September Roundup

This month was was a blur.  I got rid of some stuff, didn’t exercise enough and could use some overall motivation.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – So I kicked butt in August and I loosened up my no sugar rule and now I am up to 132.  So here goes another sugar free-ish month. We are going to Sonoma and wine is not sugar-free.
  5. Rock Climb More – Nope it didn’t happen this month.
  6. Travel More – We are traveling to San Francisco for a wedding this month and visiting family in Florida for December.
  7. Blog More – Its not happening.  I need a better plan for 2018.
  8. One small house project a month – I was on the roof of my house.  The ROOF..  I nearly crapped my pants but we saved $1,600.  We installed a new chimney liner.  Yeah I didn’t know the chimney had a liner until I had to replace it.  Here is a handy video from This Old House if you want to know what we did.  Except it took us 10+ hours to get it done.  And here is proof that I was on the roof:Gladysontheroof
  9. Declutter –  I donated a bunch of things to our daycare and had The Red Cross pickup 8 boxes for donations.  I also got rid of a highchair and a large pot.  I am having a tough time decluttering because my in-laws just got rid of their family home and now things are appearing at home regularly so this category is going to be my focus for the remainder of the year.
  10. Spend less – We did pretty good in this category although my husband’s beer trading has been on my eye lately.  But I have to admit when I am enjoying ridiculously delicious beer, I tend to forget his overspending in this category.   To make up for his overspending, I did a focus group regarding credit cards which paid for most of my last BJ’s grocery/household haul. Score!

 

-G