Monday, 17 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-17

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

We had appointments every night last week.  

I had Friday off and I spent the day with my sister-in-law cleaning at my son's new house (his 1st!).  My daughter was here too and helped paint with dil and my son.

Saturday I deep-cleaned my son's room while it's almost empty and deep-cleaned the fridge (dd left after lunch), my husband and my son's friends moved all his belongings from his old appartment to his house.  He also brought his bedroom furniture from here.  Some of dil's friend helped her clean some more.  Her dad paid the pizza for lunch and my husband paid the chicken for supper.  First time we meet her dad and his girlfriend (and 7 month old child).  

Sunday we did stuff here in the morning - I deep-cleaned basement LRoom as my son had taken the HUGE, HEAVY tv to his house and I had space to reorganize.  Also deep-cleaned and reorganized basement bathroom cabinets now that they are almost all empty.  In the afternoon went back to my son's house and dh hung frames.  Mother-in-law (90) came to visit with us.  My son had picked up his new dog in the morning (a mix collie and labrador), a cute little thing.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow Showers
-1°
-8°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-12°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
-6°
-8°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-1°
-3°
Fri.
Rain
3°
3°
Sat.
Rain
4°
-2°


What I am reading
Noirs secrets by GH David

On my tv 
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - sausages with mashed potatoes and carrots
Tuesday - we will eat in town as we have 2 more appointments
Wednesday - Breakfast for supper
Thursday - Crockpot soup and grilled cheese

On my to-do list

  • Wash basement entryway floor (got the kitty litter out of there - my son brought his cat back to his house) and basement bathroom floor - DONE
  • Post here
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Make overnight oatmeal for my breakfasts (made dh's muffins last night)
  • Groceries and dollar store
  • Pick up giftcard for gift exchange
  • Pay bills
  • Replace Christms tree and Christmas village (the cat spent some time in there)
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Wrap last gifts and put the lot under the tree
  • Ironing (did all laundry during the weekend)
  • Take pictures of some of my Christmas ornaments to post here
  • .....
Hate when I have to go out on Mondays, takes half of my day :(

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks

Something fun I did last week
Had our work-lunch - it was a place where we had a cook teach us how to make the beef tartare, mayonnaise and fixings.  We got hands-on training and then we ate there.  It was super fun and good!  A bit expensive but for once it's a great idea.

Looking forward to
Vacations coming up next week!

A simple pleasure
I know, I repeat myself but ... having my Mondays off!

From the camera

I've taken some pictures but didn't have time to download them.



Quote of the week 


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-10

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 
(or at least I will on Monday night)

Writing this post on Sunday as I will be at work Monday (exceptionnally) for 4-days of training.  I will get next Friday off - just in time to help my son move in his 1st house.

This last week was a busy week on weeknights.  Acupuncture, lady for bathroom cabinets, plumber, guitar lessons for dh, dh's supper for his boss who is retiring.  And the upcoming week promises to be as busy!

I'm so glad my Christmas prep is done.  Still have a few little things to do but mostly I'm ready.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
-7°
-17°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
-9°
-18°
Wed.
Sunny
-11°
-19°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-10°
-12°
Fri.
Mostly Cloudy
-3°
-4°
Sat.
Snow Showers
1°
-3°

What I am reading
La petite maison du 6e rang T2 by Micheline Dalpé

On my tv 
Regular programs (most of them) are on Christmas break
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - Spaghetti, will put sauce in crockpot in the morning.
No idea for the rest of the week.  Working on Monday throws me off

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Regular housechores.  Finished my class painting.  Laundry. Groceries.  Prepped mixture for spaghetti sauce tomorrow.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks .  Finished my painting.

Something interesting I watched
Christmas crafts on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXJ2RDlY2g

Looking forward to
Having stuff being moved out of our house and into my son's house

A simple pleasure
Being ready for Christmas when everyone is running around trying to get things done

From the camera

I've taken some pictures but didn't have time to download them, so I'm posting a picture of a craft I found on Pinterest which I find beautiful.



Quote of the week 


Monday, 3 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-03

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

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Rain and Snow
3°
-7°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
-4°
-9°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-2°
-5°
Thu.
Snow Showers
0°
-8°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-13°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-8°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
-4°
-10°

It snowed all day yesterday, everything is white and the trees are heavy with snow, it looks nice out.

What I am reading
La petite maison du 6e rang T1 by Micheline Dalpé

On my tv 
Regular programs (most of them) are on Christmas break
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - Beef, veggie, casserole
Tuesday - Sausages, potatoes and veggies
Wednesday - Macaroni chinois
Thursday - Dump soup and grilled cheese

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Regular housechores.  More wrapping.  Cooked and froze italian sausages (in slices), veal sausages.  Laundry.  Freezer inventory (already pretty full for the Holidays).  Put empty Christmas boxes under the garage.

Monday
- More laundry - STARTED
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
- Wash basement bathroom
- Prep insurance papers for stomach pills
- Prep macaroni chinois
- Bake muffins
- One thing-a-room declutter
- Exercise 
- Finish vaccum in basement
- Pick up a package at the post office (meaning I have to get the snow and ice off the car)
- Review timeline for party on Dec 31st - DONE


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks 

Something interesting I watched
Christmas movies

Looking forward to
Being able to sit down, watch a Christmas movie and knit this afternoon

A simple pleasure
Opening up my advent calendars.
I made one with my pouches and put something relaxing in it for me, then I bought one with Lindt chocolate (that was not in the plans, but...) and I got a lottery ticket one.  I won $5 on that one for Dec. 1st.

From the camera

December 1st - advent calendar (1 for me and 1 for ds's girlfriend)

I think the cat thought it was too hot in the house, so she is sleeping on ice of the skating rink.


Quote of the week 


Monday, 26 November 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-11-26

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

Ordered a google home mini this week and a hard drive (to have a copy of pictures in case the other one stops working).
Bought a few more gifts online.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Cloudy
1°
-1°
Tue.
Rain and Snow
2°
1°
Wed.
Showers
2°
-2°
Thu.
Cloudy
2°
-6°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-2°
-6°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-2°
-6°
Sun.
Snow Showers
-1°
-2°
Mon.
Snow Showers
0°
-4°

This morning a light snow outside but balmy so might turn into rain


What I am reading
Le projet Bleiberg by David S.Khara

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Christmas movies 
It's the last week of regular programs before the Christmas break

Menu - planning
Monday - Sausages and mashed potatoes
Tuesday - Ham quiche
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Chicken voll aux vents

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Vaccumed and dusted main floor.  Laundry. Made fudge, a pound cake and skor squares.  A little bit of wrapping sprinkled in there. Paid bills. Worked on my class painting - almost finished.

Monday
- More laundry - STARTED
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
- Pack up the sunbeam warming blanket and mail it back to them if shipping isn't too prohibitive.
- Wash bathroom
- Call dr. for renewel on stomach pills
- Prep quiche for tomorrow night
- More wrapping
- Call cable company to see why the bill is higher 
- Send some ebooks to my friend
- Bake muffins
- One thing-a-room declutter
- Yoga and essentrics exercises (20 min total) - DONE

.... which is why I decided to get up at 6:15 instead of relaxing and getting up later today.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Work on knitted socks 
Paint class - candle

Something interesting I watched
Christmas movies

Looking forward to
Finishing paint class and painting.

A simple pleasure
Having a cup of warm tea (I don't like it hot)

From the camera

No more bathtub for awhile (we do have a shower in the basement ;) )


Quote of the week 



Monday, 19 November 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-11-19

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

We did get some snow last week but much less than the forecast.  There are a few inches on the ground.  This week should be cold, so less snow.
I took a day off Friday (was to be a snowday but... not much snow) and I woke up with a splitting headache so I stayed home anyways.
My to-do list for the weekend was a mile long, still lots to do today.

Sunday we went to a hockey game at the Videotron-Center, invited by Caisse pop.  They gave out $10 gift cards to the shopping center, I got 4! (well dh was there and got some of these too) and also a hat.  There was as a small buffet too (but didn't know so had lunch before going),  DH ate a little but I was having tummy problems (yet again, last week was not a good week), so I did not eat from the buffet.

DS also announced they had bought a dog (mix coollie / labrador) and will be getting him the weekend they move in their house mid-December) .  He is brown.

Let's get this post started:

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow Showers
-3°
-8°
Tue.
Cloudy
-6°
-8°
Wed.
Cloudy
-6°
-16°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-9°
-17°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-9°
-13°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-3°
-7°
Sun.
Rain and Snow
1°
-2°
Mon.
Rain and Snow
1°
0°


What I am doing right now
Writing this post, having a Linden tisane (for upset stomach), listening to Christmas music and looking at the Christmas lights in the LR with the fireplace lit (a bit chilly this morning)
Will have breakfast afterwards

What I am reading
Sans parler du chien by Connie Willis (ongoing)

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Haven't menu-planned yet.

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Recalled cable company and spent HOURS on the phone with them - they will be calling me back can't download their anti-virus properly) - will have to call back at some point still not working, laundry, made a big pack of meatballs for freezer, cooked up ham and got it cut up for sandwiches during the Holidays, started decorating, orderd online at Walmart, got my Zen advent calendar pouches filled up, prepped Christmas cards, ...

Monday
- More laundry
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
- look up warranty for a sunbeam heating blanket - Have to call back for 4th time, hopefully I can reach SOMEONE this time.  Their voicemail is full and they hang up and don't take messages.  Found another number to call.
- Menu-plan
- Bake muffins
- Set up nativity set under tree
- Put up Christmas village in bay window
- Take Christmas boxes to the basement
- Clear out the office (everything got put in there during the decorating)
- Vaccum main floor
- Wash bathroom
- Check when prescription ends for stomach pills
- Make pizza muffins and freeze them

.... which is why I decided to get up at 6:15 instead of relaxing and getting up later today.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING - will try to get the pockets on and block it this week.
Work on a new pair of knitted socks 
Paint class - candle

Something interesting I watched
Household hacks and Christmas dollar-store hacks on youtube

Looking forward to
Going to acupuncture Tuesday night - decided to try it out for my frequent headaches these days... will also mention stomach problems.

A simple pleasure
Being home

From the camera

Not a great picture but to show the snow we received last week

Santa at the hockey game

Tree is up, still need to do the nativity set under it


Quote of the week 




Monday, 12 November 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-11-12

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

Today is a holiday because of veteran's day so my husband is outside working on strengthening the gazebo roof for winter and putting a large tarp on the grass in front of the house for when the snowblowers pass.

Let's start this right off.  Snow, snow, snow in the forecast


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
-3°
-4°
Tue.
Snow
1°
-10°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-7°
-13°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-5°
-11°
Fri.
Snow
-2°
-3°
Sat.
Snow Showers
-1°
-8°
Sun.
Mostly Sunny
-6°
-13°


What I am reading
Sans parler du chien by Connie Willis

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Christmas movies (watched one on Saturday morning)

Menu - planning
Monday - Veggie soup for lunch with leftover pizza.  Supper will be eggrolls and General Tao chicken.
Tuesday - Chinese noodles
Wednesday - Smoked meat sandwiches (have been on the menu for a few weeks but not done)
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday - ?


On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Vaccum main floor and basement.  Wash both bathrooms (dh is still doing work in the main bathroom so lots of dust), called cable company and spent HOURS on the phone with them - they will be calling me back can't download their anti-virus properly), Menu plan, cook a big chicken (got my chicken cubed for Christmas sandwiches), make 2 rice-chicken casseroles (one for the freezer), cook sausage-bacon appetizers (frozen for Christmas), update gift closet and list, Laundry, ...

Monday
- Yoga exercises - DONE
- More laundry - DONE
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts - DONE
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
Crochet
- look up warranty for a sunbeam heating blanket
- Make veggie soup (freeze a bag of mixed veggies for a crockpot soup later on) - DONE
- Catch up on paint class (missed most of the class last Tuesday as I had a meeting that finished way past lunch time)
- Cut up cantaloup - DONE
- Bake muffins - DONE
and lots more... but will see what really gets done

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING - got more yarn so I'll pick up the pace
Work on a new pair of knitted socks 
Paint class - candle

Something interesting I watched
Nothing this week, too many nights coming in late because of after-work errands

Looking forward to
Paint class at lunch on Tuesday

A simple pleasure
Scratching items off my to-do list

From the camera
Christmas men shirts at the store

New tree we got for the basement - it is up!


Quote of the week