Taking Vitamins is something I started doing in January so I need to rethink my September goal.
Looking back to the August goal of getting organized, I did not get far. I did move some stuff to the basement and took an inventory of unfinished storage. The net is that I am still as unorganized as ever. I had a crib sheet of what I wanted to accomplish, but did not get to any of it.
January – Financial Discipline – I made some progress here by consolidating accounts. We also refinanced the mortgage.
February – Casino Gaming – Still tracking well under last year. I have made 11 trips year to date, versus 23 by September 2011.
March – Diet & Weight Loss – No progress here.
April – Training – This has fallen off as expected near the end of the season.
May – Better Husband – No progress here. We have taken more opportunities for parent’s night out. However I still don’t communicate well. Being home more often has not had the benefits that I hoped it would.
June – Watching Television – I am still averaging over 40 hours/month. I have not thought about this too much. Next year, I may track television by type (Tivo, Netflix, or Live) as I would like to cut down on pass the time programming versus true entertainment programming.
July – Home Improvement – I made some good progress here. The light is replaced in the living room. I touched up some paint in the bathroom. I have quotes for kitchen countertops from both Granite Depot and Home Depot. I also have an early ballpark of flooring quotes from Home Depot.
For September, I will propose cooking at home more often. I have been tracking my dinner for over a year and have found that for dinner I dine out or consume prepared foods 66% of the time. That means that home cooked meals are consumed in our household 2-3 nights/week. I would like to increase this to a solid 3 nights/week or 43% of my meals to be cooked at home. This need not be extravagant. In fact the last 4 meals cooked were Ramen noodles, daal & rice, Mexican food and Pasta with chicken.