Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The End!

It is the last day of the blogathon and I have nothing to say--isn't that just the way it goes?  I just got back from a rather frugal trip to Cape Cod, which I will fill you all in on later, and I'm currently basking in the frugal breeze created by a window fan drinking frugal home-made coffee.

Le sigh.

So instead of scratching my head and trying to come up with just one more thing, I decided to make a wordle of all of the titles I used the past month:

I've got a bigger version of this saved on my facebook page
There it is--one whole month of blogging condensed into a pretty word picture.

Of course, since it is the last day of the month, we should look back on my May goals and see how I did.  To be perfectly honest, I usually write out my monthly goals and forget about them, so let's see if I succeeded despite that.

Goal 1 was to do more writing--freelance and overall.  I've certainly done more blogging, as evidenced by the blogathon, but alas, I did no freelance writing.  The system at the company I work for is such that you login and pick from a huge list of titles.  Lately, there hasn't been much that I could write about in that list.  I did login and look, but I probably wasn't as tenacious as I could have been.

Goal 2 was to stay on budget.  Except for clothes (again) and gas (not my fault) I've done well this month.  My income has dipped slightly, so I need to remain vigilant!

Goal 3 was to shift my focus to my new retirement account.  I've done pretty well in that regard.  I've saved nearly $300 so far, and I adjusted my direct deposit to automatically put 15% in that account.  I'm nowhere near reaching the $5000/year max out, but I really don't have a spare $5000 lying around, so I'm just going to do my best. Slow and steady...

How did everyone else do on their goals for the month of May?


  1. Congratulations on completing the Blogathon. We all learnt a few things.
    Are you going to be there next year too? Let's be in touch whether we are in or not.


  2. I think I am going to do it next year. As daunting as the idea of 31 posts in 31 days was, it gave me the kick in the ass I needed, and was unexpectedly fun, plus I've connected with so many more people. Let's definitely stay in touch!