I suppose I ought to get the new year started by reviewing last year. Yes, I should have posted this yesterday, but I was busy trying to catch up on Downton Abbey before series 3 starts this weekend. So, here’s what I did in 2012.
January – We prepared for our move and spent most of the month packing.
March – While trying to get settled in NH, we flew to California to visit Mister’s parents. Then the job hunt started.
April – More job searching. I got serious about wearing makeup. We finally closed the short sale of our house in Vegas.
June – My nephew graduated high school. I continued working at my job but got a bad cold.
July – Greta got super freaked out by a trifecta of scary things on the 4th of July – strangers in her house, fireworks, and a bad thunderstorm. She was sick from the stress for a couple of days. I also spent a lot of time contemplating the future of my blog and what I wanted out of it.
August – We moved into my Dad’s house for a few weeks so that we could trade in our mobile home. Greta broke her paw, so we had to deal with her being in a splint.
September – We moved into our new house. I started a new job, closer to home.
November – I painted my craft room. We had our first Thanksgiving in New England!
December – My blog got neglected, but we had our first Christmas in New England. A dusting of snow early Christmas morning means it was a white Christmas, and Mister was super excited about that.
Overall for me, 2012 was not the best year. While moving was exciting, I didn’t feel ready to leave Las Vegas. Our house situation there meant that we had to move, though, so we moved back to my home. I was also not really ready to leave my job there. I had two jobs since returning to NH, and both left me missing my old workplace and coworkers even more. That made the adjustment back to NH difficult.
I’m hoping that 2013 is better. I start another new job this week, after spending the month of December temping, and I really hope that this one is it. I hoped beyond hope that I would not be offered any job that I interviewed for if I wasn’t going to be happy, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is it.
I’m also looking forward to getting more organized and settled in our home. There was a lot of packing and moving this year, and I’m very tired of it. There are a lot of things I haven’t seen since they were packed up nearly a year ago, and I’d like to get it all taken care of. I think that if I can get to a point where I feel a lot more organized, I’ll also feel more motivated, and maybe then I won’t be neglecting the blog anymore.
What are your plans for the new year?