What I Did This Summer (and Didn’t)

by Kelly · 6 comments

in Living Frugally

Time sure flies, doesn’t it, even when your fun involves a lot of laundry, dishes, vacuuming and changing of dirty diapers. There are barely four weeks left before my kids go back to school and my school starts the week after that. I thought I would list what I’ve accomplished this summer from my ‘Honey-Do’ list… and what I haven’t!

What I Planned On Doing and Actually Did

  • Migrated my blog to a self-hosted WordPress platform
  • Installed a new theme (Thesis rocks!)
  • Redesigned the header
  • Signed my kids up for swimming lessons (took them too!)
  • Applied for and received funding for my masters program
  • Reorganized the living room (more storage baby!)
  • Patched a whole bunch of holes in the walls

What I Didn’t Plan On Doing But Did Anyway

  • Paint one wall of the living room
  • Spend quite so much time on the internet
  • Watch seasons 3-7 of West Wing… again

What I Wanted to Accomplish But Haven’t Gotten Around To Yet

  • Mend a whole pile of clothes: sewing buttons, patching holes, hemming pants
  • Reorganize the kids’ room
  • Install a baby gate at the top of the stairs
  • Hang a new set of shelves next to the baby’s bed
  • Sort the kids’ clothes: put bigger sizes on shelves, clothes to sell etc
  • Post the latest batch of things to sell on eBay
  • Sell the last of the newborn size cloth diapers I have
  • Paint the now patched holes in the walls

What I Didn’t Plan and Didn’t Do

And you? What have you been up to this summer?


1 Lucie August 12, 2008

Biggest thing I accomplished:

Cut our clutter in half and really scaled down on our possessions

Biggest thing I did NOT accomplish:

Lose this 30 pounds of baby weight (literally a big thing)

Great post!

Lucie’s last blog post..Motherhood and Heart Stopping Moments – What is Your Mothering Style?

2 FruGal August 12, 2008

I seem to have spent most of the summer waiting for it to stop raining here in grey ol' London! I've been trying to enjoy the fact that it's so much easier to be frugal in the warmer (heh) weather, and dreading the autumn with the higher gas bills and less outdoor (read: free) things to do on weekends. Good on you for all the things you managed to achieve!

FruGal's last blog post..Tuesday Tirade

3 Frugal Trenches August 12, 2008

Great post, you accomplished a lot! Well done you!

My great accomplishment – truly truly changing my finances and learning to do a 360 with “life”!

Frugal Trenches’s last blog post..Daily Tracking Money and Food – Day 4!

4 Rachel August 13, 2008

Oh goodness, I don’t think I’m quite ready to admit that summer’s over. It looks like you accomplished a lot! This summer, I did a No Spend Month in July, and this month I finally stopped procrastinating on things I’ve been wanting to prepare for.

Rachel’s last blog post..Add Grace to Your Budget

5 Denise August 13, 2008

I am with Frugal Trenches. I have made a radical change in the way I handle our finances. A major lightbulb (of course, it was a CFL) went off this summer for me. In some repects, we have not done as much though because of this radical change. We have spent more time at home than any other summer. We have a camping trip planned at the end of the month to finish the summer off. Then, it is all about rountines, schedules, school, soccer and homework. Ahhh, all the more reason to enjoy these last couple weeks for what they are!!

Denise’s last blog post..to Costco or not to Costco?

6 Michelle August 13, 2008

I'm totally digging the photos and I think your blog layout is coming along nicely. Good job Kelly!

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