Oh my. 2013 certainly was a long year. As I was looking at pictures from the beginning of the year I couldn’t believe that they were taken less than a year ago. This was taken on January 1st 2013, and so many things – the place we live, the tree, the furniture – are different now.
This was a year of big changes both for me and for people close to me. A lot of really wonderful and fun things happened this year but, for whatever reason, this year seemed like a bit of a slog. I don’t know why it is (ummmmm, probably all of the changes,) I have just felt more overwhelmed that was probably necessary.
We put in an offer on the sixth house we saw, and the long wait began…
In April, I participated in 30 Days of Biking for the second time. I didn’t bike every day (packing and a big work event got in the way) but I biked every day that I could, and I participated in Lowell’s first Tweed Ride. It was great fun!
And, to top it all off, May brought my darling Godson into the world!
June began with my sister Lauren’s lovely wedding.
In September, we painted the master bedroom and the smallest bedroom, and we turned the master bedroom into a family room, and the smallest bedroom into our bedroom. (Our third bedroom remains a guestroom that needs to be painted in 2014.)
…complete with custom-made Simon and Rudy ornaments thanks to Mill City Glassworks!
The fun and bright lights didn’t end with our return to chilly Massachusetts, we also got to visit Zoo Lights for the first time this year – it’s something we’ve wanted to do since we moved to Lowell!
2013 was definitely a busy year! I am looking forward to spending New Year’s Eve in the way that I hope to spend 2014 – relaxed and at home with Gist and the pups 😉 I have one resolution for 2014, which fits into the calm theme, I want to learn more about and drink more tea.
Thank you for reading, I hope that 2014 brings you everything you wish for!