Ebay Selling – A Mistake I Still Sometimes Make

October 10, 2017

My 2017 Goals – Week of October 9 – October 15

October 10, 2017

My 2017 Goals – Week of October 2 – October 8

October 10, 2017

This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.

~ Scott Reed

Update for the week of October 2 – October 8

 

I’m back to report my goals progress. Will I accomplish every goal?  Maybe not and I’m totally okay with it.  But if these goals are in the forefront of my mind, I know I will end up being in a better place at year end having focused on these goals/choices then I would be otherwise.

So thank you for being my accountability partner.

Here is this past week’s progress:

 

1. Pay off the remaining consumer debt. – consumer debt free – 4/16/17  – Paid off $137,000 since January 2013

NEW GOAL:  Start saving as much as possible for future goals! – ON HOLD UNTIL WE COMPLETE SOME HOME PROJECTS.

Nothing still.  Any extra that we have is going towards projects around the house right now.

2.  Ebay sales of $20,000 and track how many hours I work each week.  (I’m embarrased to have listed that number so high when I’ve not made this goal a priority whatsoever this year.)

This week I made $36 on Bonanza and $261.55 on eBay for a total of $297.55 in online sales.  A much better week.  Nothing new listed and only 30 minutes…maybe a little less in packaging items that sold.

3. Weekly date night with my husband. 

No date night last week.

4. Track our spending.

Yes, I’m starting to catch up.  Not fully caught up, but should be soon.

5. Be more active/exercise.

Not much last week..one 7 minute scientific workout and did stairs one day.  Haven’t been on a walk lately and I miss it.  Hubby’s been working late and I don’t like going without him.  It’s our alone, uninterrupted time.

6. Let go of unnecessary stuff in my life (declutter/minimize/simplify – whatever you want to call it).

Nope.

7. Organize and digitize all of our photographs. 

Haven’t had time to find more old photos for back up as I’m backing up a lot of recent stuff.

8. Take more photos of my family and life.

The sunsets from the previous posts were amazing and then last week Monday we had an amazing one here in Chicago too. I just can’t get over how gorgeous sunsets can be.

My middle son accidentally (yeah, sure), shot my youngest with an air soft gun. Boys. Both hubby and I freaked when we saw it…I thought we were going to murder our almost 16 year old.

My son took his bike and a fishing pole to a local creek and caught a really big fish. Here he is excitedly showing it to his Dad. His bike broke so we went to get him.

Tiger’s usual place by the front window. I really loved how the light was coming in through the window a little before sun down.

9. An attitude of gratitude. I am grateful…

  • That Daisy slept all night with Mitchell.  He’s been begging us for years to let her sleep with him.  We gave it a try and it worked out okay.  We did close our door in case she tried to sneak out of his room and into ours.  She normally sleeps in her cage.
  • For the rain…flowers have been looking awful and needed constant watering (which I didn’t have time for, and the grass was all yellow).
  • That besides a couple of migraines this week, we are generally healthy.
  • My son Alek (who’s away at college) is able to participate in really interesting field studies as part of his curriculum (he’s majoring in Animal Ecology).  They got to travel to Duluth, Minnesota to watch Hawk migrations.  He loved it.
  • That my Godmother’s flight from Europe was delayed on Friday night.  I had to go pick her up (which I normally do several times a year), but missed the exit to her terminal 3 times and was running about 30 minutes late. I think it was because it was dark already and raining.  I was having issues.  She came out about 5 minutes after I got there.
  • For an awesome Estate Sale we went to on Saturday.  I’ve found that the estate sales around us are usually pretty expensive.  Everything at this particular one was only $1.  This is the 2nd time they were having it and we still found lots of cool stuff (mostly for resale). 

     

    What are you grateful for?

10. Microadventures. I love to get away.  It could be a day trip to the beach.  It could be exploring a new park or forest preserve.  And this year I want to focus more on little microadventures. I hope for 1 per month.

Been doing lots of little adventures lately (if you read the last few goals posts).  It’s time to hunker down and get back to working around the house and saving money again.

Although I am itching to either go hiking or to the beach..but the weather isn’t looking all that good for the coming weekend.

I really love little getaways, they are so much fun!

12. Try new recipes.

I had a few heads of red cabbage from our garden so I decided to try to make a German red cabbage dish.  It was quite good, but I can’t seem to find the recipe now.  But you can google it if you’re interested.

13. Chore free weekends. Try to get all our chores completed during the week so that weekends will be chore-free and guilt-free! (ON HOLD FOR NOW)

This last weekend was pretty much a chore-free weekend.

14. Read 52 books.  Last year I read a total of 53 books.  So I’m hoping to read at least 52 this year.  You can see which books I’ve read on my 2016 Books board on Pinterest. Here’s what I read/listened to last week:

I only read one book last week.  It was The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits by Judson Brewer.  It came up as a suggestion on my Hoopla audiobook app and seemed interesting.  And it was!  It was written in a very entertaining manner and talked about addictions as something that we are all vulnerable too.  From constantly checking social media, to binge eating and any other behaviors that we find ourselves uncontrollably repeating.

I think I’m addicted to coffee.  I only have 2 large cups/day, but I feel like something is missing when I don’t have them.  For me, sitting down with a cup of coffee and a little bit of reading is most relaxing.  But the book is making me look at this habit of mine a bit differently now.

One of the most fascinating things I learned from this book is that very logical people are not as prone to addictions as more passionate/emotional people.  The whole book really was interesting.

Have you read any fabulous books lately?  Tell me about it?

How are your goals coming along??  I’d love to read about them in the comments!

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