For the first 2 weeks, not very much. I shopped for contact lens and new volleyball shoes for my daughter:
These Asics Gel Rocket 7 volleyball/indoor shoes cost $79 (plus $10 postage).
I got rid of our old noisy Vicks Vaporiser and bought an Able Ultrasonic Vaporiser/Ioniser/Air Purifier from my local ChemMart chemist, which had it on special for $65 (down from $99).
I also looked around for something to replace our old worn vertical blinds in the lounge but I haven't found anything that I like yet.
So far, I've spent my time doing a lot of online shopping! I bought a beautiful blue cast iron casserole Dutch Oven on ebay ($69).
Hmmm .... well I did do some updates to the AOTP website (Association of Operating Theatre Practitioners) of which I'm a student rep and a website-update-helper-person ..... and I also looked at some apps for my Android phone which could easily resize images so that I could send to my blog ... I was doing a rather-convoluted thing of using my phone's email app (which I don't normally use as I use the Gmail app instead) as it had a resize image option ...
But I think this Photo Resize is pretty darn good so far, it comes up in the image "share" options, you choose the size you want, and then you share it straightaway in the normal way - to Facebook, or email etc.
What else ... I started preparing for tax returns :(
And then I did more shopping!!! Hee Hee..... I purchased a Kaboodle t-pull cupboard handle from Bunnings ($10) to try out ....
Our current kitchen handles from the reno a few years ago started to bother me, as they gather dust and dirt. Yea yea ... so you only see it when you bend down close (which I do quite a bit as I also notice the dirt and smudges on the glossy cupboard doors!) - first world problems :\
As usual it was hard to choose a style, but I bit the bullet and bought just one to try out. I like it - so ... instead of spending a few hundred dollars on replacing all the handles, I bought some cheaper versions on eBay:
They're lighter and a tiny bit shorter, but once on, you hardly notice any difference.
Volleyball has been up-and-down a bit, especially with my serving. My back injury from last year plays up quite often, making it difficult to jump and bend and move. My serving can go from pretty awesome to pretty awful within a few minutes. I've been focused on doing more stretching (for my back, my glutes and my ITB), more weights (for shoulders) and more core work.
I also bought a knee strap as I get knee pain quite often after volleyball, I think I have jumper's knee ... I'm still waiting for it to arrive to try out.
As time flew past I realised I didn't have anything to show after more than 2 weeks at home. So I decided to do some painting. What could be more obvious than a new coat of paint on the walls?? That will have to be a post for another day ... as I sit here hastily trying to catch up on blogging, I must, I must ... get back to a bit of studying and start working on some TAFE assignments!