Curtain Call for 2012

After what seems like just a few weeks since the year began, 2012 is coming to a close and the excitement of a brave, new year awaits us all. This year has been pretty good, and it has been one that has again built on the groundwork laid in 2011. That’s exactly what I wanted, and exactly what I planned for, and it’s a relief that my plans actually worked out. A look at the year’s highlights can be found below.

Apocalypse: Now (or Later)

Once again, I survived the apocalypse. I’m starting to get a really big head about this. You’ll recall that I (and you) survived the “rapture” apocalypse event in May of 2011, and then again later that year after the doomsday theory’s minister said he had calculated the date incorrectly. This year, we awaited December 21st and its implied end-of-days, due entirely to the end of the Mayan calendar. Of course, no one mentioned that the Mayans’ world ended 450 years ago, and they never saw that one coming. So, it’s good to still be alive. Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming, though.

Boy Meets New Mac (and More!)

This year saw my first new MacBook Pro in more than four years. I also purchased the much-anticipated iPhone 5 and, for Christmas, received the iPad 4 from my extraordinary significant other. Over the course of the pat 12 months, I’ve moved firmly into the current generation of Apple products. I expect this position to last no longer than 3 months, of course, so I’ll enjoy it while I have it.

An Upgrade in Dover

K and I moved to a larger, two-bedroom apartment in Dover so that I could establish my home office. This has been key to developing my self-owned and operated business more fully, and it has allowed me to really reach new heights. The added space has also helped to keep both of us, and our cats, a bit more sane than our smaller apartment permitted. Overall, while we are NOT fans of Dover, we are fans of more living space.

Split Holidays: A First Time for Everything

This year represents the first one that K and I have split our winter holidays between our Pennsylvania families and hometowns. While we’re both from the same state, our families live more than two hours apart and this can make the holidays a challenge. We each survived our first encounters with “the split” (he missed Thanksgiving Day with his family, I missed Christmas Eve with mine) and we’re moving boldly toward doing the same thing in 2013.

A More Dedicated Approach to Blogging

This year saw the first major overhaul of the blog’s design over the course of the past two years. It also saw the integration of Instagram image posts directly from the social media site itself. Vintage is now updated more frequently than it has been in several years, which is a point of pride for me. I do so love this little blog that no one reads anymore!

2013 is going to be a great year. Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and be sure to create some really great resolutions!