Monday, 18 March 2019

Happy homemaker 2019-03-18

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

We babysat my son's dog Friday night and he slept over part of the night.  
Sunday afternoon we did some errands, Ikea, costco and grocery store.  So for now we've got food!

The snow has started melting, we can see out the window now.  

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
-2°
-15°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
-2°
-13°
Wed.
Cloudy
3°
-1°
Thu.
Showers
4°
-3°
Fri.
Mostly Cloudy
3°
-7°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
1°
-7°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
3°
-7°


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T3  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 
New Amsterdam
Regular programs are starting to end this street, good now I'll have time to do something else! :)

Menu - planning
I had planned the menu but with all those errands yesterday, it has changed.

Monday - Sauce blanche aux oeufs 
Tuesday - Chicken lo mein (cotsco's)
Wednesday - Stuffed bell pepers (costco's)
Thursday - smoked meat sandwiches
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed main floor, baked muffins, did laundry, decluttered some more and paid some bills.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Call mom - DONE
  • Craft
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Take down St-Patrick's decor
  • Wanted to go see knitting lady but the snowbanks are still high and can't see when I back up from her driveway, so will probably wait for another week.
  • Overnight oats
  • Laundry
  • Letter to a friend
  • ...
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks ... they seem to be stopped, I am at the heel and stuck.  
Crochet cowl
Start crochet Christmas gifts
Need to plan felt crafts for Nieces and nephew and put them in ziploc bags, ready to work on.

Looking forward to
Having lunch with my friends tomorrow

What I have in my bedside drawer
Voltaren cream, vicks, flashlight, orajel, bank book, $$, paper, pen, sudoku puzzles, a coaster, a moxa stick, ear plugs, photo in memorium of my niece, handwritten coupon from my son (when he was young) saying he would set the table :)  

From the camera

More bathroom pictures form a few weeks back. Washer and dryer are now installed as well as closet doors.




Quote of the week 

I know St-Patrick's was yesterday but this is what I had put on my FB page... my friends know I am a Christmas nut, so they will find this appropriate. :)

Monday, 11 March 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-03-11

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

Monday we had my brother and sister-in-law come over for supper as well as my son and his girlfriend.  My brother slept here (they live 3 hours away) and they went visiting Old Québec on Tuesday (the went ice-skating too).
Tuesday I was to have my 1st-aid training at work but didn't get to go as there was an 'emergency' at work :(  it is pushed back to June.
Toilet got installed Saturday in main bathroom!

We had another foot of snow since yesterday and for now it's still snowing, the winds seem to want to pick up... if it does it'll be a blizzard!
Love to stay in the house and watch it all.  As long as I don't have to drive in it, it's ok.

We babysat my son's dog Friday night and he slept over.

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Snow
2°
-7°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-1°
-10°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
2°
-2°
Thu.
Cloudy
6°
3°
Fri.
Rain
7°
2°
Sat.
Rain and Snow
3°
-7°
It should start melting with the temperatures this week

What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T3  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 
New Amsterdam

Menu - planning
Monday - Tourtière (meat pie)
Tuesday - Macaroni chinois et egg-rolls
Wednesday - Ham and potatoes in the crockpot
Thursday - Spaghetti (did not have it last week)
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed basement and main floor and washed both bathrooms.  My muffins and overnight oats were made too.  Did tons of laundry and picked up a bit everywhere.  Also got a cut and color (new hairdresser).

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Pay bills
  • Prep macaroni chinois
  • Order a few things on Amazon
  • Craft
  • Continue decluttering
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks ... they seem to be stopped, I am at the heel and stuck.
Crochet another cowl - finished the one I was doing last week.

Looking forward to
Seeing a kinesitherapeut at work tomorrow for my plantar fasciitis.

Something interesting
I found a new group on FB called Creating a cozy life - Hygge style, it looks nice and calm!

A simple pleasure
Smell of fresh bread

From the camera
Finished cowl (it was a yarn with all the colors mixed up in it)



Our view from the front window


The front of our house



Quote of the week 

Monday, 4 March 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-04


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

Over the weekend we visited with my parents and my daughter came with us.  We had some good family time.  My sister wasn't there as it was her weekend scheduled with one of my cousins in Mont-Laurier.  I had brought the gifts for my youngest brother's birthday and for my nephew's birthday.  For my sis we will go out for supper for our birthdays sometimes this summer.


The weather (in celsius)



Mon.
Snow Showers
0°
-12°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-8°
-18°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-8°
-21°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-9°
-18°
Fri.
Mostly Cloudy
-5°
-14°
Sat.
Mostly Sunny
-2°
-14°


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T2  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 

Menu - planning
Monday - Stuffed pepper casserole
Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs
Wednesday - need to figure it out
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches and veggie soup in the crockpot
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash basement bathroom
  • Decorate for st-pat's
  • Pay bills
  • Try to find a new hairdresser .. the one I had found before Christmas has left also.
  • Get the main floor guest-ready.  My brother just called and they will be here for supper.
  • Make muffins
  • Prep some cream of millet for this week's breakfasts
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks ... they seem to be stopped, I am at the heel and stuck.
Crochet a cowl 

Looking forward to
Tomorrow at work have a whole day of 1st aid training.

A simple pleasure
Being home

From the camera
Pictures of our weekend with family



More snow pictures
Front of the house

Back of the house




Quote of the week 

Monday, 25 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-25

Happy Rudolph day!  The 25th of the month... let's try to do a few things Christmassy today... 

It's a snow day here so a Christmas movie and hot chocolate seems the best way to go!  

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

It was another busy week.  My dad's eye seems to be coming back to normal.  We will be going next Saturday to visit them for the weekend (3 hours from here).  We will pick up my daughter on the way so she can come with us.

Sunday we had another foot of snow and it's still snowing a little this morning.  Here we are lucky there is space to put the snow but in town the houses are covered with snow... people can't see outside their front windows.

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

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Snow Showers
-1°
-18°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-14°
-22°
Wed.
Mostly Sunny
-11°
-21°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
-7°
-18°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-4°
-12°

It's gonna be a cold week


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T2  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 

Menu - planning
Monday - Sausage and potatoes
Tuesday - Hachis (chicken, potatoes, veggies in gravy)
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Smoked meat
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed 1st floor.  Baked muffins.  Dusted all main floor ... finally the LR is 'bathroom accessory free' as the washer and dryer are back in the bathroom.  My husband painted ceileing and bathroom closet.  I've started washing all linens that were in there yesterday but have lots more to go!  I will declutter at the same time and send some to the Homeless shelter.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga... uh-oh if not done 1st thing in the morning (which I didn't), usually means I will skip it.
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Call mom - DONE
  • Craft 
  • Wash dishes (we had raclette yesterday and everything is soaking)
  • Get the snow out of the entryway and stairs
  • Wash more linens and then put them back in bathroom closet
  • Prep stuff to go to my parents' this weekend
  • Declutter some more
  • Watch a Christmas movie with hot chocolate while crocheting.
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks ... they seem to be stopped, I am at the heel and stuck.
Crochet mittens for my daughter - DONE 
Crochet a cowl (had 1/3 done yesterday when I noticed it was twisted - so frogged it this morning and will start over)

Looking forward to
Having a Rudolph day

A simple pleasure
Working on my Happiness journal

From the camera

Mittens for my daughter

Snow, more snow!....

Outside my front window

View from backdoor



Quote of the week 

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