This was the last week of the Trim the fat challenge. It was a great challenge, thanks Chile for coming up with the idea!
For our last week things went pretty well although I did buy a few things. I got a grow light that I've been wanting since I did my seeds last spring and realized I don't have any windows that get enough light for them to grow well. I ended up waiting until the end of May and starting all my seeds outside last year. I'd been putting off getting the light since last year but I had a coupon for $25 off and it expired at the end of February, so I ordered the light the last day of February. I also put in my seed order. I could have waited a few days and put the order in in March, but that seemed like cheating and just a little silly. So I went ahead and ordered them in February. So my buying nothing didn't work out, but saving everything to buy in March seemed silly.
On making a menu and food shopping once a week, we were successful this week. I'm finding I actually enjoy sitting down on Sunday, figuring out what things we have going on the coming week and what meals will work well with our schedule. I tutor Sunday afternoons so I figure out the menu in the morning and then stop wherever I need to stop after tutoring. Unless we have to go to the farm for animal products, being Mennonite, they aren't open on Sunday. So, sometimes I have to add in a Monday stop there.
And spending less time on the computer is still going well. This last week I finished the 2 pairs of pants for Logan, worked on his scrapbook for the first time in a year! Did a bunch of baking and some other odds and ends.
I plan to keep all 3 goals going. I'm going to really think about any purchases I make and sit on them for a few weeks before making them. I'm going to stick with the weekly menu because I enjoy it. And with warmer weather supposedly coming soon, it will be easier and easier to stay off the computer.
Yesterday, I took Logan to sparring in the morning and after sparring was over I didn't feel like going home. Mark is out of town and I was feeling restless. Normally, we would go out to lunch and then maybe go shopping when I'm feeling that way, but yesterday we went for an hour long hike instead. Having the goal of not buying anything helped me come up with a different plan.