Monday, May 7, 2018

May 2018 'To-Do'/Goals List

(It's been beautiful porch swinging weather! I love this swing that my husband made for me, it's my 'relaxing place!')

April just flew by and now here we are in May and it’s time to check in on how I did with April’s goals and set new goals for May.

January’s to-do/goals list can be found Here
February’s to-do/goals list can be found Here
March’s to-do list/goals can be found HERE.
April’s to-do list/goals can be found HERE.
Here’s my May ‘to-do’ list otherwise known as breaking my 2018 goals down into baby steps …  
Complete clue #5 in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I’m doing  (I'm not giving up on this, I might have slowed down but I'm still 'turtling' along!)

Work on Shadow Work sewing challenge 

Crochet edgings on some pillowcases and add them to my shop, Pillowcases by Patsiworking on this!

Continue to stitch up pillowcases for my shop, Pillowcases by Patsiworking on this!

Fund another 10% of our emergency fund plus the 10% we didn’t get done last month (I don't know if we can do 20%, but we're going to give it a try!) 

Purchase one gift card and stash it away plus the one we didn’t get purchased last month 

Earn enough Swagbucks for an Amazon gift card  ... working on this!

Earn $5 Amazon gift card through Bing  ... working on this!

Continue to work on developing secondary sources of income, this month I’m continuing to work on my e-book 

Pantry and Preparedness
Spend $25 on a non-food preparedness item Done!

Continue working on building up my pantry each week through my $5 or Less Pantry Building Challenge   

House and Other Construction
Continue to work on repair of outbuilding/shed ... working on this!

Continue teaching teenage girl’s Bible class ... in the process!
Teach 1st – 4th grade children’s Bible class ... in the process!

Complete monthly assignment in the Digging Deep Great Escapes Bible Study for women I’m doing ... in the process!

Continue to work on the Philippians Bible study I’m working on 

Continue to post on blog daily or as close to that as I can  ... in the process!

Weed and work out garden ... ongoing!

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. Patsy! You have a LOT going on. And with travel thrown in the mix? Wow, if you need to take time for yourself, do it and don;t worry about the FB class/group at all. It is spring time and we all need to get out there too, haha. SN: I am getting ready to go through my fabrics again and if you need a particular color/pattern, email me and I can see what I can pull for you. :) Traveling mercies for you guys and have fun!

  2. Our porch swing is our favorite relaxing spot, too. We often stay out there on summer evenings until after dark but I am quick to scoot inside if I hear the coyotes start up.

    1. Lana, I would scoot inside too, I don't like coyotes!!!

  3. Great list. You got a bunch done last month. I'm sure you will get a lot done this month too. My goals are here:

  4. Patsy I love your goals lists and find them motivating to read too :). I hope that you reach your 20% emergency target goal this month and I find if you reach higher on your goals you usually get there.

    The emergency funds is something we have been thinking of and in June to August I get a bonus carer's payment which I plan to fully fund our bank emergency kitty back up to where it was to $2000 and in August DH will fully fund the at home cash emergency fund up to $2000 as well from his tax refund cheque. It is so easy to spend your tax cheques and bonuses but this year they will be going to a good cause. In previous years we build up our pantry and purchased needed garden equipment with these payments.

    In April I got all of my goals done apart from sewing hankies and eye masks and trimming rosemary bushes. I substituted mulching garden bed 1 for mulching 2 other garden beds as the plants were not big enough to mulch yet.

    This months goals -

    Financial -
    - Continue to save as much as we can into our home deposit account.
    - Take photos and list unlisted items in my eBay store as free listing promotions come up.
    - Keep banking any money I make from the sale of saved garden seeds or handmade products into our pantry or other budget categories to recoup money spent on broken down appliances, car batteries etc.
    - DH will continue to put earned gardening money into the home emergency kitty.

    - Remove, trim and transplant the lilies on the other side of the house into the now amended new flower bed.
    - Weed garden beds as we see they need doing and mulch when needed.
    - Rake up any fallen dried leaves to mix with our hay for mulching to make the hay go further.
    - Put up trellises for snow peas and early Massey peas to climb up when they get slightly larger.
    - Continue to trim sweet potato vines when they go over the lawn or footpath.
    - Continue to use shower warm up, dish rinsing and blanching water to water vegetable seedlings in the gardens.
    - Trim French lavender and rosemary and dry them for home use and to sell on the internet.

    In the kitchen -
    - Make more jars of lemon and orange marmalade from free lemons given to us from a friend.
    - Make more granola for breakfast cereals.
    - Continue to cook all meals and bread from scratch.
    - Continue to build our pantry as we see specials that we can stock up on items we can use within our normal grocery budget.
    - Blanch and freeze any silver beet that is ripe in the gardens and juice beetroot and carrots for juices in the home as they get bigger.

    Spiritual -
    - Continue to read the BOM and bible as I get time and pray for guidance for eyes to see specials before we go shopping.

    Hoping we get all of this accomplished this month.

    Today I will start sewing to get the ball rolling as it is wet and cold outside and pick up some more oranges I have spotted on special to make more marmalade with.



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