20.2.13

February Goals Update

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As we're more than halfway through February I've been reflecting on the goals I set myself at the beginning of the month. I'm so glad I chose even less goals this month because it's been a busy, busy one with two birthdays. I find going public with my goals really spurs me into action. Here's my progress to date.

1. Try a different cocktail on my birthday. Ooh yes. I was treated to a cosmopolitan. Perfect for winter.

2. Spend less on groceries and keep a daily spending diary. Oops no. Spending under control but no recording.

3. Cook at least once for friends or family. Yes, we are cooking for family on Friday - a French menu is planned.

4. Finish decluttering our bedroom. Almost there with this one and I'll be posting the results soon.

5. Buy a DSLR camera with my combined Christmas and birthday money. Yes, very happy with my purchase.

6. Challenge myself to write something other than a blog post. Yes, I'm writing a piece for a newspaper competition. If it doesn't get published then I'll post it here. It's something I was thinking of writing about anyway.

7. Celebrate Valentine's Day our way without buying anything that is being specifically marketed for this occasion. We had a lovely intimate meal which marked the day in just the same way as presents or cards would have done. It felt a little strange not sending cards but I don't think our relationship has suffered. Weird that we feel compelled to send cards on a certain day that has no personal significance to us.

How's your February been so far? Please share.


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11 comments :

  1. Yum...Cosmo... ;-) Good job with the goals! February is definitely better than January. Every day is sunnier than the last!

    Bethany@Journey To Ithaca (formerly Our So-Called Life)

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  2. Other than being sick, February has been great. A few sunny days, lots of goo bday celebrations and health...can't ask for more :)

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  3. February has been pretty good for me.

    I started to feel better after the awful flu I had, we have three birthdays this month (one still to come) two sons and a sister, the sun shone and actually warmed me up a bit (if I stood in the right place and the wind didn't find me). My budget went a bit haywire but through sneaky means I managed to gain back control (don'tcha just love vouchers) and there's still seven days to go.

    Not bad at all.

    And I've never tasted a Cosmopolitan, something I must rememdy at the first possible opportunity, glad you enjoyed yours :-)

    Sue xx

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  4. Seems you are pretty much on target with your February goals! My goal of selling is not looking good for February but there's always March to hope for I suppose.
    By the way, did you get to see Tom O'Dell on the Brit awards?

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    1. He wasn't on the main show but was on an additional show (itv 2 or 3) later, performing in the artists' lounge. Quite scary for a 22 year old. Seeing him in just over a week - March 1st.
      Good luck for a March house sale - we had no viewers between November and December but then sold the next month so stick with it xo

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    2. Hi Claire, thanks for the encouragement!
      Just letting you know that one of your posts has been put up as a link on an Australian website I follow called 365 Less Things. It's in today's Friday Favourites posts. XXX

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    3. Thanks Megan - you're right. How about that then? xo

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  5. I'm so glad that you've been able to move forward on so many of your goals. And I hope I get to see what was on that French menu for the dinner. It sounds like you are going to have a great time.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  6. Mmmmm . . . cosmopolitans are delish.

    You've done a great job with your list of goals. I'm curious to hear about the writing you're doing.

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  7. oh well done. I still haven't posted my goals! I keep rolling them over to the next month. I'm sort of getting there, still some major ones to tackle though! Heather x

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  8. I have a tough time with my grocery budget, as well. But, as long as you're cooking good food, I think it's a wash! :)

    Kim

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