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Monday, 10 November 2008

Prozac - 17 weeks - the story so far

Well, the fact that I haven't reported on my weekly Prozac progress for quite a while speaks volumes, I suppose! Nothing much has changed. Generally I'm coping ok with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune although have felt a little stressed at work lately because we're going through a hectic patch where everything is priority and needed doing yesterday. I manage ok though, just tell myself that it will all get done sooner or later and ITS ONLY A JOB lol.

I'm getting quite good at adopting the gallic shrug. Like when our beautiful newly decorated hall, on closer inspection, needed touching up where the black paint on the banister had dripped onto the white paint below and the paint on the wall stopped a little short of the door frame, revealing the terracotta underneath. Not to worry - spent quite a pleasant, although fumey, Sunday putting it all to rights. Its going to look gorgeous when finished off with a new carpet. At the risk of boring you, the colour scheme is white paintwork on all the wood except for the black banister and rails and 'Egyptian Cotton' on the (newly skimmed) walls - a lovely, warm, very light grey. I'm thinking a black carpet with lots of flecky bits in it. Should disguise the dog hairs and bits of fluff/crumbs/dead leaves etc!

I think I'm starting to sleep better, perhaps because I've had a few sensible bedtimes - I've even been dreaming - yippee! AND I've found some brilliant charity shop bargains over the last few weeks:
  • one deep rose pink long sleeved top, perfect for 'wear pink to work' day a couple of Fridays ago (a few quid)
  • one M&S black and white tweedy flirty skirt suit (£8!)
  • one 'little black dress' - elegant sleeveless, cowl neck, cut on the bias, black slip dress covered by black chiffon over dress about 4" longer than the slip. Wore it with a lacey coral pink shrug to a 60th birthday party last Saturday and felt the bees knees! (less than a tenner, I think)
  • one beautiful Fenn Wright Manson devore top and skirt in shades of grey and pink. Gorgeous bias cut skirt with handkerchief points, I feel like a flapper in it especially with my new hairdo! (£20)
  • the most spectacular Precis Petite evening dress and matching stole - I have never owned anything as glam as this - pleated light grey chiffon covered in silver bugle beads, empire line and the hem dipping down into points at the side. The sort of dress you would wear when standing at the prow of a ship with your arms stretched out and a baby-faced 'actor' copping a feel from behind. Definitely a New Year's Eve dress (if I can still fit into it by then.) (£25)

I've probably forgotten a few things but those were the highlights.

Its a quarter to eleven. Goodnight folks!

8 comments:

cornbread hell said...

wow! lily be stylin'. any pics available for lecherous old men?

J said...

The hall sounds great. I agree about the flooring. It'll help mask the fur. I have an indoor kitty and I understand fur!
Having the meds to take the edge off and give me the energy to handle the things that come my way are the biggest 'helper' I've found to help me with my stress levels.
Great bargains! Make sure you wear your knickers if you're going to stand at the prow of the ship ; p
*snort*giggle*

Lily said...

You naughty people!

Annie said...

Just make sure they're black lace knickers though!

Do I have to turn in my woman card if I admit that despite your detailed descriptions I really have no idea what your new clothes look like? Photos for clueless women and lecherous old men?

Lily said...

lol annie! I'll see what I can do but don't hold your breath.

Lily said...

Well, waddya know...someone is selling a size 8 version of my posh silver dress on eBay! Here's the link.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dove-grey-chiffon-beaded-dress-Precis-petite-8_W0QQitemZ180305377273QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item180305377273&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
I have to say the photos don't do it justice, its a much prettier, paler grey in real life.

Lily said...

...and this is the shape but not the same colour/material of the skirt in the Fenn Wright Manson 2-piece
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENN-WRIGHT-MANSON-EVENING-SKIRT-SIZE-UK18-RRP-99-BNWT_W0QQitemZ320194232187QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320194232187&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1295%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

oldcrow61 said...

Wow, that dress is gorgeous. What a buy. I like the skirt as well. Lucky you to have found these items.