Danger Will Robinson!
So my brain is broken. I broke my brain.
Overstimulated, overwhelmed, I just shut down, missing all my goals in the meantime.
The budget thing? Still working on it. I discovered that, despite holding all of my tax money out to pay for the dental work that was coming this month, I still went over my medical budget. I didn’t have a very realistic picture. With just a couple exceptions (mostly bills that I had “summer budgeted for” like water and electricity), I went over in every. Single. Category. I’ll know exactly where I stand at the end of the month.
I managed to save $50 per paycheck, though, so my first month savings for the purpose of this exercise is a whole $100. That, plus some birthday money and money I had due me that I had forgotten about puts my total at $1300. Other than the automatic deduction for savings (take it out first, right?), I had no other areas that I could cut from to put any more away. Where I saved money, I ended up spending it elsewhere because my pets would eat me alive if I didn’t feed them and my car wouldn’t go far without any gas. Or current tag.
So yeah. There’s that. I guess it’s a start, but I just felt I should have done better.
The clearing out stuff? Yeah. Didn’t do much of that either. It’s not like I met resistance to throwing stuff out again; it’s not that I didn’t get frustrated with clutter piling up. I just sort of turned off. Spaced out and “forgot” where I was.
So. There’s that, too.
I’m still having an issue with food waste. I totally forgot that I had bought eggs–AGAIN–and now they’re like a month past the sell by date. Things I’ve cooked (rare, but still occasionally happens) gets pushed to the back. How do I keep doing this? Something so simple…eat what I’ve made. And I forget it’s there, opting for something easy–like a sandwich.
I want to have a garage sale, most likely in the fall. It’ll be cooler, I’l have time to prepare. I have three four boxes of stuff that I’ve “thrown out” (actually boxed up and never took to Goodwill), that I want to rebox and label and price so that I have nothing but unloading to do.
Am I procrastinating on the getting rid of stuff? Has another shiny thing distracted me?
I really, really don’t know.
I guess I’ll find out soon.
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