Monday, 16 May 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-05-16

Good morning friends!

Recap of last week:

2 days of telework and 2 days at the office.  Friday daycare was closed so my husband did the babysitting.  After grandkids left we spent the evening chatting with neighbors untils 10pm outside, perfect weather and no bugs!

We did not have the grandkids over the weekend (they went to their other grandpa's on Saturday and Xavier slept over there and came back Sunday for supper).

So we did a costco run on Saturday morning and dh picked up a few pieces of lumber at Home Hardware to repair the swing outside.  We also visited with sil's (1 Saturday evening and the other Sunday evening).  We did multiple housechores and I even got to sit outside Saturday afternoon and read.

I usually do not work on Monday but had to assist to some important meetings so will be taking next Friday instead, which is why this post is going up late.

Ah yes, and the Pope is coming to the next town in July... that means that during 1-2 days we will not be able to leave the house as roads will be blocked.. etc.... groceries will need to be done beforehand.

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



The weather (in celsius)

Mon
Scattered thunderstorms
24°
12°
Tue
Showers
14°
6°
Wed
Mostly sunny
17°
5°
Thu
Showers
16°
8°
Fri
Scattered showers
23°
16°


On my mind
Planning our vacations
Christmas in July blogposts to plan
So much to do....

On the breakfast plate
Chocolate croissants and oat milk

On my reading pile

99 façons de prévenir les effets du vieillissement: Conseils d'un physio by 


On my tv
Absentia (2e saison)
La pecheresse (saison 3)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
New Amsterdam
Movies from Lifetime channel


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Nothing



On the menu this week
No Idea

From the camera:
Xavier filling up his pool on Friday

Looking around the house
It's ok but I want to get rid of more

On my to-do list

This weekend
  • Vac main floor
  • Laundry
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Groceries
  • Dust all main floor
  • Take out more summer clothes, try them on and declutter some
  • Costco
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Telework
  • check out if my income taxes are ready to be paid
Decluttering
  • 1 wooden rocking chair (it was mother in laws and has been up for sale for awhile), finally out of the house
  • 2 capris
  • 2 shorts
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read 
Sketch giraffe
Work on a pair of knit socks
CIJ blogposts to plan

Quote of the week










Monday, 9 May 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-05-09

Good morning friends!

Last week was 2 days at-the-office and 2 days telework.  Had lunch with 3 friends- co-workers on Thursday and it was really nice to be 'back to normal'.

Saturday was housechores and Sunday we picked up grandkids and brought them to restaurant.  Their parents arrived for supper and they all left around 6:00.

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



The weather (in celsius)

Mon
Sunny
21°
6°
Tue
Sunny
23°
8°
Wed
Mostly sunny
26°
12°
Thu
Partly cloudy
27°
13°
Fri
Partly cloudy
28°
15°
Guess we are jumping in summer without having had spring!

On my mind
Planning our vacations

On the breakfast plate
Croissants, marmelade and oat milk

On my reading pile

Le lac des esprits by Nicolas Bouchard

99 façons de prévenir les effets du vieillissement: Conseils d'un physio by 


On my tv
Absentia (2e saison)
La pecheresse (saison 3)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
New Amsterdam
Movies from Lifetime channel


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week




On the menu this week
No Idea

From the camera:
My little grinch 





Looking around the house
A few things need picking up, but it is fine for now.

On my to-do list

This weekend
  • Vac main floor
  • Laundry
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Groceries
  • Wash all inside of gazebo and patio furniture
  • Deep spring-clean my closet (with my husband's help but he did NOT get rid of much.. sigh)
  • Husband changed one window pane, put back up all the shutters he had painted around the house, and a few more things.. 
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • put wax paper above kitchen cabinets (not done when I washed up there a few weeks back)
  • air out bedroom curtains
  • wash towels
  • .... have a lot on my to-do list BUT it should be nice out so this afternoon will just sit outside and relax (well.. maybe cut a few dead flowers, and maybe start cleaning guard rails...)
Decluttering
  • 7 shirts (dh's)
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 pants
  • 4 vests
  • Saying cards
  • Prep to mariage papers shredded after 32 years
  • 2 sweaters
  • 2 dresses (too small :( ) - one brand new with price tag still on... sigh...
  • 1 shirt
  • 1 wood necklace and earrings
  • 1 handbag
  • DH finally sold 13 window shelves
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read 
Sketch giraffe
Work on a pair of knit socks


Quote of the week








Sunday, 1 May 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-05-02

Welcome May! 

Recap of last week:

Monday - going to next town to meet financial advisor.  Wanted to eat lunch there but no restaurants opened on Mondays! (except tim Horton's), so we had supper at a fast-food joint in another town.

Tuesday & wednesday: strike days from 9:00 to 1:00... cold, windy, and rain!! yuck! yuck! yuck! Had to take out my winter clothes that I had put away :(  

Thursday - in-office work, was nice to have lunch with some cw's and chat a bit.

Friday - Tele-work.  DH babysat Anne-E as she is teething and not feeling well.  He also picked up Xavier from daycare and they had supper here and their bath before their parents picked them up.

Saturday - LOTS of housechores. Grandkids were to come after their afternoon nap as parents had a supper with friends but they cancelled everything as Anne-E was still feeling puny.

Sunday - Family brunch for nephew's birthday.  Anne-E probably has hand,foot, mouth with teething + a cold, poor kid. 

Today we will have Anne-E so she can rest more than an daycare.

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



The weather (in celsius)

Mon
Sunny
16°
6°
Tue
Mostly cloudy
17°
9°
Wed
Showers
14°
4°
Thu
Partly cloudy
15°
3°
Fri
Partly cloudy
13°
3°
Finally some temperatures above 10C

On my mind
Work conditions
Hoping Anne-E feels better soon
Tired of having such low energy

On the breakfast plate
Waffles and oat milk

On my reading pile

Les filles derrière le mur by Mandy Robotham

99 façons de prévenir les effets du vieillissement: Conseils d'un physio by 


On my tv
Absentia (2e saison)
La pecheresse (saison 3)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
Portrait robot (saison 1)
Movies from Lifetime channel


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week
Nothing


On the menu this week
No Idea

From the camera:
Nothing - no pictures taken during the family brunch.

Looking around the house
It's ok but I need to pick up.

On my to-do list

This weekend
  • Vac main floor
  • Laundry
  • Dust all main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Wash Kitchen furniture
  • A crockpot of spaghetti sauce
  • DH: washed all outside windows (he was looking for unsealed windows while they are on warranty... 8 need to be changed), he has started painting shutters around the house.  He also picked up groceries.

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Babysit Anne-E
  • Possibly deep-clean a few more closets
Decluttering
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 metal camper decor item (came from mom's)
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read 
Draw cats
Crochet cushion cover
Work on a pair of knit socks


Quote of the week






Monday, 25 April 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-04-25

Good morning!  

Recap of last week:

Monday - picking up after the weekend away

Tuesday - dh babysat grandkids as daycare was closed.  I did not go into the office, still coughing.  Got a doc appointment - sinusitis - got antibiotics for 10 days + something for my nose for 1 month.  Did not go in to work on Thursday either, too much coughing.  Friday after work we went to get a burger and did some groceries.  stopped by sil's to chat for about 1 hour.

Saturday- got the grandkids all day.  drove them home around 4:00.  did some houschores with Xavier's help.

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



The weather (in celsius)

Mon
Cloudy
14°
6°
Tue
Showers
14°
6°
Wed
Showers
8°
2°
Thu
Cloudy
6°
2°
Fri
Cloudy
8°
3°
Looks like a gray week!

On my mind
Strike days (with rain!)
cost of gas (almost $2 a liter here)

On the breakfast plate
Millet cream and cranberry/orange toast and oat milk

On my reading pile

Le minimalisme au quotidien by Joshua Fields Millburn et Ryan Nicodemus

99 façons de prévenir les effets du vieillissement: Conseils d'un physio by 


On my tv
Absentia (2e saison)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
Portrait robot (saison 1)
Survivre a ces enfants (saison 1)
Star académie
Movies from Lifetime channel
Survivre à ces enfants (saison 1)


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week




On the menu this week
No Idea

From the camera:

Acrylic paint on watercolor paper with tutorials from Jesse Robertson


Looking around the house
It's ok but I need to pick up.

On my to-do list

This weekend
  • Air out LR door curtain and put it back up
  • Air out 3 winter coats and another pair of now pants
  • Wash 2 pairs of winter boots
  • wash 2 entry closets and put away winter 
  • cook a pack of italian sausages and cup up in slices for freezing
  • Vac main floor
  • Pick up income taxes
  • Wash / reorganise / purge bathroom drawers
  • Wash / reorganise / purge bathroom armoire
  • Laundry

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • go meet dh's financial planificator

Decluttering
  • 1 sled (broken)
  • 1 photo frame (rusted)
  • 1 small toy car
  • 1 pair of winter socks
  • 2 mittens with no match
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • 1 umbrella cover
  • 1 earmuff
  • 1 scarf
  • Decorative flowers to put on boots
  • 1 handmade rabbit (givent to my niece)
  • makeup purse
  • old expired medication
  • nail file
  • 2 old spot-cleaner bottles for the couch we have had for over 30 years!

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read 
Crochet cushion cover
Start another pair of knit socks


Quote of the week




Monday, 18 April 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-04-18

Good morning!  Happy Birthday to my daughter who is 31 today


Last Tuesday dh babysat granchildren (as daycare was closed).  I was at work in town. So many unfair things going on at work :(  Tuesday night I was sick (wondering if indigestion or a virus). 

Wednesday was telework but sore throat, splitting headeache all day.  did a covid test but negative.  Got a message from union... we will be on strike april 26 and 27.

Thursday I did not go in town for work did telework as I had covid-like symptoms... turns out all but one of the team were also feeling sick, but for now we are all covid-negative.  I took Thursday afternoon off to rest a little (had been up since 3:15).  I enjoyed my afternoon by doing some drawing tutorials on youtube.

Friday was picking up around the house and prepping for the weekend at my parent's house for Easter.  DH went to garage with our rav-4 this week, the 2nd part of driving shaft is broken (it cost us $900 last time to fix the 1st part) :(  My son also brought his car to the garage and transmission has to be changed (between 3500 to 4000 if new) there is a collective action for the company but it has not been approved yet.  not sure if they will repair or change.

Saturday we went to my parent's house for Easter.  My son, ddil and grandkids also came.  Xavier drove in with us so we stopped to see some dinosaurs along the way, he was ecstatic - in fact I have to print out the picture with him and the dinosaur so he can play with it.

Sunday was Easter Brunch and Anne-Elizabeth's 1st birthday, a few were sick with covid or other so it turns out we were 53 instead of 70.  It was cold - we even had a few snowflakes!! even with a tent and a little heat.  My dd came by too.  We left after supper and after the kids.  DD calls us she was about 25 min. from her home, she hit a deer, car will have to be repaired but she is ok and could drive home afterwards (we stopped to see how things were).  she was very nervous.  she calls us about 15 min. later... she had hit a raccoon!  

Got home at 10:15.  This morning this cough is going even stronger.  dh is starting to cough too.

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



The weather (in celsius)
Mon
Mostly sunny
8°
1°
Tue
Rain and snow
5°
3°
Wed
Scattered showers
8°
-2°
Thu
Showers
10°
6°
Fri
Scattered showers
9°
-1°



On my mind
Cars! cars! cars!
Mom

On the breakfast plate
Peanut butter on oat toast and oat milk

On my reading pile

Le minimalisme au quotidien by Joshua Fields Millburn et Ryan Nicodemus

99 façons de prévenir les effets du vieillissement: Conseils d'un physio by 


On my tv
Absentia (2e saison)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
Portrait robot (saison 1)
Survivre a ces enfants (saison 1)
Star académie


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week



On the menu this week
No Idea

From the camera:











Looking around the house
It's ok but I need to pick up and do laundry.

On my to-do list

Good Friday
  • Air out office curtains and put them back up
  • Air out kitchen and kitchenette curtains and put them back up
  • Reorganize some shelves in basement pantry
  • Reorganize my armoire and declutter some clothes
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Prep to go to my parent's house for Easter
  • Dust my bedroom
  • Laundry
  • Air out a winter coat and snow pants
  • Wash 2 pairs of winter boots

Easter Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Laundry - ongoing
  • Air out more curtains
  • Vac main floor - DONE
  • Vac basement - DONE
  • Pay bills
  • Paint or continue spring-cleaning?

Decluttering
  • 2 boxes of luminary inserts picked up from a job site dropped off at the thrift store
  • 1 belt
  • 7 pairs of socks
  • 1 jeans
  • 1 slip garment
  • 1 beach-summer skirt & top (given to niece)
  • 1 pj top
  • The 4 tires on Markeplace finally sold and are out of the house!
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read 


Quote of the week