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Weekly Goals: Back to Work

Boo and hiss. By the time you read this, I will be back at my desk, toiling away at the corporate salt mines. I really love my job, particularly when I dont have to be there. Must remind myself of how fortunate I am to have a job where I can easily take time off. In recent history, this was not the case.

So how did I do with my time off? Was I as productive as I wanted to be? Let’s review.

Goals were:

Run Outside. Done. 3 times even. Once with The Husband in tow, once with a dog, and one extra long run all by myself.

Finalize Chicken and Seed Orders. False! This is one of those cases where the more you know, the more you don’t know. As I embarked on my research, I discovered a local source of chicks available in March. They will have the varieties I’m looking for, without the trauma and coordination of shipping them. I’m also researching a couple different seed companies, that are closer to me geographically, with hopes of improving my crop success.

Clean Closets. Done. Behold my progress!

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With absolutely no thanks to my faithful companions.

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Who were all to happy to offer their drowsy moral support.

Anyway, my stash of shipping supplies had gotten completely out of proportion to the amount of shipping I actually do. Some recycling was in order, as was a general putting away of things into the boxes they belong in.
There was another closet purging. The closet containing Stuff Purgatory was subject a regularly scheduled..

Goodwill Purge. See Thrift Score for further details. All in all, I declare success.

Yearly Goal Review/Renewal. Done and Done, in case you missed it.

Pinboard Re-do. And again, with the Done.


Tossed items, much more manageable and reasonable looking. I even got rid of a couple things from the desk. It must be some sort of junior high throw back, because I do love me a pinboard. Something about collecting the scraps of my life in one place, and looking at them collectively. It’s no wonder pinterest is such a time suck for me.

If this post wasn’t long enough, what are my goals for this week?

Dye Clothes! Fell into a small stash of free hand me down clothes from friends. Only problem is a couple of items are white. We are messy, cant wear white anytime, never mind Labor Day people. I’m going to use some Amazon bucks to procure a pack of dye and do my best to alter the clothes.

No Dessert. I am sick to death of sweets. Even though, maintaining my weight was not part of my 2012 goals, it’s still an overarching life theme. A theme that has been on the back burner of late. I’m going to go back to my 1 chocolate bar a week ways, and beyond that abstain from extras and sugar.

Place Seed Order. Now that I’ve narrowed in on local-ish supplier, I can make my final choices and place the order already.

Spend $50 on Groceries. I am re-iterating this from my regular Sunday Spending. I intend to achieve this goal in January, for the first time in Dogs or Dollars history, so that is worth repeating. I will not spend more than $50 on groceries in the coming week.

Other than that it’s back to reality. Gym, work, home, too many social obligations. Rinse. Repeat.

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Tracy Warren

Please let us know who the dye job went. I have an adorable white shirt I got from a thrift store. It’s just too white and see through and I don’t want to wear something underneath. I have considered dying it but really didn’t know if it was worth the trouble.

Tracy Warren

ok so i should re-read my comment before I hit enter. Let us know HOW not who. Geez


Oh, I knew what you meant! :) I’m a little nervous about the dyeing too. Could turn out all blotchy and uneven, but I figure its worth a try. Both items of clothing are things we would where, were they not white. I’m going to look up instructions, and I’ll be sure to update.

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