Monday, 15 October 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-10-15

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

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I need to concentrate on Halloween and Christmas :)
Fall has arrived since last week, cooler temps and the colors are beautiful, I wish we could keep those colors for at least a few weeks!


The weather
Mon.
Rain
11°
3°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
8°
6°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
7°
-2°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
2°
1°
Fri.
Cloudy
12°
8°
Sat.
Rain
9°
1°
Sun.
Mostly Cloudy
4°
-1°



What I am reading
The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding

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

Menu - planning
Monday - chicken pot pie
Tuesday - beef roast 
Wednesday - soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Smoked meat sandwiches

On my to-do list
Did regular chores on Saturday.
Today is:
- Post here
- Wash outside front windows if it doesn't rain this afternoon, too cold for now
- Pay bills - get automatic payment going for electrical bill
- Laundry
- Cook hard-boiled eggs
- Call mom
- Find cold-lunch recipes (can't really eat hot at my desk at my new job - it's open space and the smells would not be nice - so trying to find cold lunch ideas)
- Check out missing stocking stuffers
- Prep birthday gift for niece and my son's girlfriend
- Prep gym clothes & lunch for tomorrow
- Knit

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week

Sunday I finished the 3 Halloween costumes I was working on (snowman, bubblegum machine and ice-cream vendor).  I also made a watercolor card for dniece's birthday.

Something interesting I watched

Geisha school:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHd9ze1e5CQ

The coldest village in the world:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylpuGUWGdSs&t=792s

50 things I don't buy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFajqEx9tC4&app=desktop


Looking forward to
Family supper at sister in law's house for dniece's 18th birthday on Saturday

A simple pleasure
Watching the beautiful Fall colors

From the camera

My Father's family


Fall colors - the pics don't do justice to the beauty of it all

                             
Quote of the week 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-10-08

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

Our Thanksgiving weekend is over.  My parents, sis & bil arrived for lunch saturday and left Monday after breakfast.  we had a nice family time but the weather was cold and gray.

On the other had I've had a cold since last wednesday (used up a sick day on Thursday and had a vacation day planned for Friday) and used up tons and tons of kleenex.  A wee bit better this morning - Today everyone is off work for Thanksgiving.


The weather
Mon.
Cloudy
12°
11°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
25°
18°
Wed.
Scattered Thunderstorms
19°
10°
Thu.
Rain
19°
9°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
9°
4°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
8°
4°
Sun.
Cloudy
11°
7°



What I am reading
Entre les morts by Jeff Abbott

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

Menu - planning
No menu planning this week

On my to-do list
Did regular chores last Thursday and Friday
Today is:
- Post here
- plant a few bulbs outside
- Decorate a little for Halloween
- Laundry
- Rewash main bathroom

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week

Looking forward to
Feeling better from this cold!

A simple pleasure
Staying inside when it's cold outside

From the camera
Brother in law

 Me and my sister with Hugo Girard


My husband 

Pictures at our local White-Geese festival with Hugo Girard - A strong man from Quebec

                             
Quote of the week 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Happy Homemeaker 2018-10-01

Welcome October!
Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

Been another busy work.  Job is going ok, coworkers are not really warming up but spoke with director and he seems ok.  Since I am now eating in a new lunch room I reconnected with some of the people I worked with when I started there (16 years ago!) so that was nice :)

Bought a new central air vaccum on Friday night, finally! (been broken almost a month now).  DH is still working on the fence - now that we put the plastic strips in we notice it is crooked - not going well!

Saturday night 2 of dh's cousins and wives came for an impromptu supper so we ordered pizza and chatted for a while - there was a power outage (1 hour) but we had finished eating so it was fine.

Today is the provincial election (we voted by anticipation).

Next weekend is our Thanksgiving here.  My parents, sister and brother-in-law will be coming.  I think I'll take Friday off work to pick up around the house.


The weather
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
14°
7°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
13°
8°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
15°
12°
Thu.
Showers
23°
6°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
12°
7°
Sat.
Showers
14°
12°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
16°
8°

What I am reading
The Lab by Jennifer Lynn Neely (not such a great read... a spicy Harlequin)

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

Menu - planning
Monday - Tourtière
Tuesday - Spaghetti with meat-veggie sauce
Wednesday - Rice-chicken casserole
Thursday - Hachis (rice, veggies, potatoes in gravy)
Friday - ?

On my to-do list
Did regular chores during the weekend.
Today is:
- Post here
- plant a few bulbs outside (otherwise will do it when it warms up)
- Finish wrapping the stocking stuffers
- Prep card and gifts for 2 upcoming birthdays (didn't get done last week)
- Put ebooks on hard drive
- 10:00 massage therapist appointment
- Pick up Rx
- Pick up the mail
- Prep chicken-rice casserole
- Prep hachis
- Wash kitchen floor and bathroom floors

ouf! I hope I get to do all I need to do.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
I want to start a new pair of knitted socks this week

Looking forward to
Having part of my family over next weekend

A simple pleasure
Getting a therapeutic massage

From the camera




Disney cruise was in town this week so took a walk at 6:00 am Thursday morning to see the boat.

                             
Quote of the week 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-24

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

1st whole week at new job... work is ok, coworkers are so-so... nobody talks or says hello.. very weird.
DD is having her 2nd colonoscopy today, crossing my fingers.
We had a busy week last week after work... Tuesday - costco, Wednesday dh left work at noon because they were planting the stakes for the back fence here, Thursday dh had guitar lessons and I went to the hair salon and Friday I was to have an initiation to watercolor class (got cancelled but she couldn't reach me so I stayed in town waiting for the class to start only to be told it was cancelled when I got there), did some errands on Friday night also.

The weather

A cold 1C here this morning.
Mon.
Sunny
14°
6°
Tue.
Rain
14°
14°
Wed.
Thunderstorm
23°
8°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
16°
10°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
19°
9°


What I am reading
Premonitions by Heather Graham

On my tv 
Big Brother (big finale is this week!)
'O
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31


Menu - planning

Monday - chicken stir fry and rice
Tuesday - macaroni 
Wednesday - Soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - spaghetti
Friday - ?

On my to-do list
Did regular chores during the weekend.
Today is:
- Post here
- If not too cold go cut some flowers outside (otherwise will do it when it warms up)
- Maybe start washing some windows (not sure about that because the fence is not finished yet and it's gonna make dirt)
- Rudy day!!!  I think I might start wrapping the stocking stuffers
- Prep card & gifts for 2 upcoming birthdays
- Bake cookies
- Make some R-Krispie squares
- Send email to designer to say which ceramic we are choosing 
- Order ink for printer
- Put ebooks on key
- cook macaroni for tomorrow

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Celebrating Rudy day

A simple pleasure
Starting up the fireplace this morning

From the camera




Pictures in 2 Galleries d'art in Old Quebec
                             

Quote of the week or rather a Rudolph day joke :)

What's worse than Rudolph with a runny nose?
Frosty the snowman with a hot flush!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-17

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

It was a very stressful week last week - hoping for a more routine week.
DD was sick with her crohn's last week (still is) so she is having more tests done.  My son bought his 1st house, I am now working in another sector of the govt agency for which I work (new coworkers), had govt exams on Saturday and my sil was operated for the 2nd time for her breast cancer.   My uncle was also operated for his neck.
DD spent the weekend here with us too.

The weather
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
29°
21°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
23°
11°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
18°
10°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
20°
16°
Fri.
Scattered Thunderstorms
24°
11°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
17°
10°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
16°
7°


What I am reading
Les Héritiers du Fleuve T4 by Louise Tremblay-D'essiambre
Takes place at the end of the 1800's in rural Québec.  I love reading books like this.

On my tv 
Big Brother
'O
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
and more new programes to come

Menu - planning

Monday - chicken pot pie
Tuesday - sausages and potatoes
Wednesday - smoked meat sandwiches
Thursday - spaghetti
Friday - won't be here so dh will fend for himself

On my to-do list
Did regular chores during the weekend.
Today was:
- Getting permit for new fence
- Call cable company to get the bill lowered
- Go to knitting lady
- Laundry
- Cook sausages & potatoes for tomorrow's supper
- Ironing
- Cut up pineapple
and lots more but will probably be too hot to do anything

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted socks are finished as of this morning!
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
I will be going to a watercolor initiation class Friday evening - just paid for it now.

Looking forward to
Watercolor class

Something I watched
Nothing outstanding

From the camera

I thought I was in London this week with Paul McCartney in town (staying at L'auberge St-Antoine), the museum special on London and the fog (says the girl who has never been to London but has read about it).







                                    

Quote of the week