Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Morning - April 3 Challenge

Want to know what's in my April 3 Challenge basket for today??  Ok, here goes...

Books! Picture books to be exact.  I brought at least 30 of Kazi's old picture books home on Friday. This is just a small sampling - Rupert! Babar! Madeline! Franklin!  And Barbara Reid's fantastic books in which she uses plasticine to create all of the pictures.  I can't leave these precious things at school - I have to hang onto them for my future grandchildren. Hopefully I will have one or two :) But not yet...

Ready for the numbers??

84 days left until June 27th!! Time is whizzing by! It helps that I'm also doing redecorating tasks every weekend too - in one way I want time to slow down so I can get more done around here but on the other hand I can't wait to experience the wonderful weather of June and the feeling of finally having "enough" time.

By that I mean I always feel like I'm in a hurry, even on this precious Sunday morning I'm checking my watch - I need to get my laundry done, I need to do some other chores like take down the wallpaper border in my bedroom, I need to read your blogs, I need to make juice in my juicer for the next couple of days. What I wouldn't give to feel time weigh heavy on my hands. That hasn't happened for about 40 years.

Other important numbers...

  • Today is DAY 7 of my juice fast!! And I feel great! I'm down 5 pounds and really feel like I'm "in the groove :) 
  • Kazi finally gave me her tuition document and I finished our taxes Friday night! My refund is twice as much as I thought it would be - almost $2,000 :) Going to sock it into savings except for a wee bit to help cover extra bills in May - driver's license renewal ($80) and new license plate sticker ($90)! Happy birthday to me - nothing better than paying out $170 on your birthday! :) 
  • 26 - The number of hours I slept yesterday and this morning!!! What's up with that? I laid on the couch to listen to an audiobook and woke up at 8pm! Then I went downstairs to watch TV (I'm currently hooked on The Walking Dead of all things and woke up at 11:30pm! So off I toddled to bed thinking I wouldn't sleep a wink and woke up at 6:30am!! Holy moly! I guess I must have needed it as I feel much better today. Yesterday I was a bit anxious and weepy about how crappy work is these days but not today! Now that I think of it I woke up earlier than my 5am alarm all week so I was a bit sleep deprived. Well, now I'm not!
  • ONE more picture!

Got my new living room area rug on Thursday ( you can see it's still settling in after being unrolled) and WOW what a great match! It matches the drapes exactly in colour and is close to a reverse pattern  to them which I didn't really realize until I unrolled it, matches the loveseat to the left. I love it! And to the right you can see a few paint cans still hanging about. They are the ones not tinted yet. I'm waiting to see what I'll need as I continue painting throughout the house. 

And that's everything in a nutshell. 


Kim said...

It is so fun to follow along with your challenge instead of just getting a recap at the end. AND... I think the snow has disappeared from the patio:). WooHoo! Kim

witchisland blogspot. ca said...

Only 84 days left!!! You must be so excited. I'm excited for you.
Love your new area rug. It does match so perfectly.
I'm also hooked on the Walking Dead series.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jane said...

The rug and curtains are the colour scheme!
Jane x

Lena said...

Only 84 days?? I can just sense your excitement through the screen :)

Sonya Ann said...

I can't believe how close you are getting to retirement!!!!!
And I'm really loving the drapes and the rug! Maybe when you retire you can become an interior decorator? Ok, retire and enjoy it for a while but when you get bored-its a thought! You are talented!!

Holly Nelson said...

The rug looks awesome! We got two new ones this weekend and they transform the whole room - they make it so much more homely!

Cindy Masterson-Roth said...

I can not believe how perfect the rug matched ! Great sleep, I think I could use one of those. I will have to go back to see about the Juice fast? did you post it?