New tiles: I'd known there was a problem with the tiles in Smiley's shower for a good while. The bulging effect gave it away. But of course it wasn't until they started actually falling off the wall that I banned showers and started pleading for help. My friend's BIL arrived again, took one look, shook his head, and said "these will have to go" and down they all came. So the downstairs shower has been more or less out of bounds for the past week while it dried out. I was starting to panic this week as poor Smiley could only get the occasional shower in school, so I was delighted when the job got finished last night.
Comfort eating: I'm still using the slimpod kindly given to me by thinking slimmer. It's helping me to get to sleep, but I've stopped worrying about what to eat for now, and that meant I felt able to slip into a coffee shop in town yesterday and enjoy a pecan slice and a very large cappuccino for my lunch for the recession price of €3.50, baaad, but oh so good.
Retail therapy: On the same trip to town I bought myself another pair of lovely boots: the pair I was so happy with last year have fallen apart *sigh*.
Friends and family: great support as usual from friends and family - my brother stayed last weekend and helped out once again, and my darling daughter is going to bring me out to see The Hunger Games, something we'll both enjoy.
Twitter: I reached 1000 followers! How I'm not quite sure...
Plan: I have a plan to make things better and I'm going to start right now.
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post as thinking slimmer have not so far asked for anything in return for giving to me a slimpod.