2018 Goals - Week 9 of 52

I finished painting all the trim last night. The walls should go much faster. I can't wait to have my dining room back!

1. Complete 30 days of yoga. COMPLETE! I followed YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene to complete this goal. True 30 day yoga journey. 30/30

2. Read 20 books. I am still reading Manhatten Beach and began listening to Hillbilly Elegy on Sunday while painting. 7/20
1. MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood
2. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin
3. The Cold Dish (Longmire Mystery series)- Craig Johnson
4. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
5. Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin
6. The Whole30 - Melissa Hartwig
7. Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
currently reading Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan
currently listening to Hillbilly Elegy - JD

Hillbilly Elegy by [Vance, J. D.]

3. Visit a national park. A group of friends have decided to go to Great Smokey Mountains on a backpacking trip in April. Looks like this will be my National Park! I still really want to go to Maine but we have a lot of house projects coming up and need to use the money on that instead of vacation. I'm sad about it but it will be nice to have a more efficient (cheaper) home.

4. Save $2000 for house updates. I need to put $154 into the account every other paycheck (13 times) to make my goal. The gas company still hasn't adjusted our bill. I'm kinda just waiting around in case I have to pay extra. $1100/$2000 ($550 is from Christmas gifts)

5. Save $1000 towards a new car. I have an automatic draft set up for $50 every month to go into my car savings account. $507/$1000

6. Add 3 chicks to my flock. I picked up three chicks on Saturday! They are so precious. Now to keep them alive! ;)

7. Cut back my food budget to $325/month ($3900/year). I have $6 left until Friday and no plans to go to the store. This goal has been much easier than I thought it was going to be. Yeehaw! $600/$3900

8. No buying personal clothing and other items other than the following few items. No spending this week. $114/$300
Here are my estimates on the cost of the items I plan on buying in 2018 and what I really spent:
Hiking shoes $90
Running shoes $60  $30
Mascara $10 $5
Bra $30 $68
Undies $20 $9
Haircuts $90 $9 so far

9. Complete a third round of Whole30. I'm thinking I will do a short 1-2 week version right before our beach trip. It will be tough staying compliant during the trip.

10. Have a better, more efficient garden. And just like that our seedlings dried up from thirst. oops.

11. Sell excess produce, honey and eggs at my neighborhood farmers market. Nothing to sell this time of year. Losing the bees and having older hens will limit what I sell.

12. Be a better beekeeper. We lost all 4 hives. I think the bees froze to death. We plan to buy one package this spring and G will put his name on the swarm list so maybe we can catch a few this year.

13. Finish a craft project. COMPLETE! Let's see if I can do some more.
I darned one sock.
I sewed a bandanna for my pup Ellie. Then I made a second one for my mom's dog.
I patched a hole in a Smartwool sock that Ellie chewed when she was a pup. 


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