Monday, 18 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-18

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

We had a snow week.  Big snowstorm on Wednesday but still went in to work, never should've done that, last time I do.  Start at 7:30 but they decided to close the office at 8:30.  Everybody gets paid for the day whether they work or not.  I had gone to work with my husband (who's job did not close), so had to stay there until 4:30.  Decided I might as well work in the morning... usually arrangements can be made with bosses for to take back the hours you worked.  Seems everyone I know who worked anyways or who worked long-distance gets to get their hours back.  Except me!  My boss refused.  Guess he didn't have to but it would have been nice.  Good thing I did not work in the afternoon after he told me whatever time I do is 'volunteer' work.  And he told me this while laughing.  pffff! so not impressed with that boss since his arrival.

Then more snowstorm on Friday.  We had almost 3 feet in all the week.  My desk was moved again and then they told me I might be moving again... they can't seem to decide where to put me... they say they need me both places, either that or they don't know where to dump me.

On the home front we had ceramic guys here this weekend for the bathroom.  They came saturday and then sunday they had to remove a tile on the shower wall :(  It still looks nice once finished though.

We babysat my son's dog on Saturday night too.  He even slept on our bed until they picked them up.

My dad's eye seems to be ok, he is seeing an opthalmologist this week but he was seen almost everyday last week and a scan was done.  On the other hand with the scan they discovered he has artery that is 80% blocked, so he will see another doctor for that.

On with this weeks Happy Homemaker series

* Please note I might not visit all blogs this week as computer keeps closing off every few minutes.

The weather (in celsius)


lun.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-21 °
mar.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-11 °
-21 °
mer.
Partiellement couvert
-8 °
-14 °
jeu.
Neige
-3 °
-11 °
ven.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-2 °
-11 °


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T1  by Jean-Pierre Charland.  Historic fiction novel in Quebec City in the late 1800's.

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 
Finshed watching all the Christmas movies I had dvrd

Menu - planning
Monday - Ham, veggie quiche
Tuesday - Rice/chicken casserole
Wednesday - Sausage and potatoes
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed basement.  Baked muffins, prepped my overnight oats for the week, prepped the rice-chicken casserole.  Dusted dd's bedroom.  Washed shower.  Everytime I turn around something else is dirty and I have bathroom accessories and pieces in every darn room.  I did declutter a few more dvds

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Write notes for next doctor's appointment about what gastro told me
  • Prep quiche
  • Call mom
  • Craft
  • vaccum main floor (can't access main bathroom as the ceramic grout is drying.
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Having my home back one day after the bathroom renovation!  I'm getting discouraged, all is upside down.

A simple pleasure
Flowers

From the camera

Roses and chocolate for Valentine's day

Snow on the patio



Quote of the week 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Happy homemaker 2019-02-11

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

Been a super busy week at work but all went well.  Busy at home too with dh working on the bathroom remodel too.
Saturday my husband went to help my son get the snow off his roof and we were invited for supper with them.
Sunday we worked around the house and my son, his girlfriend and Zac-the-dog came to spend the afternoon with us (my son had a hockey game but the other 2 stayed here).  We ordered pizza for supper, I know, I know one day late for National Pizza day ;)  They left around 7:00.
Computer is really not working well, it keeps shutting off, missing the time to go shop for one now that I've got the boys at the office telling me which one to buy.
Last Friday my dad was working on the garage door and a spring hit his eye.  he was lucky to have his glasses on or he would've lost his eye.  As it is they weren't sure at first (he couldn't see) but seems he will be ok (blood in the eye).  He had to have a few stitches done above the eye too.  Doctor has been checking up on him every day since then and he will have a scan scheduled too.   Hoping all keeps going well.

The weather (in celsius)

lun.
Ensoleillé
-11 °
-23 °
mar.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-11 °
mer.
Neige
-8 °
-9 °
jeu.
Averses de neige
-3 °
-11 °
ven.
Averses de neige
-2 °
-5 °
sam.
Neige accompagnée d'un peu de grésil
-2 °
-6 °

Seems we are in for a snowstorm this week.

What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T1  by Jean-Pierre Charland.  Historic fiction novel in Quebec City in the late 1800's.

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 
And a few christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday - Bechamel sauce with eggs for dh, probably salmon for me
Tuesday - Chinese macaroni with egg-rolls
Wednesday - Sausage and rice casserole
Thursday - Croque-monsieurs
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed and dusted all main floor.  I filed papers in my side table too.  I also decluttered my craft drawers and the desk.  I watched a few episodes of Marie Kondo but I'm not yet at the NO paper step.  Muffins are baked too.

Monday: 
  • Pay bills
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Main floor bathroom 
  • Write notes for gastro appointment tomorrow morning
  • Prep Chinese macaroni (or American stir-fry my friends call it)
  • Order a few things on Walmart
  • Make a few calls to friends and family
  • Call cable company
  • Maybe craft but not sure I'll have the time
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Start crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Starting a new drawing class on Tuesday

A simple pleasure
Eating Sushi!

From the camera

Haven't taken any pictures so this is a picture of what my son might like... one day when I get the time to do it :)



Quote of the week 

Monday, 4 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-04

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

It was another week of COLD and snow.  
Friday evening I was sick to my stomach (my Crohn's disease I think) and I also think I had a stone in my urinary tract.  Took some medication and felt better when I went to bed.
My daughter came to spend the weekend with us.  Saturday night we had a fondue supper with my daughter, my son and his girlfriend.
I made some spaghetti sauce on Saturday and froze some cooked ground beef.  Then I helped my daughter prep her filling for her 4 mexican pies and 4 salmon pies.  My husband was the one who rolled the dough.   I made my daughter a scarf over the weekend too and we managed to declutter some of the remaining stuff in her bedroom.
Sunday was vaccum main floor, laundry, working on the puzzle.
Did  not sleep well last night, hot flashes - yuck!  My thumbs are hurting this morning (too much crocheting) so will have to wear my thumb orthesis (has been a very long time since I used it).

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Cloudy
-1°
-2°
Tue.
Rain and Snow
4°
-14°
Wed.
Cloudy
-7°
-9°
Thu.
Snow Showers
-4°
-6°
Fri.
Snow with brief sleet
-1°
-14°

Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-13°
-19°


What I am reading
Au rythme de ton souffle  by Nicholas Sparks

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Cheval - serpent (decided I'm not liking it enough so stopped programming that one)
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 

Menu - planning
Monday - Yet to be determined
Tuesday - Lasagna
Wednesday - Soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Spaghetti (did not happen last week)
Friday?

On my to-do list 

Monday: 
  • Declutter - One thing a room
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga 
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Cut up pineapple
  • Make a soup
  • Upstairs bathroom 
  • Pay bills
  • Schedule gastro appointment

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Scarf for my daughter - finished
Start crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Decorating for St-Patrick's day!

A simple pleasure
Sitting outside with the sun to warm me up

From the camera




Quote of the week 

Monday, 28 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-28

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

Morning!
Last week was hyper-busy at work - spent 2 days working with my ex-boss on a job I used to do (but at the time I thought that he thought I was not necessary at that job, not so now!)
One day was suicide-prevention training - very interesting class.  Not sure I'm quite ready to help someone but it's always good to add to my knowledge.
Then I took Friday off (had to go in on my regular Monday-off) and with my Mondy this week, made me a 4-day weekend!
Got lots accomplished during the weekend.

This week we had a day of freezing rain too.  Yesterday we got a whole foot of snow! ... just a few inches where in the forecast.  More snow is on the way, as well as cold temperatures.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Mostly Sunny
-17°
-19°
Tue.
Snow
-2°
-11°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-8°
-18°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-14°
-18°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
-13°
-21°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-12°
-14°
Sun.
Snow Showers
0°
-4°



What I am reading
Le bonheur comme plan d'affaires  by François Ouellet

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs.
Also watched 2 episodes of Marie Kondo on Netflix - everyobody has been raving about these.  

Menu - planning
Monday - Bell pepper casserole
Tuesday - Chicken with potatoes and carrots
Wednesday - Omelet with ham, spinach and bell peppers
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday?

On my to-do list 

(This weekend I paid bills, laundry, read HHM blogs which I was late on, did some banking, washed microwave, took out recycling, defrosted freezer, washed oven, dusted all main floor, vaccumed all main floor, wet-mopped kitchen, hallway and bathroom, washed main bathroom, made muffins, cooked pan-sheet chicken with potatoes and carrots, made 2 bell-pepper casseroles -one for freezer, and I crafted too) and I puzzled too 
  • Declutter - One thing a room
  • Post here
  • Unsubscribe from posts in my outlook emails - DONE
  • Load and start dishwasher
  • Yoga - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Cut up cantaloup
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE 
  • laundry

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Made 7  Christmas gift bags - will check if I have more fabric and make more.
Christmas pillow with some fabric I have - FINISHED (will be a gift for my nephew)
Candycane crochet scarf - FINISHED

Looking forward to
Doing the konmari method

A simple pleasure
Puzzling

From the camera
I don't remember if I posted the Christmas gifts I got this year


Freezing rain pictures

The snow on the patio

Quote of the week 

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-20

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

I am writing this post on Sunday night as I will be working Monday and don't have access to blogger from work.
This last week was very busy at work (closing the year 2018).   I was asked to work on Monday to help out in the job I used to do.
My husband is still working in the bathroom on weekends.  My son and his girlfriend came over for supper and for the evening on Friday and Saturday we babysat the dog while they went out for a party.
It was VERY cold this weekend.  (-38C with windchill factor - yikes!)

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow Showers
-16°
-21°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
-14°
-15°
Wed.
Snow
-1°
-1°
Thu.
Snow Showers
0°
-8°
Fri.
Cloudy
-7°
-22°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-12°
-17°
Sun.
Cloudy
-12°
-14°

What I am reading
Routes secondaires  by Andrée A Michaud

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs

Menu - planning
Monday - Chicken-rice casserole
Tuesday - Rice and sausage casserole
Wednesday - Veggie soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday?

On my to-do list 
  • Declutter 
  • Post here
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wet-mop main floor
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE 
  • laundry

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Make some Christmas gift bags to use up the fabric I have
Christmas pillow with some fabric I have
Candycane crochet scarf

Looking forward to
Having a long weekend next week... will take friday off instead of this Monday... so that'll make me a 4-day weekend

A simple pleasure
A nice cup of warm tea and some chocolate

From the camera
My desk at work

Quote of the week 


Monday, 14 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-14

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

No wonder I felt so sick during the holidays - I had influenza (confirmed by my doctor).  I did go back to work last Wednesday (he said I wasn't contagious anymore), but boy the week was rough (even if only 3 days).  Just no energy and some coughing fits.

This weekend we babysat my son's furbabies (cat and dog).  The plaster guy also came by for the bathroom, so today is cleanup!

The weather (in celsius)
n.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-12 °
mar.
Nuageux
-4 °
-6 °
mer.
Averses de neige
0 °
-20 °
jeu.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-14 °
-18 °
ven.
Averses de neige
-8 °
-19 °
sam.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-16 °
-20 °
dim.
Averses de neige
-16 °
-21 °

What I am reading
La femme à droite de la photo by Valentin Musso

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs

Menu - planning
Monday - Spaghetti and meatballs
Tuesday - Hot chicken sandwiches and fries
Wednesday - Omelet and baked beans
Thursday - Grilled cheese and soup (not done last week)
Friday?

On my to-do list 
  • Declutter 
  • Post here
  • Rewash my bedding (germs)
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Monday - doctor's appointment
  • Vaccum basement - DONE
  • Wet-mop basement - DONE
  • Wash basement bathroom - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wet-mop main floor
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE yesterday
  • Make a chicken-rice casserole for freezing (unless I switch on my menu)
  • Empty dishwasher - DONE

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Knit dishcloths - FINISHED yesterday
Make some Christmas gift bags to use up the fabric I have

Looking forward to
Having my energy back

A simple pleasure
A clean house

From the camera
Crocheting while the dog is sleeping

My fur grandbabies

Rough night (the dog asked for the door 4 times during the night)

My son and his dog

Quote of the week