Sunday, December 1, 2013

14 Before 2014: An Update

Wow, the end of the year is fast approaching! Since my blog is more than just DIY, I wanted to give you a life update. M and I have been adjusting to having him home and things are finally falling into place. We have always lived together pretty harmoniously, and found that after he came home that had not changed. It is very nice having him back. M has settled into his job here nicely, and is looking forward to the next chapter in our lives together...which brings me to the next thing: I will be graduating with my MBA in about two weeks! I will be working this weekend to finish the two final projects I have left, and after that will not have much to worry about, school-wise. I have some awesome things in the works for what to do afterward, but will give a better update when things are definitive. :)

There are a lot of positive things happening for us! We are trying our best to focus on them, as there is one negative thing that is looming over us: my grandfather is not doing very well. M and I have been very lucky: we both have all four grandparents right now. At our wedding, we were lucky enough to get a picture of us with all of them. We are trying our best to remember that it is part of life to lose those generations before us, but it hurts no less. My grandfather is one of the last of the "true gentlemen". I am sure many of you would be able to say the same about your grandfathers. We appreciate your thoughts as we face this tough time.

The purpose of this post is to update you on how I have been doing with my goal of finishing 14 projects that I wanted to get done before 2014. Here is what I have finished so far:

1. A Chan-Luu-style wrap bracelet
8. Purge the house of unnecessary items- this is going quite well! I figured out that this is an ongoing process. We have so much stuff! We continue to sell and donate everything we do not need. One thing I have found to be helpful is that we list things that others might want on eBay. This way, we make a little bit of extra money (great for Christmas shopping or just general spending money!), getting back even just a little of what we have spent. Win! 
9. Framed honeymoon beer coasters
10. Save for a new TV- wellll... this one did not really go as planned. We have been saving, but are no longer sure that we even want a new TV! Eventually we will, but maybe not right away. We continue to keep growing our savings where we can, and love using to build and follow our budget.
14. "Home" art

The next couple of weeks will be full of projects for me, as we move into the home stretch!

Hope your Thanksgiving went well, dear readers, and that you're enjoying the busy holiday season! 

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