Monday, 28 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-28

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

Last week was hyper-busy at work - spent 2 days working with my ex-boss on a job I used to do (but at the time I thought that he thought I was not necessary at that job, not so now!)
One day was suicide-prevention training - very interesting class.  Not sure I'm quite ready to help someone but it's always good to add to my knowledge.
Then I took Friday off (had to go in on my regular Monday-off) and with my Mondy this week, made me a 4-day weekend!
Got lots accomplished during the weekend.

This week we had a day of freezing rain too.  Yesterday we got a whole foot of snow! ... just a few inches where in the forecast.  More snow is on the way, as well as cold temperatures.

The weather (in celsius)
Mostly Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Mostly Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Snow Showers

What I am reading
Le bonheur comme plan d'affaires  by François Ouellet

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs.
Also watched 2 episodes of Marie Kondo on Netflix - everyobody has been raving about these.  

Menu - planning
Monday - Bell pepper casserole
Tuesday - Chicken with potatoes and carrots
Wednesday - Omelet with ham, spinach and bell peppers
Thursday - Spaghetti

On my to-do list 

(This weekend I paid bills, laundry, read HHM blogs which I was late on, did some banking, washed microwave, took out recycling, defrosted freezer, washed oven, dusted all main floor, vaccumed all main floor, wet-mopped kitchen, hallway and bathroom, washed main bathroom, made muffins, cooked pan-sheet chicken with potatoes and carrots, made 2 bell-pepper casseroles -one for freezer, and I crafted too) and I puzzled too 
  • Declutter - One thing a room
  • Post here
  • Unsubscribe from posts in my outlook emails - DONE
  • Load and start dishwasher
  • Yoga - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Cut up cantaloup
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE 
  • laundry

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Made 7  Christmas gift bags - will check if I have more fabric and make more.
Christmas pillow with some fabric I have - FINISHED (will be a gift for my nephew)
Candycane crochet scarf - FINISHED

Looking forward to
Doing the konmari method

A simple pleasure

From the camera
I don't remember if I posted the Christmas gifts I got this year

Freezing rain pictures

The snow on the patio

Quote of the week 


  1. love the quote... my friend's father always told her that people are not as interested in you as you are... so she would keep perspective. Your quote reminds us that each person has value.
    I redid my shelves after watching a few episodes and do find happiness entering the closet now. I need to find my sock needles and make more as ours have become so holey my toe poked through last night!

    1. That was good advice from your friend's father. It just feels right when everything is in it's place and it is not all cluttered!

  2. Enjoyed reading your post, Lucy! Am jealous of the snow. Send some this way please! :) Your menus look great and wow! You're already ahead of the game when it comes to Christmas gifts! That's awesome! Have a great week ahead and stay warm! Blessings! <3

    1. Sure wish I could send you some of the snow :)
      I'm always in a Christmas-thinking-mood...

  3. We are holding steady about 8 inches of snow in my area. We'll be getting some frigid weather in the middle of the week! I watched Marie Kondo. I wouldn't follow ALL of her methods - but some of them really inspired me to declutter and to fold our clothes differently!

    1. We are going to get a lot more snow this week, yuck, on the roads it's not so nice. I'm already doing not so bad on the decluttering but new methods are always nice to look at and learn

  4. I keep wanting to start a jigsaw puzzle - is that what you mean by puzzling? And I was really worried about your weather til I saw it was celsius ;)

    1. yes, I do mean a jigsaw puzzle. I should always put Celsius and Farenheit :)

  5. Are you going to try the Konmari method? I like it so far other than being quite stuck on the paper stage. Your freezing rain photos are so pretty but of course, ice on the trees isn't always nice. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. I've already decluttered alot, but always on the lookout for new ways of organizing and decluttering. Ice on trees is nice, but not on the roads! ;)

  6. Looks like you got alot of snow too! Have a great week!

  7. I'm running so late this week in visiting! I hope you have had a great one. I love your quote - so true. Stay warm