There’s three days left (of my ‘weeks’ system) but it is technically the end of the month today so…
$20k target by 22 Dec: I moved money onto the mortgage this month, so my $20k target took a hit. However, over the year, I should be able to reach this goal by the slight reduction in weekly payments on my mortgage!
End of Jan: $14,249
End of Feb: $12,130
Generosity target – 55% (or 89% if adjusted) achieved
of at least $100 per week (weeks Mon thu Sun – and based on when things were withdrawn from my accounts):
week 1 (28/1 onwards) – $120: $100 to MS Colour Run to get a friend to her target. I wished I’d registered and done the run too…! + $20 church (2 hours)
week 2 – nothing 😦 other than $25 to church
week 3 – nothing beyond the $20 to church
week 4 – as above…
week 5 – $20 to church and $20 to a friend (4+ hours)
It seems like money has gotten away from me this month, I was feeling it on the third week. When I analyse this week’s spending, it doesn’t really add up why. Although I did buy myself an external HDD so I could return one I’ve borrowed, and consolidate files on discs and an old HDD. That was $100, which I would have otherwise have had ‘surplus’ for charity. I also bought three months credit in one go, rather than month by month, so that’s a higher ‘cost’ to take out this week than usual.
With my charitable donations, I’m behind $275. However last month I was ahead $220, so if I average it out, I’m doing ok. Difference of $55.
Cook at home twice a week – 90% achieved
week 1 (28/1 onwards) –
At BF’s – can’t recall what we had (Mon),
Birthday roast at parents (Wed)
ghnocci with oven dried little tomatoes (Thu),
Cousin’s 18th (Sat),
Pub nachos after polo (Sun)
week 2 –
I usually cook Mondays, but I can’ t recall.
Chicken Soup (Tue),
Ravioli with roast eggplant at friend’s house (Wed),
Garlic bread (Thu),
Fancy b’day dinner at Quay (Fri),
Party food (Mexican) (Sat)
Nachos at pub (Sun)
week 3 –
Roast vegies (Mon),
Tacos made by BF (Tue),
Bro’s B’day dinner at parents (Wed),
No dinner – feeling ill (Thu),
B’day dinner out (Fri),
Cheese souffle, beans and sweat potato (Sat),
Lamb roast and vegies at parents (Sun)
week 4 –
Chicken tagine with quinoa (Mon)
Spaghetti (and macaroni) puttanesca (Tue)
Cauliflower based pizza – YUMMO!(Wed)
Tacos at boyfriends (Thu)
Thai out with uni friends (Fri)
Pizza out with visiting school friend (Sat)
Roast chicken at parents (Sun)
Woot! Good week.
Sugar – 98% achieved since Lent started.
Well it was the birthday week in the first week, so there were a lot of cookies consumed! And some homemade cheesecake by me. And some ‘tries’ of the bf’s icecream.
As of Lent (13/2/13), these are my infractions:
Thu 14th – shared lemonade with b/f at movies. I think I’ll ‘loophole’ drinks otherwise it’ll be a very dry month! However My mocha will become a Cap. Also had a few lemonade sips on Sun 16th after a really tough water polo game (no substitutions – I’m too old to play a whole 24 minute game!). Also ate a dessert my friend made – Mango-misu. No added sugar, but the soaked biscuits would have come with. I also had an energy drink, laden with sugar – but I’ll claim ‘loophole’! x 3 (seems they are becoming prevalent, as I realise coffee is causing me pain)
Train for polo – 60% success
week 1 – no training due to public holiday Monday, trained Feb 4th (though then was off sick for the rest of the week!) and Feb 11th and Feb 18th. This last week, I skipped, after 10 hours working on Sunday I didn’t want to be tired all week (with training making another late night). In the end, I still had a late night… I could possibly go to the alternate training tonight, but I’m already finding things I’d rather be doing :s
– 2 films a month – 100% achieved
Saw The Impossible technically in January but in the week that I’m counting as Feb for whatever reason. This is an inexact science! For Valentine’s day, I saw Silver Linings Playbook – very unsure why it’s been so successful!
– 2 books a month – 100% achieved
Started the month with Leon and Louise , by A. Capus. Finished it soon after due to being bed bound with a cold. Next moved to the gift from a neighbour I think called The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami. I shall write reviews if anyone is interested.
– Certification – 100% achieved
Well, there’s much uncertainty but nonetheless, we had a meeting here, and a few days later I worked on another career ‘episode’ report. I think I’ve done 5 now of the 16 (mind you, they’ll need ‘polishing’). So I just need to keep chipping away at this, and hopefully I’ll get more done. Reporting it here is certainly helping me.
To make this goal measurable I’m now going to set myself the task of two episodes a month. With that in mind, I should be done around July! Yay – seems so easy now.