Hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re having a great day and and that you enjoyed the gorgeous weather (it was beautiful here in South Bend, IN).
Today was my measly day off out of a total of 72 hours working. Blech. Needless to say, I was strongly tempted to spend it doing absolutely nothing, but I’m happy to report that I was quite productive. We went grocery shopping (love me some Sam’s Club!), I did laundry, sorted through a ton of accumulated paperwork, cleaned out the storage under our bed, paid some bills, updated the budget, sent some emails, did some cleaning, and even got Chris to do a bit of sorting. Last but not least, I went through 2 closets and created 3 piles for our move to New Zealand – things to take with us, things to pitch, and things to donate on Freecyle. I love Freecyle – so much great stuff, and a good way to get rid of things that I don’t feel like hauling to Goodwill 🙂
In other news, I’m sad to report that my application for a nursing license in New Zealand was returned. Apparently, they couldn’t find my Academic IELTS test scores. Rather than simply requesting that I re-send them, they paid to ship my entire 15+ page application back overseas. Seems a bit wasteful to me, but if they want to do it, then so be it. I’ve already emailed them and asked them to please double-check that my scores aren’t there, and hope to hear back within a week. That’s the average length of time it’s taken them to answer any question that I might have. Don’t you just love government offices?
I did some shopping today, too! I purchased the “Sherlock Holmes” DVD while at Sam’s Club. I love Sherlock Holmes and actually enjoyed this movie. Chris fell asleep in the middle, but he swears it’s because he was really tired and that it is no way a reflection on the movie itself.
Land’s End Canvas Tuck Front Shell
Land’s End Canvas Stretch Crop Pants
GAP Ruffle-Trimmed Tank Top
I wanted to get some new things for St. Thomas, and with eBates, I was able to save even more. If you don’t have an eBates account, you need to sign up. I’ve had an account since December 2009 and I’ve already gotten $94.22 in cash-back. And I’m not a big spender, so you know that it’s a good deal. If you’re thinking about signing up, email me at mrs(dot)practicallyperfect(at)gmail(dot)com, and I can send you an invitation. It’s so easy!
Alright, I’m going to relax for the rest of my night off. I hope that you’re able to do the same 🙂 And please, think of me while you’re our enjoying your 3-day Easter weekends!