I ate breakfast outside while reading my newest organic gardening issue. It makes me wish I had acres of land and rich soil, but I do what I can!
Then I went to church, Starbucks, and the Farmer's Market. Around 10, the sky opened up and it started pouring. I was worried the farmer's market would be empty, but my favorite sellers were there with their goods! There were only 2 vendors there! But they told me they're always there, rain or shine!
Here's what I came home with for $22 - red bell peppers, tomatoes, lemons, Japanese eggplant, limes, pears, apples, zucchini, squash and an onion! I grabbed the Heirloom tomatoes in whole foods since they didn't have any at the market.
When I got home, I decided to do some cleaning and decorating with the stuff I got for Spring! I love Spring, Easter, Bunnies, Chicks, Flowers... love it all!
Since my china is pink flowers, I set the dining room table with the dessert plates. I love them :)
So I contemplated just buying the expensive race photos, but when I was at Michaels, I found these shadow boxes for $12. I decided rather than spend $23 per photo, I'd spend $12 and make a box with my medals and other trinkets from each race. I think whenever I run a race where I get a medal, I'll make a shadow box. I'll probably put these in the office where JJ has his millions of plaques and things from all of his athletics.
For dinner tonight, I made a salad with tofu croutons and curry dressing, and then I had a baked sweet potato with greek yogurt, cinnamon and honey. It was pretty good!
This afternoon, I visited the YMCA. It is absolutely gorgeous! The cardio room is huge, and the weight room is even bigger. There are tons of tennis courts and a decent pool. I am going to go to some classes this week and make sure I want to join, but I'm 99% sure that I will. I need to get some new, fun exercise into my routine, and I want to try spinning... which is the class I'm going to tomorrow!
So for coupons! Every week I buy a Sunday paper, if it has some good coupons, I'll buy 2 or 3. I also use www.coupons.com for printables. I am on mailing lists for so many companies, like Horizon, Stonyfield Farms, Organic Valley, Kraft, Contandina, Muellers, Barilla, etc. I try to sign up for as many newsletter type things as possible, they always have great coupons. Also, I look for peelie coupons on products. Muir Glen (organic tomatoes) always have peel off coupons, as does Organic Valley and Cascadian Farms. Publix also takes competitor coupons, so any time I see coupons for Food Lion or Winn Dixie, I can use them there.
It's always important to look at any buy one get one free items, and try to match coupons, that's where the most money is saved.
Hope you all had a great weekend, I'm off to watch New Moon, I finally figured out how to work our TV / reciever / bluray player! JJ's going to have to have orientation for me :)