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.



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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.


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