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Moving Day is T-Minus 2 Days

Monday I woke up at 7:15 instead of 6:30. Not a great start to my day however I did actually manage to arrive at work on time. Scarlett was miserable when I got in the car at 5pm. She was just so whingy so she went to bed dead on 7pm. I had some dinner and mom and I watched some TV. I came up to bed later and folded up some of Scarlett’s clothes and packed them in a box. I have lots more to throw in so I’ve left the box open for now.

Tuesday I got to work on time. It was a busy morning but a slow afternoon. I hate that. But I was up-to-date with everything and all my emails were filed so that’s good. Scarlett was a bit happier but she’s still a bit grumpy. Her nose is runny and she coughed a bit in the night.

Today [Wednesday] Mom is training at work so she’s out all day and my Grandad will look after Scarlett when my Nan goes to work at 5 if my mom isn’t back to pick her up. She says she will pick her up ASAP then come home. It may be before my her friend drives me home. She works in my company, in a different department and she finishes at 5:30 so on Wednesday’s she drives me home. I stay in my office till 5:30. So today she is taking me home. I finished book 7 of the DI Dixon series. Number 8 comes out in May so I have pre-ordered this. I read another book and now onto book 9 of the year. Not bad for only being in the 3rd month of the year.

16 years today since my uncle passed away. He was only 20 when he committed suicide. I try not to talk in too much depth about my family. For their privacy, respecting that they won’t want their lives all over the internet so I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned him before. Maybe I have. He was very troubled, drugs and running away from home as a teenager. He had mental health problems and eventually it lead him to jumping in front of a train, March 21st 2002. He may be gone but he’s certainly not forgotten. We shall visit his grave tomorrow [during lunch] and I always say Hi.


It’s bloody snowing again!

Friday Scarlett and I got home and I put her in the bath. Then once she was dressed we wrapped up and walked to my nans house. My grandparents were having a takeaway. I hadn’t eaten so I left Scarlett with my Nan and hopped in the car with my Grandad to pick the food up. We ate at 7:30ish then Ernie and Debbie turned up like usual for a cup of tea. My Nan dropped us home at 10ish. Scarlett had her milk and was in bed by 10:30. I watched some TV then climbed into bed.

Saturday I set an alarm so we wouldn’t lay in too much otherwise it throws our weekend early rise routine out of the window. I turned it off and we woke up at almost 10. We had breakfast, we shared some porridge. My mom’s friend came round at 12ish. Scarlett was napping. When she woke up we went to Big Yellow Storage to pick up my boxes then we went to Sainsbury’s so I could get some food for Work next week. One of my brother’s friends had helped himself to my fucking salami. I went to have some in my wrap for lunch before we went out and there was no salami. Pisstake!

After the shops we swung by my nans house for a cuppa. She had said she was finally getting her kitchen redone so to avoid coming round as it’ll be hectic. No one listened as there was 14 of us at one point. We didn’t stay too long. We left at 5ish. Scarlett had some dinner at 6ish then we went up and got in the bath. She went to bed at 8. Mom and I sorted dinner. We had pizza and I made some cheesy garlic bread. We watched The Disappearance episode from this week then we put on a film on Netflix. We watched No Good Deed.

I was up till late talking to Brett. Which is fine as I knew Scarlett would lay in.

Today she woke up at 8:30. We got out of bed at 9. We had toast and she had some fruit. We started watching The BFG then mom got up and said she was walking round my nans as my Grandad was due to pick my cousin up and needed her as he wasn’t sure where he was going. So we got dressed and accompanied her. It’s very cold due to the bastard snow we had yesterday. It snowed all day and only stopped in the night. We’ve had 2 inches. However it’s not staying and a lot of it’s melting already.

We walked home and I put Scarlett down for a nap. She’s still asleep now. Mom is cooking dinner and I’ve just finished boxing up all my DVDs and some of my books. I’ve hit my Fitbit target just from throwing all my DVDs on my bed and sorting them into boxes. I must have about 200+ DVDs.

5 days till moving day! Excited but also anxious over how much stuff I’ve actually got to box/bag up to move!


Moving Day in 1 week!

Wednesday I posted before I learned that Stephen Hawking had passed away. He was a truly amazing and inspiring man. I must admit, I didn’t know a lot about him for a lot of my life. But I was aware he suffered from Motor Neurone Disease after being diagnosed with it when he was just 21. After watching the film about his life, “The Theory of Everything” I understood more about him, his condition and what he had achieved. He was one of the most brilliant minds and it will be a sad loss to our world. But he made it to 76 years of age, which considering he was given only 2 years to live in 1963. He made it to 2018. “So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet.”

Thursday was long. I was full on bleeding now. My period is not due for another 10 days so it’s taken me by surprise. Also, I hate periods. I hate that women have to have them. I mean, I went through the agony of having the coil placed so it would stop getting the bastards. Did it work? Did it fuck! I started watching iZombie as season 4 is now on Netflix. I didn’t want to binge though so I went up to bed at 9:30 and finished reading my book. I’ve read 7 books in the last 2 weeks from this DI Dixon series. I am itching for number 8 but it’s not out till May so have pre-ordered and will have to wait. I went to bed at 11:30.

Friday [today] I woke up to even more blood, if that’s even possible! I swear I will probably pass out at some point. I mean I have been knackered all week as it is so this won’t help. This weekend we [me and Mom] are going to blitz my room of junk, old clothes and god know’s what else. Then we’ll do the same to Scarlett’s room. All in preparation of the move next week. I got the email to confirm the deposit has gone through and what I need to do next week. I have to go to the Aldershot office to sign the tenancy agreement then I can check-in the property at 10. I am so excited! But also anxious of the actual move. All my possessions seem to be all over my house. Which makes sense as I’ve accumulated 23 years worth of crap in that house. Wish us luck!


Steak & Blowjob Day 2018

Let’s be honest, how many woman actually slap a steak on the grill and give their man a BJ on this day? I can safely say that no one is getting steak or anything off of me this year lol not that they do any other year …

Monday I was full on shattered. I don’t even know why. Lately I am just tired ALL THE TIME! Scarlett didn’t want to get up for Nursery and she was grumpy all the way till drop off.

Tuesday I had a busy morning then a slower afternoon. My manager’s manager had previously said he was going to sit with me and show me reports he wants me to do and send. I currently only do 2 reports at any one given time. So this is more responsibility. He showed me but he’s so quick so I said do a step-by-step guide on an email then I can use that and play around before I go “live”. Scarlett was grumpy on the way home but perked up when we got in. I put her to bed at 7:15. She rolled around till gone 8.

Wednesday [today] I had a doctor’s appointment at 9:30am. I went to work for 8. Worked till 9:15 then my Mom picked me up and took me for my appointment. I was having my coil reviewed because my periods have been mad and haywire since I had it put in 10 months ago. Which in itself isn’t an issue as they got lighter. But the last one I had in February was like a horror movie and I swear I would’ve preferred to give birth again than suffer that period pain ever again. Then last week [only 2 weeks since my last period] I started “spotting” when I wiped. Every day till Friday then it stopped. So I booked the appointment to check my coil is fitted where it’s meant to be and is working. So I saw the Doc at 9:45 and she copped a feel down there. She said it looks great [yay, my cervix looks great] and the coil appears to be firmly in place where it’s meant to be. She said she’d take a swab just to check for an infection but said it’s likely to come back normal. So she said to just bear with it, the spotting is normal and be caused by a number of things. It’s annoying but she’s right. It’s tolerable and for the most part me and coil get on fine. Certainly stops me having an unwanted pregnancy. I love my 2 year old, she’s more than enough.




99 Questions

I filled out this list of questions before, in 2013. Have a look at my answers from 5 years ago [Something Nosey]

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
– I don’t have a closet in my room :)

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
– Yes lol

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
– In

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
– Nope

5: Do you like to use post-it notes?
– Yes :)

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
– Occasionally

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
– Bear! Bees freak me out

8: Do you have freckles?
– Just a few

9: Do you always smile for pictures?
– lol yeah

14: Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
– Sometimes lol

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
– No

16: How many people have you slept with this week?
– None

17: What size is your bed?
– Double

18: What is your Song of the week?
– Anywhere

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
– It is up to them I guess

20: Do you still watch cartoons?
– Not really

21: What is your least favourite movie?
– Paranormal Activity – it is rubbish!

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
– In my garden lol

23: If you’re a girl, bra size? If you’re a guy, pants size?
– 38G

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
– I don’t like sauce lol

25: What is your favorite food?
– Chicken shish kebab in a pita and chips or egg fried rice, crispy duck and curry sauce

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
– Harry Potter. Everytime!

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
– My daughter

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
– No

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
– If I had a body to die for, yeah

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
– Last year

51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
– 2016 – My daughter’s photoshoot

55: Favourite type of fruit pie?
– I don’t like fruit pies

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
– Midwife, mostly. Maybe a nurse/doctor

58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
– Yeah a few times

59: Take a vitamin daily?
– No

60: Wear slippers?
– Yeah lol

61: Wear a bath robe?
– Nah

62: What do you wear to bed?
– Shorts and a tee usually

63: First concert?
– Jammin’ in the park

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
– I’m in England

65: Nike or Adidas?
– Nike

66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
– Cheetos

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
– Neither

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
– No

69: Ever take dance lessons?
– Yeah for 12 years

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
– Nothing specific

71: Can you curl your tongue?
– Yeah

72: Ever won a spelling bee?
– Spelling test, yeah

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
– Yes!

74: Own any record albums?
– No

75: Own a record player?
– No

76: Regularly burn incense?
– No

77: Ever been in love?
– Once, maybe

78: Who would you like to see in concert?
– Stormzy

79: What was the last concert you saw?
– Jammin’ in the park

80: Hot tea or cold tea?
– Hot

81: Tea or coffee?
– Tea

82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
– Sugar

83: Can you swim well?
– I’m confident enough

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
– No

85: Are you patient?
– Relatively

86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
– DJ

87: Ever won a contest?
– Don’t think so

88: Ever have plastic surgery?
– Definitely not

89: Which are better black or green olives?
– Neither

90: Can you knit or crochet?
– Nope

91: Best room for a fireplace?
– Lounge

92: Do you want to get married?
– I don’t know

93: If married, how long have you been married?
– N/A

94: Who was your HS crush?
– Didn’t really have one

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
– No I’m an adult

96: Do you have kids?
– Yes

97: Do you want kids?
– Maybe 1 more

98: Whats your favorite colour?
– Purple

99: Do you miss anyone right now?
– Departed relatives


Mother’s Day 2018

Friday Brett came down at 9ish. We were at my Nan’s do he got dropped there. He had gotten a card from Scarlett to me for Mother’s Day. I didn’t expect that. He wrote it in the dining room and had her draw on it for me. It was very thoughtful. He also got my a dvd from her too. La la land.

We got home and put Scarlett to bed. We laid in bed chatting for hours. Eventually we went to sleep.

Saturday Scarlett woke up at 8ish. I picked her up from the cot and changed her nappy then I took her into my bedroom to wake up Brett. To his credit, he did get up. We all went downstairs and I made breakfast. We watched Postman Pat the movie then we took Scarlett up for a nap. I had a headache so I laid down on my bed whilst she was asleep. It helped.

When she woke up we all got dressed then my mom took her in the car to town and me and Brett got the bus. We couldn’t fit all of us in the car as my brother and his girlfriend were coming to the shop as well. We met up with them in ASDA. Brett and I primarily went to get my microwave. He agreed he’d buy me one and he’s stuck by that, even post-breakup. I picked a nice little white one and then mom put it in her car.

My mom had gotten me some flowers from Scarlett. Once they’d gone through the checkout she gave them to her to give me.

We took Scarlett and went into town for lunch. She didn’t want to sit in the “baby seat”. She wanted to sit on the chair next to “daddy” to eat her lunch. After we ate we headed to my nan’s. We stayed for a cup of tea and ended up having dinner. I just about managed to eat some but Brett isn’t a huge eater and his lunch had finished him off so we wrapped it up and brought it home.

He packed his stuff up whilst I bathed Scarlett then my nan picked him up and dropped him at the station for 8. I put Scarlett to bed then I caught up with some TV before heading to bed.

Today is Mother’s Day. My mom’s away. She’s at her boyfriends. My Nan is out for dinner so it’s just me and Scarlett. Except it’s never just us in the house. God I can’t wait to move!

She woke up at 8:30. We had porridge then we watched Brave in bed whilst doing puzzles. At 11am I put her down for a nap. She woke up at 1:30. We got dressed and headed to my nan’s. She had said if we wanted some space then we were welcome to go to hers whilst she was out. So we did. I cooked our dinner. We had steak pie and chips. We watched teletubbies, played games, coloured lots. Overall just spent the day together. Which was lovely but I was a bit irked that no one wanted to make it special given that it’s my last Mother’s Day living at my mom’s house. But whatevs!

I caught Scarlett standing on my nans windowsill looking out at the kids playing outside. She wanted to join in. But she’s just too little. Maybe next year.

My grandparents got home and we had a cup of tea. Scarlett helped feed Marley, like usual. She loves being helpful. She knows the routine and doesn’t need much prompting, my clever bean!

My nan dropped us home at 6:30. We got straight in the bath. Scarlett loves it when we share a bath but I don’t do it often as it’s harder work than if I just bath her quick then get her dressed lol we came downstairs to watch some dancing on ice as she loves it. We spoke to Brett then I took her up at 8:15. She cried so I had to go back up for cuddles then she went to sleep. Haven’t heard a peep since!

I started watching a film on my iPad but got distracted then it was too late to watch the rest so I’ll watch it another day.

Work tomorrow. Hope it’s not a stressful day. Got enough stresses in my head with this move!


P.S. 11 days till moving day!!!!