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Goals and Resolutions

January 1st, 2017 at 02:45 pm

Financial -- I just want to do what I did this year, preserve my nest egg, and even raise it a little. If I can do that every year, I'll make it through retirement fine.

As I've mentioned before, my big resolution is to find joy in everything I do. It's easier than I thought, too. I just have to remind myself. The joy is there.

Then I have some really pedestrian resolutions --

Dry my hair all the way! And use the low setting! No more wild woman hair.

Take better care of my teeth, especially the flossing.

Be more vigilant about cleaning the litter pan. Twice a day wouldn't be a bad idea.

Make my bed every day. It's so much nicer to get into.

Enter my financial data more quickly. When I procrastinate, I forget.

Be more serious about staying within the variables budget.

Buy Christmas gifts all year long -- don't leave it all to December.

Set up a cleaning schedule.

Get back on that 1400-calorie diet.

And always, always take the frugal option, when I have a choice.

I'm heading out tomorrow for the cruise. I have all my clothes and stuff set aside, and I'll pack it quickly in the morning, maybe in the hallway, where my cat can't see what's happening.

I dealt with all the perishables in my fridge. Today I made French onion soup and froze it, and I hard-boiled some eggs. There is nothing in my fridge that is going to go bad.

I went to Kohl's and spent my $5 coupon on a package of nail files. Out of pocket cost - .46.

I went to the bank and got a bunch of small bills. I didn't realize you can now get ones and fives and tens from the ATM!

I bought more fish food and more kitty litter just in case. $14. It probably won't be needed, but heck, it's going to get used eventually and I might as well put my mind at ease.

C. and I are driving down in her car; we will split gas and parking. We are all staying in a two-bedroom suite at Homewood Suites. I used to work for one of those. It's an awesome place!

Then the following day we will drive to New Orleans and board the ship.

I will not be online at all -- will not even be using my phone once we are onboard! So I will see you guys on the other side!

10 Responses to “Goals and Resolutions”

  1. Carol Says:

    Happy New Year and have a wonderful time!

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    All the years I have been reading your posts I have pictured you with short hair, like Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies! Funny to learn that your hair is long enough to be a pain to dry!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Have a great trip!! We stayed at a Homewood Suites for 18 days when we were moving one time. It was pretty nice!

  4. starfishy Says:

    happy new year and safe travels CB!! hope you have a enjoyable cruise. Smile

  5. Househopeful Says:

    I like your goals - especially about seeing the joy in the things!

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Have a fabulous time!

  7. Laura S. Says:

    Have a great time on the trip!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I like that goal of entering financial data in a timely manner. I have procrastination issues myself - so then it takes me several hours to get things sorted, and I forget what some things were for!

  9. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Have a great trip! Show us some photos.

  10. CB in the City Says:

    I'm Back!!!!!! Butterscotch's post made me chuckle, so I just wanted to pop in and say, my hair is chin-length in a layered bob. Isn't it funny how we get such vivid images of people we have never met?

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