Surveillance: Day 93

We have been tracking the Suspects spending habits for the month of March. the criteria for this surveillance was as follows; what days were no spend days, what days did the suspect purchase food outside the grocery budget, what days did the suspect purchase items while tired and hurting; what days were items purchased strictly in impulse and what days were spent on Retail Therapy (suspect was in an angry mood).

Over the course of a thirty-one day period, we established that 12 days were spent on a “No Spend”, 9 days on food, 7 on tired/hurting, 4 days on impulse and 1 on an all out shoppalooza.

We will continue this type of surveillance for an additional sixty days to establish if the suspect has a pattern of spending during chronic illness flares, full moon madness or such.  Also, we have heard from the C.I. on this case that the suspect will be challenged with a “No Spend Online” in April.

 

*this type of post is a direct result of me watching too much NCIS on Netflix*

Gratuitous Self Promotion

Today, it’s all about me. Um, wait, this already about me. Ha! I wanted to show you a new page that has been added to Dragonfly Keep website. Years ago, I opened a virtual shop on Etsy called JJDouglasPaperCo. What started out as a site for handmade envelopes has morphed into a shop that carries all sorts of paper products and handmade goods.

You can access the new page here or click here for my Etsy shop it’s self.

Happy Shopping 🙂

Note to Self

Ok, here’s a bit of a refresher for you. In part one, we learned what an Urgent task was right? Then we learned to figure out what an Important task was…right? If not, feel free to update yourselves. I’ll wait.

This month is all about what I have labeled “Note to Self”. In the Eisenhower Method, this would be labeled “Delegate”. Since I have yet to find minions, delegating is not really something I get to do. So instead, I use this as a reminder for myself. It’s where reminders go until I have enough gumption to get them taken care of.

For example, monthly filing of paperwork.  In my daily life, filing is the least of my worries. It only becomes Urgent or Important when I need to file taxes (which is always the weekend prior to the deadline). Once again, it is up to the individual to determine what category your tasks fall into. Be real with yourself. If you are three months behind on tallying your business expenses, that goes into Urgent. Making a dentist appointment for a cleaning – note to self.  A good measuring stick for this category would be, things that need to be done within the week or month.

Next month, we will go over that last category in this modified crazy version of the Eisenhower Method for Chronics with “Someday”.  Plus, there will be two surprises for you after all this work you have been doing. Yassss!

lissy

 

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spring clean update on patio

Spring! I really love this time of year in Arizona (but lately, Ugh! Hot!). The night-blooming jasmine and orange blossoms fill the air and I just love it.  Spring and Fall are when I work on my outdoor projects because in the Summer, it’s not going to happen.

I prepped for my patio project, had my list ready and my trash bag all set. Then the unthinkable happened…it rained…for three days. My plans thwarted, again. This time by weather and not my body.

So there’s no before or after highly stylized set photos of my patio to share with you. I just want to put out there though, I do have a balcony that could use a makeover. HGTV is welcome to come on over and fix that.  Just sayin’.

lissy

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Mission Report: Profiling The Suspect

Mission Status: Observation of Suspects Behavioral Attitudes in Spending

The gathered intelligence was that the Suspect would be participating in a No Spend Month in March. The suspect abruptly changed positions and that status abruptly changed. Through information from a Confidential Informant, we have ascertained that the Suspect is laying low. From what we obtained, is watching her money rather closely.  In the photographic evidence below we know for certain there has been a lull in our Suspects spending habits.

The evidence suggests that the Suspect is connecting her emotional status to how she spends. We witnessed the Suspect at two major big-box stores but arrived to home base with no new purchases.

We will continue surveillance at this time.

Light Green = No Money Spent; Pink = $ spent of food not made at home; Orange = $ spent while tired/in pain; Red = Impulse Purchase not on the 30 day wait list; Purple = all out shopapolooza