March Report Card
Setting goals for March really helped me stay focused. The whole last week, I kept reminding myself that if I didn’t get another ten minutes of work here and there, then I would have to admit (horrors!) that I had not met my income goal.
Here’s how I did on my goals
- Earn a full $1000: Done! In fact, I beat it by $10. That’s even though the kids’ daycare was closed for two weeks, cutting into my work time pretty majorly.
- Consign baby equipment and clothes: Took a bunch of things to the consignment store* and gave away the leftovers to an expecting mom. I’ve already made about $20; the car seat sold immediately and it looks like some of the clothes have as well, but the Travel Lite Crib hasn’t yet. That should be another $25 or so depending on when it sells.
- Save 3 disposable diapers a week: Well, yes and no. SOME weeks I managed it, but then Big Brother got diarrhea, and I am not a martyr. And in fact, we were using extra diapers because he would wake up at night needing a change. But when I used them, they worked, so I’ll keep trying.
- Spring consignment sales on half-price day: I only found a few items, but they sure were cheap. I wanted to do a second sale on “regular” price day so I could get better selection, but Mr. FP was out of town with the car.
- Food spending: Mr. FP did the shopping and I didn’t go along behind him with a calculator, I admit. But we ate a lot of eggs and oatmeal and bananas, so I’m sure we did well.
- Food waste: No edible food went to waste. Actually, I got so carried away eating bread ends that I forgot to save some for making bread crumbs!
- Baking soda and vinegar hair care: I’m one week into this and it’s going well. Hair is squeaky clean and I don’t see any differences.
My new goals for April are so simple, they don’t need their own blog post:
- Earn $1200.
- Buy nothing but groceries and possibly clothes for the children (they still need summer things).