Well here it is. It has been an interesting month with Greece and all but our net worth tally came in better than expected. Our portfolios are messy and we need to sort them out. I might spend some time this weekend doing that. We have too many accounts, we are over concentrated, have too much idle cash and I still have no idea how much income our investments are generating. Bad.
I have not added additional saving for the last two months. We have done some house maintenance and I am waiting for the dust to settle before committing more to our serenity fund.
Speaking of the house – we have had two real estate agents come by to have a look and the market value has gone up but I am not going to adjust it just yet.
*Does not include cars, pension, small appliances, education savings, etc.
You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
Where have I been?
Not blogging much obviously. Work has been a strain but I won’t get into that now. Let’s talk about some fun stuff.
I have tried the following recipes:
Pesto Rolls – Pesto flavored bread rolls. The family loved – me not so much.
Charleston Red Rice – Yum. I will definitely make this again.
Banana Caramel Pudding – Heaven! Tons of sugar but worth it.
I also made homemade pizza dough for the first time. It tasted great and the family gave it two thumbs up but it was a lot of work and I am not sure I will do it again. Nothing low-fat or low carb here. Sigh.
I have a convection oven and when I was baking I leaned into the oven a little too quickly and burned my décolletage. Ouch! People would ask if I had a sunburn and I had fun for a few days telling them, “No, rug burn.” Ba-ha-ha just kidding.
This year is my second attempt at a vegetable garden. I tried two years ago and it was a failure. I thought it would be a good activity to do with the kids and they could not have cared less. We grew a giant mess of plants from seeds using window greenhouses. I over-planted the garden and it turned into an unmanageable jungle.
This year I decided to take a less ambitious approach and keep it small. I am madly, passionately in love with my garden. I had no idea that a little patch of plants would bring so much joy.
The only problem is this guy…
One closet and one kitchen cupboard done! I would post pictures but I am ashamed. I spent 30 minutes anguishing over a rotating glass microwave tray. I have a perfectly good one in the microwave but you just never know when you might need a new one. Ugh. My house is generally tidy but I hoard in any enclosed space I can find. I will pack it full. Maybe I should post pictures to make people feel better about their own hoards?
Sitting on my Butt
More shame. I binge watched the entire season of Orange is the New Black last weekend. I also binge read this:
Lastly – I watched (among other things) the movie Tracks on Netflix. I understand that this movie will not appeal to everyone but I loved it. It is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson and her 1,700 mile trek across the Australian outback. If you have ever wanted to get away from it all – you will relate to her story. I immediately wanted to adopt some camels and set off on my own journey. Here is the trailer.
I will be back later in the month with an interview with my husband. He has promised to do it. Now if I could just get him to sit still for a few minutes….
Thanks for visiting.