A lovely week ending in a cold

Thursday we did as I said, we stayed on site. We got up and ate breakfast then we headed down for a swim. Scarlett wanted to go on the slide but she’s far too little and I knew she’d get half way down and hate it. She kicked up a fuss and Brett did say he’d take her on it, but I put my foot down. She has plenty of time for that when she’s a big girl.

After swimming we went back to the caravan and Scarlett had a nap. Then I had a shower. When she was up we went into the centre for lunch and a wander around the arcade. We wandered down to the beach then went back to the caravan.

I went to the shops across the road to get dinner. Brett wanted Pizza but I wanted chips so I got me and Scarlett something from the fish shop and him a little pizza. She went to bed then we settled down to watch a film but Brett fell asleep so I went and got into bed. I left him asleep on the sofa.

Friday we got up just before 8. Had breakfast then we packed our shit up then we left. Reception phoned a taxi for us and we got to Hamworthy station just after 10. Train left at 10:30 and we got off the other end at 12:30. My nan picked us up and dropped us home. We put Scarlett down for a nap after some lunch then I did 2 loads of washing [saves doing it all on Sunday] then when it was all hung up drying, I threw a few bits into my weekend bag and off we set for Brett’s house. We got there at 6:30. We had dinner at 7:30, Scarlett had a bath then she went to bed at 9:30. Late one for her but she was good as gold. We watched some more Prison Break then we crawled into bed. I couldn’t sleep due to my newly stuffed nose, annoying cough, bad headache and just overall sickness. It was 3 by the time I nodded off.

Saturday we woke up with Scarlett but we both struggled. We hadn’t slept enough. We went to Sainsbury’s with his mom. I bought myself a new pair of jeans as my current pair are getting tatty [oops]. I also got a new top. Scarlett loves Teletubbies but recently she’s branched out on the BBC iPlayer and watched ITNG [In the night garden] or “piggle” as she calls it, as well as Peter Rabbit [or “rabbit” as she calls it] and she’s always liked Postman Pat. Well she’s taken a liking to Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle so I picked up the two characters in 6 inch teddies for her. Brett’s mom got her 1, I got her the other. She was over the moon. It was a treat for being such a great girl all week and travelling so well. After shopping we went back and I put her down for a nap. When she was up we had lunch then we just stayed in all day as it was raining [and I didn’t have her wellies]. We had dinner at half 6, she had a bath at half 7 and we got her down by 8:45. We watched the last 2 episodes of Prison Break on the first disk of series 2 then we got an earlier night.

Today we woke up early and both felt like crap. I had spent most the night coughing. My head was pounding, his head was pounding, he was coughing. It was just insanely awful. I gave him paracetamol and left him to work through it. He’s shit with a headache. I just plough on through as I get a headache every week, sometimes twice. And I use to be a huge migraine sufferer. I haven’t had a migraine in months *touch wood*.

I did Scarlett some toast then we watched the soaps from Friday that I missed [Emmerdale, Corrie]. She went down for a nap at half 10 but she didn’t go down that quick and she only slept for an hour at most. I had to go food shopping and with it being a Sunday the shops shut at 4 [some 5] so I decided early on I would go home at 1ish. So I packed our stuff up, made some lunch and checked trains. There was a train at 1:21pm so we set off and I got on the train. We arrived the other end at 3pm. Scarlett had been a whingy nightmare most of the journey as her tiredness was catching up with her. She finally fell asleep about 20 minutes from our stop. I walked to Sainsbury’s and grabbed as much as I could without injuring myself as I had a stroller to push and 2 bags to keep an eye on as well as the basket. She woke up just as the Taxi arrived at 3:45. We got home and it was such a great feeling. Shutting the door to the outside world and collapsing on the sofa [after packing the shopping away, obvs]. Scarlett was grumpy as she was still tired, then hungry. I cooked dinner at 5ish then we had a bath then at 7:30 she went to bed.

I caught up with Riverdale from last week. How can they kill off Jughead? Also, I am pretty sure that Betty’s Dad has a twin. I mean he’s actually a blossom and twins run in their family right? Plus he was with Betty and her mom when someone dressed as the Black Hood attacked Archie and his Dad… I guess we’ll have to wait for season 3. Better not make us wait too long. 6 months is acceptable but a year? Nah!

I caught up with some more Shadowhunters. I am on season 2 now and Clary’s mom just died. A demon possessed Alec and he killed her. I didn’t see that coming tbh. I mean, I vaguely remember the storyline of the book and movie. I will watch 1 more episode then get into bed as my head is banging and I am back to work tomorrow.

TTFN x

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The Terrible Twos

Tuesday after work we went up the hospital to visit my Nan. She looked alright considering she’d had surgery at her ripe old age of almost 90. Scarlett was really well behaved and didn’t run around the ward as I had expected her to. We left for Home and grabbed food on the way as I hadn’t eaten.

Wednesday we had a big meeting at work. Well the meeting itself was at the Holiday Inn in the conference room. Apparently my job is at risk due to a restructure, coming from the merger of my department (and our sub department) with another department. Basically they’ve come in and told us we have to fight for our jobs. But they’re moving my office to another office. 9 miles away. As a non-driver this won’t work for me. So I’ve no choice but to leave. It left us all in low spirits if I’m being honest. Luckily I already had an interview lined up for the afternoon so fingers crossed something comes from that.

Thursday Scarlett didn’t go to bed till late. Well she did go to bed at a normal time. But she was still awake at 9pm. I even climbed in her bed with her for 10 minutes and it didn’t make a difference. I caught her chewing her dummy so I’ve taken it off her. She’s too old to have 1 now and she doesn’t need it. It’s just become habit for her.

Friday Brett got off the train when I finished work so we picked him up. It was great having him here for bath and bedtime on a Friday for a change. He doesn’t usually get here that early, when he’s working. Scarlett enjoyed a bedtime story with Daddy, rather than me. She prefers it when he does it. Day 2 of No Dummy went ok. When she went to bed I cooked us dinner then I had a quick bath. We watched Prison Break season 1 episodes 1-4. We said we’d watch the entire series from beginning to end as I haven’t seen it in years and can barely remember.

Saturday we got up at 8ish. We had breakfast then we watched A Little Mermaid. Well some of it. We put her down for a nap. I did some washing. When she was up we went into town for lunch then I bought a present for Scarlett’s Nursery friend. His party was at 3pm so I had to wrap it in the car outside. The party wasn’t that bad just very hectic. Lots of kids everywhere. Brett got forced into following her into the jungle gym. She wouldn’t go without him haha at 4:30 the kids had some dinner then at 5 we left. It was good seeing her with her little friends. After the party we went to Morrison’s so I could do a small shop then we headed home. Scarlett had a bath then she went to bed. I cooked us pizza and garlic bread then we settled down to watch more Prison Break.

Sunday I woke up at 8ish and heard Scarlett moving. She didn’t call out so I stayed in bed and must’ve fell asleep because when I heard her again it was quarter to 10. Result! We got up and had breakfast. We played and watched TV. At 12:30 we walked to my nan’s house for dinner. We stayed till 3ish then went home to chill. Brett left mine at 4:30 to get a lift to the train station. Me and Scarlett had cheese on toast then we had a bath. Mom popped in for tea then Scarlett went to bed at 8:30. Mom left just before 9. I settled down to watch a new series I’ve started. It’s called Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments. It’s been a movie, which I’ve seen. And I read the books as well. It’s brill.

Monday (today) I woke up just before 7. Started making my lunch and Scarlett woke up crying. She had a bad dream. We got dressed then I did breakfast.

She’s so naughty at the moment. She doesn’t listen. She pushes and taps you (mild slapping). She says No all the time. She’s defiant and stubborn. I think she’s hit the Terrible Twos. She’s been like it a few weeks and I’m already at the end of my tether. She just pushes and pushes. Nothings working. I’ve tried the softly approach but all I seem to do lately is shout at her to get her attention because she just does not listen. I cried with frustration earlier and it did stop her in her tracks and she calmed down a little so we could chat. I’m not sure she listened or took in what I said. I mean she is only 2. But it was worth a try.

She went to bed at 7:30 but was still awake till almost 9! I watched the soaps then Criminal Minds. Tried to watch Blindspot but my TalkTalk box was playing up so I had to turn it off and reset. I lost my recording of Blindspot. So I set it up to record later on and I climbed into bed.

I’ve got neck ache and a headache. I’m on so I’m exhausted with menstural fatigue.

They named the new price. Louis Arthur Charles, pronounced as Loo-wee. How exciting!

TTFN x

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!

TTFN x

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

It’s finally stopped snowing!

Yesterday it was snowing when we left my Nan’s house just after 5ish. It finally stopped at like 6:30. Everywhere was covered in snow still. I was pleased it had stopped. As much as it’s pretty to look at, it’s not practical!

Scarlett went to bed at 8ish. We had some dinner. We had sausage and mash. We were meant to have schnitzels but mom forgot to check we had breadcrumbs so she had to put them in the fridge and do sausages instead.

I was wide awake all night watching some TV. I couldn’t sleep. I think it was the coke I drank. I fell asleep about 6am and woke up at 9ish.

Today Scarlett woke about 9ish. She was singing so I left her till 9:30 then I took her downstairs. We had some breakfast then mom watched her whilst I showered. We got dressed then we went to my Nan’s house. She was cooking pies for everyone to take home. At 2ish I did Scarlett and everyone else some lunch then I put her down for a nap at 3:15. She slept till 5:30 then we walked home. She walked pretty much the whole way except for 2 minutes between one end of the park and the other, near the bridge. Which is fine. She did so well!!!

She had her schnitzel before we did as I wanted her in bed. She ate, had a bath then went to bed at 8. We ate then mom got ready for work. She left and so did her boyfriend. He headed home. I watched the latest episode of Requiem. Not entirely sure what’s even happening on it now. It’s confusing and weird!

I headed up to bed at 10 (half hour ago). Was going to watch a film but I’ve had a headache ALL DAMN DAY. So I’ll read instead and get an early night. I’m quite tired. We’ve had rain today, not snow. So a lot of the snow is gone and it’s much more drivable. At this rate I’ll 100% be back in the office Monday.

TTFN x

P.s. 20 days till MOVING DAY!!!

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.

TTFN x

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!

50 shades of pure cheese!

Friday Brett got here relatively earlier than usual. My Nan picked him up from the train station at like 9:15 so he was at mine for 9:30. We watched some TV and then climbed into bed.

Saturday Scarlett woke up quite early. About 7ish. I got her up and out the cot at 8. I did her some breakfast. She had some fruit and a yoghurt. We watched some TV, did some colouring and she played with my hair. At 9:30 we came upstairs to get Brett up. Mom did us some breakfast. She cooked. We headed down town to the bank as I needed to transfer some money. Then we headed to my nan’s. We stopped for a few cups of tea. At 3pm we headed Home to pack a few bits for our night “away” then we set off for town. We checked in at the hotel, dumped our stuff then headed back to town. Brett needed some new clothes so we hit up Sports Direct then we went back to the hotel. We put the TV and chilled for a bit. We decided we’d eat at 7ish as movie was 8:40. We ended up eating at 7:30/8ish. We went to the Tilly in town (Wetherspoons). Cheap meal and good food. I was stuffed.

We watched 50 shades freed. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t as intense as the book. And I feel their stuffed the good bits (kidnapping) into a small 5 minute segment. It could’ve been much more exciting than that. Also it just felt so damn cheesy. Eurgh!

After the movie finished we walked back to the hotel. We put the Winter Olympics on. We stayed up chatting about EVERYTHING. It was really nice and good fun. But we didn’t realise how late it was and when we finally laid our heads down to sleep it was half 3 in the morning. Not ideal.

Sunday I woke up at 8ish with my alarm but I reset it for 9 and went back to sleep. I got up at 9 and jumped in the shower. I needed to get the make up off my face and wash my hair. When I was done I woke Brett up. We checked out just after 10 and walked back to the Tilly for breakfast. Brett didn’t eat. He never does lol I did though, I was hungry.

We jumped on the bus and headed to my Nan’s. Scarlett was happy to see us, for all of 5 minutes. We stayed there for dinner then we headed home at like 4ish. Brett packed his stuff and he left to go home at 5:30. I sorted Scarlett some supper then we did our Weekend Box. 1 of the things was a creative thing. We created dinosaur claws. The other was a cooking/baking thing. We made chocolate rice crispy cakes.

After we made the cakes we watched half of Dancing on Ice. She proper loves it. We did bath time then we watched the rest. She went to bed but she sang for ages. She’s so funny!

Today I woke up to a little horror scene. Since having the coil fitted I’ve been in a weird pattern of having my period one month but skipping the next totally. My periods had gotten lighter. It was great. But today was nasty. I wasn’t expecting it but I had skipped January so I figured at some point something would come. I’ve felt drained all day. I’ve also had a bad headache too. Awesome!

Tonight Scarlett told my mom she didn’t like her. It was in reply to my mom yelling at her to move as she was standing underneath my mom when she was trying to make tea. Hot water is never ideal. She said “me no like you nanny” then stomped out. Teenager alert! Lol

I watched Criminal Minds as it’s back on but now I’m in bed because my head in banging. I’ve taken more paracemtol as it’s been 4 hours now.

TTFN x

January was not my month

I thought 2018 was going to be a better year. And I had quite high hopes. However given the fact I started the year a shivering, feverish mess I guess I should’ve known it wasn’t going to be “my year”. Nonetheless I am trying to be optimistic.

Tuesday at work I struggled with the neck pain and the pain in my head. I thought to myself, a nice hot bath would help. So I jumped in the bath at 8:30pm. I laid in the super hot bath, all nice and cozy. I fell asleep. Like for reals, fell asleep. I never do that. I woke up really confused like “why am I wet?”. I quickly washed my hair and got out. I did feel a bit better but still, painful. I watched Silent Witness then climbed into bed. I didn’t sleep great. I tossed and turned.

Wednesday I went into work but my head was just so bad. I couldn’t breathe without being in agony. I was viewing a property at 1pm [click to see] so I was leaving the office at 12:30. I planned to view the property, eat at my Nan’s house then come back to work. But I had a bit of a meltdown in the office [public crying, the worst!] and my manager said to not come back if I didn’t feel able. So I didn’t. I left at 12:30. Saw the flat. It’s brilliant. Great size rooms, both bedrooms are doubles. En-suite for master bedroom. Living room is long, about 11 foot I think. It’s got gas central heating, secure entrance and it’s clean. Only problem is the deposit. It’s so high but if I can borrow that then I am golden. After the viewing [my grandad came with me], we went back to my Nan’s. I had some lunch then Scarlett went up for a nap. I fell asleep on the sofa. I never just fall asleep. That is twice now. We had dinner at 4ish then we left for home. I had mom drive to the chemist so I could get some paracetamol. I admitted defeat. I needed the painkillers to work through the pain.

We got home just before 5pm. Her friend came round for a cup of tea when she finished work. At 7 I took Scarlett up for a bath. I am trialling a new bed time of 7:30pm. SHe bathed and then I did her milk. She went to bed at 7:35. She was asleep by 8pm so only 20-25 minutes of her messing about in her cot. I watched some TV then I climbed into bed at 11:30pm. I slept a lot better.

Today I woke up and took some paracetamol. I got myself ready then I woke up lazy bones. She wore a pair of her new leggings and tshirt. We dropped her to my Nan’s house. Since she turned 2 the nursery no longer feed her breakfast. Which is fair enough. So when my mom works a night, and my Nan picks her up from home, I will feed her. When we drop her to my Nan, she will feed her. Works for us. She’s had toast 2 days, wheetos 1 day and porridge today I think.

Just on lunch now. Watching Riverdale as it’s Thursday. We haven’t got much planned this weekend. We were invited to my friend’s little boy’s party. He is the same age as Scarlett. He was 2 on Tuesday. So we will go to the party. But other than that we have no plans. I may take her swimming, she loves swimming and we haven’t been since her lessons finished. I need to re-book them in for May/Jun.

TTFN x