Today’s grocery haul was minimal, but I still feel like I did pretty good. My $30 got me 4 bags full of groceries, which is a lot better than some weeks have been. I managed to get everything I needed, plus a few extras, and still stayed under my budget. I also put $29 in my gas tank, so for once I have a full tank of gas in my car, which is nice because that almost never happens.
I’m thinking about driving out to my mom’s this week to pick up a few things- namely some clothes I made and that need to be remade, and some shoes I really want to be wearing now that I’ve lost enough weight to make heels bearable again. I’m still excited about that because its been so long since I’ve been able to wear heels for more than a few minutes at a time.
Anyway, here’s today’s grocery haul.
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First off, I re-listed the 15 sewing patterns that did not sell on eBay this afternoon. Check them out here. I did sell 11 of them though, so I feel pretty good about that. All of them have been paid too except from one buyer who bought several, and hopefully they will pay up before I go out tomorrow so I can ship all the rest at once.
I was also talking to a friend online and he was asking me when the last time I went on vacation was. I told him about four years ago, when we drove up to Oregon to visit friends, and he asked how nature was up that way. This is one of the photos I shared with him. I took this one standing at the base of a redwood tree in Northern California, not even a particularly gigantic one, looking up to its top. Amazing, right?
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This week’s official weigh and measure was pretty much a flop. I used all my weeklies on Friday & Saturday, so the scale was way up today compared to only a few days ago. Not too pleased with that, but it is what it is. I did it, I get to live with it, right? Still, there was a loss, so its not all bad. I’m pretty sure the scale will be down quite a bit in the morning though, or at least by Tuesday morning.
I had planned on spending some time in my craft room today but I didn’t. The most productive thing I did all day today was brush the dogs, which oddly enough Sashi is the one who is shedding the most. Usually its Lucy who is losing hair all over the place, not Sash.
I also tried to win a pattern I really wanted on eBay, but I got way outbid at the last second. The same pattern is available from the manufacture for $3.99 though right now, so may just order from there, depending on whether or not the site will work- so far I can’t go through the checkout process at all without an error. Grrr. Probably better this way though because I’m technically broke.
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Some of you might be familiar with this page- 2013 Yearly Goals. I update it once in a while to reflect how much progress I’m making on different things, and I did that today as it had been a few weeks since I last checked it. Here’s a quick recap of where I stand as of today. Considering its only the beginning of May, and I am over 50% of the way on 7 out of 10, I think I am doing good so far.
- Read 35 books (no re-reads) (21/35 – 60%)
- Pay off 50% of my total debt this year. ($506 of $3163 – 16%)
- Sew 12 new projects this year (6/12 – 50%)
- Vacuum the house once a week (11/18 – 61%)
- Make my goal weight (lose total of 100 pounds) (67/100 – 67%)
- Workout at least 3 times per week, every week (1/18 – 6%)
- Eat 2 servings of fruits or veggies every day (102/128 – 80%)
- Cook 26 new recipes this year (13/26 – 50%)
- Fit in Mattie’s pants comfortably
- Make 5 new loans on Kiva. (4/5 – 80%)
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