March is here & I couldn’t be more excited! March isn’t typically one of my favorite months. It usually that crappy time between winter & spring here in Illinois, it’s damp, cold, and rainy. We’ve been really lucky this winter with hardly any snow at all and some unseasonably warm days already. Next weeks’ forecast shows days in the 70’s here and I am definitely not complaining. Even more exciting about this month is our consultation appointment for our DEIVF cycle. Am I starting to sound like a broken record with my blog posts? Probably, but I can’t believe that we are finally about to officially embark on this journey.
Lately Joe and I have been working on some finishing touches to the house. We finally put the trim up in our bedroom and it looks so beautiful and complete. We’ve also been putting things on the walls and filling in all those blank spaces we’ve had to look at for the last 9 months. I redid my grandma’s hutch and filled it up with her China that I had boxed up in the basement. We also hung some old windows up that I’m going to adorn with wreaths I got from Magnolia Market. Things are really starting to come together and we are loving making our house a home.
Being that its March means that the first day of spring is right around the corner and actually falls the weekend we are in Georgia. I cannot to put my sweaters away and get out all of my cute warmer weather clothes. I’ve been trying reallllly hard not to spend money on any clothing, shoes, purses, etc. I did however, find this super cute pair of
Minnetonka wedges and luckily
will be able to get them as an Easter gift from my mom so I don’t have to spend
the money on them, although for the reasonable price, I definitely would buy
these for myself too.
Speaking of saving money, my friend and I are staring Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University this weekend. I got my kit in the mail last week and the classes start Friday. I am nervous but also excited to have a little guidance on how to get ourselves out of debt. We don’t have a ton, but what we do have I’d really like to see get paid off sooner than later. With this donor egg cycle being all out of pocket, we will need to save as much money as possible.
There are other areas that need some improvement in my life too, most important being my diet. I really want to focus on getting healthier and more in shape for this cycle. I don’t believe that diet and exercise alone will change the fact that I have fertility issues, I do however, believe that it cannot hurt to make improvements for the success of the cycle. Girl Scouts were out in full force to totally ruin the streak I was on with my diet. I need to refocus, throw those cookies out (or just eat them all), and start being better about what I’m eating. Exercise-wise I’ve been doing great. Hitting my 10k step goal each day, getting on my treadmill each morning, and trying to take a 2+ mile walk after work each day (weather permitting of course.) have been my goals and I’ve been sticking to them pretty well.
And last, have you guys ever heard of Norwex? My mind was seriously blown away when I went to a party a few weeks ago. The first thing she had us do was wash our hands with their sugar scrub and dry them with their hand towel and I couldn’t believe how soft the towel was and how amazing my hands felt. I ended up ordering their mop & decided to host a party. If anyone is interested in any products you can check out their catalog online & order through me if you’d like!! My party is March 13th & I’ll keep it open for a few days after. I got a travel kit of the Enviro cloth & the window cloth and have seriously cleaned my entire house with this tiny 6x6 cloth and water. No cleaning products whatsoever!