If only I had a million lovely photos to share of our trips to Hilton Head (for Christmas) and Cleveland (for New Year's). I have a few and they are currently hovering between two computers and two versions of photoshop and ....eh.
So... 2012, let's reflect. A pretty nice year I'd say. I bore another child (yay Stellan!) and happily the world did not end on the 21st like many people feared. Hello - I could have told you that, I'm an archaeologist, remember? Anyway, moving on from that...
I love a good New Year. The fresh starts, the amazing inspiration to clean clean clean and organize that I really try to harness and prepare the house for another year and the promise of 12 months of opportunities, new memories, yadda yadda yadda. I mean, yes, I do feel that way, but surely by now you are sick of hearing about those things. Yes?
So, I do have a few New Year's resolutions. I'll tell you about one as it's a new one for me. I'm calling it "12 projects in 12 months". Combing through my craft cabinet and other un-sundry corners of my home, I'm slightly haunted by numerous craft project that had been eagerly signed up to start and then sort of fizzled out like a bottle rocket in the rain. Sound familiar to you? Well, heck, then start a 12 projects in 12 months resolution with me! The kicker is, you really should USE THE STUFF YOU HAVE! Very likely, you have 12 great projects hidden and spirited away somewhere. Find them. Dust them off and do them! Now, I can be flexible here, perhaps you've been jawing on about making some sort of end table or something, really just a weekend project. Do it. Make that January. How about trying the 30 Day Shred? (I LOVED IT!!) Then make that February (or heck just start that today). The point is that one month is a manageable amount of time to make a goal and stick with it. Want to learn to make a really great Indian dish? Got a knitting project just waiting to be picked up again? Is there a series of books you've been dying to read? You wanted to make that blazer for yourself (mom?!). 12 months, 12 projects. I'll be sharing mine and I'd love to hear if you do any as well.
And, okay, here's some photos from our trip to Cleveland to visit my parents. We miss you!
and while you are there you HAVE to get an insane homemade cupcake and a hot steamed milk and go sit up at the overlook area but then as a neurotic parent you notice that the once nostalgic and quaint balcony area suddenly is an incredible death trap because "OH MY GOD THAT RAILING IS SO FREAKING LOW!!! WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?!" Clevelander's you know what I'm talking about right? Right? Oh yeah you do. Both Brandon and I repeatedly envisioned our progeny tumbling to their death or major paralysis more than once in the fretful 14.5 minutes we stayed up there. Moving on...
Even though I grew up in Cleveland, snow is fun and novel (at least the first day) and I'll admit I kind of miss it here in central Florida. Although, I did sort of enjoy the 75 degree and sunny day we had today where we walked to the park without jackets and the sun warmed our skin and our hearts...oh, I'm just kidding, it was actually only 71 degrees and we really should have been wearing sunblock, but, alas.
Okay, last few shots just for you Northern folks.
Now...is it me, or did someone with a "mature" sense of humor design that Spiderman on Ro's hat? I'm just saying, I mean, I'm just putting that out there. Okay, sheesh, wow, what time is IT? Wow, so sleepy, okay, have a great night everyone!