Monday, 25 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-25

Happy Rudolph day!  The 25th of the month... let's try to do a few things Christmassy today... 

It's a snow day here so a Christmas movie and hot chocolate seems the best way to go!  

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

It was another busy week.  My dad's eye seems to be coming back to normal.  We will be going next Saturday to visit them for the weekend (3 hours from here).  We will pick up my daughter on the way so she can come with us.

Sunday we had another foot of snow and it's still snowing a little this morning.  Here we are lucky there is space to put the snow but in town the houses are covered with snow... people can't see outside their front windows.

* Please note I might not visit all blogs this week as computer keeps closing off every few minutes.

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Snow Showers
-1°
-18°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-14°
-22°
Wed.
Mostly Sunny
-11°
-21°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
-7°
-18°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-4°
-12°

It's gonna be a cold week


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T2  by Jean-Pierre Charland.  Historic fiction novel in Quebec City in the late 1800's.

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 

Menu - planning
Monday - Sausage and potatoes
Tuesday - Hachis (chicken, potatoes, veggies in gravy)
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Smoked meat
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed 1st floor.  Baked muffins.  Dusted all main floor ... finally the LR is 'bathroom accessory free' as the washer and dryer are back in the bathroom.  My husband painted ceileing and bathroom closet.  I've started washing all linens that were in there yesterday but have lots more to go!  I will declutter at the same time and send some to the Homeless shelter.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga... uh-oh if not done 1st thing in the morning (which I didn't), usually means I will skip it.
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Call mom - DONE
  • Craft 
  • Wash dishes (we had raclette yesterday and everything is soaking)
  • Get the snow out of the entryway and stairs
  • Wash more linens and then put them back in bathroom closet
  • Prep stuff to go to my parents' this weekend
  • Declutter some more
  • Watch a Christmas movie with hot chocolate while crocheting.
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks ... they seem to be stopped, I am at the heel and stuck.
Crochet mittens for my daughter - DONE 
Crochet a cowl (had 1/3 done yesterday when I noticed it was twisted - so frogged it this morning and will start over)

Looking forward to
Having a Rudolph day

A simple pleasure
Working on my Happiness journal

From the camera

Mittens for my daughter

Snow, more snow!....

Outside my front window

View from backdoor



Quote of the week 

Monday, 18 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-18

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

We had a snow week.  Big snowstorm on Wednesday but still went in to work, never should've done that, last time I do.  Start at 7:30 but they decided to close the office at 8:30.  Everybody gets paid for the day whether they work or not.  I had gone to work with my husband (who's job did not close), so had to stay there until 4:30.  Decided I might as well work in the morning... usually arrangements can be made with bosses for to take back the hours you worked.  Seems everyone I know who worked anyways or who worked long-distance gets to get their hours back.  Except me!  My boss refused.  Guess he didn't have to but it would have been nice.  Good thing I did not work in the afternoon after he told me whatever time I do is 'volunteer' work.  And he told me this while laughing.  pffff! so not impressed with that boss since his arrival.

Then more snowstorm on Friday.  We had almost 3 feet in all the week.  My desk was moved again and then they told me I might be moving again... they can't seem to decide where to put me... they say they need me both places, either that or they don't know where to dump me.

On the home front we had ceramic guys here this weekend for the bathroom.  They came saturday and then sunday they had to remove a tile on the shower wall :(  It still looks nice once finished though.

We babysat my son's dog on Saturday night too.  He even slept on our bed until they picked them up.

My dad's eye seems to be ok, he is seeing an opthalmologist this week but he was seen almost everyday last week and a scan was done.  On the other hand with the scan they discovered he has artery that is 80% blocked, so he will see another doctor for that.

On with this weeks Happy Homemaker series

* Please note I might not visit all blogs this week as computer keeps closing off every few minutes.

The weather (in celsius)


lun.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-21 °
mar.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-11 °
-21 °
mer.
Partiellement couvert
-8 °
-14 °
jeu.
Neige
-3 °
-11 °
ven.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-2 °
-11 °


What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T1  by Jean-Pierre Charland.  Historic fiction novel in Quebec City in the late 1800's.

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 
Finshed watching all the Christmas movies I had dvrd

Menu - planning
Monday - Ham, veggie quiche
Tuesday - Rice/chicken casserole
Wednesday - Sausage and potatoes
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed basement.  Baked muffins, prepped my overnight oats for the week, prepped the rice-chicken casserole.  Dusted dd's bedroom.  Washed shower.  Everytime I turn around something else is dirty and I have bathroom accessories and pieces in every darn room.  I did declutter a few more dvds

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Write notes for next doctor's appointment about what gastro told me
  • Prep quiche
  • Call mom
  • Craft
  • vaccum main floor (can't access main bathroom as the ceramic grout is drying.
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Having my home back one day after the bathroom renovation!  I'm getting discouraged, all is upside down.

A simple pleasure
Flowers

From the camera

Roses and chocolate for Valentine's day

Snow on the patio



Quote of the week 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Happy homemaker 2019-02-11

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

Been a super busy week at work but all went well.  Busy at home too with dh working on the bathroom remodel too.
Saturday my husband went to help my son get the snow off his roof and we were invited for supper with them.
Sunday we worked around the house and my son, his girlfriend and Zac-the-dog came to spend the afternoon with us (my son had a hockey game but the other 2 stayed here).  We ordered pizza for supper, I know, I know one day late for National Pizza day ;)  They left around 7:00.
Computer is really not working well, it keeps shutting off, missing the time to go shop for one now that I've got the boys at the office telling me which one to buy.
Last Friday my dad was working on the garage door and a spring hit his eye.  he was lucky to have his glasses on or he would've lost his eye.  As it is they weren't sure at first (he couldn't see) but seems he will be ok (blood in the eye).  He had to have a few stitches done above the eye too.  Doctor has been checking up on him every day since then and he will have a scan scheduled too.   Hoping all keeps going well.

The weather (in celsius)

lun.
Ensoleillé
-11 °
-23 °
mar.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-11 °
mer.
Neige
-8 °
-9 °
jeu.
Averses de neige
-3 °
-11 °
ven.
Averses de neige
-2 °
-5 °
sam.
Neige accompagnée d'un peu de grésil
-2 °
-6 °

Seems we are in for a snowstorm this week.

What I am reading
Les portes du Québec T1  by Jean-Pierre Charland.  Historic fiction novel in Quebec City in the late 1800's.

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 
And a few christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday - Bechamel sauce with eggs for dh, probably salmon for me
Tuesday - Chinese macaroni with egg-rolls
Wednesday - Sausage and rice casserole
Thursday - Croque-monsieurs
Friday?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I vaccumed and dusted all main floor.  I filed papers in my side table too.  I also decluttered my craft drawers and the desk.  I watched a few episodes of Marie Kondo but I'm not yet at the NO paper step.  Muffins are baked too.

Monday: 
  • Pay bills
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Main floor bathroom 
  • Write notes for gastro appointment tomorrow morning
  • Prep Chinese macaroni (or American stir-fry my friends call it)
  • Order a few things on Walmart
  • Make a few calls to friends and family
  • Call cable company
  • Maybe craft but not sure I'll have the time
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Start crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Starting a new drawing class on Tuesday

A simple pleasure
Eating Sushi!

From the camera

Haven't taken any pictures so this is a picture of what my son might like... one day when I get the time to do it :)



Quote of the week 

Monday, 4 February 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-02-04

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

It was another week of COLD and snow.  
Friday evening I was sick to my stomach (my Crohn's disease I think) and I also think I had a stone in my urinary tract.  Took some medication and felt better when I went to bed.
My daughter came to spend the weekend with us.  Saturday night we had a fondue supper with my daughter, my son and his girlfriend.
I made some spaghetti sauce on Saturday and froze some cooked ground beef.  Then I helped my daughter prep her filling for her 4 mexican pies and 4 salmon pies.  My husband was the one who rolled the dough.   I made my daughter a scarf over the weekend too and we managed to declutter some of the remaining stuff in her bedroom.
Sunday was vaccum main floor, laundry, working on the puzzle.
Did  not sleep well last night, hot flashes - yuck!  My thumbs are hurting this morning (too much crocheting) so will have to wear my thumb orthesis (has been a very long time since I used it).

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Cloudy
-1°
-2°
Tue.
Rain and Snow
4°
-14°
Wed.
Cloudy
-7°
-9°
Thu.
Snow Showers
-4°
-6°
Fri.
Snow with brief sleet
-1°
-14°

Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-13°
-19°


What I am reading
Au rythme de ton souffle  by Nicholas Sparks

On my tv 
Les pays d'en Haut
'O
L'heure bleue
Cheval - serpent (decided I'm not liking it enough so stopped programming that one)
Unité 9
La pecheresse
L'échappée
Les invisibles
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Les naufragés de l'amour
Le bon docteur 

Menu - planning
Monday - Yet to be determined
Tuesday - Lasagna
Wednesday - Soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Spaghetti (did not happen last week)
Friday?

On my to-do list 

Monday: 
  • Declutter - One thing a room
  • Post here - DONE
  • Yoga 
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Prep overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • Cut up pineapple
  • Make a soup
  • Upstairs bathroom 
  • Pay bills
  • Schedule gastro appointment

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Scarf for my daughter - finished
Start crochet mittens for my daughter

Looking forward to
Decorating for St-Patrick's day!

A simple pleasure
Sitting outside with the sun to warm me up

From the camera




Quote of the week