Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I had a great one 😀
Can I share my super uber deal that I got? Over the past 5 years since we got this house, we have been saving up and doing improvements on it. One thing has always bothered me (doesn’t bother John) and that was not having a water softener, but there were other pressing needs to do first. I have been saving since Christmas for one and had the money set aside. We just were waiting for a rainy weekend to purchase, but the weekends have been so nice we just didn’t get around to it.
Yesterday, we went shoe shopping for John at Sears because there was a sale. I heard on the overhead that there was a clearance in the appliance department for water softeners (serendipity anyone?). I went over and they had the super expensive models on clearance marked down from $799 to $50. I about fell over! That was twice as nice as the model we were looking at and I saved $750! I almost fell over myself going to checkout for it. (It was also tempting to buy the other 4 and resell them for $200 each, which would have been an awesome deal for anyone LOL.) I am still over the moon because now I have extra money to put in the Disney fund. Every once in a while, life just works out really grand, you know?
Anyhoo, it’s time for breakfast! I made up more ricotta puffs and had those with blueberries.
This actually only lasted me a couple of hours for some reason. So, I snagged some cashews.
Work was so busy today. So busy! I think some MTs must be on vacation prior to school starting or something. It’s good for me, though.
I took a lunch break and had some 2% Fage with strawberries, flax meal and honey. Oddly enough – the meal I miss grains with is really lunch time. That seems to be when I tend to eat them more during the day and I don’t have something else that I normally eat. Breakfast I already had a lot of non-grain items in my arsenal. Lunch is hard to sub the granola I usually have with yogurt. I have 6 days left of the challenge. Wonder what my first grain will be?
I feel so in control and in the groove right now. I love, love, love that feeling. It makes it much easier when life’s little irritants happen to roll with the punches when I am in the groove.
John made up lattes today, which I paired with a macaroon that I made last night.
These came out kind of falling apart, so not sure what I did that was so different.
I was really hungry for dinner tonight. I just was a little hungry all day. Could be from a very active weekend. So I had a big salad.
John and I did lawn maintenance today. Edging – one of those things that you just keep putting off, which then makes the task that much harder. Someone walking by asked if we just moved in LOL! Guess it has been a while since we edged. 😳 I also planted a couple iris rhizomes that came in the mail. I love how they wrote the name on the plant itself.
My first attempt at bearded iris in my garden. I will have some fun ones next year. I also have more tulip bulbs coming as well for fall planting (Fran, you will be proud!)
I am going to settle in with this yummy snack and a square of dark chocolate and get ready for some football!
I ate a lot of berries today
Question: What is the best bargain you have had lately.