Sunday, November 30, 2008

3 Weeks to Winter Break....

I know it is just horrible that I need yet another school break......but I have been so busy this Thanksgiving break I had no rest at all!! Sorry no pics...to busy cooking, eating, cleaning up and painting this weekend!

* We had the entire crew here for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything came out yummy and we had very little leftover. I admit to being a total freak when hosting a gathering. Is perfection to high of a standard????

* I did NO shopping. I'll shop online from the comfort of my couch. If you plan on shopping online be sure to g00gle the name of the site you are shopping + coupon code and you should be able to come up with at the very least a free shipping coupon. ( I always wondered where to get the "codes" at the check out!!)

* Instead of shopping my Dad and I have been painting bedrooms. First we had to prime Ben's old room. The previous color was a dark green. The room will now be Hannah's room which is a lovely shade of light pink.....that paint job took us two days to finish. Today we painted all the trim in the guestroom (soon to be Ben's room) and painted the ceiling. I am taking Tuesday off from work to finish the guestroom and to hang out with my Dad.

* Hannah's christmas present will be here on Saturday. She asked for new bedroom furniture. We ordered her bedding etc. I will post pics when it is all finished. It is going to be really pretty.

Well I am off to catch up on the laundry I didn't do while I was painting.....

Have a great week!

13 comments:

Special K said...

You're giving Ben my room?!

:P

PS. I finished my Xmas shopping for all nieces & nephews in my jammies on the morning after Thanksgiving. God bless Amazon.

Susan said...

Maryellen,

three weeks is seeming long to me right now.

sea star said...

I hear ya! I need a winter break with no kids to get my list done.....I'm so behind and already tired just thinking about it.

Can't wait to see the room!

Kristen said...

Sooooo right there with ya, counting the days!!!

Can't wait to see the finished room!!!

Kayce said...

We are also counting the days, 14 to be exact, not including the weekends!

Pug Mama said...

very cool Christmas gift for Hannah!! and it last for a looooooong time.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I feel your pain. Though I've been working on catching up, I am SO behind on blogging since before Thanksgiving. Sometimes life just takes over, and that's OK. OX

PIPO said...

I've been a painting fool too. It's a good winter project.

Glad you had a lovely bird day. Mine was awesome as well despite dropping a 22lb turkey on my glass cooktop with a sickly splat. No, nothing broke but it was an unholy mess ;0)

Hey, teachers DO have some good perks on the break front. I can't get the women to stop having babies long enough to schedule a good break ;0)

Wendy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend. Hope you'll post pictures of the "new" room when you've finished it.

Colleen said...

I'm ready for a winter break too! Sounds like you are very busy painting...where are the pictures? Can't wait to see the pretty bedroom furniture : )

kris said...

wow, you are like a machine with the painting... i get SO impatient with that kind of stuff. i am really motivated at the beginning and then midway through i'm like, "okay that's it no fun anymore"...

have a great weekend!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

Hey!! I'm starting my painting tonight. :) Priming Emily's room (which used to be Grant's)... going from dark green to pale blue. 2 coats of primer, most likely. Ugh.

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