May 2019 Goals Updated

Financial
- Put 15% into retirement. Thank you 401K
Grocery Budget of $500 average for the year. I was under thanks to the gift cards I won. I did stock up a lot this month for YD Graduation party. Usually I set $100 extra aside for a party but now I won't have to. I spent $397.17 out of pocket. 
- List 20 new items on eBay and Craigslist. I listed 28 items. I sold only 2 but I did make $80 from the 2 items. 
- Go over our budget with Hubby We do it every month. It is how we stay accountable. 
- Go over the kid's budgets with each of them. Did it. They are doing great. I wish I knew everything I know now at their ages. 
- YD apply for scholarships. She did a few

Family
- Go see OD when she visits my sister. Unfortunately OD had to cancel her trip because Ruby got hurt. 
- Celebrate Mother's Day. My kids and Hubby took very good care of me. 
- Celebrate my 45th birthday. I was spoiled lots!
- Go on a date with Hubby We went out to lunch using a gift card. We went to his companies fundraiser and we went to an engagement party. 
- Talk with OD at least 5 times a week.We talk all the time. 
- Help at Hubby's work fundraiser  We had a great time and raised a bunch of money for a great cause. 
- Son has the dentist No cavities! 
- Get prom dress altered We dropped it off and will get it this week. 
- Enjoy long Memorial Day weekend We went to a BBQ at a friend's house, we went to my BIL's for his 50th birthday. On the actual day we did a lot of yard work and Hubby did a BBQ. 
- Go to my cousin's engagement party It was a great night out
- Senior Banquet for YD She had a great time. She wore an outfit and shoes that she already owned. She looked beautiful. 
- AP exams for YD She took them all. We are waiting for the results. 

Personal
- Work out 15 minutes every other day. Didn't happen unless yard work counts. 
- Go for walks every other day I went for a bunch of walks but not every other days worth. 
- Read 2 books Way to busy to sit and read. 

Food
- Do one meatless meal a day. Done!
- Do one day a week with no meat at all.  We had 6 this month. 
- Try 2 new recipes.  I don't think we tried any new recipes this month. 
- Get another pantry item to 6 months. I was focused on getting items for the graduation party at the lowest price. I did get a bunch of bobbins and thread for $1 at a yard sale and they are going to last me years. 
- No food waste.  I know some bread went moldy and 1/2 of a cucumber went in the garbage. 

Cleaning
- Clean fence It is about half way done. A little at a time. 

Garden/ Yard
- Plant large garden Done finally!
- Plant small garden It is tilled. I need to get my beans planted. 
- Plant more lettuce seeds for later pickings. I have 2 sets of lettuce planted already. I will do a 3rd set in 2 weeks. It will keep us in lettuce hopefully all summer long. 
- Plant herbs in pots Done. I have been picking lots of parsley already. 
- Put fresh mulch in front gardens Not yet. 
- Plant flowers in pots Not yet either. 
- Remove front bushes Did it
- Plant flowers and herbs in the front garden beds We have a plan, we just need to get it done. 
- Clean up area by compost bin It is mostly cleaned up so I am counting it good. My FIL needs to pick up some wood he wanted and then it will be done. 


Projects
- Have sliding door and window installed It came out great. I love the extra light in the kitchen
- Hubby install Bilco doors He did a great job. 
- Have electric meters updated and condensed to one Done. Just waiting for PSEG to inspect them to be done. 
- Have siding done It came out beautiful. I love the color I picked. 
- Paint front porch Done. 


How did you do on your May goals? 

Comments

  1. Good job! YES, yard work IS exercise!

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    1. My arms have been sore for weeks from all of the garden work and washing the fence. And boy do I sweat!

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