I made wild plum jelly today for the first time. We've had wild plums for a long time in our yard but I've never done anything with them before. Lil G has taken to eating them whenever he can so it motivated me to try something with them. I boiled and strained them last weekend. I made the jelly today and canned it this evening. The jelly tasted really good but I'm hoping it gets thicker as it cools. I followed the recipe precisely so I'm hoping. I made 5 pints so we should have enough to give away a couple as Christmas gifts.
Next weekend, we're travelling the 2 1/2 hours to my best friend's house for our salsa weekend. I have the tomatoes peeled and frozen. I also have plenty of hot peppers. It will be a fun and busy weekend. We are also going to her neighbor's wedding when we're there whom we've never met. It's a little random but it is so like my best friend to accept a wedding invitation with the premise that her out of town guests would attend also. She makes friends with everybody.
Both Y and I were paid this past week. I was contributing 16% of my income to my 401k but after this last check, I dropped it to 5%. That will allow me to still get the company match and I will still max it out this year. I have about $1600 left to contribute to my 401k to max it out. I also maxed out my Social Security match so that will be a 6.2% increase for the rest of the year.
I took another look at our goals for the year and I need to stay focused. I will do another post about where we're at and what we need to work on. I will say that if we did not have financial goals every year, we would be further behind financially from where we are.
Have a wonderful week!