January 2, 2012

2011 in Review

Seed Pods

2011 in numbers:
– 1,275 visitors to this blog. July 13th had the most visits, Lola Swims
– 329 photos uploaded to Flickr
– 42 tweets
– 33 blog entries posted
– 20 books read (3 non-fiction, 17 fiction)
– 14 yarn projects completed (4 crochet, 10 knit)
– 14 concerts attended
– 7 cities visited Las Vegas, Sparta, Orem (x2), Chicago (x2), Cable, Atlanta and Portland
– 1 wedding attended

2011 was the year of the house and yard. The year started with tearing out trees and shrubs and planting new gardens in the front and back. SB hand dug a 30 foot drainage ditch and installed a french drain system, to keep our basement dry year round. We also resided and painted the garage and organized the inside of the garage, including lining the inside with peg board. I sharpened my trim skills installing chair rail, door trim and baseboard in the dining room. SB became an expert plumber, installing a new outdoor faucet and under counter dishwasher. We also painted the stairwell and continued organizing and donating stuff.

What am I looking forward to in 2012?
– House: Installing crown molding and picture rail throughout, painting the bedrooms, re-doing our upstairs bathroom, finishing the kitchen, which includes building some custom cabinets and putting in a privacy fence in the back yard. Now that the garage is coming together, trim and cabinet making will be much easier.
– Music: The monthly concert goal will continue. It really motivated us to see some great live shows and we are are looking forward to even more this year.
– Travel: I think we need to travel more this year, or at least more vacation travel adventures. Destinations to be determined.

The self-betterment wishlist includes yoga, fiscal responsibility and more personal blog writing. More on these goals soon. Happy New Year!

1 Comment

  1. I’m inspired by reading friends’ roundups and resolutions. Fiscal responsibility…ooh, that’s a tough one! Good luck! Hope we’re on your short list of travels. Yay, more blog!

    Comment by Steph — January 5, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

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