February 1

I’m starting my new year’s resolutions over again. I could make up a million excuses why, but the bottom line is I didn’t really do much of what I set out to do. Then I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself for not being able to get anything done. I could say that I would try to work on that too – that self-pitying thing – but there are only so many hours in the day.

1. I came up with a dinner menu plan utilizing what we have in the house. I have 17 dinners planned with only minimal needs from the grocery store. I hope to stick to it. We had 13 take out dinners in January which is just disgraceful. Even if we cut that in half it’s still bad. So if I can stick to eating dinner at home for 17 days in a row, that will be amazing.

2. I was going to try to stick to my schedule for working, but I don’t think that’s realistic. I have a considerable amount of work to make up from last month, so I think a better goal is to get caught up with work to the best of my ability. Then when I’m thinking about my March goals, hopefully I won’t be reposting the same thing again.

3. I had goals about losing weight, exercising more, etc., but they are too difficult to focus on when I’m trying to pin down some basics like work and the house. So I’ll say that I’ll work on them if I can, when I can. Honestly, a lot of my loftier goals can only be helped by focusing on #1 and #2, so I’ll leave it at that.

Now I’m off to work on the budgeting. I should make that goal number 4, to keep the budget sheets up to date and not abandon them half way through the month. I’ll save that for next month.

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