2017 wishes

I was going to write “resolutions” but we all know those motherfuckers are never kept. I want to do certain things this year, 2017. So here is what I wish/want or need from 2017.

I wish:

  • To go to the cinema more frequently. Once a month at least.
  • Make time for myself. Whether it is just half hour, half a day or the odd weekend here and there.
  • Put away a bit of money each month for Scarlett [£30]
  • Travel a bit. Within the UK. There are so many fascinating places and I want to see them all.
  • Read more.
  • Save up so I can find a little place of my own for me and Scarlett.
  • Get Scarlett in to swimming lessons whilst she is young enough for it to be natural to her. *Booked this*
  • Go on 3 holidays. One with just Brett & Scarlett. Another with my mom too. *Booked these*
  • To try new foods. There is a lot out there and it probably all tastes rather yummy.
  • Make the effort to see important friends a few times a year. It is amazing how great for the soul, laughter with friends is.

 

Updated June 14th 2017

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Sand storm

Friday I did manage to get a doctors appointment. They gave me a triage call back. And I was called within half hour. They booked me in to see the doctor at 11:45 so at 11:25 my mom picked me up. The doctor was useless. I told her my ear hurt and I have a cold (for background info). She proceeded to do my temp, my BP, listen to my chest, check my throat and then finally checked my ear. My ear is fine. She says it might be my jaw as I said I had noticed a lump on the joint of my jaw. She suggested I see my dentist. And that was it. I had originally planned to ask about my foot but she took so long to look in my ear I just couldn’t be assed.

Saturday morning I was shattered. My nose had reached a new level of blocked and I spent most my night waking up. I also felt feverish on and off. When Scarlett woke up just before 8 I was not ready for that. She did go back down later for a nap but I then had been awake too long and couldn’t sleep so I gave up lol

I had planned to do lots of things but I didn’t in the end. I felt so crappy. We stayed home before heading to my Nan’s for lunch. We ate. Had cups of tea. Then at 5:15 me and Scarlett got on the bus to Aldershot. I had reserved a table for us at Frankie and Benny’s. We had a nice meal just the two of us. We headed into Morrison’s and I got her a few bits. My Grandad picked us up at 7:30. We got home, I bathed Scarlett and got her in to bed for 9ish. I climbed into bed at midnight myself.

Sunday Scarlett laid in until 9am. What a babe! We barely had time to have breakfast before heading out the visit my gran at the old folks home. Her and Scarlett were playing catch with the ball. And swapping dolls. After we visited we went back to my Nan’s. We headed for dinner when my mom turned up at 1:15. We went to the harvester as my Nan had received a gift card as an anniversary present. 45 years my grandparents have been married. That’s a feat!! We ate then I went home so Scarlett could nap. She slept from 4 till 5:30. So did I by mistake. I knew I’d pay for it later and I did. I was still up wide awake at 2am.

Monday I woke up at 7am and surprisingly I didn’t feel tired. Scarlett got up fine, got dressed and then we went downstairs. I did her bottle, made my lunch and packed my breakfast. We were actually ready to go when my Nan turned up. That is rare. I am often still “doing” something when she shows up. So I felt quite accomplished. Work was fine. Busy. It will only get busier when my only other team member leaves in 3 weeks. I will legit be the only member of my team. Fun times lol

There is a sand storm coming from the Sahara. It’s not overly scary. It’s just turned the sky a weird yellow colour and made the world seem very dark and overcast. There is a hurricane due to hit Ireland at the moment. Hurricane Ophelia. I hope my Irish friends stay safe – you’s know who you are!

Scarlett was grumpy when I got in from work. She didn’t perk up much, I think her full days tire her out. She had a banana and a cup of tea. We ate dinner then I took her up for a bath. She was in bed by 7. Mom and I watched Emmerdale then she got herself ready for work. I watched Private Eyes followed by the series finale of Liar. It’s been left wide open for a season 2. Can’t wait.

I am in bed now. I am catching up with season 1 of The Exorcist before I start on season 2 [which I’ve recorded].

TTFN x

Ps. Christmas is 69 days!!

First my foot, now my ear

Monday Scarlett came home from Nursery and showed us she’s learned a new skill. She had learned to jump if she held on to the arm of the chair. It was so funny to watch.

Tuesday my mom had to drop my nan’s friend home but she knew she wouldn’t get back to pick me up on time so she picked me up first and we dropped her after. We swung by KFC before heading home. Scarlett had a bath and when I pulled the plug out she refused to get out. I tried to entice her but she wasn’t having any of it. She squatted down and proceeded to do a massive turd in the bath. The water had already drained. I yelled for her to stay still whilst I grabbed a doggy bag (well, two, because Yano, ew) and then I scooped it up. I then used the shower to rinse off the bath. At this point she was howling because she doesn’t particularly like the shower. It’s taken months to build up her shower confidence and in 2 seconds I’ve undone all of that hard work. Never mind.

Wednesday I felt like shit. Utter shit. I had woken up with a blocked nose and sore throat the day before. But now I also had really bad earache. And to top it off, I’m really busy at work. As we are now a team member down, my workload has increased a lot. Which is fine as it makes the days go by quicker. But when you feel like crap, it’s not ideal lol I just felt like napping under my desk.

Thursday I had a meeting at Work about something I’m involved in. I felt really awkward because my team is basically waiting on these other people do shit. So we cannot proceed until they do. So.

I’ve managed to catch up with 2 episodes of season 13 criminal minds (shush it’s not released here yet). And I watched Riverdale tonight on Netflix. Season 2 premier, bitches!

Not got much planned for the weekend. Working tomorrow. Going to try and get an urgent Doctors appointment regarding my foot AND my throat.

Weekend: need to tidy my room. Sort through Scarlett’s clothes and bag up what doesn’t fit her. Put away her clean washing. Hoover my room. Bin all my tat and junk. I’m a bit of a hoarder to some extent and it’s ridiculous. I may take Scarlett to the library for a new book seeing as we’ve finally paid off her debt from last year lol

On Sunday we’re going out for dinner with my mom and grandparents. That should be good.

I’m in bed. With earache. With a headache coming. And my eyes are itchy because apparently only taking the recommended daily dosage of allergy tablets isn’t enough lol

TTFN x

Ps. Sorry for whinging. Actually no I’m not sorry. But I am aware I’ve whinged a lot today lol #Feelinglikeshit #Allowit

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

Well Croup sucks balls

Monday signalled the start of Emmerdale’s exciting storyline. I love it. Scarlett went to bed and we caught up on tele. Mom was home as she wasn’t working.

Tuesday morning Scarlett was really grumpy and she was coughing, her nose was running. I suspected she was coming down with her first cold of the year. She went off to nursery and I went to work. The finale of Doctor Foster was on. I watched it alone as mom was at work. It ended really weirdly. Scarlett woke up coughing and crying at 11pm. She didn’t settle until almost 1am.

Wednesday when I woke her up for nursery/work at 7:15 she was feverish, coughing and crying. I made the decision to keep her off nursery due to the fever [the nursery wouldn’t have taken her anyway]. I phoned work and then the nursery. I gave her some calpol, a bottle and some breakfast. She didn’t eat much. I managed to get her a doctor’s appointment. We set off at 9:15 for our 9:30am appointment. The doctor said it was viral, her throat looked sore and she still had a fever of 38.3 even after having calpol. She said if symptoms worsen or breathing changes, bring her back or ring 111. We went to my nan’s house as she lives near the doctor’s. We had a cup of tea then I put her down for a nap. When she woke up I gave her lunch but she wasn’t overly keen on eating. We had dinner then mom dropped me at Gravity Force for my team’s pre-arranged bounce date for Amelia’s birthday/leaving do. We jumped, it was tiring but a laugh. I got stuck in the foam pit. I jumped in and it took me 5 minutes to climb back out. I think I expelled more energy trying to get out than I did jumping lol I got home at 7:15. My mom said Scarlett had cried all the way home in the car, whinged from when they got home, to bath time to bed time. She was still feverish so she had given her some calpol and nurofen before bed. Scarlett woke up crying and coughing about 3 times before the final time at 11ish. She woke up and she could not breathe. She was really distressed. I phoned 111 for advice and they told me to take her to the hospital. So at 11:45 we got in a taxi to the hospital. We arrived at the ED and were told to go to the children’s ED waiting room. She was seen by triage within’ half hour. They said it seemed like a bad case of croup. She was given some medication to ease her symptoms then we were sent back to the waiting room, to await a doctor. We were called to a bed on the ED ward. They want to observe her and make sure the medication has worked. So we sat for 2 hours on a hospital bed. They said I could take some toys/books from the waiting room for her to play/read with. So I grabbed 2 books. We read, we watched teletubbies on my iPhone and I just kept giving her water to get fluids down her. At 3am they said she was much better and they were happy with her progress so they released us. My mom came from work to pick us up and drop us home then she went back to work. She said she would call nursery and work tomorrow if I send her the numbers. So I did that, I got Scarlett a bottle, some calpol and nurofen then I put her to bed. I climbed into bed at 4am. We slept until 9:30am.

Thursday we got up at 9:30am. She had a nappy change, a bottle and some meds. We played for a bit but she was still really tired so I took her back to bed at 10:30. We slept until half 12. I made us lunch. She ate more than the day before. We decided to get some fresh air so at 3ish we went to my Nan’s for a cup of tea. We left and headed home. Scarlett had dinner, bath, meds, bottle and bed. She was asleep by 7. She was still tired from our impromptu hospital visit. I caught up with Bitten on Netflix. Mom went to her boyfriend’s. She came back later. Scarlett woke up at 11 again, just as I was going to bed. She asked to sleep with me in my bed so I let her. She’s sick, I’m not going to say No lol

Friday she woke up at 5am. I put her in her own bed and she went to straight back to sleep. I laid for ages. I must’ve dozed off because my alarm went off at 7. I got myself sorted, finished packing for Brett’s house and then I got her up. She did not want to get up. But she did. I made her a bottle and gave her some meds then Mom dropped me at work.

I am on lunch watching Lucifer atm. Got an interview upstairs in HR at 2:30. They will either like me or they won’t. We’ll see.

TTFN x

Fire alarm fix

Friday Brett didn’t get to mine until almost midnight. He worked late and didn’t get the train until almost 10pm. I made him something to eat then we got into bed. It was quite late when we went to sleep.

Saturday I got up with Scarlett at 7:30am. She had a bottle and we watched some TV together. Scarlett’s new teletubbies bedding came Friday so we put that on. She loves it. She kept on about it when I put her down for a nap after her breakfast. We woke her up for swimming at 11:30. She wasn’t amused but once she realised where we were going she was fine. She had a lovely time swimming with Brett. She did really well. They were the only ones in the class so they had free reign of the pool.

After swimming we went home. Scarlett had a bottle and went back to bed. When she got up we went into town for a late lunch. I finally paid of my outstanding library fees and unblocked my card. Apparently if you owe more than £10 they bar you from being able check any books out until the bar is removed.

We headed back home. Scarlett had a snack, bath, bottle and then was in bed by 7:30. We went out at 8ish to go to the cinema. We were early so we sat in the foyer with our drinks and I had a hot dog. We watched Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It was a pretty good film as anticipated but the characters from “stateside”, the American spy agency akin to Kingsman, just did my head in. They were just really irritating the way they were portrayed. And I practically wrote the script it seems as I figured out most of it before it happened. But hey, I still enjoyed myself. We walked to the train station after to catch a taxi. I had booked it via the app but there must’ve been a glitch. We waited half hour before I got fed up and re-booked. The second time it went through and the car turned up in 10m. We got home about 12:15. Think I went to sleep about 2ish.

Sunday I got up with Scarlett at 7:30. We played games and snuggled. It was quite cold that I got her dinosaur soft blanket out. I put her up for a nap for an hour and caught up with Liar on ITV. She woke up and I gave her some breakfast. We woke Brett up at 11ish. He played with her. He dressed her whilst I got dressed then we left for my nan’s at 12:30. We had a nice dinner then Scarlett played for a bit. I put her down for a nap at 3pm. Brett had planned to go home at 6pm and he fell asleep on my Nan’s sofa just after Scarlett went down. She didn’t wake up till 20 to 6 so I didn’t wake him until then. He had the hump that I didn’t wake him sooner. But he’s a grown ass man, why he sleeping in the middle of the afternoon? I mean, he must’ve had about 8 hours sleep last night. I had 5/6. See me napping? Anyways he called his Dad and said he’d be getting the train at 7 not 6. So we went home and my mom dropped him off. We tagged along for the ride, stopped after we dropped him to fill the car up then I popped to the shop. We got home, Scarlett had a snack then I bathed her. Mom dressed her whilst I had a quick shower then I put her to bed. After mom left for work the fire alarm kept going off. Yet I wasn’t cooking, there was no fire nor was my house particularly “smokey”, well not smokey at all. I won’t lie, it freaked me out. I half expected to walk into the hallway and find someone stood there poking the test button. But no. There was no one. So I had to call the out-of-hours repairs team to see if they’d come sort it. The guy came at 11:15. He replaced the alarm, tested it was working and then left. I think I didn’t go to sleep until like 12:30/ I tossed and turned all night. My FitBit concurs this.

Monday I woke feeling so tired. I am on lunch atm. Just catching up with season 3 of Bitten that has just come on to Netflix.

TTFN x

Amelia’s last day

Monday wasn’t too bad and work this week has been alright. We’ve been busy on and off. I had lots of emails when I came in but surprisingly they weren’t things I had to follow up. They were emails I got included in but weren’t destined for me.

Tuesday I watched Doctor Foster. I can’t wait for the finale next week. Scarlett wore another new pair of pyjamas. She wore Batman one Monday. Today they were Superman [Superbaby).

Wednesday Scarlett’s Childs Farm bath stuff and hair stuff arrived in the mail. It’s so good for her eczema skin.

Thursday was long. I was so tired as I didn’t sleep very well Wednesday night. I’ve been catching a new show this week called Private Eyes. It’s quite good. I am just starting season 2 now. Our new virgin box was delivered this week. My mom set it up and it’s so good. It’s so quick and you can record and watch more shows than ever. Also the playback is much quicker than before. Our old box was 5 years old and it died when we were on holiday. Scarlett woke different batman pyjamas tonight as her ones from yesterday were wet in the morning, leaky nappy.

FriYAY!!! Today is Amelia’s last day in our team. The traitor is leaving to work in a different department, HR. Fair play to her for getting out, doing something new [and getting a better salary]. I am pleased for her and a little bit jealous lol we are going for a team lunch now. As it’s our last time.

Brett is coming down tonight. We were going on a date night tomorrow. Dinner and a movie. I can’t wait. We are watching Kingsmen 2.

TTFN x

 

20 months today

My girl is 20 months old today. Whilst we were away she celebrated her 1 year of Nursery. She speaks much more each day. Her favourite thing at the moment is her “fake sneeze”. She also laughs her head off when you do a real sneeze. Her hair has grown so we’ve been putting it in pigtails since we got back from Italy. She has been really good with not taking it out. 

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She has about 13/14 teeth, with her back ones giving her major pain at the moment, turning her into a grumpy. She has almost finished her swimming lessons. She quite enjoys them so I think I will definitely booking her in for level 2 in the spring.

She is such a happy girl but so stubborn and cheeky. I love that her morning routine consists of “Hiya mama”, when I go in to scoop her up out of her cot.

She still loves her “baby” [her doll] and has started carrying it so gently, rubbing its head and putting her hand under its bum, patting its back. It is adorable. Maybe she will make a good big sister once day. Maybe.

TTFN x