This past week was intense, and I struggled to stayed focused on what I wanted to achieve. I did better in some areas than others.
1. Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 366 fewer items.
Still off-track, but I made up ground again this week. I am doing a solid job of not bringing things into the house. I just need to do a better job of getting rid of things.
2. Read one pleasure book a week that meets the requirements to donate to the prison program = 52 books a year. Updated to 75 books.
I read three books this week, including Bob Woodward's Rage. My current read is Economics Rules: the Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science. Great economics read for non economists.
Total for 2020: 61
3. Happiness Planner project.
Completed!! I review it periodically for inspiration.
4. I will try one new recipe each week.
My friend and I took a shot at America's Test Kitchen's Thai Eggplant Salad. Wow - success!
We even made our own shallot "funions" so it was intensive but worth it. Oh, and see the $$? We bought scratch offs and won enough to buy the week's groceries and have a few bucks left over.
5. Skin care
I bought a masque kit that I'm going to try this week.
6. Study French 30 minutes a day.
Still not doing what I need to do for this one. I let time get away and am too tired when I finally get to it.
7. Challenging myself to a no-spend month. Rent, utilities, a set food budget and - that's it, barring a genuine emergency.
I did much better this week and am realizing that I would much rather get my finances in order than own a lot of stuff.
My friend visited this weekend. We enjoyed dim sum, tried a new recipe, watched a couple of movies and Sunday football, "went" to church and on virtual safari, and just visited. Good fun.