Monday, 21 September 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-09-20

Good morning!

After 8 days of waiting, my husband got a negatif result for his covid-testing... meanwhile we did not go out (he worked from home even though it is not the ideal job for that) and we did not see the kids either.

We got to see my grandson on Friday night - he came over for supper after his daycare.

Saturday morning my husband and I went to work on my son's garage (the back-siding of the garage is not finished).  Kids had a brunch at her father's house.  They stopped by for lunch.  In the afternoon my husband and son worked on the garage and daughter-in-law got some sleep (she has been feeling nauseous and vomiting the last few days with this pregnancy).  I stayed home with Xavier.  They came for supper and left afterwards to rest some.  Xavier stayed the night with us.

Sunday - my husband spent the morning at my son's house with him.  They all arrived for lunch here and left with Xavier after lunch.  We went out for supper for some pizza.. maybe the last time for awhile, as it was announced that we are now going in the orange zone for covid-19 (green, yellow, orange and red are the zones).

Orange means:  bars don't serve liquor after 11:00 pm, they close at midnight.  No more than 6 people inside a house (2 different adresses), 1 person per family to go in the groceries and stores, .... too many new cases in the last 2 weeks.

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
16°
1°
Tue.
Mostly sunny
18°
7°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
22°
9°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
18°
5°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
16°
9°

Our nights are getting cold!  We have had 1C last week and it's mostly around 3-4 degrees celsius.

How I am feeling this morning
Slept so-so but decided to get up early.  Lit the fairy lights in the LR and the kitchen and put on some music, then took a hot bath and read a little.  will have breakfast in a few minutes.

On my mind
Daycare are on unlimited strike so will try to help the kids today and one other day this week.  
Govt exams this upcoming saturday.... ugggggggggggg!!

On the breakfast plate
Probably some toasts with bananas and almond milk.

On my reading pile
The Atlas of Happiness by Helen Russell

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 5)
Big Brother
Mon fils
District 31
La Voix
Occupation double
Fragile
Brave new world
Cardinal

On the menu this week
Lundi - 
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?

Haven't had time to figure it out yet

From the camera

Château Frontenac (Quebec City tourism picture)

Link to a video (hope it works!)





Looking around the house
Lots to do!!!  and thinking nothing much will get done this week... have 2 days of appointments + babysitting.

On my to-do list  

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make bed, bath, breakfast, brush teeth 
  • Menu plan - 
  • Bake muffins - DONE on Sunday
  • Wash main bathroom
  • More basement decluttering
  • Clear up the office - guest room... it's a catchall room (never happened last week)
  • 2:00 appointment with physio
  • 3:15 appointment with my doctor
  • Maybe a few groceries before it gets to complicated to go with covid-19
  • Babysitting as daycare are on strike for an unlimited time
In my crafting basket
Work on a new pair of knitted socks
Cut gnome beards

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Monday, 14 September 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-09-14

 Good morning!

So last week the dishwasher went kaput!  Flames and smoke  - a good thing we were there to stop it right away.  We will be shopping for a new dishwasher.

DH was sent home Friday afternoon after a covid test, we are awaiting results.  4 cases at his work.  don't think he has it, had a minimal chance of contracting it and no symptoms but we wait... and are confined until results.  We had a funeral to attend on Saturday (his godfather) but we couldn't go - he was upset about that.

We haven't seen the kids this weekend either because of this, so we puttered around the house.  He finally cleared up the garage enough to get the car in there.  Mostly reorganized.  I will be making a few jars of beets this week... was going to do it on Sunday but ran out of sugar and can't go out to the grocery store.

Hopefully we get results today and then we can get out and do our stuff.

Bathroom blinds finally arrived at the store, dh will pick them up this week.

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly cloudy
14°
4°
Tue.
Mostly sunny
15°
9°
Wed.
Scattered showers
20°
13°
Thu.
Scattered showers
15°
4°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
13°
3°


How I am feeling this morning
A bit jittery, think it's my husband being home that does that ;)  I'm in a cleanup mood but he is cramping my style , haha.

On my mind
Waiting for dh's results of Covid-19.  He shouldn't have it, but you never know.
Can't wait to see my grandson.

On the breakfast plate
2 raisin-cinnamon toasts with butter and a glass of almond milk

On my reading pile
The Atlas of Happiness by Helen Russell

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Non-coupable (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 5)
Esprits criminels
Big Brother
New programs start tonight!

On the menu this week
Lundi - 
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?

Haven't had time to figure it out yet

From the camera



With the Ninja Turtle had I made him


Looking around the house
More decluttering to do, crafts to make, Fall work to be started.... 

On my to-do list  

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make bed, take shower, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Menu plan - 
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins - 
  • Wash main bathroom
  • More basement decluttering
  • Clear up the office - guest room... it's a catchall room

To relax this week, I will  (or should I say in my crafting basket)
Finished knitting socks for mom, might start a new pair.
Watch a few movies with some good tea in my pj's.
Crochet a pair of baby boots for Xavier

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Monday, 7 September 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-09-07

Good morning!

A quick - late post.  It's labor day weekend here.

Had my 2nd dose for the shingles last Wednesday... my arm hurt 3 days and I had horrible headaches.

Saturday we went to see my parents and my siblings at my parent's camping station.  My daughter and Xavier came with us.  We slept at my brother house and came back on Sunday.  Was nice to see them all and they were all happy to see the kid.  He has started to talk jibberish and he is so funny.  

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Scattered showers
24°
16°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
20°
13°
Wed.
Showers
16°
11°
Thu.
Scattered showers
14°
7°
Fri.
Mostly sunny
18°
7°


How I am feeling this morning
Was a horrible night.... my ears were hurting as well as my jaw and big headaches.  took tylenol every 4 hours .  This morning ears are not hurting as much ... I'm thinking it's all because the prednisone pills have lower dosage, hoping it won't all come back.
Right now it's 10:45 and feeling much better ... even though I'm having hot flashes.

On my mind
Lots to do but won't accomplish much.  My husband is helping my son with finishing off the exterior of his garage and my daughter in law is working... so I have my grandson with me, probably for the day.

Daughter-in-law has told us last weekend she is pregnant for the 2nd time... should be in May.  we are very happy with that news.

On the breakfast plate
2 eggo waffles with butter and maple syrup and a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Le Tattoueur d'Auschwitch by Heather Morris

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Mme Lebrun
Non-coupable (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 4)
Esprits criminels
Big Brother

On the menu this week
Lundi - For lunch - potage and bechamel sauce with hard-boiled eggs.
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?

Haven't had time to figure it out yet

From the camera
9 months old today!


Looking around the house
Lots to do! Nothing got done with our weekend away. 

On my to-do list  

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make bed, take shower, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Menu plan - 
  • Vaccum main floor - 
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins - DONE
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Cut up tons of veggies to make a potage for today and 4 dump soups to freeze - DONE
  • Wash dishes


To relax this week, I will  (or should I say in my crafting basket)
work on  knitted socks for mom - have to undo half the foot as I picked up one too many stitches somewhere ...

Continue reading my Gooseberry Patch book


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Monday, 31 August 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-08-31

 Good morning!

Last week had bloodwork on Monday.. will have results when I see the doctor in a few weeks but I think it should look good.

Had the breaks changed on our Rav-4, so no car for a few days.

Had my grandson & dog Saturday and Sunday.  My son and daughter-in-law for lunch Sunday and everyone left after supper.  Xavier is walking when pushing a small toy with wheels.  He is growing up so fast.

My son threw away some toys of his and brought a little to his house (dinosaurs and cars!), so that is that much less in the house.

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Mostly sunny
20°
8°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
23°
15°
Wed.
Showers
22°
15°
Thu.
Mostly sunny
24°
17°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
20°
11°
Sat.
Partly cloudy
18°
11°



How I am feeling this morning
Had more hot flashes during the night so slept in the guest-office room with the window open, so much colder!  Feeling fine but lots to do today.

On my mind
Can't seem to get back on track with exercise.. had started small walks but now my Achilles'tendon is hurting :(  Have written down some stretches I MUST start doing daily.
Have 3 appointments today so hoping to get through that as quick as possible.  Hate having to go out for so  many things.  I like my 'at home' days.

On the breakfast plate
2 eggo waffles with butter and maple syrup and a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Le Tattoueur d'Auschwitch by Heather Morris

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Mme Lebrun
Non-coupable (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 4)
Esprits criminels
Big Brother

On the menu this week
Lundi - chicken pot pie from the freezer
Mardi-  Pork chops and potatoes
Mercredi - General tao chicken
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


From the camera

A picture from the web... just love the colors and the abundance



Looking around the house
Needs picking up with the kids here over the weekend.  

On my to-do list  

Sunday
  • Laundry
  • Baked muffins
  • Washed main bathroom
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make bed, take shower, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor - DONE
  • Mop floors - DONE
  • More laundry
  • 9:30 massage therapist
  • 2:00 pm - physiotherapist
  • 3:15 - Estheticienne
  • Pick up mail
  • Ironing



To relax this week, I will  (or should I say in my crafting basket)
work on  knitted socks for mom
Continue reading my Gooseberry Patch book


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Monday, 24 August 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-08-24

Good morning!

Last week got caught up on my telework.  However had to call cable company and credit card company... that took quite a long time!  all is supposed to bre resolved for now.. once again.

Picked up Xavier at daycare on Monday, Thursday and Friday.  He had supper here Thursday and Friday... My daughter came to town on Friday so she wanted to see him as much as possible.  Daughter-in-law had some outing in town and so did my son that evening so my grandson stayed the night (as did the dog).

Saturday  my son and daughter in law arrived for lunch and left afterwards to go to her dad's house with grandson and the dog.  My daughter went to the gym and then for a hike.  My husband worked at my son's house and I did laundry and relaxed outside for awhile.  Me, my husband and daughter went to a restaurant for supper and then we did groceries.

Sunday morning my son came early with Xavier so my daughter could see him before leaving.  DDIL was on a hike with the dog but came by for lunch.  My son went grocery shopping while Xavier slept and me & my daughter went in the attic to get out boxes of school papers and some more toys for Xavier.  My son & daughter went through the school boxes and decluttered alot.. I want them to keep only 1 small box each if possible.  Threw away a few small old toys and washed the rest.  Want my son to go through them and see if he wants some at his house (guessing he won't).  Then I will keep some and donate the rest.  There are soooooo many toys in the attic... It think it would be enough for a family of 10!!

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Cloudy
22°
17°
Tue.
Scattered thunderstorms
23°
9°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
17°
8°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
19°
9°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
21°
12°
Sat.
Mostly cloudy
19°
11°

I'm very glad temperatures are going down.


How I am feeling this morning
Woke up later (was awake a few times during the night) and went for a walk.  Now I need to work on my to-do list.

On my mind
More decluttering.  My husband did NOT get rid of any of the couches in the basement and I feel overwhelmed.  I will pack a bag to take to the thrift shop this morning... at least it will make me feel better.


On the breakfast plate
2 toasts (oat bread) with peanut butter and honey and a glass of oat milk.

On my reading pile
Des nouvelles d'une petite ville T03 Mario Hades

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Mme Lebrun
Non-coupable (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 3)
Esprits criminels

On the menu this week
Lundi - chicken pot pie from the freezer
Mardi-  Breakfast for dinner
Mercredi - Macaroni chinois and won-ton soup
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


From the camera






Looking around the house
Too much stuff everywhere!!  However I did pick up yesterday so it's fine.

On my to-do list  

Sunday
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Laundry
  • Baked muffins (well, dh baked them)
  • Groceries
  • Mopped floors
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Take a small 20 min walk - DONE
  • Make bed, take shower, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • 13:15 Bloodwork
  • Pick up mail
  • Go to the post office to send some amazon returns
  • Pick up some scripts at the pharmacy
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Wash big shower
  • Ironing
  • Pick up Xavier at daycare at 4:15


To relax this week, I will  (or should I say in my crafting basket)
work on  knitted socks for mom
Make Christmas ornament prototype (still not done!)
Have some Rudy day fun... maybe look over a Gooseberry patch recipe book


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Monday, 17 August 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-08-17

 Good morning!

Last week was busy with appointments but some things are over and done with... antibiotics are finished, IUD has been removed (hurt since it was ther 10 years yikes!), and teeth treatment is done.  Was an energy-draining week.

We babysat my grandon on Saturday - my son and daughter-in-law came back late from an outing and slept over.  they all left after lunch on Sunday.  Did a few housechores around the house.

Xavier is now crawling everywhere and is always trying to stand up - he's adorable!

Got a commode sent to mil's house for the new buyers.  However my husband brought back 2 couches for the basement... we now have 4 in there... 2 will be going out very very very soon.  He wants the elran-type lazy-boy couch instead of what we had.

Let's join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom .




The weather (in celsius)

Sun.
Clear with periodic clouds
28°
15°
Mon.
Partly cloudy
26°
17°
Tue.
Scattered thunderstorms
21°
12°
Wed.
Mostly sunny
19°
11°
Thu.
Mostly sunny
22°
12°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
23°
16°
Finally some cooler temperatures :)

How I am feeling this morning
Did not sleep superwell... hot! but woke up early and got up early because I have a ton of things to do.  The morning walk did me good and I'm ready to take on the day.

On my mind
Trying to figure out what I need to have in the house until Christmas... I'm afraid a 2nd wave of Covid is around the corner and all will close again.  And I'm trying to go out as less as possible.
Tired of all the pills, medical appointments, etc... want it all to be over and be back to 100% normal.

On the breakfast plate
Blueberry-banana-chocolate muffins I made yesterday with a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Des nouvelles d'une petite ville T01 de Mario Hades

On my tv
Good witch (season 6)
Le résident (season 1)
Mme Lebrun
Non-coupable (season 1)
Boston Legal (season 3)
Esprits criminels

On the menu this week
Lundi - chicken pot pie from the freezer
Mardi-  Bechamel sauce with hard-boiled eggs
Mercredi - spaghetti
Jeudi -  Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


From the camera

Picture taken from the web







Looking around the house
Lots to do!  Trying to find more things to declutter.  I'd like to make a few small changes too.. but some rooms need fresh paint and dh is not keen on that.  He is supposed to retire next spring... so it could be then.  will start to imagine what I want the rooms to look like.

On my to-do list  

Last weekend
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins
  • Dusted main floor
  • Groceries
  • Weeded both sides of the house and the back
  • Reorganized pantry to leave a section for the baby food
  • Cut up cantaloup and some veggies
  • Ironed 2 shirts

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Take a small 20 min walk - DONE
  • Make bed, take shower, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Vaccum basement - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Put away ds's hockey figurines in a plastic container - DONE
  • Mop floors
  • Fold towels
  • More laundry
  • 11:00 Haircut
  • lots more on the to-do list but not sure I'll get passed this point.

  • ....

To relax this week, I will  (or should I say in my crafting basket)
work on  knitted socks for mom
Make Christmas ornament prototype (still not done!)


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