Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I MADE IT !!! The beginning

Once again the start of a new year approaches, so that means time to reflect on what has worked in the past year and what has not. For me that means facing the fact that this year I have wasted a lot of time that could been used more wisely. While I can not reclaim the time that I have wasted in the last year I can try my best not to do the same this year.
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I view my day in 4 parts, morning from when I wake up to when I leave for work at about 10:30, afternoon is about 3 pm when I get home from work till dinner prep at 5. Dinner time is from 5 pm to 7 pm and Evening is 7pm to 9pm. Which spells MADE ( Morning, Afternoon, Dinner, Evening), and from there you get I MADE IT if I meet my goals for the day, week, month, year. But I think I will stick to just meeting the goals in a day for now.

 I have made my goals fit into these time frames, each week or so I will add to my goals. Some times goals will take longer and I will give myself more time as needed to meet them. The quickest way to stop trying at something is make goals unattainable. 

This upcoming week my goals are:

M- Make breakfast every day
                               A- Write a blog entry
                               D- Dinner on the table on time, per the menu
                               E- Sink empty before bed

So what are your goals for this year?

Re-allocating the Budget

Since I have been working for the last two years any money I have earned has mostly gone to the food budget, with some to gas, and children's needs like shoes, clothes etc. But our daughter is going to England this summer and the money has to come from somewhere. So for at least the next six months my goal is to cut the food budget and extra's by 200 a month, more if I can. The extra money will be forwarded to my daughters girl scout account. 

I am starting with this paycheck week:

Food- 119.55
Non-food- 18.66
Animal food/ supplies- 15.00
Clothing- 32.76

Shopping total- 185.97

Kat trip total- 80.00