Does anyone else feel like that about January? It’s like a big long Monday after December’s month full of Saturdays. The Hubby’s back at work 5 days a week, the girl’s back to her normal babysitting schedule and I’m trying to catch up with life. But honestly, it’s kind of a relief. I’m a very schedule-oriented person, so while the holidays were amazing and fun and wonderful, I’m kind of looking forward to some Mondays. So what does this year hold for my Three Passions?
First of all, I have a lot of exciting design posts coming up! The big girl room is almost done! Just a few accessories and decorations to add, as well as some window panels to make (on my new sewing machine from Santa! It’s so complicated, I don’t know how to use it yet, but I will!), and then it’s done! And it’s looking so good. Also, I’ve been doing an Ikea Hack of my own for my new craft area, and I’m really stoked about how it’s turning out. I’m transforming a normal bookcase into a kid craft heaven. I hope.
Professionally, I got to take a quick jaunt to Texas this last week (as in, we flew in Tuesday morning and flew out Wednesday night) to see the progress of our latest Noah’s building and it is breathtaking! (Not just from the paint fumes, or the fact that I’m winded after walking any amount of time because I’m 31 weeks pregnant…) I took lots of pictures and am excited to show our progress. I was so glad to go, because we’re scheduled to finish mid to late February, and I will not be going anywhere but to the hospital at that point with my due date in early March.
As for writing, I’m pretty sure my head won’t be clear enough to edit or write anything until after baby comes. But I am keeping a journal of ideas. I still have my shiny idea that I was going to work on for NaNoWriMo, so I know that will be my next project. But this year, I’m really going to focus on editing book two and sending it out there. I really think it’s a story that needs to be told. So while this is pushed to the back for now, it’s definitely still on my mind.
And last of all, gaming… What to say? We cancelled our WoW accounts for now, because my husband’s in the last stretch of school so all his spare time is spent on that, and I’m unable to focus on virtual quests right now. But I have been getting back into the Sims, and I have a review for the Sims3 Pets in my head that I want to throw out here sometime soon. Basically, it’s way better than I thought it would be.
So that’s it! I’m excited for 2012! A lot is happening for our little family and with my little job and our little house. I’m so grateful for all I gained in 2011, especially this blog! I can’t believe I started it in May of last year. I was so scared, and while I haven’t quite found my footing, I am so inspired by all of the wonderful people I’ve met through this blog. Sometimes I feel like I’m letting everyone down by my inconsistency, but I hope not. I hope you’re still with me. And I’m really going to try to get back to my blog schedule this year.
Happy New Year and Happy Monday…today, tomorrow and all of January!