A Happy Happy 2013 to you all!
I know … I’m late. The time is a flyin’. A couple weeks of holidays go by and I, as usual, have a hard time getting back in the swing of things. It seems to always take a while to get the brain on track and focused on work. It’s happier doing a bit of everything and, on occasion, a bit of nothing.
So, here’s a little of what I’ve been up to:
– We went to spend Christmas with my parents in a little fishing village in Nova Scotia (no, my Dad’s not a fisherman, just loves living on the ocean). The kids were thrilled to spend time with them, and we stayed longer than anticipated so that they could hang out with their cousins. Here are the 3 girls sporting new Christmas presents (I couldn’t resist).
– My Mom gave me an insane 1500 piece puzzle (I love puzzles) that completely devoured 3 days of my life.
– I’ve been organizing.
A place for everything and everything in its place. This is an old shadow box of my Mom’s that I rescued from her crawl space. It has found a home in a happy almost-5-year-old boy’s room.
– I’ve been finally getting around to hanging pictures, prints, paintings & whatnot.
Somehow, even after trying my hardest, I always seem to end up with a pile of objects for which I simply cannot find a logical home. Treasures, kids’ 3-dimensional artwork that’s too good to get rid of, broken watches that need to be repaired or tossed … the list goes on. This time I am determined. It will not just get stashed in a bin, basket or box till next year. So for the moment, it graces our bedroom floor & I’m slowly working away at it. Small successes every day.
– I’ve been re-embracing cooking. Hopefully this will last longer than a week or two.
– I’ve been buying books.
– I’ve been reading.
-And finally, I’m getting back to work. New projects are popping up. Fun, fun, fun!