This year is going to be a busy one. We’re going to spend most of our free time in the next few months decluttering our house, doing a few minor repairs and the last things that need to be done in our finished basement, in preparation to list our house in the spring. Once the house is listed, it’ll be lots of work keeping it clean and organized for showings. The new house will hopefully be finished in mid-summer and then it’ll be time to move!
With all that we have to do in the rest of our lives, I’m keeping my goals for this year very modest. I had thought to try a weekly PL album, but with everything going on, this isn’t the year to do it. So my Project 52 kit will be tucked away for next year.
Pictures – we’ll continue to take more everyday shots, and I’d like to get my husband to teach me more about taking good pictures with our DSLR. I’m going to try and start editing some shots on a more regular basis. I’ll continue with my regular backing up of photos, and also being more selective of which ones I send to print.
Catching up – I need to finish my parents’ cruise album as a first priority. Once that’s done, I plan to cross off some of the little projects that are hanging around – our engagement story, my month-by-month pregnancy layout, and besties page. I want to get Miss A’s childhood album done up to 2014, then I can work on my own 2014 album and her 2014 pages concurrently. Ideally, before we list the house in the spring, I’d like to have 2014 completed, but we’ll see how that goes.
Week/day in the life – I still like the idea of doing it a few times during the year, but I think I’ll scale back to a day in the life rather than a week.
Memorabilia – this WILL be dealt with as part of my house decluttering! It will be sorted, and anything I’m not keeping originals of will be photographed or scanned and then tossed.
Stash management – without a lot of scrapbooking going on, but still shopping, I’ve managed to accumulate a somewhat ridiculous stash. It’s time to start using things up rather than bringing more into the house. I’ve already decided to part with a few of my partial kits which I know just aren’t my style. I keep thinking I’ll use pastels or vintage-looking cards, and I just don’t. Since the summer, I’ve been working to curtailing my impulse to run out and purchase everything that gets announced and it’s been going pretty well.
I’m also getting closer and closer to taking the plunge and organizing my cards by colour. That’s such a big step and the thought of it makes me a little twitchy, so we’ll see what the next few months bring!