As you know I’m a bit nervous about May. It has the potential to be a big month!
My goals this month are:
- Pay off LOC
- Stay within our vacation budget
- Keep making healthy choices (working out, drinking water, eating well)
I’m so tempted to keep adding but I’m going to follow the rule I set for myelf at work. I can only have 3 priorities a day. More than three and the term priority loses it’s meaning.
Budget Line to Watch
Based on my previous month’s spending I need to keep a better eye on my miscellaneous spending line. Last month it was used to purchase presents I hadn’t budgeted for since my current gift line is dedicated to saving money for the wedding gift. This month it will be used twice this week. First to pay for the dry cleaning of 4 winter coats and then to purchase fake fruit to put in the bottom part of a water jug piece.
Even typing the fake fruit seems ridiculous but I’ll break it down. My parents recently gifted us with this really cool beverage dispenser. It’s completely clear and has a compartment that you can, theoretically, store things in. We weren’t going to fill it but when we put it on the counter the water damage on the counter is magnified. It looks awful. Since this is the kitchen we’re already feeling a bit badly about we’re making every effort to make it look less scary. $10 worth of fake fruit will cover the damage and add a splash of bright colour to the space.
Keeping Vacation fun and Cost Effective
As we will have a microwave and fridge in the hotel I’m trying to come up with healthy foods we can take with us so we’re not eating out too much. So far I have:
- Egg muffins – you really just whisks eggs and veggies and pour them into a muffin tin and bake
- whole fruit
- Crackers, cheese and olives
- S’mores maker – I haven’t used it in months and it’s feeling a bit awful
ML and I are going to continue to menu plan and I’m committing to:
- Have more snacks (yogurt, fruit)
- Making more active choices
- Focus on stress relieving activities
What are your plans for May?
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