Thanks for the kind words on my last post.
I am feeling a little more productive. I found some Christmas storage containers on Amazon with 60% off coupons and a discount on top of that. I also discovered I could use the coupon multiple times if I chose a different color. I received the first box today, a cube with dividers for 3 rows of ornaments and I am pretty excited about the whole project. So perhaps Christmas will disappear by the end of the month.
This will start a much larger project since the ornaments used to live under the bed in the guest room. The cubes will be moving to the closet in the room where the door remains closed. Items will be need to be removed from that closet (which is kind of scary because I am not sure what all is in that closet) and hopefully fewer of those items will move under the bed.
This will all be dependent on weather. We took my youngest son's three children on Sunday because we had a winter storm warning for Monday. Mom teaches at a different school that never, ever closes, but they attend a rural school with country roads, hills and bridges that freeze over. So dad brought them at dinner time while he was on his way to work. The next morning my two grandsons who board the school bus arrived at my house and had a snow day, too! So I got to organize activities for five very active little boys all day Monday.
By evening we had received a few more inches, along with some drizzle and icy rain and the roads out of our county were under a "only travel if necessary" warning. We decided not to risk the trip to a neighboring county where the three live and kept them a second night.
When we got up this morning, our roads were still snow and ice covered so the two local bus riders had another day off. And the three overnight guests did have school in their county who was spared the snow and ice, but we couldn't drive all that way to their school. So we had all five again all day today.
Right now we are home alone, resting up for tomorrow when we will only have a two year old (who has been home with his mom, a teacher in a town next door that has been closed, too). Tomorrow night his three year old cousin will arrive and stay through Friday as usual and then, speaking of Friday - it is a teacher in-service day so I will have my bus riders all day on Friday, too!
Got all that? I'm not sure I do. All I know is that it will be Saturday before I can begin to think about dragging stuff out of that closet and getting this project started. Unless there is a storm and I have a houseful of children snowed in with me.
Stay safe and warm everyone!