I have been collecting all my junk mail for the past 4 weeks and spent time this month attempting to stop this junk mail. I have been doing this since the beginning of the year. Here is a pile of all the junk mail I’ve accumulated in just four weeks! Urgh!
I tried regrowing some romaine lettuce. Check out the progress!
I’ve also planted some seeds and transplanted them into a small garden plot outside in the backyard. I’m hoping even with all the tree coverage that the plot will get enough sun to grow the tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and carrots that I planted. We’ll see…
I bought Eco Nuts to use as laundry detergent and will give them a try this June to see how I like them/if they work well.
Do you have any other ideas I should consider to reduce my waste?
As far as fitness goals go: I signed up to participate in one of my favorite Youtuber’s fitness challenges for June: Blogilates! I did Cassie’s 100 abs challenge earlier this year and she’s back with her 28 Day Summer Sculpt Program.
I also have been biking more and nabbed myself a new helmet since I lost mine in my last move.
Turkish language progress:
I’ve updated my monthly goals again. I’ve added in an assignment for charting the verbs I have learned. I have 85 verbs that I’ve learned/will learn through June and I want to chart them all. The charts will look like this so far because I want to get more familiar with all the verb forms:
Gitmek – To go https://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.php?&D1=31&T1=gitmek
Eventually I will also add in the future tense.
Rosetta Stone Unit 6 is about past and future tenses! I’m probably going to finish up Unit 6 in early June. I’ve had a little trouble with the app not letting me go back to a lesson and fix mistakes I made before without restarting the entire lesson.
I would also like to start going through more grammar lessons. Perhaps weekly?
I now have 942 Anki cards. I’ve done 3,432 reviews. I have spent 3:55:20 reviewing with an average of 56 reviews per day. My grade is 64% D.
June 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 7, Anki cards Unit 7, word of the day, all top 625 in Anki cards, 85 verb declension charts
July 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 8, Anki cards Unit 8, word of the day, top 800 words in Turkish in Anki cards, Vocab cards for first half of the grammar book, purchase a monolingual dictionary
August 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 9, Anki cards Unit 9, word of the day, top 1000 words in Turkish in Anki cards
September 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 10, Anki cards Unit 10, word of the day, 25 specialized vocab in Turkish in Anki cardss, read 1/2 a book and follow audio book in Turkish
October 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 11, Anki cards Unit 10, word of the day, 25 specialized vocab in Turkish in Anki cards, finish 1/2 a book and follow audio book in Turkish
November 2019: Rosetta Stone Unit 12, Anki cards Unit 10, word of the day, 25 specialized vocab in Turkish in Anki cards, take a placement test? Take a vocabulary test?
My main goal for the year was to save as much money as possible! I’m doing this by earning more money, spending less money, and investing the money that I do have. Here is my monthly budget spreadsheet:
|Categories||$$ to spend||19-Jan||19-Feb||19-Mar||19-Apr||19-May|
|Take home pay||***||***||***||***||***|
|Housing Supplies||25||0||Over||Under||105.52 (sharpened knives and got zero-waste supplies)||25.84|
|Health & Wellness||60||0||Over||Under||113||110.45|
|Food – eating out||100||179.98||96.00||185.03||251.16 (Travel to FL)||536.77 (family is in town)|
|Food – groceries||400||575.47||324.88||444||608.48 (travel to FL)||226.03|
|Misc.||50||47.92||92.03||660 (put my tax prep and a present in this category)||1.60||348.50|
I started a new goal for this year: writing!
I want to re-write my children’s picture book, find publishers to send it out to, send out my queries, and source an illustrator if none of the publisher’s want the book.
I want to send out my middle grade fantasy book to agents and if I don’t get any interest I want to have a plan to self-publish this book in 2020. I think I want to work with a genealogist to put more geneology aspects into it as well.
I want to plan out and start working on (writing again) my contemporary new adult romance series. I want to work with other authors to push myself to work on this series and publish the books. I’ll let you all know in a month how this new goal is progressing.
What are your goals and how are you meeting them this month?
We have family visiting from out of state and we are taking her to all our favorite places this month!