Bonus hours

What with moving in 17 days— 17, people!– and Christmas in 24, I’ve been wishing I could find some bonus hours in the day somehow. Well, this morning I was granted my wish. After working night shift all weekend (and sleeping the subsequent days), this morning I woke up at 4 AM completely unable to go back to sleep.  So I’m just going with it.   There might be a nap this afternoon.  But for now I am mapping out all sorts of things that I’d like to accomplish today.

On the agenda:tater tot casserole

  • Bring the van  to Wal-mart to jump start my car which decided to die there last evening.  Bah.
  • Empty more kitchen cabinets and get more things packed away into the storage unit.
  • Take down the upper cabinets over the stove top, so that my husband can install the new range hood we bought to update the look of the kitchen.
  • Make 3 tater tot casseroles to freeze as easy meals for busy days in the next few weeks.
  • Gather paperwork needed from the bank for our house closing.  (Did I mention that’s in 17 days??  Eeek!)
  • Put up the Christmas tree and finish other decorating here.
  • Decide what to make for family dinner on Saturday.

Meanwhile despite all the busyness, I keep finding myself wandering over to Pinterest thinking of various projects I am hoping to do in the new house. One fun idea is a minimalist sideboard in the dining area that (with bar stools) could double as a school desk for the girls, or be used to serve food when we are having a big crowd over.  Here are two versions of it that I really like.

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic

Clean Lines

Clean Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit: CherishedBliss.com

Credit: CherishedBliss.com

And then just for fun, here’s an easy peasy table decor idea for Christmas. The only problem would be keeping the kids out of the treats, I think! How are you doing this week? How are you preparing for Christmas?

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  1. Love love love! 🙂 I need more hours too! 🙂 let me know if you want help redecorating the new house after you move! I feel like my kids would enjoy it too. Also moving, of course.

    I love the candy cane idea. Haha 🙂 just my style. And i have some very tall ledges that might benefit…hmmm.

    • Yes, I would love for you and the kids to come help decorate– probably the 22 or 23rd. 🙂 Hopefully we will have at least cleared a path though the boxes by then!

  2. I am looking for bonus hours as well! Feeling quite frustrated with everything added to my calendar. 😉
    Love those mason jars with candy canes. Buying candy canes today to put on my table!

  3. Yay for bonus hours! (I hope you got that nap!) 🙂 We’ve got the tree up here, but I still need to get lights on it. For autumn, I had made a “Give Thanks” sign from an old wooden shelf board that was in the shed and some $1 canvas adhesive letters. When I was taking it down the other day I decided to put it back to work. I spelled out “Be Joyful” on the backside with the leftover letters and added a red Sharpie marker border. Thankfully, it turned out really cute! Yay for cheap and easy decorations! 🙂