Okay, not single

So we talked. We agreed we both need to do more and be better. I’d had a long ass week at work. So had he. I’m worried about my impending scan (waiting for the letter). Christmas is coming. Money!

Saturday morning Scarlett gave me an epic lay-in. She woke up at 9am. I was like woah! She got up and had her bottle. We watched teletubbies then we had breakfast. She went down for a nap at 11am. Mom and I started tidying my room. It’s been too long since I did it. I managed to get rid of 3 bags of unwanted clothes – both mine and Scarlett’s. Also 2 bags of rubbish. And some recyclables. Overall we did well. She woke up at half 1. We got dressed and headed to my nans for lunch and a cup of tea. We ended up being there until 6pm. Scarlett had dinner there then we headed home. I still had some bits to do in my room so once she was in bed I ate, caught up with Inhumans then headed upstairs to finish. My room looks so much better now.

Today she woke up at half 7. She had a bottle and we played then breakfast. We got dressed and then my mom dropped us at the station. We got to Eastleigh at 10:30. She was a bit shy at first as we don’t see my dad and family that often. She was fine after a while. We had lunch at 12ish then we went to the park behind my Dad’s house. Then we wandered to the lake before heading back.

She was tired so I got her to lay down on a blanket in the front room. She nodded off pretty quick. We left her to nap. We convened in the kitchen. She woke up and they all had dinner (I don’t like gammon so I just had some mash). Then they had pecan pie and custard. Apparently she likes it as she ate all her pudding. We grabbed our stuff at 4:45 and set off for the train station.

We got on the train at 5:15 and were back in Farnborough by 6:05. Mom hadn’t eaten (and neither had I) so we got food on our way home. We ate. Scarlett helped lol she got in the bath at 7:30. I had a shower then I did her bottle and she went to bed at 8. She was out like a light, bless her.

I got into bed at half 9. I found my Fitbit charger so that was on charge after I showered. It had been flashing red at me all day so I had fully expected it to die all day.

Payday tomorrow. Can finally get some of my Christmas shopping done on Saturday. I have 1/3 left to do. Some is online so will get it ordered. We’re taking her to see santa on Saturday. I wonder if she’ll cry like she did last year lol

I’m waiting patiently for my urgent scan referral letter. Hopefully I get that tomorrow. The sooner it’s done, the better I’ll feel.

TTFN x

Ps. There is 28 days till Christmas!!!!

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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!

TTFN x

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

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

Glamping

Friday was 7 years since my Nan’s sister passed away.

Saturday we got up and went for breakfast at Whetherspoons then Scarlett had a swimming lesson. After my Dad picked us up and drove us to his house for the afternoon. He lives an hour away. We went for dinner and it was good to catch up. It was a flying visit as I couldn’t stay too late because of Scarlett. He drove us home at 7:30 and I got her in bed for 8:30. I finished watching season 2 of Bitten, in bed.

Sunday we went for dinner at the new pub near Morrisons called the Sarsen Stone. My meal was alright but I’ve had better. I finally packed for our holiday once scarlett had gone to bed. I hate leaving it so late. It makes me feel unprepared.

Monday (today) we got up and went for breakfast at Morrisons cafe. When we’d eaten we grabbed some last minute bits to take with us then we headed home so Scarlett could have a nap before we headed off. We loaded the car and we set off at 12:45. We stopped at services after 30 minutes so mom would wee and so I could sit in the back instead of the front. Ideally I wouldn’t sit in the back as it makes my motion sickness worse but Scarlett was being so grumpy and kept kicking the iPad holder so it was easier to sit next to her.

We arrived at 2:45 and luckily were able to go straight into the pod. Unfortunately for wifi didn’t appear to be working and we had no phone signals so we couldn’t even text to say we’d arrived etc. I managed to catch some 3G enough to send the holiday people an email. About 45 minutes later a guy turned up to look at it. He ended up replacing the wifi router with a different one and that worked just fine. We had wanted to google what pubs were nearby for dinner so we quickly did that. We set off at 5pm for the harvester in Cheltenham. We had a really good meal. We all had Buttermilk fried chicken. Scarlett ate so much and when we got back I expected her to go straight to sleep after her bath. Especially as she hadn’t slept since her morning nap. She was shattered. But no she wouldn’t. We both tried on and off between 8:30 and 10:30 when she finally crashed. We’re hoping it was just because was overexcited and overtired. Hopefully tomorrow is better.

We haven’t decided what we are doing tomorrow as we have a few things we want to but it’ll all depend on the weather.

I’m co-sleeping with Scarlett. We haven’t done that in a long time.

We had some sad news at work today. I’m on annual leave so officially I don’t know. But my work girls sent me a screenshot of our email. One of our engineers has passed away. I use to be his scheduler when I was a scheduler before I went on maternity. I actually know him. It’s sad to hear he’s no longer with us and has taken me by some surprise. I knew he’d been unwell in the last year or two. But didn’t expect this.

TTFN x

16 years, never forgotten

I had the best weekend I’ve had in ages. It was really chilled. We barely got up to much and it was great. Brett got here at about 10:45pm. We opened the bottle of Prosecco he brought with him. We had a nice long catch up of our day and then we went up to bed. Scarlett woke up on Saturday at 8:15. I got her from her cot, brought her into my bed so she could see Brett. She climbed all over him and gave him kisses. I said I’d leave him for a bit, wake him in a bit. So I scooped her up and took her downstairs for a bottle and some teletubbies. We practised doing her puzzles. She is getting very good at them now. She had some breakfast then I dressed her and took her upstairs to wake Brett before putting her down for a nap. I woke her up at about 12:30 before my grandad arrived to drop us off at her swimming lesson. She did so well with the lesson, she remembered more than I expected and Brett managed to film a lot of the lesson as he was sat on the sideline watching. He had not been before so that was nice.

After swimming we walked to Farnborough Gate Retail Park for some lunch. It was nice having some family time, just the 3 of us. After lunch we walked to my Nan’s house. Scarlett loves going there because they have a garden she can play in [not that she managed to because it was raining]. She went down for a nap a 3ish and didn’t wake till almost 5. We had dinner at my Nan’s then we walked home. I did bath time and Brett did bottle and bed time. Then we took turns getting in the shower then we went downstairs and watched a movie. We watched the Seventh Son. Brett has never seen it. I watched it when pregnant. Good movie. We went to bed quite late which was silly as one of us has to get up with the toddler lol

She woke up at 8:45am which is an epic lay in for my little princess. We did bottle then woke up Brett. I made us all breakfast at 10am as we were headed out at about 10:30 to go visit my Gran. Brett has never met her so was about time. We stayed until about 12 then we left for home. I put Scarlett down for a nap and then we relaxed. It was nice having some one-to-one time as well as family time. When she woke up we got ready and headed out for some food. We went to town and had a nice meal at Poppins café. After we ate we took her to the soft play at the leisure centre. Brett kicked his shoes off and went in with her for half hour whilst I read my book [which I have now finished]. I was reading “A bucket list to mend a broken heart”. I couldn’t put it down.

We left town at 4ish. I put Brett’s phone on charge whilst he packed his stuff up then at 5:30 my Nan picked him up and dropped him to the train station. After he left I bathed Scarlett and then we snuggled watching teletubbies. She was really worn out after soft play so she asked to go to bed. So at 6:30 I made her bottle and took her up. By the time she had drank it, had a kiss and a cuddle and laid down it was 6:45. By 7:15 she was flat out. I tidied up the kitchen, took the recycling out, put away clean dishes from the draining board and washed up the dirty stuff. I put her toys away in the front room so there was space to hoover [Mom is doing that] and I then got ready for a bed and settled in front of the TV to catch up with Bitten. I managed 5 minutes before my phone rang and ended up on FaceTime with Brett for an hour and a half lol I don’t mind. When we hung up I carried on watching. By then my mom was home. We had a mini catch up then she went and got in bed. I watched the episode, then another and before I knew it was midnight so I crawled into bed and hoped I wouldn’t be too tired.

Today came and I was tired as expected lol I feel like I barely sleep even though my FitBit says I got almost 6 hours. I was just about on time to work. Bloody traffic and shitty weather. My work pal’s dog has gone missing. She was with her dog walker and she just ran off. She has been spotted but someone [it was shared on Facebook] but when my pals mom got there, she couldn’t see her. She hasn’t been seen since. The biggest worry is that the dog Izzy has epilepsy. And this can be triggered by stress/anxiety. She could have a fit if she is scared or the noise of the cars on the busy road. That is another worry. There is main roads near where she was last seen. She is a dog. They don’t have great road sense. I hope for my pals sake they find her soon.

Today marks 16 years since the fall of the twin towers. And since all those people died. I wasn’t there and I wasn’t remotely aware of the whole incident as I was only 10 and our school that day decided to keep us in the dark, which is understandable. But as I got older and learned more about it I realised what happened was such an awful, despicable thing. People lost their lives. Their lives. Families lost their loved ones. Firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, whoever the hell else – they did their utmost best to help everyone. A lot of “off duty” people rallied. They literally showed that United States is called “United” for a reason. We will never forget the people who died, were injured or even those who survived. Nor will we forget the helpers, the heroes and all those in between. We stand, united, as humans.

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TTFN x

New tattoo

We went out for dinner last night with my mom’s friends to the Tobey Carvery. We were meeting them at 7:30 but as usual they were late lol Scarlett was very well behaved and she had on one of her many dresses that she hasn’t worn yet.

We had a nice dinner followed by desert. Obviously Scarlett couldn’t have any as it’s all got dairy in it. So she just had the wafer from someone’s ice cream and a small mouthful of my cream. Hopefully that doesn’t upset her stomach too much.

We got home about 10ish. I put her straight to bed then mom and I caught up with Emmerdale then we decided we weren’t tired so we watched something else and before we realised it, it was 1:30am lol we headed to bed.

I was fine when I woke up for work but I started to flag a bit from tiredness at 10:30am so I cracked open a can of fizz to help me through the day. I had an interesting day at work. And I almost hurt myself. I tripped over a heater that was by my friend’s desk and I almost went headfirst into the wall. I almost did. I made an almighty crashing noise and my pal came running in to check I was ok. I genuinely thought I’d end up on the floor!!

I’m just watching Bitten on Netflix waiting for Brett to get here. He got on the train at 9ish so should get off at 10:15 then he’s got to walk here.

I want another tattoo. I want a dream catcher. I had a bit of a google and saw a few designs I loved so I’m going to go and talk to a tattooist and see what we can come up with. I saw one that was black but with elements of a deep purple. I really favoured that one.

Back to swimming lessons for Scarlett tomorrow. Hopefully she remembers what she learned before the summer holidays.

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!

TTFN x