This post has been three weeks in the making. I wrote it the first week of January. However, my Mac and I were having photo exporting issues. But now we're friends again. So here is the long awaited post:
When I was in in school, college, and even when I was teaching, I never looked at the beginning of a calendar year as a new year. For me, New Years Eve was summer, and New Years Day had always been the first day of school.
This year it was different. There was an end to 2011, and 2012 does bring a fresh start.
Our little guy is sitting up now.
There is still a 50/50 chance he'll tip over, but that little trunk of his is getting stronger every day.
His physical therapist is blown away every week by his progress. We're so close to crawling, it's just beyond his grasp. He rocks back and forth on all fours, and to his dismay ends up in reverse instead of drive most times.
He's been eating puree food for about two months now. I can't believe homeboy likes brussel sprouts.
The Hacker and I aren't fans, but the little guy opens his mouth as wide as it can go for the green goo.
We're setting goals for the yellow bungalow this new year too.
1. Finish the garage
2. Complete the 5-10% of the finishing details in the master bedroom, nursery, office, and living room. This seems to be a consistent flaw of mine. I complete a room about 85-90% of the way. Then it take$ me month$ and even year$ to complete the re$t for $ome $trange rea$on. (was I subtle enough?)
3. Complete the dining room table and make a console table. Have I told you that the Hacker is building our dinning table? He's in the distressing and staining part. Ana White has become a treasure chest for the Hacker and I for furniture. If you haven't checked it out, if would behoove you to do so. (side note: behoove is a word I haven't used, maybe ever.)
4. Window Treatments. All of our windows have blinds, nice blinds. But yet they all seem so bare. This year it would be nice to dress them up a bit.
5. Add shutters to the garage window out front. We have a feeling our window looks a little bare. A pair of shutters might be the perfect company for it.
6. Add bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.
So there it is. New year, fresh start and new goals.
Good to be back,