To Do List Progress: The Project Bug

Lois: And when I do, we are all gonna clean up this disaster of a closet. It’s gonna be our new family project.
Hal: We’ve never finished our last family project.
Lois: Because it’s in here under two tons of crap! –Malcolm in the Middle

I’ve got the project bug big time this week. All I’ve wanted to do is work on my various crafts that are part of my 2012 To Do List. I have this slight crafting A.D.D. though, where I’ll start a couple of different projects, and they’ll all be partially finished around the house. So I’m trying to be better about finishing one project before starting on another.

#46. Make at least one homemade canvas print from one of my photos: This didn’t turn out perfect, but I think it looks pretty cool. I picked a photo from our recent Tahoe trip.

I still wish I could have actually got the print to transfer, rather than just modge podge it onto the canvas, but it works. If you look super close you can see the seams and the bubbles. But the room is in doesn’t have great lighting, so hopefully it’s not too noticeable.


I eventually want to add two more canvas prints to that wall. I just need to decide which photos to use.

#47. Sew bucilla stocking for Roo: I’ve been working diligently on Roo’s stocking. As you can see, there are a LOT of parts.

This is how it looked when I started. I’ve already finished the border and most of the snowman. It takes a long time to do each individual part.


As soon as I finish the stocking, it’s on to the window seat project in Roo’s room. I’m SO excited to get working on the nursery. So what are you working on?


Grown Up Stuff

Hal: I have to get my speech ready, anyway.
Lois: Honey, you know you don’t have to talk at every funeral we go to.
Hal: I wish that were true. You see how people look to me when they ask if somebody has a few words to say?
Lois: They’re not looking to you; they’re looking at you. –Malcolm in the Middle

With all of this responsible saving we’re doing in preparations to buy our first home, Match and I have been talking about other responsible things we need to do. Things like making sure we’ve properly set up retirement accounts and talked about what would happen if one of us were to pass away. It’s horrible to think about, but we needed to discuss it.

We’re talking about possibly getting funeral insurance because those are terribly expensive, sadly. I think when I go I’d rather people just threw a really big party and had a lot of fun. That would make me happy!

We also talked about who we’ll entrust our kids to if we should both pass away. That’s a tough one since A. We don’t have kids yet and B. We’d most likely choose his parents. This is NOT a conversation I want to have with my parents, but it makes the most sense. Match’s folks live closer and the odds are they’ll know our kids the best. Anyways, all of this grown up stuff is so depressing but I’m so grateful I have a husband like Match who I can talk about everything with, and who has a plan for our future.