Monday, 12 November 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-11-12

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

Today is a holiday because of veteran's day so my husband is outside working on strengthening the gazebo roof for winter and putting a large tarp on the grass in front of the house for when the snowblowers pass.

Let's start this right off.  Snow, snow, snow in the forecast


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
-3°
-4°
Tue.
Snow
1°
-10°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-7°
-13°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
-5°
-11°
Fri.
Snow
-2°
-3°
Sat.
Snow Showers
-1°
-8°
Sun.
Mostly Sunny
-6°
-13°


What I am reading
Sans parler du chien by Connie Willis

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Christmas movies (watched one on Saturday morning)

Menu - planning
Monday - Veggie soup for lunch with leftover pizza.  Supper will be eggrolls and General Tao chicken.
Tuesday - Chinese noodles
Wednesday - Smoked meat sandwiches (have been on the menu for a few weeks but not done)
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday - ?


On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
Vaccum main floor and basement.  Wash both bathrooms (dh is still doing work in the main bathroom so lots of dust), called cable company and spent HOURS on the phone with them - they will be calling me back can't download their anti-virus properly), Menu plan, cook a big chicken (got my chicken cubed for Christmas sandwiches), make 2 rice-chicken casseroles (one for the freezer), cook sausage-bacon appetizers (frozen for Christmas), update gift closet and list, Laundry, ...

Monday
- Yoga exercises - DONE
- More laundry - DONE
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts - DONE
- Call mom
Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow  - DONE
Crochet
- look up warranty for a sunbeam heating blanket
- Make veggie soup (freeze a bag of mixed veggies for a crockpot soup later on) - DONE
- Catch up on paint class (missed most of the class last Tuesday as I had a meeting that finished way past lunch time)
- Cut up cantaloup - DONE
- Bake muffins - DONE
and lots more... but will see what really gets done

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING - got more yarn so I'll pick up the pace
Work on a new pair of knitted socks 
Paint class - candle

Something interesting I watched
Nothing this week, too many nights coming in late because of after-work errands

Looking forward to
Paint class at lunch on Tuesday

A simple pleasure
Scratching items off my to-do list

From the camera
Christmas men shirts at the store

New tree we got for the basement - it is up!


Quote of the week 



Monday, 5 November 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-11-05

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

Morning!  It has been another week with errands every night after work and Halloween on Wednesday.  We had 335 kids pass!  Usually we get around 125-130 but the town closed down our street and had put animation, so....
DD came and spent the weekend with us as did ds and his girlfriend.  We watched a Christmas movie saturday night... bad moms. It is good but they could've made it a little more classy, quite vulgar at times .. was not necessary all that foul language.  It adds nothing to the movie.
Did the grocery shopping with dd and spent Saturday afternoon cooking.  She made 3 tourtières for her, a batch of meatballs and got a 5lb bag of beets cooked and pickled.  I made some spaghetti sauce and got some hamburger patties made to be frozen.
DH took dd's car to the garage to get her snow tires on.  He bought some sheetrock for the bathroom and some wood to strenghten the gazebo roof for winter.  He also raked up more leaves.
Sunday dd left around 10 to go back home.  DS and his girlfriend left at 11:30 with the cat (kitty had spent the week here).  After they left I vacummed basement and main floor and got the 2 bathrooms washed as well as did laundry, took down Halloween decorations, made muffins, cook some hard-boiled eggs and pay bills, so today should be a more relaxing day.


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Rain
6°
2°
Tue.
Rain
11°
8°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
9°
4°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
7°
0°
Fri.
Scattered Showers
3°
1°
Sat.
Rain and Snow
3°
-4°
Sun.
Partly Cloudy
-1°
-3°



What I am reading
Le rôle de la guêpe by Colin Winette

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Got the W Channel so I have dvrd about a dozen Christmas movies.

Menu - planning
Monday - Beef kabobs and rice with veggies
Tuesday - egg salad on english muffins topped with melted grated cheese
Wednesday - Ham and potatoes
Thursday - smoked meat (not done last week)
Friday - ?


On my to-do list
- Yoga exercises - DONE
- Post here
- Overnight oats for my breakfasts
- Make a sheetpan of veggies
- Make some rice
- Order on walmart.ca
- Call mom
Wrap more stocking stuffers (not done last week)
- Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow 
- Knit
- Continue gift closet 
- Call lady to see if she's interested in a wood couch we have


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING - will run out of yarn :(
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week (yet to do)

Something interesting I watched
Nothing this week, too many nights coming in late because of after-work errands

Looking forward to
watching some Christmas movies :)

A simple pleasure
Chatting with my friends on MHH

From the camera

My son (Jesus) and his girlfriend

Me (Mrs. Snowman) and my friend at work Yé

DD (bubblegum machine) and her boyfriend (25 cents costume)

Quote of the week 


Monday, 29 October 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-10-29

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

We have been shopping for a bath and a shower this last week, and will continue doing so this week.  
On the work front things are moving along, or rather I will be moving to another desk again this week.  I am adapting to the non-smiling coworkers.
This week we are having an appreciation dinner with my ex-coworkers.  Our lunch will be paid and we each bring in a picture of us as a child and a picture of something we like.  Should be fun.
Both kids had Halloween parties on Saturday.  will post pictures next week as I am forbidden posting pictures of my son (his parties aren't over and he wants to keep his costume a secret).  I will get dressed up for Halloween at work, just because I'm sure no one else will, they are quite stiff (we don't see outside clients so we can do this).
Last year we had 3 parties... none this year.
DD will be coming to spend next weekend and get her snow tires on.  DH put on my son's snow tires last weeknd, just in time too ... saturday we had snow and some freezing rain and LOTS of winds.  still some of the white stuff on the ground this morning.


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Showers
7°
1°
Tue.
Cloudy
4°
1°
Wed.
Rain
5°
4°
Thu.
Rain
6°
5°
Fri.
Showers
8°
4°
Sat.
Scattered Showers
7°
2°
Sun.
Mostly Sunny



What I am reading
The Visitors by Catherine Burns

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31

Menu - planning
Monday - roastbeef with mashed potatoes
Tuesday - ragoût with potatoes
Wednesday - Halloween, so something quick.  Macaroni with meat sauce.
Thursday - out on errands
Friday - smoked meat (something quick, dh has his guitar lessons)

On my to-do list

- Post here
- run some errands at the dollar store and the grocery store
- Call mom
Wrap more stocking stuffers
- Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow - DONE
- Knit
- Work on wood-slice ornaments - DONE (they just need wrapping now)
- Continue gift closet and wrap more stocking stuffers
- Empty iphone of pictures and video
- Laundry


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - DONE - just need to figure out wrapping.
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week

Something interesting I watched
Nothing this week, too many nights coming in late because of after-work errands

Looking forward to
Halloween!

A simple pleasure
Petting the cat


From the camera

1st snow
                            



Quote of the week 




Monday, 22 October 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-10-20

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

We finally got some items bought for the bathroom (toilet, faucets for sink, bath & shower, light fixtures).  It means lots of running around after work. At least it is starting.
Not much change on the work front - starting to feel more at ease but the people I work with are not the smiley-type.

Kids went to the haunted prison in 3-Rivers and seems they had fun.

Last Monday a neighbor's garage caught fire ... it was a big one, he lost everything in there.  Motocross bikes, snowmobile, we also lost the power because of it.  Car and patio rails are full of soot.  :(  and of course not worth calling insurance because they will go up, we did contact them but will not use them.


The weather
Mon.
Partly Cloudy
7°
1°
Tue.
Cloudy
8°
2°
Wed.
Cloudy
7°
0°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
3°
-2°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
4°
-3°
Sat.
Scattered Showers
4°
-1°



What I am reading
Have to choose one

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31
Started some Christmas movies too :)

Menu - planning
Monday - sausages and mashed potatoes
Tuesday - sheppard's pie
Wednesday - spaghetti
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday?

On my to-do list
Saturday was vaccum main floor, laundry & bill paying
Sunday was vaccum basement, 2 bathrooms, make sheppard's pie, bake muffins, make rice-meatball casserole, and tons of dishes.  Menu-planned.
Today is:
- Post here
- Yoga
- 9:30 massage therapist appointment
- Call mom
Wrap more stocking stuffers
- Prep gym clothes and lunch for tomorrow
- Knit
- Work on wood-slice ornaments
- Go through gift-closet and put gifts in appropriate bags & boxes and recheck master gift list
- Install other set of fairy lights in the kitchen

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week


Something interesting I watched
Nothing this week, too many nights coming in late because of after-work errands

Looking forward to
Having a craft day

A simple pleasure
Watching Christmas movies

From the camera




                             
Quote of the week 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-10-15

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

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I need to concentrate on Halloween and Christmas :)
Fall has arrived since last week, cooler temps and the colors are beautiful, I wish we could keep those colors for at least a few weeks!


The weather
Mon.
Rain
11°
3°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
8°
6°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
7°
-2°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
2°
1°
Fri.
Cloudy
12°
8°
Sat.
Rain
9°
1°
Sun.
Mostly Cloudy
4°
-1°



What I am reading
The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding

On my tv 
'O
OD
Unité 9
Le jeu
Demain des hommes
L'heure bleue
Les Simone
District 31

Menu - planning
Monday - chicken pot pie
Tuesday - beef roast 
Wednesday - soup and grilled cheese
Thursday - Smoked meat sandwiches

On my to-do list
Did regular chores on Saturday.
Today is:
- Post here
- Wash outside front windows if it doesn't rain this afternoon, too cold for now
- Pay bills - get automatic payment going for electrical bill
- Laundry
- Cook hard-boiled eggs
- Call mom
- Find cold-lunch recipes (can't really eat hot at my desk at my new job - it's open space and the smells would not be nice - so trying to find cold lunch ideas)
- Check out missing stocking stuffers
- Prep birthday gift for niece and my son's girlfriend
- Prep gym clothes & lunch for tomorrow
- Knit

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.
Start a new pair of knitted socks this week

Sunday I finished the 3 Halloween costumes I was working on (snowman, bubblegum machine and ice-cream vendor).  I also made a watercolor card for dniece's birthday.

Something interesting I watched

Geisha school:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHd9ze1e5CQ

The coldest village in the world:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylpuGUWGdSs&t=792s

50 things I don't buy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFajqEx9tC4&app=desktop


Looking forward to
Family supper at sister in law's house for dniece's 18th birthday on Saturday

A simple pleasure
Watching the beautiful Fall colors

From the camera

My Father's family


Fall colors - the pics don't do justice to the beauty of it all

                             
Quote of the week