I've taken my neighbour on as a PA and today she took one look at me and declared to her partner and my husband:
"Right lauras ran out of spoons, you (her partner) take the dog out and feed him, you (my husband) run her a radox bath and get some pjamas out, I'll cook"!
Normally I hate fuss or anything that draws attention to the fact I'm not coping but this was so comical and so sweet at the same time it made me smile. Before I knew it everything was sorted for the evening and all I had to do was get in that bath.
I was quite anxious about accepting help and getting a PA at first (thought that kind of help was only for people who were REALLY badly disabled) now I feel positive for the first time in ages and realising I did need help and now I'm really glad I have it.