The months are absolutely flying by. We won’t even talk about my terrible progress with my November goals and obviously we’re more than halfway through December before I could eke this post out. Instead of focusing on what didn’t happen, I’ll give a brief recap of what I did manage to accomplish.
I did manage to take a few days off of work and took a mini-vacation to my aunt’s house for a little rest and relaxation. I was able to do a little bit of writing, obviously not on my blog but I did get to work on my Bella Grace journal. I stayed focused on my budget and I think I’m in fairly good shape as far as being able to use rewards points and such for my Christmas shopping this year. I managed to read three books as well.
I decided to scale back on my December goals. It’s not because I’ve been terrible at accomplishing everything the past couple of months but more of a general realization that Nick is home from college most of the month and Michael also has a few weeks off of school and I want to be able to enjoy some extra time with them. My work has a scheduled shut-down period between Christmas and January 2nd and although my particular department will have to come in and work part of that time I’m still hoping to enjoy some extra hours off with some lazy days reading and writing and maybe catching a movie or two.
I really need to focus on making it to the gym at least once a week though. My gym membership is $10 a month and if I can make it once a week then that works out to $2.50 a visit and I can justify that. If I can’t manage 4 visits a month then I may as well save my 10 bucks.
I still want to be better about posting regularly on this blog and writing something everyday. I’m just a happier person when I am able to write. I’ve also got to get my New Year’s Resolutions ready. I can’t believe we’re just a few weeks away from a brand new year.
Re-tweaking the budget is going to be one of my big goals on our scheduled shut-down though. Our company is changing insurance companies again and unfortunately it’s going to cost me anywhere from $2,600 to 3,000.00 more this year. An already tight budget is about to get tighter. Fortunately I’ve been good about continuing to fund our HSA this year even after meeting Michael’s deductible so I think it it’s going to be manageable. I really do need to find another stream of income though.