Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 Things on Tuesday (On Wednesday)- Volume 23

1. Okay, the obvious update first - My mom has been in the nursing home for one week now, and is already doing way better! When she first moved there from the hospital, she couldn't even sit up on her own. Yesterday, I watched her walk a pretty impressive distance down the hallways before she got tired. Her physical therapist said it was about three times farther than she went yesterday; even he was impressed! She will most likely be there a few more weeks, but it's really nice (and relieving) to see her make progress. 

2. I have to admit that I don't get the obsession with buying the new iPhone the second it comes out. If a phone costs over $100, it had better make me coffee every morning or last at least 10 years.

That said, I got a new phone! I've been needing to replace mine for months, ever since I dropped it in the bath tub. (Oops.) It mostly still functioned after drying it out overnight, but the camera was never quite as sharp, I could only make calls on speaker, and random little things were starting to get funky. Luckily, Target had my exact phone on sale for $50, with a promotion where it came with a free $15 gift card. I had a $25 Target GC that I won in a giveaway, so basically I only paid 10 "real" dollars for my phone. YAY.

3. I won a $75 gift card to Stitch Fix, and I'm super excited to see what they send me, but also a little nervous that I might not like any of it! (Or what if I fall in love with ALL of it!?) For those of you who have tried it, how much stuff did you love vs. hate?

4. Not a great pic, but I got this clothing rack for like $15 and it's basically my new favorite thing! I'm using it for all of my sewing projects in progress. I've noticed that when they're all stuffed in bags and boxes I never work on them, so having them out where I can see them has been good motivation! Hoping to have a sewing marathon one day this week.

5. I'm not generally much of a TV person, but I finally watched the first several episodes of How To Get Away with Murder this weekend and I'm digging it. Love that it has Dean Thomas and Paris from Gilmore Girls! Are there any new fall TV shows I need to check out? 

6. My inner political nerd is super excited that there are less than 2 weeks until midterm elections! 

7. Know what's awesome? This stuff. I got an email the other day that Bath & Body Works was having a sale on the mason jar candles - $5 instead of $12.50. I tried to talk myself out of driving over (the closest one is half an hour away), but then I remembered that I had coupons that they'd sent me: one for 20% off and one for a free body care item with $10 purchase. If you do the math, it means that I got everything in this pic for $12.50. SCORE. Plus they gave me a coupon for a free item of choice up to $13 on my next trip, so it's kind of like I spent $0? Calling this one an epic victory.

8. I'm in that awkward phase where I checked out an ebook online from my library, totally forgot about it until 3 days before it was due, and then discovered that it was over 700 pages once I started reading. And of course there's a waiting list for it, so it won't let me renew. If I just keep it open on my laptop, I can keep reading after the due date, but it's kind of annoying. Do I suck it up and try to read the remaining 600-ish pages as quickly as possible, or hop back on the waiting list and totally forget what I've read so far while I wait?

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9. I haven't posted any of my thrift store finds in ages, but I had a pretty good haul this month, including this funky, colorful apron and another with a more classic design. Now I feel the need to bake stuff! (Ignore that my nails are two different colors here. Life is hard to keep up with.)

10. Still haven't made it out to any hiking trails yet this fall. I know I'll kick myself later if I don't take advantage of the perfect outdoorsy weather now, but life has been too crazy. Maybe later this week? Cross your fingers for me!

My Tuesday post on Wednesday is better than never, right? I hope?

How is your week going?

1 comment:

Wendi S said...

I hope your Mom is still doing well. I know the Bath & Body Works always gets me too!