called her to call me. So I got a taxi to the station he was at and the same taxi the took all 3 of us to the caravan site. Overall it took us an hour longer but we made it.

We checked in at 5:15 and went to our caravan. We are situated right next to reception so that means a short stroll to the shops and swimming pool too. So we dumped our stuff and headed straight to the shop for the necessities lol this included bread, milk, washing up liquid, sandwich fillings etc. We had brought 2 steak pies with us from home so we grabbed some chips to go with, and we had our dinner. Scarlett did so well sleeping in a big girl bed for the first time. She slept so well and I was so proud of her.

Tuesday:

We decided to go to Hastings for the day. So we set off at 10:30. We walked down the hill to catch the bus to the town centre. We decided to do the Aquarium then have lunch then do the Smugglers Caves. So we headed down the sea front to the Aquarium. Scarlett loved all the different fish and sea creatures. We stopped in a lovely little fish and chip restaurant down by the entrance to the Clifftop Railway. Brett and I had passed a jewellery store on the way to the Aquarium and I’d pick out a lovely ring. He wouldn’t let me have it. Said I had to wait for him to find the perfect moment to bend down and ask. We had our lunch and then headed to the clifftop railway. The view up there is amazing. Scarlett had a massive poop explosion and we had run out of wipes so we did the best we could to sort it with warm water and tissue roll. Brett had it all over his hands and arms so he sorted himself out then we headed back down.

He had the hump because it turns out he planned to propose at the very top of the hill but her poop issue ruined it lol In the end he got down on bended knee on the beach looking out at the gorgeous hot summers day. It was perfect. I said yes, obviously! After we let Scarlett throw a few pebbles we headed back to the bus.


We tried to go swimming when we got back but turned out the swimming pool closes at 5:45. That seems uncharacteristically early to me. Especially for the summer. I mean it’s light until 10pm. But hey ho. So we came back and got changed then headed back down to the entertainment centre. Scarlett had BurgerKing for dinner. She loved that. We had a little play in the arcade then we headed black to the caravan. Scarlett had a bath, a bottle and then went to bed. We had a lovely relaxing evening. We watched NCIS and then Ultimate Force.

Wednesday (today):

We decided to go to Eastbourne today. Scarlett woke up at 7ish so I gave her a bottle and put her back down. She woke up again at 8. Brett hadn’t had a good nights sleep so I gave her breakfast then took her to the play park behind our caravan for half hour. She loves running about and jumping. She’s such a tearaway for a tiny person lol

We wanted to try out the swimming pool so we headed down at 10ish. Scarlett was loving it and we showed Brett what she’s been taught at her swimming lessons. We decided to try the outside pool. The floor was painful to walk on (although Brett says I’m just a sensitive soul). We dipped in the outside pool but it was freezing even though the weather was really hot. Scarlett didn’t like it. She kept shivering. So I took her out and sat down on one of the loungers with her in a towel. She sat on my lap cuddling me for ages. Brett went down the massive slide/flume thing a few times. He’s a fantastic swimmer. No fear. Good for him lol I can just about swim and that’s it.

After swimming we headed back. Scarlett had a nap. I laid on our bed chilling. Cooling down. It was so warm. When she woke up we all had a sandwich then we headed out at 2pm to get a taxi to Hastings station. We were going to Eastbourne for the afternoon. Just to look around and maybe have some dinner. So we got off the train at 3:30pm. We walked into the shopping mall. I spent £35 in Primark. I got Scarlett a lush dress and matching shoes plus a few cheap summer tshirts and some grey slip on shoes. I also got myself some Harry Potter socks haha

We walked back towards the station and had a lovely meal at the Wetherspoons. I had a hotdog and chips. Scarlett had the same, the kids version. Brett had an all day brunch. We also got cheesy garlic bread. Scarlett loves it. We ate then got back on the train to Hastings.

Brett gave Scarlett a bath and got her ready for bed. She didn’t go down till 9pm. We were watching NCIS and listening out for her. Just watching Ultimate Force now.

Not doing doing anything tomorrow. Maybe swimming. But staying on site. My legs ache and my knee is hurting again. Plus we’ll just spend more money if we leave haha

TTFN x

Engaged!!!!!!

So Scarlett finally wore this top and we announced on Facebook the news we’ve kept under wraps for months now lol

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We’ve loved keeping this secret for a few months but we thought it was time to share. We haven’t decided on a date, yet. But we are thinking from late 2019 onwards, as we want to save up properly for it. Plus we need to find our own place together as well.

TTFN x

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Saturday:

Scarlett had her second swimming lesson on Saturday afternoon. She did really well and was much more confident doing things. I am so proud of her. She’s just a darling (and a tiny terror lol)

Brett came down Saturday afternoon. His brother drove him down to ours after work. We went to Asda to grab some last minute bits for the holiday. I managed to pick up a swimsuit for myself. It wasn’t the best one but it’ll do.

We put Scarlett to bed and then caught up with each other. We planned to watch a film but we just never got around to it.

Sunday:

We got up and watched some tele. Scarlett had a bottle then breakfast. I got Brett up at 10ish. He had a shower. We headed to my Nan’s at 1 after Scarlett woke up from her mid morning nap. We had dinner at my nan’s. Scarlett had on one of her new dresses from GAP. It’s lovely. She had a nice afternoon and we went home in the evening. Brett had a banging headache so he went for a nap and so did Scarlett. I had a headache too (due to the heat) so I just laid in the sofa watching tele.

I have finally packed for our holiday. God I forgot how stressful packing can be. Especially as it’s not just me now. It’s a toddler too.

We’ve just watched that film now. It was pretty good. It was The Mechanic sequel. We haven’t seen the first though lol

Holiday tomorrow. I’m apprehensive for the travel as we’ve got to get the train to Hastings via London. I don’t really fancy going via London lol but needs must!

TTFN x