Halfway through 2014

Yes, it’s true.  When the end of June comes, the year will be half over.  Think back to six months ago….. January 1st, 2014….. did you make any resolutions?  Goals?  Promises?  I did, and I’m not usually the resolution type.  But with Summer approaching and school’s end upon us, I thought I’d take a look at my 2014 report card:

Resolution #1:  Floss nightly.

Sounds simple, right?  But for some reason, I cannot seem to remember to add in this two-minute undertaking every night.  I can remember two children’s bath/book/bed routines, my myriad of supplements, and every other household organizational task, but flossing takes a backseat in my brain.  However, I am doing much better, and now I probably remember more often than I forget.
Grade: B-

Resolution #2:  Meal plan weekly.

I make a plan on Fridays and my husband grocery shops on Saturdays.  Boom, done.  The grease board on our fridge has become our weekly menu, which is far different than the almost-daily trips to the grocery store that we used to make.  Not only has this saved money, but it’s also saved time and stopped the what’s-for-dinner stress.  This has been a game-changer.
Grade: A+

Resolution #3:  Follow this ’52 Week Money Challenge’:


The concept is simple- make a small weekly cash deposit and end up with $1378 at the end of the year.  The only downfall for me is that I rarely carry cash, so many weeks I don’t have the physical cash on me to contribute to this goal, and I end up making a lump-sum deposit once I remember.  Now, I suppose I could set this up online so that money is e-transferred into a ’52-week savings jar’, but it’s more fun to see a little jar of cash on the bookshelf.  Ironically, it’s cash that I end up borrowing from when I don’t have any cash on hand…
Grade: B+

Overall, I’m not doing too bad.  I’m not on the New-Year’s-Resolution Honours list, but I’ve improved.  And isn’t that the whole point?  What were your resolutions?



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