Sunday, 20 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-20

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

I am writing this post on Sunday night as I will be working Monday and don't have access to blogger from work.
This last week was very busy at work (closing the year 2018).   I was asked to work on Monday to help out in the job I used to do.
My husband is still working in the bathroom on weekends.  My son and his girlfriend came over for supper and for the evening on Friday and Saturday we babysat the dog while they went out for a party.
It was VERY cold this weekend.  (-38C with windchill factor - yikes!)

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow Showers
-16°
-21°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
-14°
-15°
Wed.
Snow
-1°
-1°
Thu.
Snow Showers
0°
-8°
Fri.
Cloudy
-7°
-22°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-12°
-17°
Sun.
Cloudy
-12°
-14°

What I am reading
Routes secondaires  by Andrée A Michaud

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs

Menu - planning
Monday - Chicken-rice casserole
Tuesday - Rice and sausage casserole
Wednesday - Veggie soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday?

On my to-do list 
  • Declutter 
  • Post here
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wet-mop main floor
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE 
  • laundry

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Make some Christmas gift bags to use up the fabric I have
Christmas pillow with some fabric I have
Candycane crochet scarf

Looking forward to
Having a long weekend next week... will take friday off instead of this Monday... so that'll make me a 4-day weekend

A simple pleasure
A nice cup of warm tea and some chocolate

From the camera
My desk at work

Quote of the week 


Monday, 14 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-14

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

No wonder I felt so sick during the holidays - I had influenza (confirmed by my doctor).  I did go back to work last Wednesday (he said I wasn't contagious anymore), but boy the week was rough (even if only 3 days).  Just no energy and some coughing fits.

This weekend we babysat my son's furbabies (cat and dog).  The plaster guy also came by for the bathroom, so today is cleanup!

The weather (in celsius)
n.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-9 °
-12 °
mar.
Nuageux
-4 °
-6 °
mer.
Averses de neige
0 °
-20 °
jeu.
Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
-14 °
-18 °
ven.
Averses de neige
-8 °
-19 °
sam.
Nuageux dans l'ensemble
-16 °
-20 °
dim.
Averses de neige
-16 °
-21 °

What I am reading
La femme à droite de la photo by Valentin Musso

On my tv 
Christmas movies  and regular programs

Menu - planning
Monday - Spaghetti and meatballs
Tuesday - Hot chicken sandwiches and fries
Wednesday - Omelet and baked beans
Thursday - Grilled cheese and soup (not done last week)
Friday?

On my to-do list 
  • Declutter 
  • Post here
  • Rewash my bedding (germs)
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Monday - doctor's appointment
  • Vaccum basement - DONE
  • Wet-mop basement - DONE
  • Wash basement bathroom - DONE
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wet-mop main floor
  • Upstairs bathroom - DONE yesterday
  • Make a chicken-rice casserole for freezing (unless I switch on my menu)
  • Empty dishwasher - DONE

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Knit dishcloths - FINISHED yesterday
Make some Christmas gift bags to use up the fabric I have

Looking forward to
Having my energy back

A simple pleasure
A clean house

From the camera
Crocheting while the dog is sleeping

My fur grandbabies

Rough night (the dog asked for the door 4 times during the night)

My son and his dog

Quote of the week 


Monday, 7 January 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-01-07

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

I'm back!  

We've been away to my parents a few days for Christmas and then I had family over for NY's Eve (and some the day before), so it was pretty hectic and intermingled in that lots of people sick with colds.. which of course I have had now for some time (since the 28th).  

I have been SICK, sick, sick... 3 days of fever with lots of coughing, low energy.  So Since NY's day I have stayed home sick and slept for the most part on the couch coughing away. Did not go to inlaws for NY's day either.  

Feeling slightly better since yesterday.  I do have my regular doctor appointment this afternoon.

I'm so glad I'm off work these days! (I start on Wednesday) but I wish I could've spent my vacations differently than sick.


The weather (in celsius)
Cold today... with windchill -25C and tomorrow is a snowstorm.  Then I think it's nice for the rest of the week.
I did not go outside the last week , was just too sick.

What I am reading
L'Homme craie by CJ Tudor

On my tv 
Christmas movies .  I did not watch all I wanted to during the Holidays, just too sick

Menu - planning
Nothing planned yet, will have to do that soon.

On my to-do list (no idea what will get done, will depend on my energy level which is quite low at the moment
  • Wash oven
  • Sew buttons on dh's shirt (4 missing) - DONE
  • Declutter (dh has told me bathroom remodel will take longer so instead of being finished for February more like april or may... so no major cleaning in the house until then, which means more decluttering meanwhile!)
  • Check out some insurance papers
  • Post here
  • Freezer list to update
  • Rewash my bedding (germs)
  • Air out house (not today with -25C outside)
  • Print out deep-cleaning list for 2019
  • Print out 'gift list throughout the year'
  • Update Christmas notebook, maybe put CIJ blogposts in a different notebook as it is getting too thick (I keep it in case my 'virtual blog' goes up in smokes one day)
  • Egg pie
  • Menu plan
  • Monday - doctor's appointment
  • Tuesday - acupuncture appointment (unless I cancel, my energy level is low but on the other hand, might do me good)
  • Schedule regular programs on dvr
I go back to work on Wednesday, so glad it's a short week!

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks
Need to knit 6 dishcloths for people who didn't get any at christmas

Something fun I did last week
Spend time with family

Looking forward to
Feeling better

A simple pleasure
Resting

From the camera


My family

Our family 

With Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves at my parent's house


Quote of the week 


Monday, 17 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-17

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

We had appointments every night last week.  

I had Friday off and I spent the day with my sister-in-law cleaning at my son's new house (his 1st!).  My daughter was here too and helped paint with dil and my son.

Saturday I deep-cleaned my son's room while it's almost empty and deep-cleaned the fridge (dd left after lunch), my husband and my son's friends moved all his belongings from his old appartment to his house.  He also brought his bedroom furniture from here.  Some of dil's friend helped her clean some more.  Her dad paid the pizza for lunch and my husband paid the chicken for supper.  First time we meet her dad and his girlfriend (and 7 month old child).  

Sunday we did stuff here in the morning - I deep-cleaned basement LRoom as my son had taken the HUGE, HEAVY tv to his house and I had space to reorganize.  Also deep-cleaned and reorganized basement bathroom cabinets now that they are almost all empty.  In the afternoon went back to my son's house and dh hung frames.  Mother-in-law (90) came to visit with us.  My son had picked up his new dog in the morning (a mix collie and labrador), a cute little thing.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow Showers
-1°
-8°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-12°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
-6°
-8°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-1°
-3°
Fri.
Rain
3°
3°
Sat.
Rain
4°
-2°


What I am reading
Noirs secrets by GH David

On my tv 
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - sausages with mashed potatoes and carrots
Tuesday - we will eat in town as we have 2 more appointments
Wednesday - Breakfast for supper
Thursday - Crockpot soup and grilled cheese

On my to-do list

  • Wash basement entryway floor (got the kitty litter out of there - my son brought his cat back to his house) and basement bathroom floor - DONE
  • Post here
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Make overnight oatmeal for my breakfasts (made dh's muffins last night)
  • Groceries and dollar store
  • Pick up giftcard for gift exchange
  • Pay bills
  • Replace Christms tree and Christmas village (the cat spent some time in there)
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Wrap last gifts and put the lot under the tree
  • Ironing (did all laundry during the weekend)
  • Take pictures of some of my Christmas ornaments to post here
  • .....
Hate when I have to go out on Mondays, takes half of my day :(

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks

Something fun I did last week
Had our work-lunch - it was a place where we had a cook teach us how to make the beef tartare, mayonnaise and fixings.  We got hands-on training and then we ate there.  It was super fun and good!  A bit expensive but for once it's a great idea.

Looking forward to
Vacations coming up next week!

A simple pleasure
I know, I repeat myself but ... having my Mondays off!

From the camera

I've taken some pictures but didn't have time to download them.



Quote of the week 


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-10

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 
(or at least I will on Monday night)

Writing this post on Sunday as I will be at work Monday (exceptionnally) for 4-days of training.  I will get next Friday off - just in time to help my son move in his 1st house.

This last week was a busy week on weeknights.  Acupuncture, lady for bathroom cabinets, plumber, guitar lessons for dh, dh's supper for his boss who is retiring.  And the upcoming week promises to be as busy!

I'm so glad my Christmas prep is done.  Still have a few little things to do but mostly I'm ready.

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
-7°
-17°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
-9°
-18°
Wed.
Sunny
-11°
-19°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-10°
-12°
Fri.
Mostly Cloudy
-3°
-4°
Sat.
Snow Showers
1°
-3°

What I am reading
La petite maison du 6e rang T2 by Micheline Dalpé

On my tv 
Regular programs (most of them) are on Christmas break
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - Spaghetti, will put sauce in crockpot in the morning.
No idea for the rest of the week.  Working on Monday throws me off

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Regular housechores.  Finished my class painting.  Laundry. Groceries.  Prepped mixture for spaghetti sauce tomorrow.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks .  Finished my painting.

Something interesting I watched
Christmas crafts on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXJ2RDlY2g

Looking forward to
Having stuff being moved out of our house and into my son's house

A simple pleasure
Being ready for Christmas when everyone is running around trying to get things done

From the camera

I've taken some pictures but didn't have time to download them, so I'm posting a picture of a craft I found on Pinterest which I find beautiful.



Quote of the week 


Monday, 3 December 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-12-03

Linking up to Sandra at Diary of a Stay at home mom 

The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Rain and Snow
3°
-7°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
-4°
-9°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-2°
-5°
Thu.
Snow Showers
0°
-8°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-13°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
-6°
-8°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
-4°
-10°

It snowed all day yesterday, everything is white and the trees are heavy with snow, it looks nice out.

What I am reading
La petite maison du 6e rang T1 by Micheline Dalpé

On my tv 
Regular programs (most of them) are on Christmas break
Christmas movies 

Menu - planning
Monday - Beef, veggie, casserole
Tuesday - Sausages, potatoes and veggies
Wednesday - Macaroni chinois
Thursday - Dump soup and grilled cheese

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Regular housechores.  More wrapping.  Cooked and froze italian sausages (in slices), veal sausages.  Laundry.  Freezer inventory (already pretty full for the Holidays).  Put empty Christmas boxes under the garage.

Monday
- More laundry - STARTED
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
- Wash basement bathroom
- Prep insurance papers for stomach pills
- Prep macaroni chinois
- Bake muffins
- One thing-a-room declutter
- Exercise 
- Finish vaccum in basement
- Pick up a package at the post office (meaning I have to get the snow and ice off the car)
- Review timeline for party on Dec 31st - DONE


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
knitted socks 

Something interesting I watched
Christmas movies

Looking forward to
Being able to sit down, watch a Christmas movie and knit this afternoon

A simple pleasure
Opening up my advent calendars.
I made one with my pouches and put something relaxing in it for me, then I bought one with Lindt chocolate (that was not in the plans, but...) and I got a lottery ticket one.  I won $5 on that one for Dec. 1st.

From the camera

December 1st - advent calendar (1 for me and 1 for ds's girlfriend)

I think the cat thought it was too hot in the house, so she is sleeping on ice of the skating rink.


Quote of the week