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International Women’s Day 2018

Wednesday I got to work for 8. By 10 my eye was so bad I couldn’t see. My managers were in a meeting so I left an email and a text to say I was off home and then I left. When I got in I cleaned my eye out, I took more antihistamines and then climbed into bed with a wet flannel on my face. I fell asleep and woke up at lunch time. I ate some lunch then I laid back in bed waiting for the scratchy feeling and throbbing pain [and leaky water] to subside. It didn’t that much.

Thursday I stayed home again. My manager didn’t seem pleased but what could I do. My eye was still so bad. So I went back to bed after I sent Scarlett off to Nursery. I got up at 1:30. I didn’t bother with lunch. I went to my Nan’s. Scarlett was napping. Once she was up, she had dinner then we headed home. I watched some TV then I laid in a nice hot bath reading my book. I caught up with the season finale of Requiem. Two episodes instead of 1. It was a really strange ending. Scarlett woke up at midnight when I had just laid down to sleep. Typical. She was cute though. She thinks it’s exciting laying in my bed. She snuggles right up under my duvet. I put her back in her cot at 1am. Then finished reading my book. That is 6 books in the space of 2 weeks.

International Women’s Day 2018. As a mother of a daughter all I posted on Insta was “she may be small, but she is mighty“. I’ve heard it somewhere before but I can’t think where. It just sounded appropriate. I aim to raise my girl to be strong, independent and fierce. But also kind, loyal and determined. She’s very stubborn so I look forward [not] to her teen years. The terrible twos have already started [save me]!!!

Today I got up at 7. Got dressed then got Scarlett dressed. We brushed our teeth then I did her breakfast. I wasn’t hungry. I left at 7:45 for work. I’ve had a headache all day and my eye are been scratchy still because the heater was on and it kept drying my eye out. To be honest the heater didn’t need to be on, I was getting ready hot. The weather outside is dreary but not cold. I actually felt sick at one point.

Brett is coming down tonight. He is staying over and going home tomorrow evening. He wants to spend some time with Scarlett. I genuinely don’t know what is the best course of action. I am the reason they have a bond in the first place so I don’t feel it’s right or fair of me to rip them apart. At the same time, I’m not sure how appropriate or healthy it is for her to keep seeing him as “Daddy”. At the end of the day, he’s not her dad. And it’s not like we’ve been together years and have other children. It’s not been 2 years and it’s just her. Honestly, who knew navigating dating whilst a single parent was so damn tricky! I swear I am not going near anyone else. This has put me off for life!


P.S. move in day is in T-Minus 14 days!

The beast from the east

I think someone proper pissed Elsa off. We did walk to my nan’s as planned. It didn’t take that long but it was FREEZING!!!! We had some lunch then we played together. She did her puzzles. We did some colouring. My mom came round when she got up (she’d worked the night before). We stayed for dinner. I didn’t have much as I didn’t fancy toad in the hole. I helped wash the dishes then we headed home. Between us we managed even though it was still snowing and windy AF!

Scarlett had a bath at 7ish then we watched Emmerdale. I put her to bed when it was finished then mom and I watched the second episode. She went up for a bath and then I did us some cheese on toast. We watched a film at 9:30 before heading up to bed.

The Nursery emailed me and said they’d made the decision to close the nursery for Friday.

Today we didn’t wake up till 8:30. I did Scarlett some breakfast then we got dressed and headed into town with mom. We walked to the bus stop. We ended up not waiting that long for the bus. In town we went to Sainsbury’s then we stopped at the cafe for a milkshake. My nan finished work just before 12 and was headed home on the bus so she met us and we travelled back to her house together.

We had some lunch and a cup of tea. It wasn’t snowing at this point. It hadn’t snowed since yesterday night. At 12:45 it started snowing again!!!!! My brother and his girlfriend walked round. They left with my mom at 3ish just after I put Scarlett down for a nap.

I’m currently sat at my nans table watching the snow out of the window. I’ve done some work today and kept up with emails etc.

When it hits 5pm I’ll wake up Scarlett and we’ll head home. It’s still snowing. That’s 4 hours now!!!


Snow Day 2018

So the snow hit Tuesday but it didn’t particularly stick around. I let Scarlett walk across our garden in it. She was quite happy to be in it, Although she did say she was cold, when we got home. Don’t blame her lol

Wednesday we weren’t forecast any snow at first. But then my weather app on my phone changed and said we’d get some in the afternoon. We did. It was a sprinkling to start with but it settled on top of what was left of Tuesday’s snow. So it soon became an inch or so. It snowed from 6pm when we were in the bath right through till midnight. This gave us more than 2 inches of snow.

Today it stopped/slowed down before I went to sleep at 1am. But it must’ve started up again as it was snowing when I woke up at 6am.  I looked out the window and then went back to sleep.

I called work to say I wouldn’t be in. I don’t have full access to everything from home but I can access emails and Maximo so I agreed I’d monitor the inbox and help where I can. I called the Nursery to explain no one could get her there. We had breakfast then we made a cup of tea for my mom who managed to drive home from work safely. She said in her 27 years she’s never been overly fearful of driving in the snow but there were times on her journey home that she was a little dubious, almost scared. That is not like her. She is very ballsy when it comes to driving. Scary stuff!!


The nursery called me and asked if I planned to send Scarlett in tomorrow as they are having staffing issues due to the snow and need to know how many kids are going to make it in. I explained that no one could take her in so they said to keep her off then as they are looking at possibly closing for tomorrow. Scarlett is napping. Once she is up, we are going to bundle ourselves up and walk to my Nan’s for lunch. Scarlett keeps going on about the bloody dog, Marley. I have access to my work emails and our database so I have agreed that I will monitor emails today and tomorrow. Which I have done this morning. Already answered some emails and changed some shit on Maximo.


The countdown is on for moving day

Tuesday my headache was gone when I woke up. That was great as it had been raging all day Monday. I had a wrap for lunch. Well 2 actually. Philadelphia Cheese with ham. Was very tasty and made a change from the usual crap I eat.

No Lucifer again. It must be coming back in March, same as Riverdale. Eurgh, gotta wait now I guess. I didn’t watch Blindspot on Monday due to my headache so I ended up watching it today instead. Then I headed to bed.

Wednesday I started reading a book. Finally. I have started the DI Nick Dixon series by Damien Boyd. It’s really good. It’s easy to read, the writing is good and I didn’t want to put it down. I read the first one in a day. About 200-250 pages. So that’s a book to mark off my Reading Challenge on GoodReads.com. I then read the second in the series within a day too [Thursday].

Thursday I started to feel less icky after my nasty ass period. I came in from work and Scarlett was in a great mood. She kicked the ball and we played catch. Then at bath time she just went so whingy. It’s like something in her head just flipped to “grumpy”. I put her to bed and she moved about for a bit then she went to sleep. I had some dinner and then I got into bed to finish reading my book [DI Nick Dixon #2]. I finished it before I went to sleep.

Friday [today] I woke desperate for a wee. This is happening a lot lately. I don’t understand why I just don’t wake up and go wee before I get to the “OMFG I won’t make it” point. Anyways, I dressed Scarlett then made my lunch then we headed off. We had breakfast on the way then I went into work. I’ve had a headache creeping ALL DAY. I can feel it. It’s sort of there now but it’s not full blown. Will need to sort this when I get home.

I have no major plans this weekend. I am picking up a coffee table on Sunday. It’s from the Facebook Marketplace so it’s second hand but it’s solid wood and it’s only £25. I need to post some birthday cards and get my mom’s Mother’s Day card. If I don’t do it now, I will forget in 2 weeks when Mother’s Day actually comes around. Also I need to get a new phone charger and some shoes for Scarlett as she needs some. Shoe Zone should have some for her and ASDA. She is still a size 4 as far as I can tell.

I paid the rest of our Sun Holiday to Poole today. The balance was due next week so I paid it. I got the email confirmation so that’s good.


P.s. The countdown is on for Project MOVE. Officially we move out in 4 weeks today. 28 fucking days! I am so excited. 28 DAYS!

Pancake Day & Valentine’s Day 2018

Monday I got the call. I had been accepted to take the property on. I was so excited but I also felt nauseous. I felt like something was going to go wrong. I was asked to send my photo ID and proof of address [bank statement] so I did. I was also told to get the guarantor’s photo ID. So I text my Dad and long story short, I don’t want him to guarantor for me. So I had to find someone else and luckily my mom’s partner Mark offered. We put his details forward and the landlord accepted the change. I sent Mark’s details to the agent who will now do all the checks. He spoke to Mark on the phone and everything seems to be fine. I am a little excited now. I will need a sofa, microwave, toaster and kettle. Plus cutlery and crockery. Other stuff is just “tidbits”. I have bedroom furniture. One of my units from my bedroom can be used as a TV stand and there is always cheap coffee tables and dining tables online.

There is a new ITV mini drama on this week called Trauma. So far it is very good. It had me engrossed an eager to figure out whether someone is lying or not. My friend is watching it too so we’ve been debriefing afterwards.

Tuesday my temp at work was off sick. My manager is on annual leave this week so I was completely alone in my little office. It was BLISS. I don’t mind working with people but I work best when alone. I can just turn the radio on, rock away and do my thing.

Tuesday was Pancake Day. I don’t usually eat them as I haven’t liked them since I was a kid. But I decided to re-try them this year. Scarlett likes pancakes [she prefers the thick american style ones]. So we both had pancakes with nutella spread on top then we rolled them to cut them into little pin wheels. It wasn’t half bad.


After pancakes Scarlett went up for a bath then she had a bottle and went to bed. I cooked myself some dinner at 7:30. It was ready at 8ish. I watched a new episode of Supernatural on my iPad as I was waiting for the latest Trauma episode which was on at 9pm. I watched that then at 10pm I watched the second episode of Reqiuem. Can honestly say that typically I am not a wimp with weird/horror type things but this show has freaked me a little. I climbed into bed just before 11.

Today is Valentine’s Day. We celebrated part of it on Saturday as Brett brought me flowers [which I had to leave at his house] and we exchanged cards. But we are staying in a hotel this Saturday coming, having a meal then going to the cinema to watch 50 Shades Freed. It’ll be fun spending some time alone. Unlike traditional couples who meet before a baby comes along, we met after so he’s only ever known me as a package deal. And that is perfectly fine. He accepted this when we met. However to make sure we survive as a couple we need to spend time alone together, every now and then. Which we try to do every few months. Plus we go cinema/eat dinner out once a month so that’s nice. My nan is having Scarlett on Saturday for us and then we’ll go to her house in the morning after we’ve checked out from the hotel and have dinner at hers. It’ll be a good weekend.


I am on lunch at the moment watching TV on my Ipad. Lucifer wasn’t on yesterday so I assume it’s on a break.


Her birthday is in T-Minus 8 days

Monday was a busy at work. Which I like. It makes the day go quicker! Scarlett did some singing with me and mom before bath time. We loves singing! More Silent Witness again. I love Monday’s atm!

Tuesday was slower at work. More Silent Witness. I’ve been catching up with Season 6 of Grimm. It gets better and better each time.

Scarlett’s Cake Smash photoshoot pictures came back. They are brilliant. I’m not even bothered they captured her red “post cry” nose lol it adds character. Look at the link below to the 12 I posted on my facebook page.


Today (Wednesday) I felt so tired at work. Lately I’ve not been sleeping that great. I mean I’m ok. But I can’t seem to nod off before midnight. More like 1am or later. Which isn’t great as I’m up for work at 6:45. But as I’m tired I’m not getting my ass moving till 7 lol #ideal

I did some laundry tonight as we’re at Brett’s this weekend and I need my jeans!

Scarlett’s Birthday in T-Minus 8 days. Yep, we’re on a countdown now lol

I’m watching Grimm. I’m heading to bed once this episode is done.