My list is for two weeks together this time. January is always my busiest month (and this month has been busier earlier than usual, due to IRS deadline changes), so I have been more focused on client work than anything else.
In the past two weeks I:
- Signed up for another free/reduced price eBook notification e-mail newsletter. I read so voraciously that I need more than one! Have also decided to track how much I spend on books this year to establish (and stick) to a budget. I’m only tracking the expense for now, but I expect it will be an eye opening figure…like the six months I spent tracking my fabric purchases several years ago.
- Took on a couple of extra client projects — both one-off projects that shouldn’t take too much time, but will bring in just a little bit extra income. This was maybe ill-timed on my part — January is already kind of kicking my butt — but the opportunity was there, so I took it. I’ve also, of course, been working extra hours at my regular job.
- Opted not to spend $99 to restore the files saved in our cloud back up when we got a new computer, but to spend the time to download the files in batches instead.
- Used a coupon code for a $0.99 streaming video rental on Amazon.
- Got free tortilla chips and a free can of refried beans (which I coincidentally needed for a recipe) from Kroger.
- Got a free one year subscription to Real Simple by joining a new survey company. (I like the pictures…but not enough to pay for them.)
- Read 7 eBooks from the library, and watched a DVD from the library, too.
Surely I will make it to February.