I have realised that I had once again fallen into the trap of withdrawing from people, so I thought I'd post something today just for the sake of it.
I've already driven my husband and daughter to the railway station and taken the car to the garage to be looked at as something was hanging down underneath - turned out to be the bit that hadn't yet fallen off and that a bigger bit had already fallen off (!), however they said the bit that had fallen off was just cosmetic and not worth replacing as it makes no difference whether it's there or not (!!!). They then kindly refused to charge me for looking at the car or tucking the bit that was hanging down back into position - which was nice!
Have now meditated, had breakfast, and am about to go walk my dog and then come back and read a book about boundaries (Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend). It was recommended on the Reading Resources thread - it is a bit full of a personal, interventionist God as a he-type references, but I'm ignoring those (hope no one who believes in a personal, interventionist God is offended by this comment), and the rest of the stuff is very insightful and helpful. So today is looking promising!
hope everyone has a nice day