Monday, 19 August 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-08-19

Had a 3-day week at work because of my Monday off and 1 day was a small intervention at doctor's office that didn't work.. so now I wait 2-3 months before they call me for an echography and then 1 full year of waiting to try again (I am priority 'E' ) ... at least it doesn't change anything for now and nothing is hurting.
My sister reserved a cabin for our Thanksgiving weekend in October for the family - for my parent's 55th wedding anniversary.  It's halfway between them and us.
Was another hot week but a few days with less humidity which is great!  
Friday night we went to see a free music concert in next town 'Pépé et sa guitare'

Saturday my son, his girlfriend and her little sister (15 months) and the dog came for supper.
MIL came to sleepover (my sil, where she usually sleeps, was on vacation). 
My husband finished putting dirt in the backyard, mowed the lawn and changed my son's car trunk (it was rusted) and then disposed of the old one.  
I started some deep-cleaning of kitchen cabinets.

Let's join Sandra at

Right now
I am writing this post - a little late because I had a few things I wanted to do right away when I got up.  

The weather (in celsius)
Scattered Thunderstorms
Scattered Thunderstorms
Scattered Showers
Partly Cloudy

What I am reading
Feed by Mira Grant

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Esprits criminels
Big Brother 
Mary kills people
I recorded lots of Christmas movies during the CIJ marathon on the W Channel, so I have that to look forward to.

Menu - planning
Monday - Bouillie (beef and veggies stew) in crockpot
Tuesday - Crocs-monsieurs (bread with cooked bacon and grated cheese on top at broil in the oven)
Wednesday - Chicken stir fry (not done last week
Thursday -  Chicken-rice casserole from the freezer
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
During the weekend:
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Main floor bathroom
  • Groceries
  • Wash bedding used by guest on Saturday night
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins (my husband made them this week)
  • Deep-clean bottom kitchen cabinets
  • Ironing
  • Post here - DONE
  • Call mom
  • Stretching - DONE
  • Millet cream - DONE
  • Cut pineapple - DONE
  • Stretching - DONE
  • Make up bed and take a bath - DONE
  • Start Bouillie in crock-pot - DONE
  • Make a celery potage - DONE
  • Prep work and gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Put some strawberries in freezer
  • Cook a pound of bacon - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Hem a pair of pants I bought at noon one day last week

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks - started a new pair last weekend - need to start 2nd sock of that pair today.
Crochet baby boots

A simple pleasure
Waking up this morning (dark and rainy) with the alarm and getting up and my husband saying ... it's Monday? you're not working... and going back to bed :)

From the camera

At the Bootlegger restaurant with 2 hockey players - Maxime Talbot (Pitsburgh Penguins) and Bruno Gervais (Philadelphia Flyers)
At The Christmas store in Old Quebec City with my friend Rudolph

Quote of the week 


  1. OMG the hockey players... whew! That got my heart rate up! Are you in Quebec City? Oh I love it there... used to live in Edmonton Alberta and traveled Canada. Forgot I'm watching good witch too. LeeAnna

    1. Yes we live near Quebec City. We did cross Canada with my parents when I was young. Would love to travel Canada again, but it costs so much for airplane fares in Canada!

  2. Wow, you have a super busy week. Love your hockey player photo.. whew, indeed!

  3. Enjoyed reading this week's HHM post, Lucie! Your menus look great and I love the pics...especially the one of you and your good friend, Rudolph! Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

    1. I love Christmas pictures so I was very happy to find a nice Rudolph to take a picture with

  4. Love that you got to go back to bed this morning - what a truly simple pleasure! Love the photo of you and the hockey players - looks like you were having so much fun. It looks like you accomplished a HUGE amount of today's list already! Have a GREAT week.

    1. It was a great pleasure to go back to bed. It was a big to-do list but things moved along smoothly

  5. Great pictures and fun humor, we have the humidity insanity going on around here as well. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Lots of humidity around for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Love your simple pleasure!! Love the pics! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Jodi, hope you have a great one too

  7. Hey Sweetie!
    Love catching up as always. I especially loved your pics. The Christmas one is adorable. And so jealous you got to meet those awesome hockey dudes! I watch my share all winter - besides watching my daughter play at school. Lol I adored the Philly Flyers during the "legion of doom" era. 😉

    And you always find the best funnys! Hope the humidity calms down. Blessings on the rest of your week xoxo