Merry Christmas andÂ happy New year to everyone.
It’s been a super busy time at the end of this year.Â In addition to “regular work” and the house “renovation work”, I found some time to open my own photography business.Â I know! Exciting, nerve-wracking all at the same time!Â It’s been a steep learning curve as I navigate my way through starting a fledgling business and the photo shoots/editing have been keeping me busy.Â So, I’m sure you can understand dear readers (are you still out there??), with 90+ hour work weeks for the past couple of months, the renovations (and specifically posting about them!) have gone on the back burner a little bit.Â We have completed a few projects around the house in the past month or so – the sheetrocking in the foyer is progressing, the stairs have been getting a makeover and a few other small developments have been made.Â We have (sparsely) decorated the house for our first Christmas in the new house (last year we were in the UK): we’ve put up the free tree and some lighted garland on the stairs; on the outside we’ve re-installed the lighted trees I made last year, plus added some of those candle lights to our 14 windows on the front of the house.Â If I get my act in gear, I might actually take a photo or two of the house from the outside to show our new candle lights.Â Until then, check out my first attempt at Christmas bokeh above by photographing our yearly ornament on a backdrop of the Christmas tree lights.
So, in the eponymous words of Arnie, “I’ll be back” in the New Year to update everyone on our progress at the end of this year, evaluate how well we did on our 2010 renovation goals and plan some new projects for 2011.Â Until then, enjoy the holidays.Â Eat, drink and be merry.Â See you on the flip side.