I’m not usually one for New Year’s resolutions. When I feel the need to make a change in my life, I think it should happen ASAP. Still, there is something about the rollover of the clock at midnight that feels magical. Resolutions or no, I find myself looking forward to all the plans and hopes of the coming months.
This is the year that I will finally get to make our house a home. I’ve had a variety of excuses since we moved in, some better than others, but we always seem to be in a state of flux with one thing or another feeling unfinished. Right now my health is good, we have a little spending money here and there, and my daughter is getting old enough to entertain herself while I work. The excuses are over!
Craft nook- Ribbon organizer, chalk label storage containers, desk refinishing, organization in general
Storage/Office Space- Erect shelves, organize, deep clean, organize (yup, there’s a lot of this), curtains, make it generally more manly
Hall/Kids Bath- Refinish the rusty/chipped old tub (hubby’s project, actually), make it kid-friendlier with lower mirror and hand towel and a cute stepstool, more towel hooks, wall art, window curtain
Living Room- Figure out how to decorate the “mantel” shelf
Master Bedroom- Organizing! And maybe some more wall art
Master Bathroom- More storage, bright and cheerful wall art
Spring cleaning! Carpets, closets and cabinets
Girl’s Bedroom- Paint, furnish, and decorate; we’re pretty much starting from scratch on this one, it has been hubby’s office before now.
Play Room/Nursery- Curtains, toy storage and cleanout
Back Yard- Replant the garden, get rid of a little brush pile
Front Yard- Prep the flower bed and maybe find some cute plants?
Back Yard- Power wash the deck and decide if it needs refinishing
Front Yard- Porch art, driveway sign, street numbers
Fall is still up in the air for us. Hubby graduates in Spring, and since he is a teacher he will hopefully be starting a new job in August. Ideally he’ll get a teaching job in this area and the only thing that will change is that I won’t need to babysit and I’ll have even more free time. Less ideally we will have to move, or he will have to remain in his current job and I’ll still be babysitting. Many prayers are going into this and there will be even more as the time approaches. Until then I won’t worry, I’ll just keep crafting!
Happy New Year from the Nook!