Monday, 24 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-24

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

1st whole week at new job... work is ok, coworkers are so-so... nobody talks or says hello.. very weird.
DD is having her 2nd colonoscopy today, crossing my fingers.
We had a busy week last week after work... Tuesday - costco, Wednesday dh left work at noon because they were planting the stakes for the back fence here, Thursday dh had guitar lessons and I went to the hair salon and Friday I was to have an initiation to watercolor class (got cancelled but she couldn't reach me so I stayed in town waiting for the class to start only to be told it was cancelled when I got there), did some errands on Friday night also.

The weather

A cold 1C here this morning.
Mon.
Sunny
14°
6°
Tue.
Rain
14°
14°
Wed.
Thunderstorm
23°
8°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
16°
10°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
19°
9°


What I am reading
Premonitions by Heather Graham

On my tv 
Big Brother (big finale is this week!)
'O
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31


Menu - planning

Monday - chicken stir fry and rice
Tuesday - macaroni 
Wednesday - Soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - spaghetti
Friday - ?

On my to-do list
Did regular chores during the weekend.
Today is:
- Post here
- If not too cold go cut some flowers outside (otherwise will do it when it warms up)
- Maybe start washing some windows (not sure about that because the fence is not finished yet and it's gonna make dirt)
- Rudy day!!!  I think I might start wrapping the stocking stuffers
- Prep card & gifts for 2 upcoming birthdays
- Bake cookies
- Make some R-Krispie squares
- Send email to designer to say which ceramic we are choosing 
- Order ink for printer
- Put ebooks on key
- cook macaroni for tomorrow

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Celebrating Rudy day

A simple pleasure
Starting up the fireplace this morning

From the camera




Pictures in 2 Galleries d'art in Old Quebec
                             

Quote of the week or rather a Rudolph day joke :)

What's worse than Rudolph with a runny nose?
Frosty the snowman with a hot flush!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-17

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

It was a very stressful week last week - hoping for a more routine week.
DD was sick with her crohn's last week (still is) so she is having more tests done.  My son bought his 1st house, I am now working in another sector of the govt agency for which I work (new coworkers), had govt exams on Saturday and my sil was operated for the 2nd time for her breast cancer.   My uncle was also operated for his neck.
DD spent the weekend here with us too.

The weather
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
29°
21°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
23°
11°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
18°
10°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
20°
16°
Fri.
Scattered Thunderstorms
24°
11°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
17°
10°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
16°
7°


What I am reading
Les Héritiers du Fleuve T4 by Louise Tremblay-D'essiambre
Takes place at the end of the 1800's in rural Québec.  I love reading books like this.

On my tv 
Big Brother
'O
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
and more new programes to come

Menu - planning

Monday - chicken pot pie
Tuesday - sausages and potatoes
Wednesday - smoked meat sandwiches
Thursday - spaghetti
Friday - won't be here so dh will fend for himself

On my to-do list
Did regular chores during the weekend.
Today was:
- Getting permit for new fence
- Call cable company to get the bill lowered
- Go to knitting lady
- Laundry
- Cook sausages & potatoes for tomorrow's supper
- Ironing
- Cut up pineapple
and lots more but will probably be too hot to do anything

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted socks are finished as of this morning!
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
I will be going to a watercolor initiation class Friday evening - just paid for it now.

Looking forward to
Watercolor class

Something I watched
Nothing outstanding

From the camera

I thought I was in London this week with Paul McCartney in town (staying at L'auberge St-Antoine), the museum special on London and the fog (says the girl who has never been to London but has read about it).







                                    

Quote of the week


Monday, 10 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-10

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

It will be a stressful week - I will be working in another sector at my job.  Seems I had a 'choice' - I didn't feel I did so I accepted.  I will be starting this week - I get to keep my 4days-32hours.  I will have LOTS of work, which is a good thing.  Will miss my CW's but will go see them from time to time.  And then next Saturday is govt exam.

Have tons to do at home but don't want to work for nothing so my usual deep cleaning is getting pushed on the side until the bathroom remodel gets done... it is going slow!  Guess 2019 will be getting back on my regular routine.

The weather
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
18°
13°
Tue.
Scattered Showers
20°
15°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
23°
14°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
26°
16°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
28°
19°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
28°
18°
Sun.
Mostly Sunny
28°
18°

What I am reading
Les Héritiers du Fleuve T2 by Louise Tremblay-D'essiambre
Takes place at the end of the 1800's in rural Québec.  I love reading books like this.

For those who asked about Sharp Objects - by Gillian Flynn, I must admit it is very different from what I thought - It is gruesome - I do not think it's the kind of book I will forget.  Worth reading but would not reread it.

On my tv 
Big Brother
Regular programming will start again this week.

Menu - planning
I made spaghetti sauce on Saturday, cabbage rolls and a veggie-ground beef - bechamel casserole (a new recipe - tasted great!)
Monday - cabbage rolls
Tuesday - chicken vol-aux-vents
Wednesday - omelette & beans (breakfast for dinner)
Thursday - will have to check what is left in freezer and use that up
Friday?

On my to-do list
Regular chores


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Work on felt ice cream cones for a Halloween costume

Looking forward to
Gaining control on my work situation

Something I watched
Finished season 2 of Outlander

From the camera


Picture at 6:00 am near my work place


 Cycling competition in Old Quebec City

                                    

Quote of the week


Monday, 3 September 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-09-03

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

Got the results from job interviews - it's a no-go but the one that went well I met him and he asked my permission to give my name to his other directors, so that's nice.  Also got my invite to the govt. exams on Sept 15.  It will be hard as I had done exams in January (2 tests, one good one not so good) and they are transfering the results of the one that was not so good - so I'm starting with a strike.

DH gave the contract for a back fence on Friday.  Today he is pulling out the hedge.
DS made an offer on his 1st house today.

The weather
Mon.
Scattered Thunderstorms
28°
19°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
26°
18°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
31°
19°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
22°
13°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
22°
11°
Sat.
Sunny
18°
10°
Sun.
Scattered Showers
19°
13°


What I am reading
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

On my tv 
Big Brother

Menu - planning
No idea - we were away for the weekend for a double funeral and my routines are not back into place

On my to-do list
Regular chores, laundry, groceries

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Work on felt ice cream cones for a Halloween costume

Looking forward to
Fall coming soon!

Something I watched
Nothing much this week

From the camera



                                      DH pulling out the hedge
      

Quote of the week

Monday, 27 August 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-08-28

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

2 jobs interview done.  One went well, the other not so much.  I had a message on my machine for the 1st job interview results... they will call back today.  2nd one I'm really not interested in.  Tomorrow I meet boss and team-boss and it is my evaluation and we will clear the air and see where we go from there.
My daughter arrived Sunday (she is on vacation for a week before starting her University) and will be spending a few days with us.

The weather

Mon.
Partly Cloudy
29°
21°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
31°
24°
Wed.
Thunderstorm
27°
17°
Thu.
Cloudy
23°
14°
Fri.
Sunny
24°
16°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
26°
19°

What I am reading
Cupcake Club #1 de Donna Kauffman

On my tv 
Big Brother

Menu - planning
No idea - I do have a ham but we will see.  with dd here my routines are out the window!

On my to-do list
I did my regular chores on Saturday before dd got here.  Nothing much planned. we are going shopping for the day today and we will be gone part of next weekend so regular chores will get back on schedule next Monday.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
I want to cut the felt pieces to make ice cream cones for a Halloween costume

Looking forward to
Spending time with dd

Something I watched
Nothing much this week

From the camera
We will be going to a double funeral for my aunt and uncle next Saturday.  They were divorced a long time ago but were still very good friends.  In the last few years my uncle was in a residence for Alzheimer's and my aunt kept visiting him.  He died from pneumonia and my aunt had problems with her lungs.  They died within a week from each other.  My cousin, their only son, has had quite alot on his plate :(  My uncle and cousin lived with us for a few years after the divorce so we are close.

Jean-Baptiste St-Pierre


Raymonde Marchand
                                            

Quote of the week