Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Looking Back over May

I can't believe it is already the end of May.  I've spent the last four days down -- sick with the cold my husband had the week before.

 I thought I'd take the time to recap how I did on my May goals and try to decide on my June goals. 

For May I only really had four goals because I knew it would be a crazy month.

 Goal 1 was to sew four garments for myself.  I managed to sew a dress, a gown, a cardigan, and a pair of shorts.  I also sewed a shirt for my husband.  I cut out another dress for myself, but haven't been able to sew it yet.  

 Goal 2 was to work on a fall sweater.  I am pleased to say that I am to the point I am working on the collar band.  After I finish that portion I will have to do the sleeve ribbing.

 Goal 3 was to finish a book I was reading.  I was able to do this and find a second novel to start.

 Goal 4 was to continue to hang clothes, work on the grocery budget, and maintain my houeshold binder.  

 I've done a little drying of clothes in the dryer because we had one weekend where we were traveling.  I needed to have the laundry ready to go with my husbnad in an afternoon's time.  

 On the grocery budget, I went slightly over my $500 projected....coming in at $534.  However, that included my daughter's graduation party and some items that went into the freezer that will be consumed in June.  I'm fine with that total.

 On the household binder -- I did okay.  Not perfect, but okay.  Everyone's schedule has gotten really busy and I finally gave in and purchased a calendar to use for scheduling.  I was able to get one from May of this year through June of next and it was on sale.  Having all appointments, etc in one place and in an easy to carry along format is nice.  I have however kept up expenses, etc in the household binder.

 On the overall electric bill -- I stayed within a few dollars of the previous month, so I am happy about that.  

 Budget wise -- we went over our entertainment budget, but the expenses were alloted for future events.  We've purchased tickets to a Renaissance Fair.  I will pack a picnic to offset some of the cost of this day trip.  We also purchased tickets to attend a symphony in November.        

So all in all I consider the month of May to have been a success.


  1. Congratulations on the successful month!

    1. Thanks. I think the one month at a time goal list works best for me. A year's worth is too overwhelming LOL

  2. Glad to hear the month of May was a success for you. I hope you are feeling better from your cold.

    1. Thanks. I'm still all clogged up, but I think this lingering bit may be a result of them spraying the fields behind our house. .... at least that is what I am telling myself.


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