Sunday, February 3, 2013

checking in on resolutions

happy february! things have been a little crazy around here. we came back from texas, i've been to nashville twice, taken an exam, went to an inaugural ball...

yep. my incredibly cheap husband decided we could go to the black tie & boots ball : ) merry christmas to me! and it tied into one of my resolutions - to hang out with my friends and say 'yes!' we were on the fence for several months about going. but in the end, we decided we have no idea where we'll be or what we'll be doing in four years. and a ton of our friends were going... so we went! it was a blast. basically a big, fancy concert.

my exams are still progressing. my count is now three passed, one fail, and one pending (i should hear any day). i'm really bummed about the fail, because it was on the "easy" test. but i've scheduled the final two and will re-take the last one as soon as i'm eligible. i will throw a huge party as soon as i pass all these monsters!!

my other resolutions are not really progressing yet. i started on a couple of organization projects. i ordered glass containers for our dry goods in the kitchen. my thought is to move the food from the cabinets into the hoosier cabinet. i didn't get very far yet... i washed the glass containers and got rid of all the old/expired food. oops. soon. i just don't want to start emptying cupboards and then have to leave it. until i decide to dedicate the time, our kitchen is a bit of a mess!

the other project i've started is our entry. inspired by apartment therapy's landing strip concept, i've been searching high and low for the pieces to create a calm, organized first impression. there are so many choices! i've really enjoyed researching and creating an idea board. i found a flat-weave rug in an after-christmas sale on gilt and picked out hooks for coats. my struggle so far has been finding a shallow bench. the vision is a skinny wooden bench with a place for shoes underneath and hooks with art and/or mirror above. i'm hoping the bench will turn up soon! 

my promise to see family more is hard, but i've been saving my miles from work trips to nashville because i miss this little face!! march can't come soon enough - my sweet little nephew, everett, will be dedicated over easter : )

obviously, i'm already failing on some of resolutions. regularly posting on the blog - nope. exercising - ehhh. but i can always save them for next year : ) just kidding! i'm going to keep trying.

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