Happy New Year, friends!! I hope everyone had a good time last night either staying in or going out or whatever shenanigans you got up to. I am not a big NYE lover (like many people, I think NYE has a weird pressure on it for it to be the BEST night and usually ends up being a) expensive b) stressful and c) crappy.)
But this year, we had a good time! My dad came and babysat Luca (thanks, Dad!) and J and I went to our friends' place for Indian food and a few drinks. We may have also played Apples to Apples. :-) It was really fun and just the kind of night out I like these days!
Anyhoo, I took a look back at my 2012 goals post and for once, was pleasantly surprised at my success rate!
1. Hang Stuff in My House. Check, check and CHECK!
Not only did we finally get the mirror up in the bathroom:
...but we also put up pictures in the upstairs hallway:
...frames over the sideboard in the dining room:
...a painting in our dining room:
...and (finally!) a coat-rack in our vestibule!
So I would say that for us, this was a successful completion!!
2. Paint the Hallway. CHECK!
We had the hallway painted back in May taking it from a medium grey colour (Benjamin Moore's Abalone) in an eggshell finish (HUGE rookie mistake) to a beautiful white by Para Paints (Chrysler Hall White) in a matte finish. Massive improvement in my books.
3. Deal with the Leaky Roof Issue. CHECK.
We dealt with this little issue:
...by getting a new roof. We could have just fixed the one area, but figured if we'd need a whole new roof in the next few years, we may as well do it all now and finally stop stressing everytime it rained (oh wait, that was just me). Not a fun way to spend money, but definitely nice knowing that the roof is in great shape.
4. Figure out the Guest Room. CHECK.
You may remember, our guest room was transformed from this
storage space junk pile:
Um..ya. I'd say that was a big CHECK. :-)
5. Have a Baby. CHECK :-)
Based on my abysmal posting frequency and the fact that almost every picture I post now is of this little guy:
...I'd say I completed this task :-) I was lucky enough to have a healthy pregnancy (all things considered), an uncomplicated labour (that I still need to finish writing about...) and Luca is a wonderful healthy little boy. I'm pretty pleased with how this one turned out :-)
All in all, I'm pleased with how my 2012 goals turned out. Sure, some of them were pretty simple (ahem, hanging stuff on walls is no "lose 100 lbs" or "start a new career"), but I'm proud of the results nonetheless.
I've started a list of 2013 goals and they will be up shortly! Do you have any special goals for 2013? Do tell!!