January is officially done.
I took a gander through my pantry. I realized I have banana bread to make, as there is a gaggle of bananas gathering in my freezer. I am pretty sure I have enough to do both gluten free, and gluten containing loaves. As such, I have a nice little something to take as pot-luck, girls brunch, and hostess gifts for the next months worth of fun things.
Plus, my guy will enjoy banana bread for as long as is needed, "if he haaaas to" [read with dripping sarcasm and the sense that I'm twisting a very pliable rubber arm]. He loves banana chocolate chip loaf!
So, while I didn't have to get rid of anything, I have some new meal ideas, and some baking to do to use up the stuff that hurts me. Poof! half a shelf worth of space, with more to come!
I saved $25 from my budget this week. It doesn't seem like a lot, however, given the very tight budget I am running, the fact that I could squeeze out $25 is a huge surprise to me.
It's going onto the debt of course.
Every dollar returned is one less my future self needs to pay back.
So, even though I don't have a clue how I did it, I actually completed all 4 weeks of challenges, both financial and de-cluttering.
I am happy to be through an incredibly busy month. I am happily anticipating spending a fantastic amount of time on my school work.
Thanks Carla for running this. It's been amazing to see what I could remove from my life that was cluttering up my energy!
I hope you all had a great first month this year!
A new day is always a day away. Take a moment every day to find a happy thing, to find a moment of gratitude, and to be completely and totally present in one moment.
Also this month, a very very good friend of mine successfully defended 4 years of work and has obtained her Ph.D! And, I am now 78 days away from graduation!
February already feels busy and it isn't even here yet.