Monday, 13 May 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-05-13

Morning!
Had my evaluation at work last week - all is good for the bosses (not so much from my point of view, ...)  
Hurt my foot at some point (not sure if it's from my sciatica - seems it can hurt from the knee down without hurting down the back) - will see I go to massage therapist this morning.
Friday I took the day off - had to go to hospital to deliver a sample and wouldn't you know it they gave me the wrong kit - so to do again :(  Also got my hair cut and colored.  We babysat the dog.. and of course it was raining  I had not tied him well outside so I had to go get him in neighbor's garden (not yet planted) rolling around in the mud... both of us where covered in mud! :)
This weekend we went shopping with my son and daughter-in-law.  I bought myself a new folding patio table at Ikea's.  Got some things at Costco's too.
The armoire is installed in the bathroom! and I started putting stuff back in there (still needs a little more organizing).
For mother's day we went to eat supper at my son's house.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
14°
6°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
9°
4°
Wed.
Cloudy
8°
3°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
14°
6°
Fri.
Showers
14°
6°




What I am reading
Intervention by Robin Cook

On my tv 

New Amsterdam
Catastrophe
Le fardeau de la preuve
Le bon docteur
The Good witch movies

Menu - planning
Monday - Béchamel with hard boiled eggs and vols-aux-vents 
Tuesday - meat-veggie macaroni
Wednesday - ?
Thursday - Grilled cheese and soup
Friday - ?
The menu might change along the way (it usually does!)

On my to-do list 
During the weekend:
  • vaccumed main floor
  • Vaccumed basement
  • washed main bathroom
  • Washed basement bathroom
  • did laundry
  • baked muffins
  • Dusted all rooms on main floor
  • Got hair cut and colored
  • Picked up mail
  • Picked up scripts at pharmacy
  • Went to bank
  • Did errands
  • ...

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE 
  • Stop by the bank 
  • Make some hard-boiled eggs
  • Laundry 
  • Make macaroni for tomorrow night
  • Crafting
  • Call mom 
  • Call knitting lady if I can go this afternoon (did not go last week)
  • 10h30 message therapist appointment
  • Pay bills
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks.
Christmas-ornaments for gifts (crochet)

Looking forward to
A day without too many chores!

From the camera



That's what my new patio table will look like as soon as my husband finishes assembling it (yep, Ikea!)

Quote of the week 
Happy belated Mother's day!

Monday, 6 May 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-05-06

Morning!

No more snow  -we had great balmy temperatures all weekend.  Friday I took a day off as my daughter arrived Thursday night for a few days.  Friday, dd and I went to town for some errands and lunch.  Then we picked up groceries on the way back.  My son and his girlfriend (and the dog) came by for supper Friday night too and then we had a movie-night (Twilight) for the girls.  At some point dh went to bed and my son went to help his best friend who is moving in his own house.
Saturday we did spring chores and my sister-in-law came by for lunch - hamburgers on the grill - 1st grill of the season.  DD and I went to visit ds's best friend's new house too while walking the dog.  My daughter left around 3:40 as she has a big week coming up (4-days of on-the-job training) and a dance recital.  We spent the evening at one of dh's cousin's house and told them our big news (grandparents).
Sunday was more of spring chores day - dh also spent a few hours at my son's house to help patch up the hole in the driveway that the flooding had done.  We had supper at a local place with sil, bil and mil.  And then it was the grand finale of our local 'The Voice' , the 4 finalists were all great singers.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
22°
10°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
15°
1°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
12°
1°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
12°
6°
Fri.
Rain
8°
7°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
14°
4°


What I am reading
No Home by Yaa Gyasi

On my tv 

New Amsterdam
Catastrophe
Le fardeau de la preuve
Le bon docteur
Some Hallmark mystery movies

Menu - planning
Monday - Tourtière 
Tuesday - pizza on english muffins
Wednesday - smoked meat sandwiches
Thursday - Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


On my to-do list 
During the weekend:

  • vaccumed main floor
  • washed main bathroom
  • did laundry
  • scheduled massage therapist appointement for the 13th (he wasn't available this week)
  • washed gazebo (dd washed the patio set)
  • got all the screen windows washed and put in place on main floor
  • baked muffins
  • made overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • cut pineapple and put in small bowls for work snacks
  • prepped small bowls of yogurts & fruits for dessert (lunches)
  • made hamburger patties with a big pack of ground beef
  • got LR curtains aired (or rather dh took care of that one)
  • mopped kitchenette and bathroom floors
  • started washing guard rails (have 1/3 done) - the sooth from the neighbor's garage fire last Fall seems to wash out now (it didn't at the time but with winter and rain it seems to be easier to take off)
  • Washed my winter bedding and got the summer one on my bed
  • I have a wood lantern that I emptied of Easter decor and filled with spring/summer decorations.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE 
  • Yoga flow - DONE
  • Stop by the bank
  • Order on Amzon
  • Make some hard-boiled eggs
  • Mail more papers for dd's income taxes
  • Send some ebooks to a friend
  • Laundry 
  • Make pizza on english muffins
  • Crafting
  • Call mom 
  • Call cable company (not done last week)
  • Call knitting lady if I can go this afternoon or next week (went last Monday but still need to go to finish the sock heel)
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks.
Christmas-ornaments for gifts (crochet)

Looking forward to
Having an easy day today and sitting outside - maybe having lunch outside?

From the camera
My daughter's birthday was April 18th - she did have her gifts a few weeks back but she hadn't had a cake - this is one she chose (Praline cake)



Quote of the week 

Monday, 29 April 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-04-29

Snow is mostly gone (one small patch in the back).

Was a quiet week with my husband in Montreal for work 2 nights (left Wednesday afternoon and came back Friday afternoon).  
Had 2 lunches out this week (1 with coworkers and 1 with ex-lady boss).

Okay so now that all the family has been notified I can post it here... I will be a grandma in December!  Learned about it 2 weeks ago (the reason why we went to dd's one afternoon to tell her before she learned about it on the social medias).  My son will be a dad in December and I'm sure he'll make a good one.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
10°
3°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
13°
2°
Wed.
Rain
5°
3°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
12°
7°
Fri.
Showers
12°
6°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
13°
4°


What I am reading
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

On my tv 

New Amsterdam
La Vraie Nature
Catastrophe
Le fardeau de la preuve
Le bon docteur
La Voix
Some Hallmark mystery movies

Menu - planning
Monday - Porked chops , rice, 
Tuesday - spaghetti
Wednesday - Chineses stir fry, eggrolls
Thursday - Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


On my to-do list 
I deep spring-cleaned my bedroom armoire and drawers, 2 entryway closets, food closet.  Paid bills.  Baked muffins.  Vacuumed main floor.  Did ironing.  Washed some boots and put them away.  Put winter coats away.  Started putting away some winter clothes.
Planted a few spring bulbs.  Did more decluttering.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow 
  • Menu plan - DONE 
  • Crafting
  • Call mom 
  • Wash main bathroom 
  • Prep Chines noodles
  • Cook supper
  • DH will pick up income tax papers tomorrow so to finalize it all (pay!)
  • Errands
  • Call sunbeam once again
  • Call cable company
  • Call knitting lady if I can go today or next week
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting

Christmas-ornaments for gifts (crochet)

Looking forward to
Finding baby stuff to crochet on Pinterest

From the camera
A picture of our wedding June 23rd 1990




Quote of the week 


Monday, 22 April 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-04-22

Snow is finally melting.  we still have some, but much less.  I don't think we will have any by the end of the week.  
We went to my parent's house for Easter.  Dad made a pork mechoui with homemade french fries (35 lbs of potatoes were peeled), with lots of salads and chocolate fountain and fruits for dessert.  We were 52.  Luckily it was nice outside.
DH will be out of town from wednesday night and back by Friday.  I will go in to work with my son (have sublet my parking space).

The weather (in celsius)


Mon.
Sunny
13°
3°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
9°
2°
Wed.
Rain
4°
1°
Thu.
Cloudy
8°
2°
Fri.
Rain
9°
2°

Sat.
Rain and Snow
6°
-1°

What I am reading
Will chose a new book this afternoon

On my tv 

New Amsterdam
Les Américains
La Vraie Nature
Catastrophe
Le fardeau de la preuve
Le bon docteur
La Voix

Menu - planning
Monday - 
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - DH is out of town
Thursday - DH is out of town
Friday - ?
Not determined yet.

On my to-do list 
I deep spring-cleaned hallway and washed carpet runner for basement stairs.  Washed the stairs.  Did laundry.
Spent 2 days at my parent's house, stopped by dd's on the way there.  

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow 
  • Menu plan - 
  • Call mom 
  • Wash main bathroom 
  • Cut Fall flowers outside
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Lots of things to do
  • Take down Easter decor

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting

Christmas-ornaments for gifts (crochet)

Looking forward to
more time outside in the sun

From the camera

Easter at my parent's house






Quote of the week 



Monday, 15 April 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-04-15

Good morning!

Rain, rain, rain.  Luckily we are above the freezing point as the forecast was for another snowstorm!  Lots of wind too.  Perfect day to stay inside and do stuff.  But rivers are under flood warning.
I've started my springcleaning a few weeks back and continuing with that.
I took last Tuesday off from work and got lots done.
With the upcoming Easter holidays we get a 4-day weekend, so that's good.
We babysat the dog on Saturday night too.  My son and his girlfriend came by on Friday night and also spent the afternoon here on Saturday.
Sunday we went for a quick visit to my daughters and we brought her her bday gift.  She might not make it to go with us next week to my parent's house for Easter as she has lots of studying to do.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Showers
4°
2°
Tue.
Cloudy
6°
-1°
Wed.
Sunny
11°
-2°
Thu.
Showers
9°
4°
Fri.
Showers
16°
8°
Sat.
Showers
10°
6°




What I am reading
Maléfices de Maxime Chattam

On my tv 

New Amsterdam
Les Américains
La Vraie Nature
Catastrophe
Le fardeau de la preuve
Le bon docteur

Menu - planning
Monday - Chicken pot pie
Tuesday - Pork loin in the crockpot
Wednesday - Tourtière
Thursday - Grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
Over the weekend I baked muffins, prepped overnight oats, spring-deep-cleaned my bedroom: walls-woodwork-furniture-light fixture-inside windows-blinds.  Last Tuesday I did the same in the LR (couches still need to be done).  Emptied bathroom cabinets as we sold them and they will be picked up this week.  Laundry, air curtains and wouldn't you know it the clothesline broke and it all fell in the snow-mud-water... had to rewash everything.  I vaccumed all main floor too.

Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow 
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Call mom 
  • Craft 
  • Wash main bathroom 
  • Call (again) for Sunbeam heating blanket... was on hold 2 hours the 1st Monday and the same last week
  • lots of other odds and ends (don't think I'll have time for yoga) ...
  • Prep stuff to take to mom's for Easter
  • Might do a little more deep spring cleaning (hallway)
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Crochet bunny garland - DONE
Start Christmas-ornaments for gifts (crochet)

Looking forward to
Having a small 3-day work week

From the camera

Bunny garland finished!



Quote of the week