Fireworks night 2017

Thursday my Grandad picked me up at 12. We swung by and picked Scarlett up then headed to the dentist. Scarlett had her checkup first. She wouldn’t let them look. The dentist asked if I minded her sort of forcing the issue a little and poking her fingers in to feel. I said no but she may bite (she wouldn’t, she never bites). She felt her teeth very quickly. Next it was my turn. Scarlett laid on me whilst the dentist had a look at my teeth. She said my teeth were fine but my jaw is showing damage. I grind my teeth in my sleep. Which I already knew as I’d previously been fitted for a retainer. She asked if I used it. I explained I had actually lost it and hadn’t gotten around to getting a replacement. She redid the moulding of my teeth. Scarlett was glaring at the dentist like wtf you doing to my mama?

After the dentist we went to my nan’s house for lunch. I put Scarlett down for a nap. She slept for about an hour. We discovered later that my uncle Bunny was on the BBC news because a crane doing work on a house in his road had collapsed onto a house. Luckily no one was hurt. The driver was trapped sideways but managed to escape unhurt.

Friday I felt so tired at work that I did what I don’t usually tend to do. I bought an energy drink. It was partially a precursor to the fact that Brett was due to come down. And he never turns up much before 11pm and I knew I’d be falling asleep without it. But he ended up not coming because he was at work till 9pm. I laid in bed watching some shitty Netflix film. Think I went to sleep about 1am.

Saturday morning Scarlett woke me up at like 5:30. I weren’t down for getting up so early and she didn’t want to get up. She just woke up and cried. Bad dream I guess. I managed to get her to go back to sleep. She woke up at about half 6. She was singing to herself. She didn’t get up till 7:30 so that was ok. I hadn’t really gone back to sleep though so I was tired lol

She had her milk then some breakfast. I put her down for an hours nap before we headed out. I jumped in the shower and sorted myself out. Mom went to grab our breakfast then we had to go. Brett turned up at 10:30 just as I was getting Scarlett up. I dressed her then we left. I ate my breakfast in the car.

Scarlett had her milk and cookies Christmas photo shoot at 11. She did really well. She was loving having cookies basically for breakfast. I can’t wait to get her pictures back next week.

After the shoot we went home. I tried to put Scarlett down for another hour but she wasn’t keen. I made some lunch then we headed to my nan’s for a cuppa tea. After my nan’s we went to Morrison’s to get some shopping. I bought a few xmas presents for my friends kids.

We came home and I cooked dinner after we’d packed the shopping away. We had pizza and cheesy garlic bread. Brett had bought a mini cake for him and Scarlett to share. They had some after dinner. I took her up for a bath at 6:45 then she was ready for bed. I gave her a bottle then I put her to bed.

We left for the cinema at 7:30. My brother’s girlfriend was babysitting. I don’t leave Scarlett with anyone except my parents, Brett’s parents, my grandparents or her godmom. So this was a big deal for me. But I knew she’d be fine as she was in bed and she’s not a typical waker-upper lol

My mom, her boyfriend, me and Brett watched Thor: Ragnarok. It was pretty good. It was funny in places. We figured out a lot of the plot line as we went along. Brett and I could write these films lol

After the movie we drove to a kebab van as the others hadn’t eaten. Then we went home. I got into bed as I was cold and tired. Brett had a cigarette then followed. We didn’t go to bed that late unlike normal when we go to bed at like 2am.

Sunday I heard Scarlett talking to herself on the monitor at like 7ish. Maybe later. She wasn’t crying or shouting to get up so I left her for a while. Think we got up properly at 8. She had a bottle whilst we watched some teletubbies. I gave her breakfast at 10ish then put her down for a nap. She went to sleep at 11. We watched Child 44 together (me and Brett). She woke up about 25 minutes from the end. I dressed her and took her downstairs to play.

We put Shrek the Third on Netflix whilst dinner was cooking. We had a nice cooked roast chicken dinner.

Scarlett has learned 2 new words today. She learned WHY. Dear god not that one lol and also ELBOW. We said where’s your elbow and she said “on my arm” and pointed to her elbow. She’s so clever I could burst with pride.

I tried to put her down for a nap between dinner and fireworks. But she wasn’t game. So we ended up throwing her in the bath at 5:30 and getting her ready for bed. This consisted of a thermal all-in-one with a long sleeved vest underneath then she put on a coat and boots. Plus a hat. Then she was ready to go. We got to the football club at 6:35 and luckily found 4 seats together in the third stand along. Scarlett took turns in sitting on Brett’s lap, my lap or my mom’s. She was fine with the fireworks except when the “louder” ones were all grouped together. They were nosier when there was a few going at the same time. She got a little upset but nothing a little bit of reassurance wouldn’t fix. The show was only 15 minutes long and once it was done we left for Home.

I got her bottle ready and she went to bed at 8. So not an overly late night as she goes to bed at 7 usually. An hour won’t make much difference.

Brett and I stuck a film on at about 9:30 in bed. We watched The Back-Up Plan. He told me the character JLo played reminds him of me 100%. He’s a dick but he’s also correct.

We’re off to sleep now as it’s half 11 almost and I have work tomorrow. I’ve got a busy day as I have a few meetings.

TTFN x

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Sunday check in

Friday was a busy day at work. I was really tired because I had kept waking up Thursday night for no reason.

Brett actually finished work at a reasonable time. He got off the train at 8:45. We ordered pizza for dinner and watched a film called Captain Phillips. It was good. We went up to bed at half 11 and agreed we wouldn’t go to sleep late as we were getting up earlier than normal.

Saturday Scarlett woke up at 8ish. Brett got up. We decided we’d have breakfast in town. So he got dressed and headed out. We had McDonald’s breakfast and they messed up the order. We didn’t realise until we’d sat down and we couldn’t be bothered to go back to the till. Scarlett ate her hash brown and a bit of her egg. When we finished we loaded her back in the stroller and headed to the tattoo shop. We arrived and they went about drawing up the right size for our wrists. Brett went first. Scarlett fell asleep whilst he was having his done (despite the shop music) and didn’t wake until I’d had mine done. She was hungry so we popped into Sainsbury’s to grab some bits for Work Monday then we headed to my nan’s for lunch. We had lunch and Scarlett played in the garden, indoors, at the table. Just everywhere, doing different things. She coloured. She read her book (someone read to her). Played catch. Played with her baby. All sorts lol

We walked home at 5ish. I sorted some dinner for her then me and Brett left to head into town for some food and cinema. We ended up going to the Wetherspoons. I had the buttermilk fried chicken burger with cheesy garlic and fries. He had a beef burger with chips. We both had a soft drink. We went to the cinema at 8:30 to see The Snowman. It was quite good but some of it was easy to guess.

We came out of the cinema at 10ish and went into Sainsbury’s so Brett could buy his brother the Fast 8 DVD. We ended up buying Scarlett some outfits, a new jumper and new shoes between us. Typical parents lol

We got the bus at 11:15 and we’re home by 11:30. We pretty much jumped straight in bed. We didn’t want another late night as I wanted us to get up at a reasonable time so we could spend our last day together. Brett agreed I could wake him at 9.

Sunday Scarlett woke up at 7:45. I took her down for a bottle at 8ish and some Sunday snuggles. When she was due breakfast at 9 I took her up to wake Brett up. He pissed me off and wouldn’t get up so I left him to it. I was irritated because the plan had been, I’d make us all breakfast then he’d shower and then he’d watch her whilst I had a bath. Spend time with her, without me. Instead, she started rubbing her eyes just before 10 so I plonked her in her cot and got in the bath. She slept till just after noon.

I had woken Brett up at 10:30 when I was done in the shower. He said he’d get up and shower now. He wanted to have some morning sex first. We forgot to shut my bedroom door and my brother came upstairs for a toilet and peered in (the door was open so no reason why he shouldn’t) to see if I was up, given how late in the day and I have a toddler, and saw Brett’s bare ass and ball sack hanging. Well he says he didn’t see as he quickly ducked back out and had a wee. But there’s no way he didn’t see SOMETHING. We had to stop because we just kept laughing. It was really rather funny. 18 months and no one has ever caught us haha

After that, he got in the shower and I got dressed. I went downstairs to tidy up from breakfast and then relax. Scarlett woke up at midday. I got her dressed. She wore her new Unicorn jumper that Brett bought her in Sainsbury’s. And her new shoes. We set off for my nan’s at 1 for dinner. We stayed all afternoon. Brett nipped home to pick his stuff up. Scarlett fell asleep on my lap for half hour. She seemed a bit like she’s coming down with something. She’s only just getting over having Croup, it turned into a nasty cold. Hope she’s not sick! We dropped Brett off at the station at 5:30 then my Nan dropped us home. Scarlett had some supper then I bathed her. She had her bottle on the sofa with me then we sat and watched some teletubbies. She went to bed at 7:30. Went straight to sleep like a good girl.

I made myself some supper and got ready for bed. I got into bed at 9pm because I’m tired. Scarlett woke up at 10pm crying. I cuddled her and put her back down. Haven’t heard a peep from her yet. Hopefully she’s okay!

Back to work tomorrow. Why are weekends so bloody short!

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Ps. Today there is 9 weeks until Christmas Eve!!!!

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

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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.

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A quiet weekend

Friday we stopped for a bite to eat on the way home as we had stopped not too far away at Tesco to stock up on some bare essentials. I also got Scarlett 6 pairs of pyjamas as her old ones are too short for her now, finally. We had some food and then we headed home. Scarlett went to bed at usual time. She was shattered after our long week away.

Saturday she didn’t wake until 9am. What a lovely lay-in. She got up, had a bottle, we watched some teletubbies and then she had breakfast. She was tired still so I put her back to bed at 10:30am. I had to wake her for swimming. We were late and then I discovered I had left my swimsuit at home. I told the swim teacher my predicament and explained that I was sorry but Scarlett would have to miss it this week. She said that if I didn’t mind, she would take her and swim with her. She said as we were down to half the class [usually there is 4 of us but today there was only 2 including Scarlett]. So Scarlett did her lesson with the teacher. After swimming we went home for lunch. She had her lunch then she went back down for a nap. She was still asleep at 3:45 when I left to go to the cinema. I had a hot dog and a slushie. I don’t usually have food but I was hungry. I watched the new “IT” movie. It wasn’t scary but very creepy. It was only down as a 15 so there was a bunch of “teenagers” in there and every time you saw his hand or reflection or something equally as non-scary you’d hear squeals. Like seriously? I enjoyed the movie and I think Bill Skarsgard did the role brilliantly. I know Tim Currie did the original Pennywise but you cannot compare the two. Bill brought something different to the character. It seems they are splitting the book between 2 movies instead of condensing it in to 1 movie, like the first movie was done. So I look forward to IT chapter 2. After the cinema I got the bus back to home. Scarlett was in bed but still awake. I popped up and said Hi to her and goodnight. She was so pleased to see me. She had a quick chat on FaceTime with Brett then I put her to bed properly.

Mom and I toasted her completion of her NVQ level 3 in Care. She started it when I was pregnant but so much personal stuff had come up and she had put it on the back burner. I am so proud of her because this year she worked her ass off to complete it. And it wasn’t easy as some of the physical attributes to the NVQ required my mom to be shadowed by her NVQ assessor, at work, doing stuff. But my mom’s work life has been really disruptive this year as she was made redundant and changed jobs twice since for various reasons. And she was in hospital last month. But she did it. So we toasted with some Martini Asti.

Sunday Scarlett woke up at 8ish. She had a bottle then some breakfast. We started watching Hotel Transylvania 2 together but she ditched me for a nap. That’s fine, I watched it by myself. I love that movie. She woke up at 1:30pm. I dressed her then mom and I took her to the park. We all needed the fresh air. We played for a bit but there was too many boisterous asshole kids pushing past her, and she banged her cheek. So we left the play area and wandered on the open field. I had brought her bubbles so she chased them lol we went home after and watched Shrek 4. Mom cooked some dinner at 5:30. Scarlett was bathed at 6 and in bed by 6:45. She had been whinging to go to bed since 4 lol it took a lot of energy to keep her up as long as I did.

Mom and I watched some tele. I tidied up the toys in the front room then I got in the shower. After I finished I came down to watch Victoria. I love it. Now it is finished I am in bed.

I am back at work tomorrow. I wonder what that will bring. I bet I have a bunch of emails and shit has changed. I have anxiety just thinking about it. But it feeds my kid. I forgot to say, I got a letter whilst away from my company saying I was getting a salary increased effective from this month. I have gained about £1300 a year. Not bad.

TTFN x

Cheeky

Got the train at 5:15pm Friday and got off at 6:30pm. Brett’s mom picked us up. She called Scarlett cheeky and Scarlett said it back to her as clear as day. Another word for her word list lol we all had dinner together at 8:30. Scarlett ate lots considering she’d had her dinner at nursery at 4pm lol we got her into bed for 10pm. She was flat out.

We climbed into bed not long after. I was so tired. Friday’s are always long especially with the added travelling too.

Saturday Brett was working so he got up at 6:45. His dad came in to wake him and he accidentally woke Scarlett up. I expected her to go back to sleep but she wouldn’t so after 90 minutes of trying, I ended up getting up with her. I felt so tired. She usually sleeps well on a weekend so it was hard getting up lol

I gave her some breakfast then I had a quick shower before dressing her so we could go out with Brett’s mom. We dropped his foster brother off at the train station as he was seeing his other family today and then we went to Sainsbury’s. I got Scarlett a bunch of fall outfits. I only spent £40. I got her a really cool dress and leggings set. I might keep that for the weekend rather than let her trash it at nursery lol

After shopping we went back home to put it away and I made her a sandwich to take with us to see some of Brett’s family. We headed out at 12ish. We stayed for a few hours. Scarlett played with Brett’s cousins. She was in her element.

When we got back Brett was back. She was asleep in the car so I put her down for a nap. She slept for 2 hours. When she was up she had her dinner then me and Brett headed out for date night. We went to Frankie and benny’s. I had a banging headache so we had to stop at boots so I could get some painkillers before we went into the cinema. They dulled it enough for the movie. We watched “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. It was pretty good. We got back at about half 11. I got straight in to bed. Brett crawled in a while later. He said he’d get up with Scarlett in the morning.

So when she woke up at 8ish I woke him up and he took her out of the bedroom at 8:30. I nodded back off at 9:30 and woke up at 11:30. I laid there for a bit then I climbed out of bed and went to find them. They were flat out asleep on the sofa together. So cute.

I moved her to the cot and she slept for 2 hours. When she woke up it was almost dinner time. I got her dressed and we played for a bit then we had dinner. She ate lots. She always starts off by eating her vegetables followed by her meat lol she barely touches her potatoes. Weird child. But I love that about her. VEG VEG VEG!

After dinner she played with Brett and his brother. I packed our stuff up. We got on the train at 6:20 and got to our home stop at 7:30. No one was available to pick us up so we got a taxi as it was pissing down with rain. We were home by 8pm. Mom made a cup of tea and Scarlett watched 1 teletubbies episode before bath, bottle, kisses and then bed. I got her down by 8:45. She went almost straight to sleep bless her. I caught up with Midnight, Texas and then I came up to bed. Work tomorrow!

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