Monday, 16 December 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-12-16

Morning!

Last week we had our team Christmas dinner (delivery chicken) and we played games.  was nice.  Had to take bus home on Friday as my husband worked very late... took me 1,5 hours instead of 40 minutes - yuck.  

We babysat the dog Saturday and part of Sunday.

Grandson finally got out of the hospital yesterday afternoon.  He had an infection and desaturation so he was in the nursery and we could not see or hold him.
As soon as he got home we were there - my son had called to make sure we would be.


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





Looking around the house
Needs picking up ... last 2 weekends were not routine.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
-8°
-9°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-3°
-9°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
-6°
-15°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-12°
-16°
Fri.
Sunny
-9°
-14°


Brrrr... we had tons of rain during the weekend and now the cold... ice!

What I am reading
 Nil by Lyne Matson

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
District 31
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday:  A casserole from the freezer
Tuesday:  Ham and potatoes
Wednesday: 
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?
Menu-planning is up in the air as we have gift deliveries, errands and baby to see.

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Groceries
  • Wash and vaccum main bathroom
  • Babysit the dog
  • Laundry
  • dust and vaccum my bedroom
  • Dust and vaccum hallway
  • Finish wrapping
  • Go to the bank to get $$ for money cards
Monday  
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DON
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - Done for now
  • Craft
  • 10:00 doctor's semi-annual appointment
  • Run a few errands
  • Muffins
  • Finish main floor dusting and vaccum
  • Prep 2 cards for mailing - DONE
  • Prep 1 gift card for hostess of a Christmas party - DONE
  • Deliver gift to lady who teaches me how to knit socks
  • Air out new bed cover for one of the twin beds downstairs - too windy will have to be another day
  • Go see the baby
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
working on a felt ornement for my nieces

A simple pleasure
Seeing my grandson


From the camera
Have too much to post so the elves and Christmas will be in another post.






Quote of the week 

Monday, 9 December 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-12-09

We have a grandson!

DDIL was induced on Friday but Xavier was born at 4:03 am on Saturday Dec. 7th.  7.6 lbs. We went to see them at the hospital after work (her dad spent the day with ddil) and stayed to have supper with my son (he was very anxious and nervous and had nausea) and by the time we were ready to leave she was open at 7cm... so we thought we'll stay for a little.  my daughter was with us too.
She stayed at 9cm for a long time!  we were sure to have te baby in the late evening.  we ended up trying to sleep in the waiting room with ddil's dad.

It was a hard delivery with a small infection and fever.  Xavier has the infection so he is under observation at the nursery and we can't see or hold him.  We did see him about 1 minute when he was delivered.  Sunday night ddil was released from the hospital but Xavier has to have his bloodtest results on Monday to see if he will be released but most likely they will keep him another 7 days - only the parents can see him.  DDIL only got to hold him on Saturday at 6pm for some bonding and ds on Sunday around 11pm.

Saturday sis and bil came to town to see the parents a few minutes and then we had supper at the restaurant with them.

We have been babysitting the dog since Saturday night.

I can't wait to see and hold my 1st grandchild!!!!!

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





Looking around the house
It's Christmas!  A little picking up to do as this weekend was not feeling it.
The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Showers
3°
0°
Tue.
Showers
8°
-12°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-8°
-12°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
-10°
-14°
Fri.
Mostly Cloudy
-3°
-4°

Going to be unseasonably warm tomorrow but then it'll be cold!!!

What I am reading
 Maudit temps des fêtes by Cynthia Maréchal

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
District 31
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday:  Sheppard's pie
Tuesday:  American stirfry (Macaroni chinois)
Wednesday: 
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?
This week is up in the air, we'll see what happens with the baby and if we can go visit.


On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Groceries
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Babysit the dog
  • Laundry
  • Cut pinapple
Monday  
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Wrap stocking stuffers (didn't get done last 2 weekS)
  • Wrap gifts (did not get done last 2 weeks)
  • Craft
  • Drive the dog home - not sure how he would do without us in the house and have errands all morning
  • 8:30 massotherapist appointment
  • 9:30 haircolor and cut
  • Pick up a package at post office
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
working on a felt ornement for my nephew

A simple pleasure
holding a newborn baby.... coming soon!


From the camera






Quote of the week 

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

2018 - Happenings


 

I know, I know… I am posting this way too late, but better late than never!

Here are the highlights of 2018 – Good and bad

  • My job was changed and I was moved in another sector, while retaining my links to former team (still not sure if I like the move or not – but didn’t have a choice)
  • My uncle Baptiste and my aunt Raymonde (used to be married and parents to my cousin Luc), were deceased a few months apart
     



  • My son and his girlfriend bought their first house not far from us (it looks big but there is no basement so the basement is above ground - all rocks underneath - the garage is big though)



  •  Start of the remodeling of our main bathroom (finished spring 2019)


  • Start of installation of our backyard fence (was finished spring 2019 – had problems with the installation)






  • Both my nieces (Kasandra and Florence) are now adults – 18 years old (here in Quebec – the age of majority)
Florence



The blond one is Kasandra (Don't have a recent picture)

  • My daughter went back to school for her Master’s degree (to become a Super-infirmière)



  • My daughter moved back to Trois-Rivières because her boyfriend is from there and he wanted to be closer to his job.  She is closer to University too.
  • My sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast-cancer (she did chemio and is doing very well and had a very good attitude all the while).

 

I’ve started working on 2019, so it won’t be posted as late 😊

Monday, 2 December 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-12-02

Welcome to December!

My mother's oldest sister passed away this week in Abitibi (a 9 hour ride from here) and the funerals are today so we didn't make it but my parents went with my brother (6 hour ride for them).  She lived in a home the last few years and suffered from Alzheimers, she had 9 children.

My daughter in law has Pupps pregnancy rash and it seems to be really uncomfortable.  She went back to hospital on Saturday (I took care of the dog) and she is open 3cm and they did a stripping of the membrane.  Since she is so miserable with the rash they will schedule by the end of next week to provoke the delivery (she will be 39 weeks in).  So we should have our baby by next weekend! :)  She just called and will come spend the day here - things are starting to move along.

My son and daughter in law came for supper after they got back from the hospital on Saturday night.

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





Looking around the house
Everything is picked up and we are ready for the baby and for Christmas.  


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
-4°
-7°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
-2°
-9°
Wed.
Cloudy
-2°
-4°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-1°
-9°
Fri.
Snow Showers
-3°
-10°

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday:  Ham with mashed potatoes
Tuesday:  chicken/rice casserole
Wednesday: spaghetti
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 

Saturday
  • Big chicken was cooked Friday night and deboned by my husband
  • Groceries were bought on Friday night too and a few things ordered online for black friday.
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Dust and vaccum my bedroom, office and hallway
  • Babysit the dog
  • Laundry
  • Make up 2 twin beds in basement  (still need to order another sherpa coverlet)
  • Wash basement stairs and put back up the woven stair blanket.
  • Kids came by for supper
  • Make chicken broth in the crockpot
  • Reorganize basement food storage and take stock of missing staples for Christmas (not missing much!)
Sunday
  • Bake muffins
  • Vaccum and dust LR, kitchen, kitchenette
  • Paperwork
  • wash main fridge and basement fridge
  • Cut up and freeze chicken
  • Cut pinapple
  • Make a rice / chicken casserole 
  • Cook ham / cut and freeze for NY's eve sandwiches

Monday  
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - 
  • Prep work clothes - 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Wrap stocking stuffers (didn't get done last week)
  • Make a few homeless bags (small gifts bags for homeless people)
  • Wrap gifts (did not get done last week)
  • Crafts
  • Pay bills - DONE
  • Order on Amazon

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket -  dinosaur appliqué
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Being able to stay home when I'm not feeling well


From the camera
My aunt Diana 



Quote of the week 

Monday, 25 November 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-11-24

Good morning!

It's been a very busy week at work.  However paint class is finished and there was no posture class, so my lunch hours were more relaxed.  I was moved back to my old gang with my friends.
Friday morning my son and daughter-in-law went to the hospital so they could try and turn the baby and it worked!  Xavier is now head down and ready to go.  The baby is due for December 12.
Friday night was girl's night out with some friends from work.  We went bowling and then to a restaurant - we had lots of fun and laughed alot.
The weekend was spent finishing my Christmas baking and housechores too.  My son and ddil came for supper Saturday night as well as mother-in-law.


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





Looking around the house
Looks nice with all the Christmas lights on.  
It is starting to be light out and snow is falling, the trees are all white, it looks quite nice through the bay window with Christmas lights all around...féérique!


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
2°
-2°
Tue.
Rain and Snow
3°
-3°
Wed.
Snow
2°
-2°
Thu.
Snow Showers
2°
-11°
Fri.
Sunny
-2°
-14°
Sat.
Mostly Sunny
-4°
-12°

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies
Programs will be ending this week, which is a good thing... too much to follow

Menu - planning
Monday:  Hot chicken sandwiches with gravy and fries
Tuesday: Lasagna
Wednesday: Spaghetti
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 

Saturday
  • Made Rice-Krispy squares for freezing
  • Made fudge for freezing
  • Made thumbprint cookies
  • Lots of dishes
  • Laundry
  • Prepped raclette for supper (precooked potatoes, carrots and chicken)
Sunday
  • Bake muffins
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Vaccum basement
  • Wash oven
  • Wash Jenn-Air
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Paperwork
  • Order on Amazon 
  • Wash my bedding
  • Spaghetti sauce for freezing and make 2 lasagnas (1 for the freezer, 1 for supper Tuesday)
Monday  (Having some stomach problems this morning - I have Crohn's disease and this morning is not a great morning... so we'll see how much energy I have for my to-do list.  Might skip the errands)
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Drop stuff off at the thrift store
  • Pick up some stamps for Christmas cards
  • Wrap stocking stuffers
  • Wrap gifts
  • Update and write freezer inventory
  • Crafts

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket - need to do the border and dinosaur appliqué
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Being able to stay home when I'm not feeling well


From the camera
Christmas decor






Hot coco bar






Quote of the week