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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Goals: November roundup and December Goals

Hey All-

Slowly but surely I am climbing out of the coma induced by Thanksgivukkah. I have eaten so much food since last Wednesday night I can't even think straight. So...let's ease back into blogging with a recap of November goals.

November Goals 

1. Read More

I count this as a WIN!

I read :

Something Borrowed (Good, but I'd already seen the movie)
The Butler (Meh)
Divergent (Liked this a lot)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (This book was awesome)

Boomer read:

The Betsy Tacy Tib collection (4 chapter stories)
Started reading The Secret Garden with me, complete with British/UK accents.

2. Stay On Budget

I'm counting this as a WIN also. I was able to DRASTICALLY cut back on money spent on eating out, while maintaining a reasonable grocery budget. The financial aftermath of a divorce is NO FUN, but I feel like there is light at the end of this tunnel. If you guys would like me to blog more about budgeting and money stuff just let me know. I'll tell you right now I'm not getting into exactly how much money I bring home, but I'd love to discuss my budget, and debt goals if you're interested!

3. Exercise 1x a week.

Umm...this is a LOSS for sure. I dance around the house a lot, so does that count?

4. Get 2/3rds of Holiday Shopping Done

This is....a win? I mean I got Hanukkah shopping done...and one Christmas gift done. I still need to get Christmas gifts for Momm, Boomer, and Jack though. Yes the cat is getting a gift, I already told you I'm a crazy cat lady.

Ok so goals for December!

1. Keep reading.

Its been nice ending my day quietly curled up on my broken couch turning actual pages in my books. Also I'd really like to finish the Divergent series. I'm a sucker for distopian novels apparently.

2. Drink More Water

Since I failed miserably at the work out goal...maybe I should start small by upping my water intake.

3. Finish Christmas Shopping.

Duh. I have to.

4. Continue to stay on budget...and put away $50 into rebuilding my emergency fund.

I think it's better for me to start small with my financial goals...especially considering how much student loan debt I'm carrying...


jackie jade said...

i just started reading divergent and am liking it so far. and i love reading about money/saving/budgeting goals. it helps to give me ideas and keep me on track too.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I have been trying to drink more water. Once you get into the habit it's not bad but the first few days can be brutal. Now I find myself craving it. You'll get there! :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I've been doing monthly bucket lists but I also love the idea of doing monthly goals! Mine would definitely be working out with all of the eating that is going on! Hope you had a great holiday!

Erin LFF said...

Congrats on staying on budget, girl! It's tough to do and cutting back on eating out is SO HARD, we still struggle w/ that one weekly!!

Probably about 6 months ago I started drinking lots and lots of water and it has made such a difference in how I feel!! Get after it!! ;)

Rachel said...

I definitely hope to read more in December too. I've been wanting to check out the Divergent series. I'm also planning to read the Harry Potter series in December. I've actually never read nor seen a movie from the series!

JumpingJE said...

Ugh, drink more water is on my mind every day but somehow I'm really bad at it. Let me know if you figure out a secret!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Good luck!

I really need to stay on budget and exercise.