Moving into week two of 2011, I still don’t have an official list of goals to share but have started a personal list. Topping the list is the budget. I started this budget in November and have yet to see a “normal” month. There was a slight surplus due to the extra month’s pay from Greg’s former employer overlapping the new income. Then there was Christmas along with extra dining out due to company and surgery throwing a wrench in routines. Do you realize how easy it is to blow through an extra $500 for a family of six dining out? Enough said about December!
Now it’s time to settle back into as normal of a routine as possible and get back to scheduling and planning meals/grocery shopping. It’s also time to spread the workload to other members of this household. I hereby declare 2011 the year of responsibility in our house! I can make a schedule (I’m getting pretty skilled on Excel), but I know I’ll run into problems when it comes to being the enforcer. Perhaps I should add that to my goals for 2011: Be an effective and consistent enforcer. 🙂 Toughen up a bit and stop being such a softie – not “mean” tough but definitely firm.