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Day 651: I’m not going to make it

…to midnight. There’s no way I can make it to midnight tonight. It’s 9:20 p.m. and I’m already longing for my pillow.

My kids, on the other hand, are gearing up to stay awake into 2022. They’re planning to make frozen lemonade, popcorn, mug blondies, and s’mores. Is that a good idea? Not necessarily, but I told them they can only do it if they clean the kitchen and load the dishwasher first; it was a means to an end.

So I can’t make it to midnight, but I can make my kids clean the kitchen.

Know what else I can make? Heart-shaped hard-boiled eggs, or “heart-boiled eggs” for short. I used a rice mould that came with my sushi-making set, put the egg in while it was still warm, and–voilà!–heart-shaped egg. Preliminary observations show that egg consumption went up 300% when I left some heart-boiled eggs out on a plate. Who doesn’t love cute food?

Image description: a clear plastic heart-shaped cup and its lid, along with two hard-boiled eggs that have been squished into a heart shape.

I also finished turning our scruffy storage ottoman into a puzzle table. I haven’t gotten around to reupholstering it yet, so it looks really cool on the inside and beat up on the outside.

In the above images, from left to right, you can see the ottoman when it’s closed; the puzzle board inside that’s revealed when the top of the ottoman is removed; and the games and puzzles that are stored below the puzzle board.

I was on the fence about what fabric to upholster it with until Mr. December handed me a torn pair of jeans to dispose of. Now the plan is to cover the ottoman in upcycled denim.

But first, the plan is to go to bed. See you in 2022.

One thought on “Day 651: I’m not going to make it

  1. Glad you listened to your body! Am certain kids had a glorious time and you probably had a nice quiet peaceful first morning in 2022!
    Wishing you all health, happiness and laughter this new year!

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