Happy New Year everyone. I am logging in for the first time in a several weeks. The first thing I noticed was my draft blog post of what was to be our 2013 Christmas Home tour. It didn’t happen folks. However, if you follow me on facebook, I did upload those photos that I was going to share with you there. So head on over to my facebook page, if you want to check them out.
2014 came in with a bang- freezing temps, crazy wind chills and a nasty blizzard where much of our province closed down. For us, it meant our Christmas vacation got extended for another couple of days. The Christmas decorations have been long taken down and the totes sit neatly by the backdoor awaiting for either hubby or myself to take them to the basement.
We took the kids to the movie Frozen on New Years Eve Day and spent the evening after the kids went to sleep working on our business cards. Romantic I know. I think we did make it to midnight but, both of us were so tired at that point, we never even noticed. New Years Day was just more of the same- sitting by the fire, napping, reading and watching movies. That pretty much sums up our entire Christmas vacation.
I did organize and purge a bunch of files on my computer and performed a proper backup on New Years day evening. It was long overdue and we have a ton of pictures we either need to burn or print. Can anyone recommend a great printing service for photos. We have a lot so really looking for something that will not break the bank. Some people say Wal-mart is good. Any one out there who can share their experiences? We have used Blacks in the past but, I think they were a bit pricey if I remember correctly. Actually, we have not printed pictures in 7 years. Yikes!
By the time Christmas came around, I was beyond exhausted. Christmas baking did not happen this year. This is the first year in ten that I mailed out store bought Christmas cards. I just didn’t have the time to make them. This past fall, I managed to repaint 75% of our home. My work continued to keep me busy right up until Christmas which I am very grateful for and will post pictures of that project very soon. Plus, we participated in our area’s Coastal Holiday home tour which was scheduled for December 15 but, due to a snowstorm, got rescheduled to the following weekend. On that Saturday before Christmas, we had 27 people come through and we had a real estate showing on top of that with two more showings over Christmas vacation. Did I happen to mention that I am exhausted?
I did do a headboard makeover during Christmas that I will share with you on Monday. It is for the new queen bed that is in our daughter’s bedroom. It was a roadside find that I picked up last summer. We also finished up the Restoration Hardware inspired vintage pantry console for a client.
As for New Year’s resolutions, I don’t make any.
This weekend, I intend on getting those totes to the basement and to dig out the home school table from underneath a pile of paper and to get back to more of a routine starting Monday. I have a consult booked for Monday morning as that got rescheduled due to daughter being sick earlier this week. Hubby will be responsible for the daily lessons that morning. However, for the rest of the week, it will be my responsibility. I am going to try really hard to not let outside interference get in the way of our morning school routine. So any projects I may want to do around the house will have to wait until our lessons are done. Our routine works wonderfully when this mama sticks to it. I guess that is what I am going to work on- sticking to our routine.
How about you? Did you make any resolutions, choose a word that you will live by in 2014, set an intention? Always interested to hear what others like to do.