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January 1st, 2018 at 07:41 am

I think that's going to be my word for 2018. Commit. I haven't been very good at it in the past. Whatever I decide to do, it's worth nothing if I don't commit to it. To me, commitment means going all in, following through, and being bone-chillingly honest about your behavior.

I don't mean to sound austere. But it will be a financially challenging year, and if I don't commit to making my finances work, I will be in trouble. Or at least in discomfort.

I got a .59 check from CapitalOne yesterday. It is the reward from a credit card which they closed due to lack of use. I'm going to deposit it by phone to the credit union. It was my last snowflake of 2017.

My first snowflake of 2018 is the $77.90 interest I earned on my credit union account. This year my snowflakes are going toward augmenting my income, not toward the grandkids' college accounts. That will resume in August 2019, when I start drawing my own social security (now drawing the spousal benefit).

I haven't spent much yet this budget cycle, so my variables stand at 11%.

I didn't make the chicken/mushroom dish I was planning yesterday, so I will do that today, as well as cook off the rest of the spinach after I have one more spinach salad.

It's very cold and I wish I could stay in all day, but I have to go feed the grand-cats, and later on, I'll go to Planet Fitness for the free pizza -- oh yes, and for the exercise, of course!

I was planning to go see movies during this break from the family, but I haven't. I think I will check out what is available on Amazon Prime. They won't be new movies, but if I haven't seen them, what does it matter? Commit!

5 Responses to “Commit”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    You have always motivated me, keep it up

  2. Carol Says:

    That seems like an excellent word. Prime movies are a great idea! It's cold out!

  3. Kymberlee Fisher Says:

    If you haven't seen it, it's new to you! Wink

  4. Stephanie Says:

    You are a very dedicated lady. This year, on paper, may seem hard, but you will fill it with adventures (free), laughter (free) and love (free.). You got this!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Commit is a very good word indeed. I was just standing in the kitchen moaning to my DH that I was hungry but that nothing in our kitchen sounded good - because there was nothing made - just ingredients. I was fantasizing about a BK vegeburger or having bought a box of vegeburgers at Aldi's ... but I'm committed to reducing my processed food intake. (This would've been easier if I'd been up to making the black bean burgers I'd planned on, or other items to stock the freezer. Darn cold has zapped what little energy I have.) DH rightly reminded me that neither of those options would be very healthy for me. So ... I warmed up a big bowl of the beefless stew I made yesterday (or as DH so lovingly nicknamed it - "tasteless" stew ...)

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