List Update - 11.10.09 (Super cool date, by the way.)

I'm going to be brutally honest.  Last week was rough.  I didn't do a whole lot of thinking about the list.  In the grand scheme of life, my week wasn't that bad.  I might be slightly dramatic, but it did wear me out.  So what if I'm a big whiny baby?  (Please don't answer.  That was a rhetorical question.)

While #14 (the bed-making one) has been crossed off, I'm happy to report that the bed-making has become a habit.  And I LOVE it.

As a reward for my rough week, I took a long, solo trip to Kroger on Sunday night.  (No, I'm not kidding.  Stop laughing.)  I *thought* that I'd accomplished #19 (Save more than 50% on a grocery order at Kroger), but I fell short.  I saved a piddly 42%.  It was a rather large shopping trip, so 42% is nothing to sneeze at, but I thought I was closer than that!  Sam (who honestly does more of the grocery shopping than me) did accomplish a 50% savings two weeks ago.  Tempting as it is, I will not steal that accomplishment from him and claim it as my own.  But I did save the receipt, so I can marvel at his super-shopping ways.

One thing I did manage to keep going was #31 (Take my vitamin every day for a month).  Hooray!  This is no small task for someone who just doesn't do medicine.

I am back to square one on #37 (Get up early enough for Church AND Sunday School for an entire month).  I worded that poorly, and technically, I was awake in time for both of them.  What I meant was that I wanted to actually attend both of them for an entire month.  This past Sunday, for reasons known as "life", I didn't make it to the first hour.

#40 (Begin and maintain a prayer journal) has already been a blessing to me.  To see and be able to recognize answered prayers is an amazing thing.

I went to the library last night and checked out five more Dr. Seuss books in an effort to accomplish #55.  We have officially read all of the Dr. Seuss books that we own.  We're up to 28 now.  Almost halfway there!  (And I still love him just as much.)

#73 (Host a party at the homestead) is possibly in the works.  I have offered to have the class party at our house this Christmas.  We shall see.  Fingers crossed!  I love a good get-together.  Come one, come all!

Aside from taking treats to the teachers, and sending notes of cheer, I plan to buy something on Etsy (#46) and make some homemade gifts (#67) in the very near future (what with Christmas being only 44 days and 13 hours away).  I also hope to tackle the advent calendar (#70) before December gets here and start the journal of quotes (#68).

I hope to maintain a paced enthusiasm in the spirit of the tortoise.

"Slow and steady wins the race."


Hawklady said...

I'm impressed by your savings of 42%. I don't do coupons and I probably should! by the way, I've been meaning to tell you that I really love your new blog layout!

Jennie said...

I love coupons. I get such a high off saving money! And thank you for the layout compliment! (I spent entirely too much time finding one!)

Cara said...

I think you should share your money saving tips :)

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