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Oh my goodness... how things have changed...

July 8th, 2016 at 07:06 am

went to return DVD's today and was about to pop into the convenience store for Coke and a snack and realised that I couldn't or shouldn't being doing any of that anymore. So just got fresh bread and left.Our DVD contract costs us $10.66 per month and allows us to take out 4 DVD's per day as long as they are not in the "New Releases" section. Most months we take out about 60 DVD's so it costs in the region of $0.77 each.
This is our only form of entertainment, as we dont have cable and avoid the movie houses, internet is just for education i.e. link up to dstance university for me and reserach for my daughter.
My last result for the past semester was published to day and I managed 3 distinctions out of the 4 exams I wrote - was so excited as the exams were really tough.
Have already paid my costs for the new semested which starts on Monday R6600 ($440) and my text books came to R2300 ($153). Really not too bad considered that I am going to graduate with an honours program as well.
Todays challenge:
# Tidy away the clutter in the sitting area
# Laundry - 2 loads
# Kitchen - handwash dishes (no dishwasher), tidy and dust
# Supper - roast chicken and roast vegetables
# Watch DVD after the kitchen is clean and tidy after supper
# Complete and submit the 1st assignment for this semester once the universities website comes back on line.

Lately, I have also lost my routine. Going to bed too late means that I am too tired to get up in the morning SO from tonight I have to be in bed by 10:30 latest when I am not working the next day.

On work days, bedtime must be 20:30 as I get up at 05:30 and work 12 hour shifts sometimes longer if I have surgical procedures that take longer.

Well lets see how much progress I can make this semester both academically, financially and of being organised.
Have a good day everyone.

3 Responses to “Oh my goodness... how things have changed...”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good idea to set a bedtime routine for both work days and non work days. I like your daily challenge ideas, I should probably do something like that too. The DVD thing highlights how lucky we are to have decent mainstream tv (ie that you don't have to pay for) and Internet where anything can be viewed, every area is different I guess.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    That's a lot of DVD's! I have trouble finding a couple a week. But I get them at the library, and the selection isn't spectacular.

  3. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on Distinction awards in a tough program. Smart to take charge and discontinue the habit of coke and snacks since they are detrimental to health and finance.

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