March in a nutshell!

Here we go again! Another month just flew by!

I thought February was a busy month, but it was nothing compared to March… Β I sure hope April will bring a little more relaxation… well I can hope, can’t I? πŸ™‚

My step-mums move is finally over, and I believe that the things she needs me for is mostly done. Pictures are hung, office is installed, machines are connected, curtain rods are up, furniture in place, TV and internet – check.. the only thing I know I have left to do is to fix up her entrance door, but that has to wait for warmer weather as it involves paint and oil.

Spring seems to finally be on it’s way, I think.. maybe! Plants are thinking about popping out of the ground, but there are still the occasional waking up to a bit of white outside, so I’m not quite sure πŸ˜‰ The weather right now is beautiful Easter weather and I’m hoping this is a sign of how the spring season will go, as that would mean a lot of days outside.

But, let’s get back to how I’m doing with some of my goals.

March in a nutshell!

Declutter
As most of you know, I’m in the middle of a pseudo packing party, so far I’ve done my bathroom and bedroom, and I’m currently working on my living-room. I’m sure you all wonder if this little project it’s wielding anything out-the-door! Well, yes it is, a black bag full of stuff went out-the-door yesterday, and I will tell you all about what the stuff was. I just need to sit my butt down, sort through all the pictures I took and actually write the post πŸ˜‰Β 

But as you all gathered by now, unfortunately it’s not counting as March out-the-door, as yesterday was April πŸ™‚

Activity and exercise
Hmm, sport wise I did pretty shitty during March, but I sure was active… between cutting and trimming fruit trees in my step-mums allotment garden, hanging curtain-rods and pictures, lifting heavy boxes, moving furniture, working in my own garden and actually getting the occupational walk in, I averaged 3 times a week. Still not quite according to plan, I’ve gotta do better, hopefully now that the weather is perking up…

Only buying necessities
I’m on schedule. But what about my allowances?

  • Books – none
  • Eating out – we are still doing pretty poorly, like I mentioned before, with all this “working for someone else” it’s hard. Β Now that this moving business is out of the way, hopefully we can do better…
  • Flowers and plants –Β no purchases
  • Buying a non essentials – yes, one purchase, I got myself a new casual top, a thin cotton hoddie, to replace a couple of ragged tops I had

Other financial goals
Mortgage: After my one time lump sum payment, I won’t be doing anything on my mortgage other than pay the monthly interest. But, on a happy note, with my extra payments the last few months (I had a lump sum payment last year as well) my monthly interest payment is now half of what it was 7 months ago πŸ™‚

Other activities/projects this year
Hmmm, now that the move is over… Β I have nothing πŸ™‚ But I’m sure that won’t last long.. so stay tuned πŸ˜‰

Well, thatΒ it for now, see you around in April!

9 comments

  1. allroundbetterme

    Sounds like a very busy March! And you’ve done really great with the packing party! I think your goal for April should be to make sure you find at least 5 minutes for yourself to just relax and enjoy that frozen margarita that you are dreaming about. πŸ™‚

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  2. Lois

    Wow, every one should know the benefits of paying down extra on their mortgage can pay off down the road. I hope your April is slower than March, it seems this year just wants to fly by. If spring wants to rush by I guess that’s okay as long as summer sticks around and let’s me enjoy it.

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