'Morning, gang! I slept super well last night, but for some reason still feel all groggy this morning, like a hangover, except I didn't drink anything - no fair! A big fat coffee is in order, to sort myself out.
It's been a mostly good week, but as always, life likes to give you ups and downs.
Going out for posh afternoon tea to celebrate my mum's birthday and getting to spend a little time with her, my nan and my sister. Oh, and getting to eat yummy cake.
Discovering that Krispy Kreme have new, Reese's peanut butter doughnuts. Um, this should probably also be filed under 'The Bad'! Oh lawdy, they're goood!
Coffee and more doughnuts for breakfast...it's been a pretty doughnut-heavy week.
Receiving awesome things in the post, like this beautiful crocheted 'L', which I won in an Instagram comp, hooray!
People getting in touch to commission my cards - makes me so happy!
My clothes have been feeling rather tight recently. I never weigh myself, but I decided to, because the size gain was concerning me. Holy crap, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. I know I am not obese or anything, but I was so upset and had a little cry. The last thing my already low confidence needed was another blow, so I'm feeling pretty darn crappy. I have been indulging a bit too much lately (see doughnuts, above), but I'm also fairly certain that the tablets I've been taking have contributed a lot. When I first started taking them just over a year ago, I noticed some rapid weight gain and it's been increasing since then. Having spoken about it with a friend who's a nurse, she confirmed that said tablets are notorious for weight gain. Needless to say, I'll be hot-footing it to the doctor's this week to talk about coming off them. Maintaining a healthy weight is really important in terms of cancer, which is the main reason I want to shift these extra pounds. I'm not beating myself up about it - I've been through enough and have faced far worse things, so I just have to deal with it.
Talking of cancer, I get the results of my MRI this week and so the terror that always lives at the back of mind, simmering away, has reared its ugly head and washed over me in a tsunami of fear. Trying to keep practising mindfulness, to keep it under control.
The Everything Else
I was going to list a couple of 'ugly' things that have happened this week, but I don't want to bring too much negativity here, to my pretty, happy space! Instead, I'll share some more cute snaps from my week...
A sweet card I made for my mum's birthday.
Molly keeping me company at my desk.
Adorable new heart-shaped tunnels!
My beauteous Polly Pockets.
Sweet little corners of my home, like my bedside table.
Sofa snuggles with my darling boy.
Realising just how little has changed over the years!
This Guardian article on what really goes into food (even those not considered 'processed'), is a long, but interesting and worthwhile read.
Thank you Becky, for this handy list of Twitter blog chats! I'm always missing them, because I can never remember when they are!
I love Sarah's post about getting your brag on and celebrating yourself, your life and others.
I hope you are all having a super Sunday!
What has been the best bit of your week?
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