Excuses aside…here is my update.
Financial: I managed to take advantage of some sales for our March purchases:
1) Michael was in desperate need of some jeans…found 3 pairs on sale in Burlington, Vermont…a savings of over $150! These will then be passed down to Matthew. Double duty!
2) I had a gift certificate to Eddie Bauer (leftover from Christmas) and a 25% off coupon…I purchased a blouse that was already on sale…I only had to pay $1.80 difference! A savings of over $70 from the original price!
3) Andy, Michael and I all needed new runners…Andy and I for our 1/2 Marathon and Michael because he is just starting his running routine. All pairs were bought for $80 each! A savings of over $150 in total!
Decluttering Challenge: Bedroom Switcheroo
The bedrooms have been switched for a while now…it was just a matter of finding the time to take a picture of them without any clutter.
Our new guest bedroom set up with Michael’s bedroom furniture.
Matthew’s new bedroom has his twin beds set up as a bunk bed.
Michael’s desk and shelving unit now fit in perfectly. He just needs a chair.
Michael’s new bedroom has the guest bedroom furniture and double bed.
Talk about recycling…this was my bedroom furniture when I was growing up! We are going to repaint it all white with the back of the shelving unit painted red…Michael’s favourite colour.
We had to compromise…he wanted it all red!
I have to be honest…my organization of recipes from magazine and newspaper clippings has gone untouched so far this month.
I will try to focus my attention on clarifying this oversight this week…my dining room area is really becoming an eyesore!
Training for my 1/2 Marathon in May is coming along nicely. I ran my long run yesterday…the farthest I have ever run in my entire life…approximately 15 km!
On Friday, Andy and I attended a talk on Nutrition Tips For Runners by Miranda Gibson held at my his gym at work.
I ran out and purchased some Vita Coco coconut water to drink after my runs to replenish my electrolytes. Not my favourite…but it does the job!
Both Andy and I tried a sample of Miranda’s homemade ‘Orange Energy Gels’ on our long runs yesterday. We both felt its benefits! I am looking forward to making a batch for this weeks runs. I just might switch it up for a chocolate flavour! Yummy!
P.S. Easter is just around the corner…I have been busy writing up some Food Allergy related Easter posts for The Grandparent Guide…to be posted soon.
Update: Carla @ My 1/2 Dozen Daily has a great give away with one of her fabulous creations! A ‘Hexie Pouch’…a beautifully hand crafted, quilted little bag popping in spring colours…inside and out! Click here to check it out.