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January Progress So Far

January 9th, 2016 at 09:30 am

I did okay on my goals the first week of January. I was busy and did not get to the 15 minutes of cleaning/organizing on two days. I took a vitamin most day and hit 5,000 steps four days. One day my Nabu tracker didn't track properly, but I am confident I got enough steps in that day.

I did well on the grocery category. I spent $9.99 out of pocket and 5.99 was on cough medicine for DH. I bought an additional $38 dollars in groceries, but that was all covered with mystery shopping.

I have to spend some money this week for subbing. They are charging $55 for a certified sub certificate. This seems ridiculous to me, as the only thing I had to do was get fingerprinted and take an ethics class. I have a degree and have been a regular teacher so this just is a fee that is meaningless in my opinion. However, it is the last step and I should be able to sub after this next week. It's exams this week anyhow, so doubtful I would have had work. In the meantime, I am picking up all the extra work I can with my editing job.

I also had a talk with DH about his lack of working and its effect on our marriage. I tried to do it in a caring way, and I hope it sunk in. I guess we shall see in the coming weeks.

Time to go out in the pouring rain. I have to go do some trailer checks at the movie theater. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

5 Responses to “January Progress So Far”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I wonder if spouses who don't work seem to overestimate the working spouse's income? As the spouse with a steady income, I have wondered this. Sometimes I'm not sure they realise how much stress they put us under. I hope DH shows improvement and will start to make some positive changes. The I'm

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I don't know what happened at the end of the comment there, sorry!

  3. Laura S. Says:

    VS, I wonder this too. I told him what we need to pay the bills. I hope this helps him realize. As kindly as I could, I let him know this is all taking a serious toll on me and our marriage.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the movie trailer checks went well! (You get to stay and watch the movie too, right?)

    I'm doing pretty well with my 15 minutes a day of cleaning/organizing/improving my environment goal. More hits than misses. It's nice to be in a place where if I were to get a 30 minute notice that a guest / property manager was coming, I could easily be ready.

  5. Kiki Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that things havent improved with the DH.

    I also mystery shop and have a goal of $150/month reimbursements + their survey payment. I like the grocery store ones the best but they come in waves when I may need less at the store. Do you have a monthly goal in mind?

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