2015 is here

Well firstly let me just say, waking up on New Year’s Day with no hangover at 7am is great! The twins woke up about 7ish. We stayed in bed watching the iPad for an hour then finally we got up and had breakfast. I got them bathed and dressed then we set of for out nana’s as we were having dinner there. There’s a stretch of path, it’s quite long, near to my nans so i unleashed the twins from the stroller so they could walk it to my nans gate. They were chasing each other. They thought it was great to be running around a little. Which considering how rubbish the weather was, was all the fresh air they’d be getting today.

We had a pretty nice day. My nan had looked after 2 of their siblings last night so they were there too. We had dinner and then watched a film. At 8ish their mom and dad turned up for a quick cuppa then they left. I got home quite late. About an hour ago. My grandad drove me home because it’s dark. I got straight home and stripped my bed off. Then I had a nice hot shower and finally got my tired butt in my nice fresh bed. Which is where I am now.

Haven’t got anything planned tomorrow except sorting some bits out and some washing. I am over my aunts with the twins on Saturday and Sunday so I need to pack an overnight bag.

Secondly, I wanted to update on what I wrote about my FMS challenges. I have indeed restarted. The author of the challenges has decided to post the lists on a weekly basis instead of monthly so you can participate for 7 days instead of a full 30/31. It’s a great idea. As January started on a Thursday this weeks post is only 4 days. Today’s phrase is “The Sky” and tomorrow’s is “Something Yellow”. I’m excited to be joining in again :) only excitement I get lol

2015. I hope it’s better than 2014. I desperately need a job and I had 4 interviews in 4 weeks of not working so that’s surely not a bad thing. It means my cv is being viewed and considered at least. I hope something sticks soon.

For now, Happy New Year.

TTFN x

FMS backlog

Omg, I am so behind with my FMS pages. I have created the collages for April, May and June is nearly finished (the month isn’t over yet). I will get around to posting. The April list was a good one, I had a fair amount of material to work with but I got stuck on one phrase. It threw me out for a few days which meant I then had to do a mad postng frenzy when I finally was happy with the snap for that day. Which also meant I posted the following days late too. Not that it matters, I just hate being out of my sync as my iPhone tells me daily what the prompt(s) are. I am currently updating the main page for my #FMSphoto-a-day challenges. It currently only has the lists from July 2013 to December 2013. We are in June for christ sake, where have I been for 6 months? Bad blogger lol more like my life got busy-ish ;)

So yeah, just thought I’d make sure ya’ll know I haven’t forgotten about my FMS challenges and I am currently sorting it all out.

 

Stay tuned.

 

TTFN x

Less than a month to go

We go on holiday in less than a month. I am really excited because I have always enjoyed our family holidays to Hastings etc. We are staying between Camber Sands and Rye Harbour. I need to put a little bit of money away for it, and grab some new outfits as I don’t own much besides jeans. Plus I don’t own many shoes now, even my “uggs” are a bit tatty and I don’t wear them anymore. I live in either my work shoes (black dollies) or I have flip flops lol which when it rains is never a good thing.

Do you know, on Friday, after I removed Frank from the cot, the room wasn’t even used, neither was the spare room (the original room I had put the cot in). I was fuming on Saturday morning. I moved him for no reason.

Safe to say the weather wasn’t what I expected and I didn’t actually use the paddling pool all weekend. It wasn’t cold, it just was not sunny enough for swimming lol Fred wasn’t himself at all, he was really clingy and just wanted to sit on the sofa watching TV. With me. Not helpful when Frank is full of beans and wants to run around like a loon, he needs watching LOL

They went home Sunday afternoon. Fred has learned to say my name “Kayyy-eeee”. Close enough so I’ll take that. He forgets it though and if he wants my attention he shouts “Mama”. I’m like “nooooooo Kayleigh” he just laughs.

My Aunt and Uncle have fallen out over a Christening. It is a long story and it is none of my business so I’m not going to get into it. I can see it from both sides and think everyone should just get on with their own lives.

Monday at work I felt so Blah! I think I was just tired from the weekend even though the twins didn’t wake me up till 7am, both days. Criminal Minds had the seaosn finale for season 9, on SkyLiving at 9pm. There I was, sat on my bed, ready for it. It was a very good episode, and I actually covered my mouth with my hand at one point out of pure shock. I am pleased no one in the team was killed off as I had heard rumor that Matthew Gray Gubler was leaving after season 9. I hope not, his character is the best, I love Reid LOL

Yesterday I just had work, usual. Very busy. Am re-learning Purchase Ledger so I can cover half of it with the usual lady. I am a multitasker, it is hectic lol

I can’t believe it is June already. There is 26 days till we go on holiday. I need to get some stuff. I need some more tops, shoes and a decent bikini/bathing suit. I also need a new purse and bag. My current purse is fine but I need a better one. My bag is tatty, definitely need a new one. Nothing fancy, just something different.

 

Right I am off, as my lunch break is over. Such a rebel, blogging at work. Not!

 

TTFN x

I found a resolution

I was correct to say, in my previous post, Frankie might be a nightmare at bedtime. He was, because he hadn’t woken up till almost midday on New Year’s Day he didn’t go down till almost midnight that night. Little git. Mom tried to get him to sleep in her room and usually he would lie down after a few minutes and go to sleep but he decided to roll around her bed occasionally stopping to grin at her (this was with the damned lights out and TV off). After an hour I scooped him up and tried him in my room but after he woke Fred up I took him downstairs, and Mom got Fred back to sleep within’ a few minutes and he went back in the cot.

The next day we got up, had breakfast and a bath then went to our nan’s. They like it there because it is somewhere new, different from my same 4 walls lol they both were in bed asleep by 7:30pm. I was really surprised. I put Fred down after his bath, with a bottle and he was out like a light. Frankie was ready for bed so I put him in a car seat, that lays back slightly, with a bottle and a blanket and told my brother to keep an eye whilst I just hopped in the shower. I was only gone about 15 minutes and when I came down Frankie was fast asleep. I was shocked, he hardly EVER goes to sleep before 8pm. So I very carefully carried him upstairs and laid him down in the cot. He stayed asleep, bonus!! My brother had friends round so I didn’t particularly fancy sitting downstairs and I didn’t want to bang around in my room and risk waking the tots up so I went in my mom’s room, she was due in from work at 8. Next thing I remember is her talking to me, asking me why I was laid on her bed lol then I remember getting up and getting in my own bed. I must’ve fell asleep soon as my head hit the pillow. Then at 3:30am Frankie woke up. Usual story. I realised I’d missed Emmerdale from the previous evening so we sat and watched it on catchup TV. He’s quite well behaved because he sat between my legs, snuggled under the duvet with a bottle. He eventually went back to sleep but I was wide awake so after Emmerdale was finished I turned on my Kindle so I could continue watching Dexter. I love it but I am slowly coming to the season end, the final season, and that makes me sad LOL At half 6 we had a powercut, I only realised because 1) my alarm clock, plugged into the mains, suddenly flashed 00:00 and 2) my Kindle only runs on WiFi and Dexter suddenly cut off as the powercut threw the WiFi out. It only lasted a few minutes but it was enough to disrupt all electricals! The babies got up at 8, and had breakfast. My friend (for mystery purpose, and privacy I’ll call him Syphilis and believe me there IS a story behind that and NO he doesn’t have it lol) came in at 11 to say Hi, and he reckons the twins look exactly alike but I disagree, but as I said to him, I see them all the time so I notice the differences more. He left and we chilled out till 2pm when I decided we should visit Nanny. Which we did. At 5pm we left for home as they were being picked up soon. Fred started acting really odd at my nan’s, he was being really whingy (which he never is) and kept sitting on my lap facing me, arms almost hugging me and his head on my chest like he wanted to go to sleep. He felt really hot too, and I know that a fever can be a symptom of teething so when he got home I took his temperature. It said it was low but I’ve only used my thermometer once or twice so I wasn’t too sure if I had used it correctly lol At my house Fred climbed straight up on my lap after he was let out the stroller, laid his head down and went to sleep. Frankie was being naughty and kept standing at my feet grabbing Fred so I laid Fred on the sofa and kept an eye. When my Aunt turned up to pick them up I mentioned it to her about Fred but the little poop monster perked right up when they came in. Maybe he was just homesick?

After they left I did some tidying up, they trash my house, and finished washing the huge pile of dishes. My friend, “Syphilis”, messaged saying he was going to Hockey practise soon but had half hour to spare so could he pop in and was I alone? I think we can all guess why he may want to know that. Yes, you guessed it, we are FWB (friends-with-benefits), although who it benefits is anyone’s guess LOL We are friends, and we’ve known each other a long time, about 4 years or more. But there has always been an element of fooling around because we were both single when we met. The only time we don’t “fool around” is if we are dating other people, which of course is obviously how it goes. Neither of us are cheaters… I did once consider dating him, but, he is too much hard work. He is stubborn, and stroppy and occasionally he is rude. So he is better off just as my FWB, our relationship will last longer that way haha

After he left I watched Emmerdale then I had a bath (as you do), nice long one, and then at 8 Mom got in from work and we decided on the golden M for dinner so off we went to pick it up. We ate and watched Piers Morgan’s interview with Eastender’s actress June Brown. It was interesting learning about her life as a youngster. Then by 11pm I was in bed asleep.

Today Mom got me up at 10 so we could do the grocery shop. We hit 3 stores as we had various vouchers to spend. After packing the stuff away at home, and chilling for a bit we left to drop my Brother at work at 4 then we went to my Nan’s for a cuppa and a catchup. We ended up staying for dinner, and Nan fancied fish and chips so she sent my Mom up the chippie with some money and a menu (which I had wrote so she wouldn’t forget my egg fried rice haha). It was yummy. We left at 8 and I have been on my laptop since we got in syncing my camera roll so I can clear my iPhone, organise the photos on my external hard drive and in general do some primping lol I am finished now so I am going to settle down under my duvet with the film “Dark Shadows”.

Before I go I wanted to say I have finished December’s FMSphoto-a-day challenge and will soon have a new page up for December, with all the photos I took. Also, I found a New Year’s Resolution I could try: No swearing. I curse way way way too much, I noticed today so perhaps I should try not to? It is worth a try anyway.

Back to classes on Monday. I have a biology assignment to attend to, as well as a Sociology assignment and on the 13th a Law exam!! I need to get on top of it. I am sure I will. My sleep patterns are back to normal for class so that is good lol

TTFN x

Get on your broomstick

Halloween is coming!!! I absolutely love this time of year, minus the pouring rain. The leaves start to turn orange and red, the nights draw darker a lot earlier and the sky looks amazing. I am hosting my 4th annual Halloween-slash-fireworks party. It is probably going to be the last one I throw for a few years. That is providing I DO go “away” to University next fall, which is the plan and if that is the case then I won’t be around to throw a party. So, yeah, I am really rather excited about the upcoming party, which is in 20 days.

Speaking of University etc. I received another prospectus. This one was from Southampton Uni. I chose Southampton as an option in my UCAS application after having a good look around at prospective courses available and the locations. The 5 Universities I settled on were; Bournemouth University, City University London, University of Greenwich, King’s College London and finally University of Southampton. Bournemouth is my first choice but I will be quite happy being accepted at any of the others. Southampton would be a great place to study as I can visit my Dad more. He lives in Eastleigh which is about 5 minutes away from Southampton. The problem with going to Southampton is that I’d love to live in halls the first year but it seems a bit silly with only being 45 minutes from home lol We will see what happens next year I guess as I haven’t even submitted my application yet (due date is January 2014) so I have till then to finish the entire thing. Plus I won’t get any feedback regarding the Universities wanting to meet me, and me seeing the Universities inside and out till at least the spring time.

I have been given the outlines for my essays in Law class, Psychology class and Sociology class. As well as the lab report for biology. I have finished the Law essay which is due in October 15th. Luckily for me it is an unmarked piece of writing so I can do my best and see how it goes. Any feedback which help me lay my essays out better next time for my marked pieces.

Our store opened on October 3rd. I was scheduled to work that afternoon, which I did. It was crazy, lots of customers and everyone was on their best behaviour. We were predicted to take in over £20k and we took just over £28k I think. That is really impressive for a new store in these economic times. I worked that Thursday, the Friday, Saturday and the Sunday. By the Sunday I was knackered. My body isn’t as quick as it use to be and things tire me out a lot quicker now. Plus I am on my feet all shift which I have never had to do in any of my previous roles. I worked yesterday, for 4 hours and today for 4 hours. I was on the tills the entire time. My mother managed to sneak in the store today, browse for an item, get in the queue for the tills and purchase it without me even noticing her. It is impressive as I was on the tills today, all day, and we only have 6 therefore I SHOULD HAVE seen her but I didn’t. She bought a cheese slicer lol If you want to see what our store is about have a look on the HomeSense website: www.homesense.com

I have recently found a website that allows you to watch full episodes of a range of TV programmes that have been released in America but not yet in the UK. Such as, Vampire Diaries season 5, the Originals, Supernatural season 9, Hart of Dixie season 3 and Arrow season 2. I have watched the new episodes of TVD (the Vampire Diaries), as well the Originals. I caught up with the season premier of Supernatural as well as finishing up season 2 of Hart of Dixie and finally the premier of Arrow’s season 2. I was scrolling through the list of shows available to watch and guess what I found….. Pretty Little Liars. MTV announced, after season 2 concluded last year, that they were no longer airing the next series and therefore the UK missed out on seasons 3 and 4. Until now. I have started watching season 3. I can’t believe how much I missed watching it. The website is called Season Wars and it is really good. I can even watch things on my KindleFire as well as my iPhone. [Click here for site]

So that is what I have been up to. Oh, and I have been following this month’s FMS photo-a-day challenge list. Today’s word was “Watching” so I took a photo of the title frame of Pretty Little Liars episode I was watching and posted that.

As it stands there is 10 weeks and 3 days till Christmas. At the moment no one likes that word because of course Christmas is a big money spender. My uncle and his missus’ little girl is due on the 6th December. They are naming her Macey, which I think is cute as my uncle’s girlfriend said her nickname will probably be “Macey Moo” lol

So in the next 3 months I have many things to look forward to including:

  • First half term holiday
  • Halloween
  • My mixed Halloween and fireworks party
  • Actual Guy Fawkes night
  • Advent countdown from December 1st
  • New baby cousin being born
  • The Twins 1st birthday (very excited for this)
  • Christmas eve, day and boxing day
  • New years eve and new years day

That is all for now folks. Keep watching.

 

TTFN x