2018 Goals - Week 23 of 52

I've caught the crude, the cat has bladder stones and we had a death in the family. It's been a rough weekend and the last thing I was thinking about was saving and goals but here it is.

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. 18/20 The Nightingale was great! It took forever to listen to but I loved it!
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
8. Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan
9. Hillbilly Elegy - JD  Vance
10. The Perfect Stranger - Megan Miranda
11. Outliers: A Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
12. The Salt Line - Holly Goddard Jones
13. Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir - Jennifer McGaha
14. Endurance - Scott Kelly
15. Counting by 7s - Holly Goldberg Sloan
16. The Great Alone - Kristen Hannah
17. Into the Water - Paula Hawkins
18. The Nightingale - Kristen Hannah
Also reading Wicked Plants - Amy Stewart during my lunch break.

3. Visit a national park. Well we have decided to take a vacation in August. Haven't decided where but we do know it will be budget friendly.

4. Save $2000 for house updates. I need to put $154 into the account every other paycheck (13 times) to make my goal. Still no savings....  $1900/$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. No extra saving. $707/$1000

6. Add 3 chicks to my flock. Everything is going smoothly. They will be 15 weeks old on Wednesday!

7. Cut back my food budget to $325/month ($3900/year). I have $1. yikes. $1200/$3900

8. No buying personal clothing and other items other than the following few items. $263/$300
My mom took me shopping and bought me a pair of shorts and new summer top. It was a thank you for watching my brother's cat for the last 3 months and possibly another 3 or longer. I didn't buy anything so I'm not counting it. :)
Here are my estimates on the cost of the items I plan on buying in 2018 and what I really spent:
Hiking shoes $90 $73
Running shoes $60  $30
Mascara $10 $5
Bra $30 $68
Undies $20 $9
Haircuts $90 $18 so far
Work pants $0 $20
Summer tops $0 $40

9. Complete a third round of Whole30. We are seriously talking about getting a gym membership. I think it will be good to get back on an exercise routine.

10. Have a better, more efficient garden. I was sick but I managed to cut a few flowers to bring inside. G pulled up the turnips and snap peas and planted more sunflower seeds (grackles keep eating teh sprouts!!!).

11. Sell excess produce, honey and eggs at my neighborhood farmers market. We don't have an excess to sell right now. My two 4 year old hens have stopped laying and my 3 year old lays every other day. The 3 pullets are 14 weeks old and will start laying in 1-2 months.

12. Be a better beekeeper. I hope to check the hive later this week. I have a bee program Monday so I won't to make sure the frames will be easy to remove and not all stuck together.

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. 
Painted a mirror with chalk paint. It wasn't smelly at all!


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