I took the bull by the horns this morning and got back on the scales. Its been 8 weeks since I last posted my weight and between now and then I've put on 3/4lb, which I'm quite pleased about actually, especially considering the amount of Devonshire cream teas and cakes I've managed to eat in that time. Time to get back on track now though. It would be lovely to hit that 11 stone mark by Christmas but at the snails pace my weight loss seems to happen, I doubt it will happen.
I shortened another pair of Thomas' school trousers today. The tension is all wrong again. It's a problem that occurs regularly with the machine and I can't figure out why. It's very temperamental, I could sew something tomorrow and it would be perfect. Anyway, I've turned a blind eye and the trousers are pressed and hung in the wardrobe.
We went to see Joan today and took her new favourite sweets - chewy mints. She looks as fit as a fiddle and although she asked about Amy and Thomas she didn't mention Tom at all. I find it really strange but I have to say I'm thankful we don't have to keep making up reasons about why he's not there. We went to put some things in her room and were gone all of 3 minutes only to find her mouth full of chewy mints when we got back. She'd just put them in one after the other and her mouth was so full she could hardly talk. We had to take them off her and ration her to one at a time.
We have a leak in the lounge from the bathroom. Mark thinks it's the overflow so we've had to ring the plumber who's coming tomorrow evening. I hope it doesn't get any worse as the ceiling is pretty damp and spongy and the paper is peeling away. Can you make out the water marks behind the paper. Anyway, I'm just hoping he can get to the problem without having to rip any of the bathroom out.
I've printed off our temporary National Trust membership for our visit to Quarry Bank Mill. The weather has been lovely here today and looks good for tomorrow so hopefully we'll be able to walk around the gardens as well.
As long as the ceiling holds up, I'll be back tomorrow to share the day out with you all.