I did better at doing my devotions than I have before,especially if I had some of that instant cappucino to go along with them. =) I can tell you that the days I was at my wits end by 4pm (or earlier) and yelling at the kids were the days that I didn't start with God.
I did more craft projects with the kids and we had a tea party once, too. We didn't do the library thing a whole lot- just a few times and I remember leaving abruptly because someone wet themself - not me, just to be clear. There are so many times I had all these fun things planned out in my head, but I just wanted them to clean up first. And they didn't. It would only take them a few minutes, too. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.
Well, I have my kitchen curtains half done and I ripped all the seashell wallpaper down. I have made a few things like my fall pillow and the painted plastic Easter eggs. There are a few other projects in the works here, too. As far as keeping the house clean... well, that goes in spurts, but I am trying.
God blessed my little etsy shop again this year. I definitely was more prepared for ornament season this year, too. Things that worked well: having snowmen ready to assemble, precutting color-sorted baggies full of hats/scarves/bows, switching over to flat rate boxes, and printing postage through Paypal. For next year it would help even more to have my thank you cards made ahead of time and keep my work area more organized. I also expanded my shop to include framed stitcheries, but there are more things I could make and I am still striving for the old farmhouse "look" in my shop.
Next year I am going to focus on these things again, of course, but I am also joining in on the 12 in 2012 at Live Delightfully as well. I am making my list so look for it to be posted sometime soon! Happy New Year!!!