February 1, 2011

2011 Goals Update: January Edition

Financial Goals

1. Get out of credit card debt. 
Ferociously attacking it.

2. Track coupon savings. 
Total $37.90

3. Save $1200 for Christmas. 
$100 saved and ready

4. Save $600 for 30,000 mile maintenance. 
$50 saved
5. Save for a new washer and dryer.  
$26.48 saved thus far

6. Make some extra cash
I met my January goal. For a total so far of $113.23

Personal Goals

1. Read at least 20 books. 
I have read 3 books this month, The Handmaid's Tale, The Tightwad Gazette and Ethan Frome. All good reads. Ethan Frome started off slow, but I finally got into it. Currently reading In the Woods by Tana French I really like it, one of those ones you can't put down.

2. Complete 4 home improvement projects.
Nothing yet, but soon.

3. Grow an herb garden. 
Waiting until the ground thaws. Which seems like forever away.

4. Be nice to the sailor. 
I am always nice, ha.

5. Blog at least 15 posts a month. 
Well I blew this out of the water, I am such an overachiever!

The Walking Resolution
This is going well. I am doing better than average at 3.18 miles a week. That is double the American average, but falls short of the European one.
My only "problem" is that I live too close to everything, so I am always taking the long way. I sometimes serpentine blocks or walk blocks past where I am going and track back. I guess it isn't a problem, I am just trying to stretch out my walks.
I am enjoying my me time and I definitely have more energy.
I did have one week that was hard because of the really horrible weather, but I still found a couple days to walk.