Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesday, Completing May's goals

 

Thanks for all the advice and well wishes yesterday.  Having so many mistakes in one afternoon took its toll and I was beside myself.

Other ladies from my church are taking turns staying at night with my friend, so that it is not all on me.

Even though I was not going to sew yesterday, I did anyway as sometimes sewing calms me down.  Just working and completing something calms me down. I was able to get the piles done, and three of the 9 zippers done that I need to replace.

I did run to Jo anns today and purchased three zippers and even with a coupon they came to $20.00.  One zipper was 7.99 without tax. All I can do is shake my head.

I went through my goals for May and it looks like I did them all.  I made enough sewing and saving to pay Hub's savings back $800.00.  I paid Hub's hearing aid bill $500.00 and I have saved enough to pay our taxes for this 1/2 of the year, $1600.00.  I am quite proud of myself. Now I have to create new goals.  There is nothing like looking at your checking account and seeing extra money because you lived frugally.

Yes, this means you did not run to the store on a whim.  It means you stayed home and did not shop.  It means you used what you had.  But boy does it pay off. It means you gave of your time and talent to others, and you were blessed because of it. It means you used as little resources as possible, like gas, electric, water. Our electric bill was down $35.00 the water down $12.00. It all adds up over time.

Today I want to get at least 4 more dresses hemmed and zippers in these last three coats.  I also have to call several clients for pickup. 

I boiled 18 eggs on Sunday, so I can make a large egg salad and some deviled eggs.  We will have egg salad on rye and chips for dinner.  Keeping it simple and using what is here.

I think I am going to do up a batch of Molasses cookies.  Those just sound good.

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


Kim

16 comments:

  1. Yes mam, it is a wonderful feeling looking at a checking account with extra money in it. I have been shopping so much less, and it sure makes a difference in so many ways. Have a great one!

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  2. Kim I buy zips in bulk online from Aliexpress, its a really good saving and have found the quality to be good. Well done on hitting your goals for May :)

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    1. I know I need to order on line, and I do for jean zippers, but these coat zippers are all different lengths. I just need to bite the bullet and do it!

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  3. Sewing calms me, too. It always has. Zippers don't calm me down at all!

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  4. I entered our budget this month and am happy that once again we are under what we thought we would need to spend. Keeping my fingers crossed that both of us can continue this.

    Putting in a zipper causes me stress, regular straight seams and hand hemming is what calms me down.

    God bless.

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    1. Well as I said before they are a necessary evil. Good on the savings!

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  5. Congrats on hitting your goals. It always feels good to be ahead of the game so to speak.

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    1. This is true and you never know what is going to be thrown at you!

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  6. I love your lists! I am a list person too. I inherited that trait from my mom who had lists all the time. She used to say that stickie notes were the greatest invention because she could stick notes and lists everywhere, which she did! I love crossing things off my list, makes me feel good to see right in front of me what I have accomplished in a day.

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    1. I love that also. Even if I have to put brush my teeth at the top so I have something to cross off:)

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  7. Great job reaching your monthly goals!!

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  8. Thanks Lori, as scattered and busy as I have been it is nice.

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  9. For all us list lovers out there: http://livehealthyosu.com/2022/05/31/lists-let-me-list-the-ways-i-love-them/

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