Inspired by Jill at Baby Rabies here are my short and simple 12 To-Do's for 2012
1: Finish fixing up the guest bedroom - We have been working on this redo for over a year now and when we got close to the end we lost all motivation.
2: Paint and set up the outside living room - We have started setting up our detached garage (that was previously converted to a music recording studio) into a kids room/outside living room. But it really needs a paint job, new carpet and new furniture.
3: Finally plant the stupid hyacinth and narcissus bulbs that have been in the cabinet for over a year in the front yard - I have seriously had these things forever and I keep telling Michael that I am going to plant them and then I forget.
4: Paint something worth putting up in our house - Every once in a while, when I have free time, I will actually paint something on canvas, but it's never wall material. This will be my year.
5: Take a refresher course on photography and work at taking better pictures - I took years of photography classes in high school and college, but have forgotten everything but the basics.
6: Find a really awesome new hiking spot (maybe even one that is less than a 45 minute drive away) - We love to hike, but our favorite spots are such a long drive that we don't go as often as we'd like. Can't wait to move out of California!!
7: Wean myself off the snooze button - the snooze button is the bane of my existence, I am ALWAYS late to EVERYTHING because I love the snooze button.
8: Create a photo collage wall for our living room - I've been collecting frames, plates and other display-able oddities for a while now but need to finally put everything up.
9: Go on a vacation - We haven't been on a really nice vacation, well, ever, but this year we are thinking about going to Colorado next winter.
10: Start saving money for our eventual move out of California - Mike and I have been talking about moving out of Cali within the next 3-5 years for ages, and I know that the one thing that will hold us back 3-5 years from now is the perception that we can't afford the actual move. So I want to start saving now, even if its only $20.
11: Find my voice for my blog - I have really started to enjoy blogging and have found a few that I really enjoy reading. I think with a little time and practice, I can really develop my writing skills.
12: Get pregnant again :) - yep we want number 2 (known as TBD in our house) to be really close in age to Parker. Our plan is to start legitimately trying for another baby this summer.