2018 Goals - Week 30 of 52

I can't believe it is Thursday already! I've had a busy and stressful week at work but I am looking forward to a weekend at home, puttering around the house.

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. 26/20 COMPLETE! 
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. The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman
18. Into the Water - Paula Hawkins
19. The Nightingale - Kristen Hannah
20. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
21. The Year of Less - Cait Flanders
22. Wicked Plants - Amy Stewart
23. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
24. Marry Him - Lori Gottlieb
25. Stories I Only Tell My Friends - Rob Lowe
26. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
Currently reading Beartown - Fredrik Backman
Currently reading A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold
Currently listening to My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - Fredrik Backman
Up Next:
Educated: A Memoir
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

3. Visit a National Park. COMPLETE! I visited the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in July. However, there are plans in the works for a vacation later this month.

4. Save $2500 for house updates. I need to put $154 into the account every other paycheck (13 times) to make my goal. No saving this week.  $2150/$2500

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. I just saved my regular $50 last week. $907/$1000

6. Add 3 chicks to my flock. COMPLETE! Chicken raising is funny. They grow so fast but still take so long to lay eggs. They are 22 weeks old now and no definite signs yet. They are talking up a storm and combs are filling in and are red. I've been battling with them to stay inside the run fence lately. We clipped their wings and Roni still hopped out. I am thinking of planting a few lavender plants where I think she is hopping up and maybe that will deter her.

7. Cut back my food budget to $325/month ($3900/year). I haven't been keeping up. Oopsie. $2250/$3900

8. No buying personal clothing and other items other than the following few items. FAILED $460/$300
Even though I failed this goal, I am happy with my purchases. I will still aim to not spend anymore this year on clothing and other personal items. I will still get a few haircuts and replace anything that becomes ruined.
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
Not planned:
Work pants $0 $20
Summer tops $0 $40
Prana shorts and two tanks $0 $87
Chacos $0 $110

9. Complete a third round of Whole30. Be active 3 days a week. So I have decided to nix the Whole30 reboot. I am instead going to make a goal of being active at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes or more.

Last week I met my goal!
Monday - elliptical at the gym
Tuesday - 45 minute hike
Friday - elliptical at the gym

10. Have a better, more efficient garden. The zucchini, patty pan squash, cucumbers and green bean seeds have sprouted!

11. Sell excess produce, honey and eggs at my neighborhood farmers market. I'm still getting 2 eggs every other day. I am so happy my sweet Quiver is laying again. Once the 3 littles begin I won't have to buy eggs any longer!

12. Be a better beekeeper. I have been a real slacker. It's been well over a month. I love the bees but I just can't seem to find time to care for them. I hope they are fending for themselves well enough.

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!

Need to do:
We found three chairs for our mix-match dining room. I need to recover all three and paint one.


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