Monday, 20 September 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-09-20

Good morning!  Election day here for Canada's prime minister (we have voted by anticipation last week)

Was a busy telework week last week and then Friday afternoon I was off to participate in my husband's 1st prep. to retirement class. 

Friday night we went in town to try and reorder a dishwasher (ours had problems with the bottom basket falling down at the bottom)... we reordered same thing (it's a good dishwasher we were just unlucky)..except they don't have any delivery date :( 

Xavier spent the weekend here - he has a cold and woke up during the night Saturday (from 2:00 to 4:00 am) with slight fever.  He did go back to sleep until 7:00 in our bed with us.

My husband worked at my son's house on Sunday (putting wood frame around a garage door), applying sealer at a few places and pressure-washing all decks.

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




The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Sunny
23°
8°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
25°
14°
Wed.
Scattered showers
23°
17°
Thu.
Showers
21°
14°
Fri.
Showers
20°
12°
Just seeing this right now... I will finish cutting outside plants before the rain!   Will do us good to have some rain.

On my mind
Starting to plan our Thanksgiving weekend.  We tried to rent a cabin for the whole family but we are already too late for this year, so I invited my parents, brothers & sis here for that weekend.  First weekend of October here in Canada.

On the breakfast plate
Oat toasts and milk

On my reading pile
Gone Vicking by Helen Russell

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Expat
Big Brother
Good witch (season 6)
The Walking dead (season 8)
Six degrés
Christmas movies
I need to schedule lots of new programs for the season:
Occupation Double dans l'Ouest
Chaos
L'échappée
L'heure bleue
Une autre histoire
Discussions avec mes parents
District 31
....

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Last week was 'Get organized' virtual conferences.  I watched quite a few (only available 24 hours each - so can't share)  Can't say I learned alot but always nice continue having the decluttering mindset.

On the menu this week
Monday - 
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 
We did not follow the menu-plan last week.  I have a few ideas for this week but might go to Costco's today so I will buy a few ready-made things.


From the camera:




Looking around the house
I like the cozy Fall decor.  I will try to find some 'Autumn' throws to add.  

On my to-do list

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Errands - will take up most of the day as I have to go to town.  I need pants before we get back to work in the office probably next month and would like to find some Fall decor and a new bedspread.
  • Cut and freeze some bell peppers
  • Cook some yellow beans
  • Wash main bathroom
  • ...
This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • Cut some plants outside
  • Deep clean basement bathroom


Extra things to accomplish if I have the time (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Cut out felt ornies - have to stop procrastinating on this
  • Start a new scarf or cowl
  • Paint 'birch tree' free tutorial by Jesse Robertson (only available free for 7 days and it was done last Saturday, so have to hurry)
  • Start going through and purging pictures on phone

Decluttering
  • 1 decorative hay broom
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 plastic scoop

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit.  I finished a crochet scarf this week, it just needs blocking.

Funny of the week 



















Monday, 13 September 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-09-13

Good morning!

Last week I managed to deep-clean the rest of the basement and basement entry (except for the bathroom which I will do probably next week).  I also washed main bathroom and did laundry on Friday as we were away all weekend.

We went to my mom's house and visited family.  We did clean out a few things while dad took mom out for half an hour (she has a beginning of Alzheimer's).  Then on the way back we visited my niece... she bought an old mobile home about 2hours away from her parent's.  she will be living there alone with her duck, cat, fish.  she found a job near there that she started last week.  She does have lots of work to do to renovate that house, ouch!  

Neighbor came over after we arrived and she does not have good news for her health... she has been passing tests since last month and all has to be done quickly.  She has a mass they will have to take out and analyze, but not withstanding that they will be cutting out LOTS of organs.  She is my age.  

We went to bed very early for us last night 8:45 because we had not slept well at my parent's house (smelled of skunk all night!  it's the 21 that my dad has caught this summer... he catches them in a cage and drops them off farther off).

At midnight got a call from ds, Anne-E was vomiting alot and they wanted to go to the hospital with her.  So I got dressed and went to their house to watch xavier while he slept.  got back home at 3:30.  Got up at 7:00 and told them I would babysit Xavier for them this morning so they can get some sleep.  So my well planned day is not gonna work out and I will be tired!  Oh and Anne-E has gastro (the flu) so nothing serious that won't pass - good!

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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly cloudy
18°
8°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
17°
12°
Wed.
Rain
23°
11°
Thu.
Sunny
23°
12°
Fri.
Showers
25°
18°




On my mind
Thinking of my niece who has alot on her plate but who seems happy about it all.  
Neighbor's health
Grandkids health
Mom
And more mondane things like... finishing deep cleaning and getting my Christmas handmade gifts done.

On the breakfast plate
Oat toasts and milk

On my reading pile
Gone Vicking by Helen Russell

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Expat
Big Brother
Good witch (season 6)
The Walking dead (season 8)
Six degrés
Christmas movies
I need to schedule lots of new programs for the season:
Occupation Double dans l'Ouest
L'ile de l'amour
L'échappée
L'heure bleue
Une autre histoire
Discussions avec mes parents
District 31
....

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Didn't have time to watch youtube last week with the chores and deep-cleaning

On the menu this week
Monday - Bechamel sauce with hard boiled eggs for dh and fish with rice for me
Tuesday - Macaroni chinois
Wednesday - Steak and potatoes
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 



From the camera:





Looking around the house
Not too bad but always more to do!

On my to-do list

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Babysit Xavier
  • sweep main floor
  • laundry
  • ...
This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • Cut some plants outside
  • start washing dishes in cabinets
Extra things to accomplish if I have the time (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Cut out felt ornies - I think I have finally decided what I'll do
  • Start a new scarf or cowl
  • Declutter some clothes I have in the basement DONE
  • Reorganize basement freezer DONE
  • Start washing kitchen cabinets
  • Wash bedding in my son's old bedroom DONE


Decluttering
  • 4 pants
  • 1 capri
  • 1 shorts
  • 1 wintercoat of dd's
  • 1 twin bed cover
  • 4 container bags
  • 1 yoga bag
  • 1 cushion
  • 2 empty boxes
  • 1 sunbrella
  • 1 mitten drying rack (broken)
  • 1 magazine of dh's
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit, crochet

Funny of the week 

















Monday, 6 September 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-09-06

 Good morning!

We had a 3-day weekend (Labor day here in Canada today).  My daughter was here Saturday & Sunday.  My daughter-in-law and the kids also slept over on Saturday night.  My son was with friends (almost next door to his house) so he slept at his house.

There was also a running competition in our town over the weekend.  21km, 18km, 10 km, 5km, 2,5 km and 1 km, so lots of people running in our streets.

Dropped my ebook in bathtub last week, it is working after putting it in rice but the battery that held on for 2 days is now at less than a day... I think it's time to buy a new one... wanted to wait for Black Friday... hum....

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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Scattered showers
21°
13°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
21°
12°
Wed.
Rain
24°
16°
Thu.
Showers
23°
13°
Fri.
Scattered showers
21°
11°




On my mind
I need to work on Christmas ornaments and continue deep-cleaning ... I feel like I'm behind in my prepping.

On the breakfast plate
Waffles with butter and molasses and oat milk

On my reading pile
Psycho killer by Anonymous

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Expat
Big Brother
Good witch (season 6)
The Walking dead (season 8)
Six degrés
Christmas movies
Regular programs are starting again next week

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week


7-in one crochet or knit wrap - would make nice gifts



Thinking of making something like this for Christmas ornaments (with felt)


On the menu this week
Monday - Hamburgers
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 
Have not had time to work on this


From the camera:
Xavier encouraging the runners :)

Painting on watercolor paper I did last week (not crazy about how the flames turned out)


Looking around the house
Fall decor is up so it's looking cozy

On my to-do list

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Vac all main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Mop floors
  • Put up Fall decor
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Wash towels
  • Wash shelves in basement (shoes, and some stuff of dh's)
  • Write a to-do list for upcoming week
  • Cut some outside plants
This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • Wash linen closet
  • Pay bills
  • Continue cutting outside plants

Extra things to accomplish if I have the time (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Cut out felt ornies - I think I have finally decided what I'll do
  • Start a new scarf or cowl
  • Declutter some clothes I have in the basement
  • Reorganize basement freezer
  • Start washing kitchen cabinets
  • Wash bedding in my son's old bedroom

Decluttering
  • 10 vhs tapes
  • 1 pair of running shoes
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit, crochet

Funny of the week 
















Monday, 30 August 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-08-30

Good morning!

Friday night we went to a local country music show.  Saturday went to neighbor's to eat dessert at their granddaughter's 1st bday.  DH's cousin and wife stoppef to chat for an hour Sunday morning.

Busy, busy busy... housework, telework, grandchildrun... sums up last week and weekend!

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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Scattered thunderstorms
28°
16°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
24°
13°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
22°
11°
Thu.
Scattered showers
21°
13°
Fri.
Scattered showers
21°
12°



Hot and humid here today.  Can hear the thunder outside this morning.

On my mind
So much to do!!  I do the deep-cleaning on the main floor in Spring and the basement in Autumn...so guess it's time to buckle up!
Usually I have started Christmas gifts but this year.... so behind on it all!

On the breakfast plate
Will be waffles with butter and molasses and oat milk


On my reading pile
Reckless by Syndey Sheldon (3rd in the Whitney Tracy series)

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Expat
Big Brother
Good witch
The Walking dead (season 8)
Christmas movies

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week






On the menu this week
Monday - Bell pepper casserole
Tuesday - pork tenderloin and potatoes
Wednesday - TBD
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - TBD


From the camera:
Xavier and dessert!

Socks I finished last week

Looking around the house
I have alot of deeper cleaning to do but the 'regular' is looking ok
Can't wait to have the Fall decor up

On my to-do list

During the weekend
  • Laundry
  • Washed main bathroom
  • DH picked up groceries, baked muffins and worked at ds's house
  • Deep-cleaned (walls, ceilings, woodwork, furniture, floor, window, curtains, light fixture) my daughter's old room
  • Deep-cleaned my son's old room
  • Finished knit socks
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Pay bills
  • Prep a Bell Pepper casserole
  • Prep Meaballs
  • Prep some dump soups for the freezer
  • 1 load of laundry
  • I'd like to do a painting by Jesse Robertson - free tutorial 
  • Vac basement

This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • Wash Jennair
  • Try to wash my daughter's computer chair
  • Wash the linen closet and declutter at same time
Extra things to accomplish if I have the time (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Cut out felt ornies - I think I have finally decided what I'll do
  • Online order at Michaels
  • Fall decor
  • Finish crochet scarf


Decluttering
  • 1 stroboscope

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit, crochet

Funny of the week 















Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-08-24

Good morning!

Last week had to be careful what I ate (no seeds for 7 days) + 1 day liquid diet (Sunday).  Monday was my colonoscopy which is why I did not post.  so glad that's all over now.  Everything was fine and I now have a new gastro doctor (mine had retired).  

With all of that not much was done this weekend or Monday... now have to play catchup!

We did have Xavier here with us this weekend.  DH did some repairs on ds' house too.

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




The weather (in celsius)
Tue.
Partly cloudy
31°
18°
Wed.
Mostly sunny
31°
21°
Thu.
Scattered thunderstorms
29°
14°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
22°
12°


Finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Friday and starting next week we will have normal temperatures... should be finished with those hot and humid temperatures.

On my mind
Getting back to normal routines, prepping for Fall, plan my shopping for Christmas and I also need to run some errands.

On the breakfast plate
Millet cream and a glass of oat milk


On my reading pile
If tomorrow comes by Syndey Sheldon (read it a long time ago)

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Big Brother
Clash
The Walking dead (season 8)
Christmas movies

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week




On the menu this week
Monday - Soup in the crockpot
Tuesday - 
Wednesday
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday -


From the camera:
Picture from the web, just waiting for this

Looking around the house
Lots of picking up and cleaning up to do as nothing was accomplished over the weekend.  too hot and humid to do much.

On my to-do list

During the weekend
  • Laundry
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Picked up groceries
  • washed outside basement windows, patio door windo and kitchen window
  • Vac'd gazebo (lots of spider webs.. yuck)
  • Washed patio furniture
  • Swept patio
Monday
  • Colonoscopy at 8:30 (left at 6:45 and got back at 10:15), slept afterwards until 1:00 with medication they gave me
  • Washed dishes
  • Cleaned up bathroom again
  • Knitted a bit
Tuesday
  • Dust and vac main floor... (for now have done office, bedroom, hallway and bathroom)
  • Prep soup in the crockpot
  • Wash my bedding (including mattress and pillow covers and air out pillows)
  • Post here  - DONE
  • Télétravail

Decluttering
  • Just sales flyers in recycling
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit, crochet
SLEEP

Funny of the week