It's Wednesday here which means it's time for an update on my goals this month. But first I wanted to share with you something funny. So yesterday we are listening to the radio and the commercial comes up. It basically goes like this," Were you arrested? Give us a call. We specialize in criminal defense, DIU etc.etc..." Then at the end of the commercial it says, "Call us to find out how to receive season tickets for so and so college football team". Say what??? What do you need to do to receive seasonal tickets from a criminal defense law firm??? Rob a bank? I sometimes wonder who creates these advertisements and WHAT THEY ARE THINKING???
Anyway, back to my goals. I can't say I did really well but here it goes:
I did OK this week but not much to share. I mostly have unfinished projects :) I was organizing kid's clothes, a kitchen pantry and our closet last week but didn't finish any of them. Does it ever happen to you that you start working on something in one room and go to another room and start working on something there too, and end up not finishing either of the jobs? That was me this week :( The only thing I finished is cleaning the canning jar area:
I have two shelves in the garage where I keep all my canning jars but over the years I've accumulated other empty jars from salsa, store-bought pickles etc. etc. "just in case". I was thinking that I will use them for storing something but to be honest, I have so many storage containers that I just don't NEED these cans. So today I got rid of not one, not two but all 26 jars!! Considering that I wanted to clear our house of 50 things this month, I'm right on the way :) Or is it cheating??
Here's the after picture of our clean and organized shelves:
Aww, so much better! I should have close to zero jars by the end of this canning season :)
2. Lose weight
Well, last week was very hectic. Honestly, I didn't exercise. I feel bad but I don't really have an excuse. And because of my laziness I didn't lose anything. On the contrary I gained back almost a pound :(
3. Stay within a budget in all areas.
Well, I'm failing :( It's only the middle of the month but I already failed in our grocery, gift and clothes areas of our budget. I already explained about the gifts last time. But I also did some case lot sales and that's what blew our grocery budget. I did a big two-week shopping trip yesterday. We should only need milk, bread and bananas for the rest of the month...I hope...Sigh...We also went to buy some clothes for the Kid for this new school year. I can't believe I have a Kindergartener on my hands!! It's crazy! But unfortunately clothes are a lot more expensive than I thought and planned :( On the other hand we are doing awesome in every other category of our budget and overall we spent a lot less so far this month than I thought we would by now. So hopefully, we should finish this month in overall green !
How are you doing with your goals?