Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April woes, and goals, how did I do in March?

     Well, I spent way too
much time out of the shop and not producing.  As I was doing this I was spending money.  I spent more on gas (traveling) and food out (traveling).  I spent money on brothers place to the tune of a a large American express bill that I had to pay.  Hub's Hearing aids were redone to the tune of 720.00.  But he is hearing great, so that is a blessing.  I just need to stay home and work and not spend money.  That is why we are driving to look at some land this Friday and coming right home, no stay overs. We have to be very careful in April as I am behind the eight ball so to speak.

     The babies are here today so I plan on getting some work done in the yard if I can.  They like to be out side.  But I have to also listen for customers.   I have quite a few appointments coming in today. I did not get much sewing done yesterday as I spent the day in the kitchen.  I made 2 trays of lasagna and two trays of stuffed shells.  I also made a batch of bread.  No problems this time.  All went smoothly.I am going to bake a sheet cake today and put together a large tossed salad as I take two trays of Italian into the family that just had its 9 th baby.  It will take two trays to feed that lot.

Segue: client with two bridesmaid dresses, and change a messy diaper.  Hub's is reading the paper at the veterans home and I need reinforcements.

     So let's look at Kim's goals and see what she did or did not accomplish this month.

 Financial Goals
1. Put all spare change in pig bank  Done
2. Save all my $5 bills  Done
3. Keep groceries at $50.00 a week Done
4. Pay $1000.00 extra on house Done
5. save a penny for each day of the year.Done



Health
1. stick to one diet coke a day (fell off the wagon at daughters, but I am right back on.) Fail/Win
2. Stick to low carb 24 days of the month lost 7 lbs so I call this a Win
3. Try and get 10,000 steps a day (have had 15 days of over 12,000 so WIN
4. Get heart rate up for at least 30 minutes Win

Spiritual
1. Have more fun take it easy Fail
2.Read more,study FAIL
3. Practice piano Fail
4. Spend some time on crafts FAIL

So as usual I did great on the financing, better on the Health, but a total knob on the spiritual.  Must get better at this.

     Well I think April will be a great month for getting the yard done and trying to stay home and not
spend any extra money.  I have to sew hard to make up for the monies spent in March.

How did you do in March?  Do you have any extra plans for April?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.  

Kim
 

 

19 comments:

  1. March seems to have collectively kicked everyone's butts!

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    1. Yeah I noticed that. I'm not alone, I think we should blame it on the weather and not our poor self control.

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  2. March was such a dreary month which tends to make life less than desirable at times.
    Don't kick yourself. You had a lot more wins than losses.
    I think you did great.
    You helped your brother and that is huge. You were more than kind to that. Your hubs can hear - WOOT!
    Go forward, knowing you accomplished a lot and don't beat yourself up. There is always tomorrow (and if not - it won't matter).

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    1. This is so true. I start singing the Annies theme song here .....badly:)

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  3. March can stay in the past. I am looking forward as well to new opportunities.

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    1. Yes let's you and I kick Aprils butt, which will really hard for me but we can try.u

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  4. You are doing really well on your financial goals while giving extensively of yourself. You do need to address your own well-being, even if it means saying no sometimes.
    I am glad to see you updated your debt list. I kept wondering why you were so intent on paying off the house when you had all those big credit card bills. Turns out, you didn't!
    I like your savings charts. They seem to provide the gratification of a Ramsey baby-step program without the financial insanity of ignoring big debts and the sometimes exorbitant interest rates they carry. This is why you are making such great progress toward your goal of being debt-free.

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    1. I know the charts really help. All the little savings programs I do are great for my worries. If something goes really wrong I have a few places to pull several hundred dollars and that helps the old peace of mind.

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  5. You did well! And agree with anonymous, do make time for yourself, even if it's 5-10 minutes/day. You are worth it!

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    1. I am trying to walk everyday and I am loving it. I would love to run but that part of my life is over.

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  6. while outside with those little ones, STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES.
    March was a hard hit on $$ with taxes owed April is following with medical from up coming surgery... Starting my day in the light coming from the oil lamp and watching the sun come up. Can't wait for it to be warm enough to do that on the kitchen porch with a cup of coffee

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    1. I love being outside in the dirt it just renews me.

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    1. Thanks Chrissy, now if I could just get myself to read the word daily, practice the church hymns.

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  8. Hi Kim... You can add gardening/yard work to both the Health and Spiritual lists. You accomplished so much in March. Good for you!

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    1. You know Sue you are right. I can, as I love to play in the dirt and it does rejuvenate me so much.

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  9. An extra $1000 to the mortgage is wonderful. I think we all need to learn to have more fun and take better care of ourselves. If you figure out the secret let me know, we could make millions off of it.

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  10. I think you did great in March, as usual. (And while helping your brother and his family took a physical and financial toll, it was an amazing and wonderful gift to give them - particularly for those little girls.)

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