Wednesday, July 31, 2013

13 in '13- July Review

Oops! I totally missed doing a June review, which probably would have been an important one to do since June is the half way point of the year. Oh well. Let's see how I am doing...

As a teacher we get paid at the end of June with 3 paychecks. Last year I decided to transfer it all into my savings and then set up a funds transfer for the last day of each month for the rest of the summer. It worked really well (much better than the year that I went to Europe after my big payday and had to eat Ramen for all of September). I did it again this year and its working again!

Um... not good. Not good at all. Things are worse now that I brought more stuff home from my mom's.

Woo Hoo! Selling a house is a long process, but we closed on the 12th of July. Now I am dealing with my lawyer on closing up the estate.

In May I had finished 7 books. I have been on a library tear lately. I read the Abram's Daughter's series (5 books), the last of the Harper Connely series, 2 books by Caprice Crane, a YA book that was just OK, and currently I am reading "Frenemies." That makes 14+ the one I am currently reading.

This should not be this hard to do. Bleh. I am actually feeling pretty crummy about myself and I know that working out would help that. I am so lame.

The only time I have taken out my sewing machine was to sew up an apron for some cherry picking for my BFF. Clearly that is not more.

In June I volunteered at a 5K with several of my Leadership students. I did the same thing last year, and it was a ton of fun.
I haven't done very well with this one. I'm not working so I really don't have an excuse. I just need to try to make some plans with my girlfriends!

I shared how I went through my closet in June. I should tackle my bathroom next and organize/get rid of the crap ton of samples I have in there.
I don't know if this one is going to happen. I didn't plant a garden this year and my cherry tree didn't produce very much fruit this year :( I am still holding out hope for Salem Harvest posting a harvest I can go to (my favorite charity) Usually there is some good apple harvests, and I do love me some apple butter.
Craig and I have been doing some weekend trips. We stayed in Seaside and went up to Astoria where we saw the Goonies house and the school Kindergarten Cop was filmed at. We are also getting ready to spend a long weekend in San Francisco.
Here is another one that I have done absolutely zero on. Realistically I know painting our bedroom is a 2 day job at most, so why haven't I done it yet??

Are you keeping up with your resolutions?


Jen said...

I'm so happy you were finally able to sell the house.

Kristin said...

Hey, props to you for keeping up with this. I don't think I'd dare re-hash goals I'd set in January :)

And some of these are really difficult!

Becky Dougherty said...

You're doing well so far! I have had tons of goals just for summer and haven't accomplished most of them. I suppose my motivation will return when school starts again.

Katie said...

i got rid of a lot of stuff this summer but still have a lot to go through! it does feel really good to organize and get rid of things!