Weekly Review: Surviving Spending
This week found me down visiting family and attending the crappy appointment that was making this month so awful. The silver lining is that the crappy stuff is now over and we can continue on with our regularly scheduled lives. Spending was a little more expensive this week in the ‘shopping category’ as I bought a few things for summer and a shiny Bamboo Splashpen drawing tablet (more on this later). Food and dining was also more expensive as I took my family out for a ‘Yay, we survived” lunch after the crappy appointment was finished.
Everything else was okay for spending. As this month draws to a close, I have to say I’m happy with the goals I set to survive this month. By taking the time I needed to concentrate on staying sane this month, I believe I avoided a lot of the usual pitfalls I might have originally fallen into.
Weekly Review: Surviving Life Under Construction
My goals for this month were pretty modest – basically it was to survive the month. Here they were, more specifically:
1. Goal: Keep my impulse spending to a minimum – PASS
I’m really happy with how I’ve done with this goal, despite having a lot of extra stuff on my plate, I was able to resist temptation three out of four weeks. I will be honest and say the Bamboo drawing tablet was not something I had planned to buy right away; but I had the extra money and just ended up going for it.
The drawing tablet is just a fancy mouse – I use it to draw all the Michelangelo art you’ve been seeing lurking around my blog lately. It has been a lot of fun to use and I’ve been able to experiment with the way I express myself on my blog. You’ll probably see more like it in the future.
2. Goal: I will keep a list of things I can do when I’m feeling anxious – PASS
I didn’t write out a formal list of things I could do when I was in this kind of mood – but I was successful in riding out the low moods with some good distractions. I spent a lot of time putting together things for the blog, reading good books, spending some time with friends; and enjoying being outside between torrential downpours. 😉 I wasn’t able to curb all my McDonald’s visits but I was able to keep it down to a minimum.
3. Goal: I will schedule a couple hours a day for my crappy task – PASS.
It was done. It was happy day when I finished that task. Need I say more?
4. Goal: I will start hiking at the local park three times a week – FAIL
Yeah, this didn’t happen. I got out to the park but nowhere near three times a week. I was over-enthusiastic when I made this goal, I think.
I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am that this month is coming to a close. I was so done with June on June 2 but now that it’s really done, I can heave my sigh of relief and go into July much happier for it.
How was your June, readers?