Sunday, 26 January 2020

Halloween 2019

Late posting about Halloween 2019.







Christmas 2019 - Pictures

Some pictures of our 2019 Christmas

















Christmas 2019 - Crafts

Some crafts I made for Christmas 2019:


Guinea pig for Anthony and seahorses for Naomie and Océanne

40 crochet angel wing ornaments for friends and family

I also knitted some socks for my daughter and an infinity scarf for Naomie (didn't take pictures).

Monday, 20 January 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-01-20

Morning!
Last week was regular 4-day work week.  
The weekend was super cold - brrrr

We went back to Cap-de-la-Madeleine to help assemble more IKEA furniture for my daughter and put up her new shower rod and curtains.  Left at 7:00 and back by 3:15.  Daughter-in-law and grandbaby Xavier got here 15 minutes after us (with Zach the dog).  My son had an activity with his coworkers at his boss's cabin.  He came home around midnight and they decided to sleep here.

Sunday the kids spent the day as my son had a hockey game at 2:30 and daughter-in-law had yoga at 4:00.  They left after supper around 7:30.

So I had lots of baby hugging over the weeknd.


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






The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Mostly Sunny
-12°
-21°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-12°
-15°
Wed.
Cloudy
-4°
-6°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-1°
-8°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-2°
-9°




How I am feeling this morning
I am achy and sleepy but will do some yoga stretches and eat breakfast afterwards then I'll start my day.  Lots to do as almost nothing got done during the weeknd.

On my mind
My to-do lists... chores, crafts, happiness journal to work on.

On the breakfast plate
Green tea with toasts and cooked pork slices with mustard
 
On my reading pile

La Santé repensée de Dr. Gaétan Brouillard
Yamaska - Réjanne de Anne Boyer

On my tv

Les Américains (Season 6)
Cerebrum (Saison 1)
Bull (Saison 1)
Walking Dead (Season 7)
L'Échappée
La fugeuse (Saison 2)
L'Académie (Saison 2)  Decided I have enough to watch and am not crazy about this one.
L'heure Bleue (Saison 4)
Épidémie (Saison 1)
Léo (Saison 1)
Le Bon Docteur (Saison 2)
District 31
Lacher Prise (Saison 4)
Une autre histoire
Les Pays d'en haut (saison 5)
Toute la vie (saison 2)
5e rang (saison 2)
L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
More Christmas movies on dvr

On the menu this week
Monday - egg rolls / rice / spare-ribs
Tuesday - Spaghetti
Wednesday - Pork tenderloin
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwich and soup in the crockpot
Friday - ?

From the camera






Looking around the house

chaos!  Need to finish ordinary chores.  At least it's warm and feels lived-in haha!

On my to-do list (chores) 


On Sunday I washed main bathroom.  Also did a little laundry and repaired one my husband's shirt pocket.  Filed papers in my bedside table.  Reorganized and decluttered 2 drawers in office desk and 1 drawer in corner armoire of the office.  Baked muffins
    Monday  
    • Post here - DONE
    • Menu-plan - DONE
    • Laundry - ongoing
    • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
    • Prep work clothes - DONE
    • Prep ziploc bags of crafts I want to do this year (not done last week)
    • Prep a Rudy day basket (books I want to look at that day, a Christmas cup, ... my Rudy day notebook ....) - not done last week
    • Yoga
    • Print my 'deep cleaning' list for the year
    • Vaccum 1st floor
    • Dust 1st floor
    • Declutter
    • Make a recipe with frozen bananas
    • Decorate 3-tiered tray
    • Craft
    To relax this week, I will
    Knit and crochet

    Sending positive vibes to
    All in need.
    Hoping medical research will find a way to get rid of Alzheimer's disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

    Quote of the week 

    Monday, 13 January 2020

    Happy Homemaker 2019-01-13

    Good morning friends!

    Last week was back to work (3 days), sure had alot of work to do ... would have taken 4 days at least, ah well, ...
    Had lunch with Mrs. President at work (won a prize) with 4 co-workers of my choice.  We had a good time, wasn't too intimidating and the food was very good (Le Charbon Steakhouse in the same building as the office).
    Saturday we went to Cap-de-la-Madeleine with sister-in-law and brother-in-law to help my daughter move.  Lots of IKEA furniture to set up, ugg!  She is now settled in her new appartment... some things will have to come here as she has less space (she had a 5,5 room appartment and now it's a 3,5 room).  She seems to be happy with her choice.  It rained ALOT all day.
    Sunday was a snowstorm... a foot of snow and VERY windy.  My brother and sister-in-law were in the area so they went to see the baby and we met them at my son's house.  Me and my husband had supper there with them (my brother left around 4:00).


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

    Here are the new categories:
    The weather
    How I am feeling this morning
    On my mind
    On the breakfast plate
    On my reading pile
    On my tv
    On the menu this week
    From the camera
    Looking around the house
    Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week  (I will put my to-do list here instead)
    To relax this week, I will
    On my prayer list (postive vibes list)
    Devotional/Bible Verse  - will put a quote here instead






    The weather (in celsius)
    Mon.
    Snow Showers
    -9°
    -14°
    Tue.
    Mostly Cloudy
    -9°
    -10°
    Wed.
    Snow Showers
    -3°
    -9°
    Thu.
    Snow Showers
    -8°
    -21°
    Fri.
    Sunny
    -15°
    -24°




    How I am feeling this morning
    Was feeling tired and achy when I woke up, but did some yoga stretches (easy ones), had my breakfast and have started laundry and rice is cooking so feeling ready for the day to begin!
    On my mind
    I chose my word for 2020 - it's BE NICE... to myself, to others, to the planet, in my words.
    Do good things and good things will come back your way.


    On the breakfast plate
    Green tea with a toasted english muffin, butter and peanut butter.
    On my reading pile

    La Santé repensée de Dr. Gaétan Brouillard
    Erreur 403: accès refusé de Cristina Rodriguez

    On my tv

    Les Américains (Season 6)
    Cerebrum (Saison 1)
    Bull (Saison 1)
    Walking Dead (Season 7)
    L'Échappée
    La fugeuse (Saison 2)
    L'Académie (Saison 2)
    L'heure Bleue (Saison 4)
    Épidémie (Saison 1)
    Léo (Saison 1)
    Le Bon Docteur (Saison 2)
    District 31
    Lacher Prise (Saison 4)
    Une autre histoire
    Les Pays d'en haut (saison 5)
    Toute la vie (saison 2)
    5e rang (saison 2)
    L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
    More Christmas movies on dvr

    On the menu this week
    Monday - rice / chicken / mushroom casserole
    Tuesday - pasta with homemade meat-veggie spaghetti sauce
    Wednesday - Tourtière (leftover in the freezer from NY's eve)
    Thursday - grilled cheese sandwich and soup in the crockpot
    Friday - ?

    From the camera

    (hoping I haven't posted these before)
    Me at work Christmas lunch

    My son and his family

    Me, my sister and my brothers

    Looking around the house

    Feels spacious after the business of Holiday decor.
    A puzzle on the kitchen table.
    LR - yoga mat on the floor, chocolate and salted peanuts on the table, my notepad and pencil,
    books (yoga for the face, Harry Potter unofficial cookbook, my goals notebook, a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, my sketchbook, a sketchbook how-to), a heated rice bag (dh had a sore neck last night), controller for propane foyer.  Lighted fairy lights on the mantel.
    Kitchenette - cans of mushroom soup, mushrooms, pasta, spaghetti sauce (defrosting), on the counter with my 3-tiered stand holding Hot-chocolate bar (received the stand at Christmas, now I need to decorate it a little).

    On my to-do list (chores) 


    On Sunday I vaccumed main floor and washed main bathroom.  Also did a little laundry.
      Monday  
      • Post here - DONE
      • Menu-plan - DONE
      • Laundry - ongoing
      • Go to my son's house to hold the baby while daughter-in-law takes care of some other things.
      • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
      • Prep work clothes - DONE
      • Prep ziploc bags of crafts I want to do this year
      • Paperwork to file
      • Prep a Rudy day basket (books I want to look at that day, a Christmas cup, ... my Rudy day notebook ....)
      • Prep the chicken-rice casserole
      • Prep the pasta casserole
      • Do dishes
      • Yoga - DONE


      To relax this week, I will

      I received a book on face yoga so I'm trying this out while watching tv at night.

      Sending positive vibes to
      Mom - so that she remembers more
      A friend at work who is waiting to know if she has a 4th cancer
      The son of our friends who is having kidney problems

      Quote of the week 

      Monday, 6 January 2020

      Happy Homemaker 2020-01-06

      Happy New Year!

      Have not posted in the last few weeks because I've been super busy with the holidays.

      We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's house (27 people for the evening), was very nice - traditions!  My son was not there as he had his father-in-law's family at his house (and baby is only a few weeks old) - my daughter wasn't there either, she was working at the hospital.  25th was brunch at my sister's house, then we came home (3 hour drive) and had supper at my sister-in-law's with my husband's family and my son came by so they could see the baby.

      On the 30th, my parents, sis & brother-in-law arrived for lunch.  My son came over with the baby so they could meet him for the first time.  My daughter got here on the 31st after working - she left on the 2nd.  The 31st was prepping and receiving my family and my husband's family for supper (24 people).  It was mother-in-law's 92nd birthday.  We then played games and had a cold buffet after midnight.  My family sleeps over when they come since it's a 3-hour drive.

      Jan. 1st the family left before noon.  I picked up a bit while my husband went to his uncle's house and then my son came back with Xavier and my daughter in-law.  We gave out the Christmas gifts (was waiting for the kids to be here at the same time).  For supper we went to another sister-in-law's house and ordered supper (everyone pays for their lunch) and spent a quiet evening there.

      My daughter left on the 2nd in the morning.  She broke off with her boyfriend of almost 7 years.  She visited some appartments that afternoon and found one.  She will be moving out soon.

      We have seen our grandchild almost every 2 days since he's been out of the hospital :)  He loves being in our arms!


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





      Looking around the house
      Everything is back to normal - Christmas is packed away and every room, bed, bathroom has been washed (there were people sleeping everywhere on NY's Eve).
      A puzzle is set out on the kitchen table for fun.

      On the living room table
      It has chocolates (individually wrapped ones that don't need to be eaten right away ;) ), a pot of sugared nuts, a knitting bag, a yoga for the face book, my notebook, a 'sketch your day' book, a pen and my yearly goals notebook as well as the telephone and a computer... finally will be buying a new one tonight at costco's.  The one I have now keeps shutting off every few minutes.

      The weather (in celsius)
      Mon.
      Snow Showers
      -8°
      -11°
      Tue.
      Partly Cloudy
      -6°
      -11°
      Wed.
      Snow Showers
      -3°
      -17°
      Thu.
      Mostly Sunny
      -12°
      -16°
      Fri.
      Snow
      0°
      -1

      We had a balmy month of December after a cold and snowy November.  Just little snowpatches on the ground for Christmas

      What I am reading
      Une mémoire pour la vie de Alain Sotto... mom is starting to have memory problems, so....

      On my tv 

      Mr. Mercedes
      Christmas movies

      New programs start tonight so will be a full roster next week

      Menu - planning
      Monday:  Pineapple chicken (from frozen), rice, egg rolls.
      Tuesday:  potatoes and ground beef with veggies and gravy
      Wednesday: spaghetti
      Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
      Friday ?


      On my to-do list 

      Everything has been cleaned the last few days, so now I can relax a little.
      Monday  
      • Post here - DONE
      • Menu-plan - DONE
      • Craft
      • Pay cell phone bill
      • Make a few calls 
      • Finish writing down 2020 goals - DONE
      • Find word for 2020.
      • Go see the baby this afternoon as ddil has a conference call for work
      • Unsubscribe from lots of emails

      Tuesday  (have taken an extra day off for vacations)
      • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow 
      • Prep work clothes 
      • Go to get a pair of gym pants hemmed
      What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
      Back to knitting socks, but my son wants a crochet Yoda mug cosy so will look that up.  I also have a crochet shawl I want to start for myself.

      A simple pleasure
      Holding the baby 


      From the camera (there will be a special post just for Christmas as there is too much to put on here)
      Xavier meeting his aunt (Joannie) for the 1st time

      Xavier with his great-grandparents

      Xavier and his dad

      Xavier with dad and grandpa

      Xavier sleeping on grandma 



      Quote of the week