End of October Update

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Hello Lovelies,

Well, I’m not writing as much as I want too, but I’ve been a busy bee lately!  I’ve been tackling numerous areas at once and doing many different things.  So this post is more of a hodge podge of stuff.  LOL

I’m been using my home management binder more and more, adding categories and really tailoring it to fit ME and my home.  More about my home management binder here.  So far, I think I need a 2.5″ binder instead of the 1″ I have, its busting out! I’ve added another set of tabs for things like church, contracts, passwords, college, work (401k, health insurance, W-2, reviews etc.), and others.  I need to get a three hole punch as I’m using the one from work.  I bring my binder to work with me everyday so as I poke around the internet and browse what others have included in their binders, I can insert the pages.  I often think to myself, WOW! these moms have waaaaaay too much time on their hands. LOL!  but then again, I have NO idea on what being an at home mom entails.  I never had the privilege nor desire to stay home.  I’d shoot someone I think. HAHA!

I began writing To Do lists each week of things I want to accomplish over the upcoming weekend.  Some I actually get done and other’s I don’t.  One thing I’ve been procrastinating on is my walk-in closet.  I want to purge some clothes and donate them to Goodwill.  I notice that 3/4 of what I have, I don’t wear.  I got an idea off Pinterest to utilize old T-shirts, tear then in strips and create rag rugs.  I think that is exactly what I will do and then put on my porch in front of my garden.

I have been re-organizing hitting every cabinet, room, and drawer in the place, going to the Goodwill’s in the area and Dollar Tree, .99 Store, Dollar General just scoping out what they have and where to find the most variety.  Nothing my son enjoys but it makes for an amazing Saturday morning with Dunkin Donuts in hand.  =)

I had painters come to our apartments this past week and they moved all the pots and containers, through my whole porch off.  It irritated me!  I put it all back one night only to have them two days later move everything again!  For some reason my cucumbers aren’t growing and the leaves have all turned a shade of yellow.  My pothos plant I kept inside isn’t doing well, but I think maybe it has something to do with the fact that my windows have been open for almost a month and I’ve kept the AC off.  I don’t know but its on its last few green leaves, the rest have yellowed and fallen off.  My tomato plants are almost hip high now which makes me very excited, little yellow flowers have budded…just waiting on tomatoes.  My snap peas have still not developed but I am hopeful.  I got wired trellis’ from the .99 Store and used them for my tomato and snap pea plants.  They’ve worked well and are super cute! This would be my first season of “trying” to garden and really try at it.  My goal is to accumulate pots and containers over the winter, pre-sprout seeds over the winter inside for planting early Spring.  Then I can be ahead of the game instead of late in the season like this year.

I haven’t been able to touch any debt yet which has been disappointing.  My rent is going up starting in November, I needed an oil change, new front tires, new brakes, renewed my registration and renewed my renter’s insurance.  Half which were not budgeted for.  It seemed once my brakes started grinding the rest followed.  Now my poor car has to be brought to the dealer within the next 2k miles to have the already slipping transmission looked at.  Thank god that my warranty is still active this I have 2k miles to get it in there.  After Christmas I hope to be full speed ahead.  I don’t forsee anything arising but you will never know! Lol

Hopefully shortly, I will be getting rid of Facebook, dwindling down to one email, and will only have my blog and my phone.  Less stress is the name of this game and I WILL WIN!

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