February Wrap-Up

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February has ended, and I am happy to say that I survived.  It was a pretty crummy month overall.  I started out sick with a cold or sinus infection at the beginning of the month.  We suffered a miscarriage in the middle of the month.  And I ended the month sharing a stomach virus with my family.  (Or they shared it with me… Either way it was not fun for anyone.)

With how icky the month was you can imagine how terribly my goals turned out.  Just for fun, let’s take a look at them and see how it went:

Financial

 Save $855 in Capitalone 360 accounts- Ended up putting $1,055.  Now one of the accounts was for the consignment sale which was at the end of the month.  We did end up withdrawing it so we could purchase what we needed.  I am still counting this as a win!
Save an additional $130 for consignment sale (it will be spent before the end of the month)- Did this!  We ended up with $260 for the consignment sale.  We only used $160 of it, so I am already ahead for the next consignment sale in August/September.
Put $100 into emergency savings- Put in $875.  This number is so huge because we got our tax returns.  Even without those, though, we would have gone over and above the $100.
Track spending- Done!  I love my new spreadsheets that I created on Google Docs.  I need to do a bit of tweaking, but I love them!
Create or edit a Google Docs spreadsheet for our budget/tracking expenses- Done!  See above!

Marriage

One date night (we have a gift card to help with dinner expenses, but if we want to do anything else, we will have to figure out where the money will come from)- Negative ghost rider… unless you count going to the doctor’s office together.

Health

Run 50 miles this month- Ha!  Between all the sicknesses and whatnot I ran a grand total of 5 times in February.  This came to 11.33 miles.  Not great at all!
Drink 5 cups of water a day and track it- Nope.  I think I did ok with drinking, but did not track it.
Continue with no pop- Yes!  I did have a Sprite the day we went to the doctor, and I did have some ginger ale while I was so nauseous with my stomach virus.  I am not counting any of those though.  
Finish 30 Days of Yoga series on Youtube (I am on Day 8)- Still on Day 8.
Do strength training exercises 3 times a week- No real exercising happening here.
Cut back on sugar intake- Nope.
Sign up for a 5k with my best friend- Yes!  We run this coming Saturday!  Yikes!
No coffee drinks from the coffee shop on the way to work- I think I get an A-.  I did stop and get 1 during the month.  This is a huge improvement considering I was getting about 2 a week there for a while.

Recreation

Read 1 book this month- You would think with all my sickness I would have read.  You would be wrong.
Blog at least 3 times a week- Yeah, didn’t happen.
Get together with friends- Nope. 😦  I was supposed to have coffee with friends before work one day, but it ended up being the Monday I went to the doctor for my miscarriage.

Home

Take boxes to Salvation Army- There is still a box in my closet and one on the kitchen counter.
Get rid of all the cardboard boxes that are taking over our lives- Yes!  Woo-hoo!
Clean the basement- Still a mess!
Scrub out the fridge- Nope.  Still needs to happen.

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So February was a rough month for many reasons.  That is why I have decided to only have one goal for March:

Have a better month than February.

I think I can actually achieve that goal!  Hopefully I will be back to blog more often.  I do miss it quite a bit, although I am not sure there are that many people who still read.

How did your February end up?

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One thought on “February Wrap-Up

  1. I’m reading… always do. 🙂 I agree, February was a craptastic month! So having a better March sounds an admirable goal in my books! lol! Hang in there, Jessie, things will get better! ((hugs))

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