I was going to title this post "don't let the door hit you on the way out," but didn't want to broadcast such negativity and bad vibes. Truthfully, I can't wait to see the back end of 2012. This has probably been the worst year of my life, starting on January 1st and ending with the loss of my grandfather the week before Thanksgiving. I'm so ready to kick 2012 out the door, and usher in a new year of better things.
These last two weeks have been great, though. The girls and I managed to fight off colds, we played many games, baked, crafted, snuggled, discovered Pound Puppies. Woke up really late, ate a lot of sweets, spent a lot of time together.
I even managed to keep up with the advent calendar this year, and did some crafting.
I didn't have time to take photos of everything, but I made Oreo elf shoes for all the girls' teachers (past and present), and crocheted 35 of these snowflake necklaces just in the nick of time for Rebecca's class. It was all a bit stressful, because I was working like a madwoman at my paid job up until December 20th, but I am glad that I got at least some of the crafty stuff done that I'd planned. I'd wanted to decorate the teachers' lounge and give them milk and freshly baked cookies every day for the last week before winter break, but I just had to give up that idea or go 100% insane and turn into a crazed maniac. I'm sure everyone is happy with the decision I made.
Tonight is going to be mellow. We're going to have the newlyweds over for dinner, put together a Lego camper van, play some games, and ring in the new year with sweets, snacks and sparkling cider. Tomorrow will bring a dim sum brunch with the in-laws, and hopefully the start of a promising, healthy, joyful new year.
Looking forward to 2013, and all the possibilities of a clean slate.