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I had the opportunity to sit in on two of Heidi St. John’s sessions at the Teach Them Diligently conference this past weekend. And while I gleaned a lot of different things from both of them, one phrase she said in the time management session has etched itself forever in my memory:
“You don’t have a time management problem. You have a ME management problem.”
How often I want to blame being behind and disorganized on the lack of time, the overloaded schedule, or the alarm clock that failed to go off? I’ve got a dozen excuses, but very rarely do any of them involve ME.
A bad system is not the problem.
An unreliable clock is not the problem.
A too-full schedule is not the problem.
I am the problem.
That’s bad news, but it’s also good news. You know why? Because if I’m the problem that means I’m also the solution.
Fixing my time management issues doesn’t start with a new system, a better clock, or a less-full schedule. It starts with me.
Once I own that I am the problem, I can then begin implementing a solution.
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6 Oranges @ 3/$1 – $2 total
2.25 lbs Gala Apples @ $0.99/lb – $2.23 total
Organic Cucumbers (2 pk) – $0.79 total
Organic Green Bell Peppers (2 pk) – $0.79 total
Carrots (2 lb bag) – $0.79 total
Total with tax: $7.08
1 Gallon Milk – $1.99
1 Roma Tomatoes – $1.19
Total with tax: $3.41
1 Dillons Bread – $1
2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta – $1 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 4/28 SmartSource insert – $0.50 each after coupon
1 Fruttare Frozen Bars – $4.99, used Free Dillons e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon
1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $2.50, used $1/1 catalina coupon – $1.50 after coupon
1 Kroger Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $1.67
1 Kroger Butter – $2.29 (that’s cheaper than Aldi right now!)
1 Yoplait Trix Yogurt (4 pk) – Marked down to $1.19 (I wished I would have had a coupon for this.)
1 Dannon Activia Yogurt (12 pk) – Marked down to $1 (Amazing price for a 12 pk!) 🙂
1 Nestle Hot Chocolate – Marked down to $1.59 (I needed this for a get-together I’m hosting.)
1 Post Great Grains Cereal – $2.69, used $1/1 catalina coupon – $1.69 after coupon (My Mom gave me this coupon as she knows this is one of my very favorite cereals and since I haven’t had it in months, I couldn’t wait for a better deal. Yum!)
French Yellow Mustard – $1.25, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 5/12 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.25 after coupon
2 Yakisoba Ramen Noodles – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 coupon from the 5/19 insert (doubled) – Free after coupons
1 U by Kotex Liners – $1.49, used $2/1 printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon
3 Special K Cereal Bars – $2.99 each, received $3 instant savings at register for buying 3, used 3 $0.70/1 printables – $0.99 each after coupons and instant savings
1 (5 lb bag) Potatoes – $1.99
1 can Kroger Black Beans – $0.69
Total before coupons and sales: $47.38
Total with tax after coupons: $20.72
Total for all grocery items: $31.21
Oatmeal, Toast, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Cinnamon Roll Cake
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot & Zucchini Bars (I’ll be slightly tweaking this recipe), Leftovers, Yogurt, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruits & Veggies
Spaghetti, Sliced Oranges, Steamed Broccoli, Toast
Broccoli & Cheese Quiche, Steamed Cauliflower, 30-Minute Rolls
Mini German Pancakes, Grapefruit (from my mom)
Cheesy Enchilada Casserole, Tossed Salad
Chicken & Rice Casserole, Apples, Green Beans
Shepherd’s Pie, Biscuits, Sweet Corn, Tossed Salad
Date Night (eat out)
Two weeks ago, I was scheduled for a 6:30 a.m. flight to Pennsylvania to speak at the CHAP conference. I set two alarms — one for 4 a.m. and one for 4:15 a.m. — and then went to bed.
When I woke up the next morning, I immediately realized something wasn’t right because it was light outside.
Then, I looked at the clock and saw that it was 6:30 a.m. Neither of my alarms had gone off and I was supposed to be on a flight right then!
I jumped out of bed and started to dash to get my things together when it hit me that it was pointless to try to get to the airport as soon as possible as the flight certainly wasn’t going to wait on me. 🙂
Jesse graciously got up and made some phone calls to get me on another flight while I showered, got dressed, and finished packing. I just prayed that I’d be able to get on another flight, because I was scheduled to speak the following morning at 8:30 a.m.
I was so relieved when he came in and told me he’d been able to get my tickets transferred to a later flight… to the tune of $500!!! That was our only and cheapest option. So we had to take it.
Yes, my irresponsibility in not turning on the alarms (I’d set the time on the alarms, but hadn’t flipped the switch to actually turn them on!) cost us $500. What was done was done. I couldn’t go back and fix the mistake, so I just had to cough up the money and pay dearly.
It was worth it — as I was so blessed by my time in Pennsylvania. But from here on out, I’m setting three alarms when I have an early morning flight. And I’ll probably triple check them, too!
Nothing like having to learn a lesson the very hard way. In fact, I think this is one of our most expensive frugal failures so far — much more expensive than even our $145 suitcase mistake.
Have you had any frugal failures recently? Hopefully it wasn’t as costly as mine was!
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Every week day in May, I’m challenging my readers to try to find at least 7 things to get rid of. These can be big or small things, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you actually throw them out, sell them, donate them, recycle them, or find someone else who can use them. Think you’re up for the challenge?
I’m still digging over here and still finding things every day — even though it seems like I’m getting to the bottom of the barrel. One of my friends jokingly offered to drop some of her items off on my driveway if I run out of things to get rid of. 🙂
Today I found some lids in the garage that we no longer had the bottoms to, two kids’ books, a pair of shoes that Silas outgrew, and a part of a broken hanger.
How did your clutter-busting go today? Link up your blog post and/or Instagram pictures below. Or, leave a comment telling us how many things you got rid of. Let’s clear our homes of clutter so we can be more productive and efficient!
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