Holy crap that was a long writing break! Not even intentional, life just got in the way and kept on going. I don’t even know where I left off at, but Facebook told me it’s been a year since I wrote my first post, so happy anniversary to me!
I’ve been wanting, trying to write again, but I have a tendency to spread myself pretty thin, in fact I just did it again, but we’ll get to that shortly. So I suppose I’ll catch you up on the goal list, then work my way to the current.
Almost a total failure, OK I’m done.
Alright, fine, I’ll get into the nitty gritty.
Soap Business; sell $120! Nope, I haven’t made anything, literally haven’t made any soap to sell.
Blog; Make a real one. Obviously not, I did get rid of the mortgage insurance though, so I’m half way there.
Financial; make $50000, save $4000, 401k 2% to 4%, get my financial house in order. Well I saved over $4000 so far, yay me! Still at 4% on my 401k, haven’t hit $50000 a year, and it might not happen any time soon either, and I’m onl missing my house death deed, so I’m good there.
Sustainability; Produce bags, and banana free for a year. Still going strong in that, except the produce bags, stupid Covid. I still continue to shop for my produce at the farmers market, melons are in season by the way, and tomatoes, gazpacho is my go to now.
Gardening; Yup, still have all my beds, had to replace the shitty dirt though, absolute rip off, next time, I’m building my dirt.
Health goals; HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Lose 50 pounds by November…I’ve lost 10.
Community; Have I mentioned, fuck Covid?
Learning; Well, I’ll get into more of that later.
Now let’s get into the stuff I really enjoy, dollar dollar bills yo! I have $67,819 left on my mortgage! Best news ever, especially in these trying times. I’ve managed to dump $6418 into my investment accounts, between Fidelity, Robinhood, and Betterment, watch out Warren Buffet! Since my hiatus I’ve managed to save $1628, not much I know, but look at those investment accounts! I’ve also increased my net worth $7396.
Mortgage payoff party! OK not yet, but without the mortgage insurance I can put more money towards the principle…that’s a good thing.
So on to the things I have managed to get done during this, interesting, time in all our lives. Ive learned how to make popsicles! That’s a watermelon mint one to the right, picked up a mold and froze a watermelon, it’s that easy.
I’ve made smoke bundles out of plants from the front yard, that’s been a long time coming too, but now since I have more, had more, time on my hands.
I have been using the gift my daughter got me for Christmas, and distilling all the plants in the yard. OK maybe not all the plants, just the ones that smell good, and have medicinal properties. That is from my Moonglow Yarrow, which I learned from distilling is not a true yarrow, the essential oil wasn’t blue, I was extremely disappointed.
Another one of my newest obsessions has been naturally fermented sodas, this one happens to be hibiscus and tulsi basil, amazing by the way, and also, personally, I think they taste way better than store bought one…except Olipops, they have me beat. Also due to the stupidity of our leaders, it took a lifetime for me to get the herbs to make these sodas, #saveUSPS
Look at the foam on that bad boy! I’ve been fermenting all kinds of things, cabbage, cucumbers, snagged my great grandmother’s bread and butter pickle recipe, I’m not a fan of pickles, but they are soooo good!
Last but definitely not least, I’m going back to school! Yup, signed up at Sacramento City College, aiming for a double major in Business and Marketing. So far it’s been interesting, online is in a way more flexible, but also that flexibility can lead to slacking off. So far, I’ve been on top of it, hopefully I can stay there.
Well that is pretty much it, I need to get some rest for my road trip tomorrow, it’ll be the first time I’ve left the valley in a while, an hour up the hill, I don’t care, it’s still exciting.
Stay safe, wear a mask dammit, and keep your cooties to yourselves!