I'm always amazed that other bloggers have so many things to share in their "Best of the Year" posts on what projects they did best last year.
How do they manage that?
After all, this bead board wall and the cabinet on the other side took us over a year to get finished!
I didn't even take a photo of the finished cabinet when it was done.
When I looked back the other day all I could wonder was what did I do all year? Granted it wasn't a stellar year for our family's health problems (yes that's an understatement) but still I'm bereft of many proud moments to brag on!
As Bridget Jones would write in her diary: "Must do better next year!"
So I don't have a "Best Of's" post for you, but here's a few milestones of the past year and a glimmer of hope for the coming year.
The wall above the fireplace (where the wall mount for the TV was until last year) finally got the holes repaired professionally and now is presentable!
However, if I had it to do over, I would just leave the TV up there...
The builder built our spec house with this area planned for a TV and it really makes for better room arrangements.
So lesson learned for me with this house (and the next) is "go with the plan, don't fight it."
We also had the handyman do some minor repairs and paint trim in most of the house and then paint the master bathroom. It looks so much better with just a few of the little things done.
We're in disarray right now trying to remove to storage everything that's not necessary and downsize things we no longer plan to keep. Once that's all done, I will share what remains.
Debbie at Debbie-Dabble questioned again this year why she sticks with blogging. She stays because of the friendships and I have to agree with her!
I thought seriously about closing this blog and starting a new one later since we plan to sell Rivercrest Cottage and move in another direction now that Wild Bill's parents are gone.
Still Waiting For A Magical Snowfall This Year!
Then it came to me that I should see the blog out until we lock the door one last time, so that's what I intend to do.
Spring Will Bring Back The Green Grass Soon.
I appreciate when you drop in, and I hope you'll give me lots of advice along the way with staging and selling the house as we go through the next few months of the selling process.
I could not have gotten through the last 6 months without your hopes and prayers for us...truly!
For me, sometimes just popping by your blog and reading about your day or your project allowed me to take my mind off more serious problems even for just a minute or two. It helped so much!
The word I've chosen for the coming year is "JOY!" with an exclamation point! If you don't have a word for the year, I highly recommend mine.
Thanks for dropping by!