A party, a cupcake and some Netflix

Wednesday was my neighbours birthday. She works in the office above mine. She came in with a cupcake. I saved mine for Scarlett. She demolished it in the car on the journey home. She did day 13 of her book advent. She got the book “We are going on a bear hunt”.

Thursday I watched the Riverdale season finale during lunch. No idea when season 3 is coming. Can’t believe season 2 is done already. Feels so quick! Scarlett did her book advent for Day 14. She got the book “All Aboard”.

Friday was long at work. It had been a long week. It was Christmas jumper day at the Nursery so I sent Scarlett in with her new reindeer jumper. We were going to a party in the evening so when we got home I tried to get her to nap. She wasn’t keen lol I bathed her and got her dressed at 6. I sent her downstairs so I could straighten my hair and do my make up. I was ready to go. We took a few pics before we left.

Party was good. Scarlett made an automatic beeline for the buffet table. I mean, of course she did, it’s food. She ran around lots. Made a little friend and danced a lot. I danced with her. Towards the evening she was getting tired. I picked her up and she laid in my arms like she was a baby. I swayed with her and she just laid there looking at me. She didn’t try to move or get put down. It was lovely tbh. We left at 10:30 and she got straight into pyjamas at home and into bed. I think I was asleep by 11. I felt shattered. It’s hard work to work all day then go out. Even though we weren’t “that late”, it’s still long!

It was the twins birthday. They were 5 today!!!

Saturday I wasn’t woken up till almost 9. What a fab lay in. Scarlett had her morning milk then we watched some tv. We read her new books. She curled up because she was still tired. My mom got breakfast at 10:30. We ate then I put Scarlett down for a nap. Whilst she slept I ignored my feelings of wanting to nap and I hoovered the front room. In preparation for the Christmas tree being put up. I then finished wrapping presents.

Scarlett woke up when my mom got back from town. They retrieved the tree from the loft. It was up and Scarlett “helped” us decorate it. I added her personalised bits from last year and this year too.

I need to get my haircut so at 3ish my mom took Scarlett to my nan’s for a bit. My nan was out all day visiting my uncle so she’d asked us to let the dog out. I got the bus to town. I picked up my special people Christmas cards and some tidbits to wrap. Then I went to the salon. They were closing in 40m and said they didn’t have time to do what I wanted so I’ll have to go back tomorrow!

I got home at 5ish. I cooked me and Scarlett some dinner then at 6 I took her up for a bath. Also to let the others eat their dinner in peace. She opened her book advent for Days 15 and 16. Day 15 was Cinderella. Day 16 was Some Dogs Do. She had her bottle then went to bed at 7. She was flat out asleep within 15 minutes.

I did some more wrapping whilst my mom dropped my brother at work then we sat down and watched a 4 part series called Bancroft. It was very good. Kept you guessing till the end. Although we did figure out some of it.

I’ve just climbed into bed. I need to go to sleep as Scarlett will wake about 7-7:30 tomorrow.

TTFN x

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Fuck it’s cold!

Monday I woke up exhausted. I felt like I had not slept whatsoever. I had a really odd dream which I can’t even recall now. Work was ok. Manager is back from her holiday so I feel safe now she’s back. When she’s away I feel like I have no buffer between the people who expect my team (aka me) to do things I shouldn’t be doing, and myself. I sometimes get backed into a corner to do things and I don’t like that. So yay for her arrival!

He rung me again. Left a few voicemails. I listened this time. One was about 5 minutes long. He seems to have calmed down a little. He reckons he accepts my decision but I’m doubtful.

Scarlett did her Book Advent for Day 11. Her book was On A Pirate Ship.

Watched criminal minds followed by Blindspot then I got into bed at 11.

Tuesday I felt better as I had slept okay. However I had a random arse dream about Scarlett’s sperm donor. I dreamt me and Scarlett were on on holiday staying in some motel in America. He turned up. I was like wtf you doing here? He said he wanted to see her. I was like but why now? Why here? We’re on holiday, how did you find us? Was so weird!

I got caught short at work today. I have the coil fitted (as previously mentioned in my post about how traumatised getting it fitted I was lol) and I totally skipped a period. Which I figured was them stopping as it’s common with the coil for them to stop. And I was at month 6 so yeah, I assumed. Never assume! I had nothing. I repeat, nothing in my handbag. So I had to trek in the -2 temperatures, with no coat, down the road to the local shop at 10am. Luckily I got there and back in 10 minutes and didn’t slip over on any ice. Winning! At lunch my manager asked me if I wanted to come to Matalan with her. So we went. I bought myself a coat – mom said she’d buy me one for xmas so if I see one and get it she’ll give me the money. I also got Scarlett some fluffy pyjamas as her room gets so cold in the night. Her GroEgg changes colours dependent on the temperature. It’s red if it’s too hot and orange if it’s just right. Well apparently it goes blue if it’s too cold. It’s been blue every morning so far. I’m tempted to set my alarm to go in her room at 4am and put the heater on low till we get up. But I don’t know. May try her throat out.

Anyways, I got some fluffy socks for myself and Scarlett a Christmas cup. I spent like £80 in less than 20 minutes. This is why I usually stay at my desk and watch TV. Cheaper lol

Today Scarlett asked me to sit in the back of the car with her. She wanted her blanket on her legs and to hold my hand. So that’s what we did. On our way home we looked at all the Christmas lights. It’s become routine now. She loves them.

She had her dinner whilst I showered. She sat so nicely eating whilst my mom made tea and I was in the shower. She then had her bath and then we did Book Advent for Day 12. Today’s book was Little Bear’s Big Adventure. After her bottle she went up to bed.

I watched Once Upon A Time then some more Grimm. Now I’m in bed ready to sleep. So tired!

TTFN x

December 2017 is here

Thursday was the last day of November for 2017. Work was quite relaxed for a change. A slower pace. Did a bit more Christmas shopping online during lunch. And watched some more Glitch – pretty sure I’ve seen the finale now.

I watched Riverdale when Scarlett had gone to bed. My brother’s girlfriend comes on a Thursday so she got to ours about 7:30. She’s so cute. She made my brother an advent calendar and filled the drawers will presents for him. How adorable!

Today I got up like normal and went to work. I did some bits when I first got in. Spoke to my friend in the main office as he was in. Was stood next to him and I came over all funny. I felt dizzy and sick. I went back to my desk but I just felt so weird and off. I sat there for an hour. Every time I so much as blinked I felt like I was on a boat on choppy waters. By almost 11 I’d had enough. I messaged who I needed to, packed up my crap and went home. I was laid down in bed by 11:30. I must’ve fell asleep because next thing I know, it’s 3:15pm.

I sat up and I felt “okay”. I put some slippers on and went downstairs. I’d slept through lunch. Usually by 1pm at Work I’m eating so I was starving. So I went into the cupboards and grabbed some porridge. I really fancied it. So I ate that and then at 4 my mom came home. Then her friend turned up at 4ish too. Mom picks Scarlett up at 4:30 so I said I’d go with her as I never usually get to go as I’m at work. So we all went to get her. She was surprised to see me but she was happy sitting next to me in the car. She held my hand!!!

When we got in she played and had her usual cup of tea. Then at 6 I took her up for a bath. At 7ish mom drove us and my brother’s girlfriend to drop my brother at work then we grabbed dinner before going to my nans for a cup of tea. She had a laugh running about, singing, shouting and playing with Marley. My mom left for work just before 9 and then my nan dropped us Home at 9:30. Scarlett went straight to bed. No fuss. She’s so good!!!

I ordered some stuff from Amazon Prime NOW as I need more Soya milk for Scarlett as well as various other things. Saves me doing a big shop on a weekend. I hate shopping on a weekend, too hectic! So I’m in bed waiting for it to come. It’s due between 10pm-12midnighy. It’s 11:25 lol

Brett is on his way to ours. He got on the train at 11 so he’ll get off about 12:15.

We are taking her to see Santa tomorrow at the grotto in the Mall in Camberley. She didn’t like it last year but I’m hoping she’ll be a bit more excited this time. Doubtful but we’ll see.

TTFN x

Ps. Christmas countdown has begun.

24 sleeps till Christmas!!!!!

1 more day till advent

Monday Scarlett didn’t want to get up today. I don’t blame her. It is Monday after all!

I did some Christmas shopping today. I got 10 presents plus I paid my mom rent.

She was so funny when we got home after work. She was so happy and noisy. She had 2 cups of tea because she had 1 and then asked for more. We had our dinner and mom decided to do her some potato smiled as she’ll just want to share anyway. So she ate hers and went to my mom to help her with her dinner. I had finished mine so my plate was on my lap empty. Scarlett came over and asked me for more. I said “No baby, mamas eaten hers, it’s in my belly” so she walked back to my mom, grabbed a potato croquette off her plate then handed it to me for me to eat. I almost melted with love for her. How fucking adorable! I said to her “oh thank you baby but mama’s had enough food. Give it back to nanny” so she took it back to my mom lol

She had a bath at 6:15 then when we were getting dressed from bath time we FaceTimed Brett. She was chatting to him for ages before going to bed at 7 (after her bottle).

I watched Blindspot at 10 then went to bed.

Tuesday Scarlett was so miserable when we got home. She didn’t even want to drink her tea at first. I think she is teething at the moment. She chatted to Brett then I took her up for a bath. When we were done we went downstairs for bottle then bed. She had her bottle then asked for more. I made her a few more ounces of milk and she drank half. She set her bottle on the table, grabbed my dummy and off we went to bed. She didn’t settle easily. She spent ages laid in her cot with the photo frame that’s usually next to her bed. It’s a photo of her and Brett. She was laid next to it, rubbing it gently. It was the most adorable thing. She must miss him!

She eventually settled whilst I was eating my dinner and catching up with Glitch. Season 2 is on Netflix now!!!

Today Scarlett was okay getting up. She didn’t lay back down and moan for a change. She’s still got a snotty nose but she’s okay! She was playing still games after work. Her godmom was here for a cup of tea and a chat. Scarlett was suppose to be eating her dinner but she was messing around. My mom said “hurry up or nanny will eat it”. Scarlett pick up her spoon (full of food) and walked over to my mom to give her it. We all laughed. My mom pretended to eat. Scarlett then pretended to eat it then she actually ate it. What a fun game lol

My brother got in the shower so she didn’t have her bath until 6:45. Then my mom dressed her whilst I showered quick then I did bottle then bed. She took ages to settle. I could hear her singing to herself for like an hour. But she did drop off eventually.

I watched some more Glitch. It’s so addictive. More so because I cannot figure anything out lol just finished an episode so now I’m in bed. It’s chilly tonight. My feet are cold!!!

TTFN x

No one wants to hire me

Monday I had to stay home because Scarlett had me up all night. And when I woke her up at 7 she had a fever. She slept all morning. In the afternoon we ventured out for fresh air and to run some errands. We had lunch then did some shopping before heading to my nan’s for a quick cuppa. We went back home and had some dinner then I bathed Scarlett and put her to bed.

I finally got an email about the interview I had 2.5 weeks ago for a HR role in my company. It was a firm No thanks lol I apply to jobs all the time and so far, nothing. It’s really frustrating!

I really struggled to sleep that night because I had fell asleep in the day when Scarlett had napped, by mistake.

Tuesday was very long at work because I was so tired as I hadn’t slept that much overnight. Scarlett had kept me up by coughing every hour. Had a meeting at work about loading the Air service line to Maximo. So much to do before we can load it.

Wednesday was the 25th. Scarlett is 21 months old. She’s stil teething her big teeth, so that’s fun. Her hair is so much longer each month. She’s finished swimming lessons and now had her ears pierced. She’s so cheeky. She says so many words every day. Some are more “repetitive” and some are repeated once or twice at most. But she’s getting there. She still says “love you”, which gets me every time!

Thursday (today) I was tired at work again. I survived my day. My dad has had an operation on his hip so he’s currently at my local hospital for a few days. He lives an hour away. But works locally to me so he’s only ever around on lunch. So as he’s so nearby I said I’d pop in and see him. So me and Scarlett had dinner. She had a bath and got ready for bed. At 7 my mom dropped us at the hospital. We stayed for an hour then we got picked up. He looked okay. He’s just really tired. A mixture of being awake since like 5/6am and the drugs he’s been given. He’ll probably feel more like himself tomorrow.

Scarlett went to bed at 9 and I jumped in the shower. After I was ready for bed I caught up on the 2 episodes of Emmerdale then I climbed into bed. I’m hoping to nod off soon and fingers crossed she doesn’t cough as much tonight. In theory I could turn the monitor off or volume down. But the thought of not hearing her cry and her crying to herself makes me sad so I’ll suffer the coughing lol

Work tomorrow. Saturday morning we’re going to Gravity Tots at 9am for an hour. She should love it. But we’ll see. Then I’m going to take her into Woking for some shopping and lunch etc. I love our little girlie trips together.

TTFN x

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