Monday, December 31, 2012

The Year That Was: 2012

Well, my husband called me out last week for not showing up on this blog for sixty-some days, and that made me sad, because...seriously. Sixty-some days? Where have I been?

I mean, other than getting ready to have a baby, and having a baby, and taking care of a baby, of course.

But seriously, I've missed this space. This is MY space. And I plan to come back strong with all new goals in 2013. But in the meantime, let's review those 2012 goals, shall we?


1) Clean/reorganize my closet. - This didn't happen because I didn't want to organize my closet while I'm too fat to fit into any of my clothes. Because right now? I just want to throw everything out and start over. I'm going to carry this over into 2013.

2) Institute a monthly date night with Steve. - This kind of transitioned into a weekly lunch date, but I'm going to do better in 2013. I swear.
3) Make sure one of those monthly dates is a really, really nice dinner somewhere. - Nope.

4) Put together a Christmas/Advent activity calendar for Brigid. - We did this! And it was fun!

5) Do one Pinterest-found craft or implement one Pinterest-inspired design idea each month. -My Advent activity calendar was full of Pinterest. So was Brigid's birthday. I'd say that counts. Sort of.
6) Call my college friends at least once a month. - Ugh. No. In fact, I still owe some return phone calls to people that called me first. I am TERRIBLE with phone calls.

7) Facetime with my sister(s) once a week. - We kind of transitioned to every other week towards the end of the year, but this was still a success.
8) Make a meal entirely on my own (I don't cook, so this might be the biggest one of the year!) - Nope.
9) Create an art wall in my staircase. - No.

10) Organize a playroom for Brigid. -Yes! Sort of! We turned the office into a playroom, which has been awesome. But the organization is still a little lacking. We did pick up some storage units from IKEA this weekend, though, so we're practically there!

11) Organize a workspace for me. - No.

12) Give up meat for a month. - No. This was hard while pregnant, but will roll over to 2013.

13) Take Brigid on a picnic in the park, just the two of us. - Yep.

14) Read at least one book a month. - Read this year: Three Hunger Games books, three Dragon Tattoo books, Bossypants (Tina Fey), Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Mindy Kaling), three Fifty Shades of Grey books, both Divergent and Insurgent (Veronica Roth), Good in Bed (Jennifer Weiner), Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), and Mrs. Kennedy and Me (Clint Hill).

15) Take Brigid to South Bend for a weekend. - Nope. My 2013 list is just writing itself at this point, isn't it?
16) Get a mirror or painting for the dining room wall. - Done.

17) Do the 30 Day Shred for the full 30 days. - Oh, I did it, all right. But I do NOT look like Jillian Michaels, and I would like my 30 days back now, please.

18) Research/practice meditation. - A little bit. *cought2013cough*

19) Find a 'mommy and me' class of some sort for Brigid and I to attend. - No.

20) Write something, anything, not blog related. - No.

21) Take a bubble bath once a month, just because. -No.

22) Take one lunch break a week, even if it's only 15 minutes, to sit somewhere quiet and recalibrate/reflect/replan the next few days. - No. Not at all.

23) LAPS everyday. - Ditto.

24) Implement a $50/month budget (for all gratuitous expenses: make-up, lunches, coffee, clothing, accessories), and stick to it. - Let's not talk about this one right now. The boxes in my closet are mocking me.
25) Give up carbs for January and February. Except maybe birthday cake, because I am not a machine. - HAAAAAAA! 2013. Again.

So! I...uh...well...

Eight out of twenty-five. I accomplished eight of the twenty-five things on my list. I'm blaming pregnancy, because I still can. I think.


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