After 2 weeks of excitement, trips, fun, and cookies, we are all so glad to be back to normal. This Monday was a pretty perfect encapsulation of the last few weeks: we were up early and happy, got drive through donuts on the way into the city, had a super fun morning at the Museum of Science and Industry, local errands in the afternoon, and then. . . David had a spectacular 1.5 hour long tantrum/meltdown of tiredness and overstimulation. So yes, I'm more than willing to return to regular life.
I'm excited for January too. All the sudden my life sort of organically filled with interesting projects and plans:
- opening my etsy shop again (uh, third time's the charm, right?;)
- finishing up a web project for my dad that I was supposed to do about 5 months ago. oops. sorry Dad.
- doing some design work for a church event. It's great to work in InDesign again. Type and templates and stylesheets are the design place I feel the most comfortable and competent.
- working on more solid plans for our april Craft Day event!
- starting Norah's transition from bottles and babyfood to sippy cups and regular food (which means cooking lots of soft but easy to grasp food, and washing the floors about four times a day)
- I should probably also think about updating my blog header so that it doesn't have autumn leaves anymore. ;)
- diving headfirst into the 8-week Apartment Therapy Home Cure.
And more on that last one. Long before Apartment Therapy was a website that makes you feel like your house is not cool enough (or maybe that's just me?), it was a book/process for turning your space into a clean, restful, and workable home. I'm currently on week 2, and I already feel like the house is getting more manageable and less cluttered. A lot of the suggestions in the book are definitely for apartment/city dwellers with no children (last week one of my tasks was to "prepare at least one meal in your kitchen." Ha. Hahahaha.) But overall, I think it's a great resource for paring down and sprucing up the home. And already seeing some great initial results is a big encouragement to keep going for the rest of the 2 month process.
So that's me this week. Do you have any big plans for the new year? What are you excited about this month?