Monday, 3 October 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-10-03

Welcome October!

Had grandkids over after daycare on Thursday and they slept over.  DH took them to daycare on Friday and they came back after supper and slept over on Friday night to give their parents a night of uninterrupted sleep  (ds ended up coughing part of the night and then they had a field mouse in the house which they caught around 6am on Saturday).  They left after lunch on Saturday.

Did some housechores over the weekend to winterize.  Prepped a to-do list for upcoming weekend which will be our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  We rented a cottage with my family Location du Chalet "LE-TORTILLARD" à Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Charlevoix, Québec, Canada (chaletsalouer.com)DD will be coming on Saturday with her new friend but they will come and sleep here (it is about half an hour from here) as space will be limited in the cottage (but I'll bring an air mattress just in case I think).  DS and family will come by but don't know if it'll be Saturday or Sunday.

Sis and sil's will go to costco's together this week and will buy groceries for the weekend, we will split the cost.  They all live near each other - I'm the only one who lives 3 hours away from the family.

Went to restaurant with bil, sil and 3 other friends on Sunday night.  Tao chicken was good and I have half a chocolate hazelnut cake leftover for lunch today and a poke bowl I picked up at the grocery store! yummy!

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





The weather (in celsius)
Mon
Sunny
15°
2°
Tue
Partly cloudy
17°
6°
Wed
Partly cloudy
18°
8°
Thu
Partly cloudy
20°
9°
Fri
Showers
16°
4°

On my mind 
Weekend at the cottage with family - hope all goes well

Upcoming this week
Monday - dh will be working provincial elections... a day for ME!! ;)
Tuesday - work in-town.  pick up my new glasses at lunch.  Supper with a few cw-friends afterwards (6 of us)
Friday I will be taking a day off giving me a 4-day weekend.  

On the breakfast plate
Leftover pork chop, tomatoes and oat milk

On my reading pile

La Veuve by Gil Adamson... finished, did not like it very much.

Maman pour diner by Shalom Auslander... will see looks weird


On my tv
 
Personnes d'intérêt (saison2)
L'échappée
5e rang
Chanteurs masqués
Stats
Indéfendables
Doc
Le bon docteur
Cerebrum (saison 2)
Discussion avec mes parents
Avant le Crash (saison 2)
Alertes 
Qui sait chanter
Pour toi Flora
Ana et Arnaud
Les honorables (saison 2)
Une affaire criminelle
C'est comme ça que je t'aime
Entre deux draps
Les moments parfaits
Chouchou
Hôtel
La Brea

Way too much!  Have cut down a few new ones which did not stir my interest.  In those that remain too many dramas.


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week
Making faux-caramel apples


On the menu this week
Monday - dh is working at voting polls so he won't be here at all.
Tuesday - I will be in town for lunch and supper
Stuffed bell peppers



From the camera:
Fall painting - Jesse Robertson free tutorial
Xavier helping grandpa
Grandkids grocery shopping



Looking around the house
Needs some TLC on main floor but will do it later in the week so it stays neat for the weekend.

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Washed outside front windows, patio door, kitchen window and side door (still need to do office and bathroom ... too high will be done by inside)
  • Put away screen windows for the LR & side door
  • Got the propane tank filled up ($333 with taxes... almost 15% taxes here)
  • Washed both entry closets, got some mittens, scarves and hats out.
  • Since dd will sleep here next weekend dusted & vac'd basement
  • Washed basement bathroom
  • Put away summer shorts
  • Laundry (1 load)
  • Groceries
  • Start prepping stuff for upcoming weekend
  • Pick up RX
  • Dollar store errands
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Get some Halloween boxes down from attic
  • Prep for in-town work on Tuesday - DONE
  • Laundry - Last load is in washer
  • Prep Amazon return
  • ME day!!... crafting, watching tv, take a walk, 

Decluttering
  • 1 baby carriage (used to be dd's 31 years old and used by grandkids)
  • A few bottles of paint thinners (disposed of in a proper way)
  • 3 waterguns
  • 3 caps
  • 2 baby hats
  • 1 tupperware container

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Not sure I'll relax much this week but next weekend I should!



Funny of the week













Monday, 26 September 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-09-26

Welcome Fall!

Busy week and weekend.  Work, housechores, Thursday went to funeral parlor to express our sympathies for the mother of someone we know, grandkids on Friday (of course daycare was closed again). Both still have a cold (coughing and runny nose).  Finished a painting on watercolor paper on Friday night.

Saturday was outside work in the morning and then in the afternoon funeral of dh's cousin (67 cancer) followed by a small gathering offered by his wife and then supper with some of dh's cousins and finished off the evening at another cousin's house.  DH was happy to have some times with his cousins that he does not see alot of. 

Sunday was more outside work but kind of cold so did some inside chores too.

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



The weather (in celsius)
Mon
Showers
16°
12°
Tue
Showers
17°
11°
Wed
Showers
17°
8°
Thu
Partly cloudy
13°
4°
Fri
Sunny
16°
6°

On my mind 
Hoping the grandkids feel better this week.  
Neighbor (and friend)'s grandson (3) has celulitis in his eye - he is at hospital with intravenous antibiotics and they need to see infectiologue.  Hoping all will be well.
Neighbor had a 4month checkup for cancer.. was fine last time but not so this time.  She had an emergency biopsy this week (results in 10 days) and another exam scheduled for next Tuesday.

Upcoming this week
Isn't it fun? I don't think we have anything on the schedule this week... Yay!

On the breakfast plate
Toast with peanut butter and oat milk

On my reading pile

La Veuve by Gil Adamson... not sure if I like it or not yet.


On my tv
 
Big Brother
Personnes d'intérêt (saison2)
L'échappée
5e rang
Chanteurs masqués
Stats
Indéfendables
Doc
Le bon docteur
Cerebrum (saison 2)
Discussion avec mes parents
Avant le Crash (saison 2)
Alertes 
Qui sait chanter
Pour toi Flora
Ana et Arnaud
Les honorables (saison 2)
Une affaire criminelle
C'est comme ça que je t'aime
Entre deux draps
Les moments parfaits
Chouchou
Hôtel

Way too much!  Have cut down a few new ones which did not stir my interest.  In those that remain too many dramas.


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Advent traditions in Denmark


On the menu this week
This category does not work for me anymore as with DH here it is not fixed... when the kids were young I would plan for the week.  Now with just the 2 of us we go as we feel.



From the camera:
It was on paper so not the greatest picture of the painting I did with a Jesse Robertson tutorial




Looking around the house
The ordinary is done but I need to tackle some extra chores

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Vac'd main floor
  • Dusted kitchenette
  • Laundry
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Cut flowers and plants for winter, weeded and relocated plants
  • Washed exterior basement windows
  • Ordered propane for fireplace this winter

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for work tomorrow
  • Start the Lantern painting of Jesse Robertson
  • Make a card for dniece's upcoming bday in October
  • Work in basement
  • Pay cell phone bill
  • Go vote by anticipation for provincial elections
Woke up with a terrible headache... so will see whatever gets done

Decluttering
  • 1 bathing suit 
  • 1 recipe book
  • 1 handmade decor item that has done its time
  • 3 pants
  • 2 capris
  • 5 vests
  • 5 sweaters

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on the lantern acrylic painting
Start cuffs on felt ornaments



Funny of the week












Monday, 19 September 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday 2022-09-18

Good morning!  

Good news... boss told me I can go in only 1 day a week... she is not doing it for me but because they just hired a retiree 4 days a week and are letting her come in 1 day, so since I also do 4 days she decided to be fair (pffff, they gave it to the 'new employee' when she asked and I have been a loyal, hard-working employee for 22 years and she had refused it for me).   Ah well, at least I go in only 1 day... until new rules come out on Monday, then we will see... so in fact maybe I won't be able to enjoy the 1-day a week in-office after all.

We won't be going to Chicago for Canadian Thanksgiving, my brother rented a cottage and all the family will be going.  Should be fun! LE-TORTILLARD | Charlevoix | 14 personnes (monsieurchalets.com)

Monday had a follow-up doctor's appointment - all is fine.

Thursday went to dentist with sore tooth, will need a root canal - scheduled later in the month. Went to sil, it was bil's 65th bday, went for a cup of tea in the evening and to wish him a happy birthday.

Last week dh picked up grandkids early from daycare on Thursday as her son had a hockey game so all the parents had to leave work early to pick up their children.  She told them it's the last time I do this... at 8:30 at night she sends text to parents that she was closed on Friday. pffff  So dh babysat on Friday with me helping during lunch and after work.  Xavier had pink eye but ddil said he was ok when we talked to her on Sunday (she had used some eyedrops).

Saturday we went to dd's (she wasn't there was away for the weekend with a friend) to install her blinds... not perfect but will do, it's only an appartment and if we consider her moving average, shouldn't be there long ;)  Left there and went to a country music festival  Had lunch around 2:00 and then met sil and bil with their friends.  Walked around the kiosks for awhile and left around 5:30.  Stopped for supper on our way home (they had staff problems and we won't be going back there even though the food was fine) and got home at 9:00... saw a big car accident on the way back (1 dead), ugh.

Sunday was lots of housechores for me and dh working in his garage.  Chatting FT with my parents too.  Supper at a hamburger joint with other bil and sil.

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



The weather (in celsius)
Mon
Mostly cloudy
16°
10°
Tue
Showers
13°
9°
Wed
Showers
18°
13°
Thu
Showers
16°
7°
Fri
Mostly cloudy
12°
6°



Much cooler this week, yay it's almost Fall!

On my mind 
Tuesday our new President at work is asking all permanent employees to be there.  found myself a lift as there are no more parkings... welcome Covid! as there should be more than 2000 people there.  We will be having lunch with our team... even though it was quite EVIDENT our boss did not feel like it..it was an obligation. pfff
Upcoming this week
Next Sunday is dh's cousin's funeral he was 67 (cancer).  I don't think anything will follow the funeral.

On the breakfast plate
Olive and swiss cheese bread I bought at the festival yesterday with oat milk

On my reading pile

Finished my book at noon, need to chose another one.


On my tv
 
Big Brother
Personnes d'intérêt (saison 1)
Too much to list with all new programs starting last week!

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

The Diane In Denmark early Christmas Hygge planning series... am on day 21 now



On the menu this week
Absolutely no idea


From the camera:
Our weekend in pictures




Local country singer


Looking around the house
The ordinary is done but I need to tackle some extra chores

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Vac'd main floor
  • Dusted main floor
  • Laundry
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Got Xavier a mini-photo album for pictures I had printed of him so he can play with them
  • Washed small handprints in LR window and patio door window
  • Got the curtains put back up in ds' old bedroom (had lent them to dd until we installed the blinds)

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for work tomorrow
  • Cook pork loin
  • Check if I have the supplies to bake a sheet pancake.. never tried it before but would be good to take to the cottage on Thanksgiving.
  • Go through drawers in dd's bedroom... my clothes that I had put there and not worn in years
  • Do the Fall barn painting of Jesse Robertson (hopefully!)
  • Make a card for dniece's upcoming bday in October
  • Laundry
  • ... lots more on the to-do list but it's sunny out so might be doing some outside stuff instead

Decluttering
  • 1 pair of jeans (dh)
  • 1 bra
  • Sunglasses

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Seeing old friends for the 1st time since pandemia at work.
Updating Fall list, Thanksgiving weekend list, to-do lists... I enjoy lists!



Funny of the week











Monday, 12 September 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-09-12

Good morning!  

2 days telework and 2 days in the office last week.  On Wednesday (during my lunch break) I went out and bought myself some new glasses (will get them in 3 weeks), bought a pack of cookies to leave in the community fridge for the homeless, saw some blinds for dd (which dh had to pick up next day).  Sold dd's LR table on marketplace (turns out it was one of our friends who took it)

Last weekend we went to a music show with my son and his girlfriend.  Grandkids were at the other grandpa's house.  We had supper in town too... was on a terrace outside but had to go eat inside as ddil was having a fit with the wasps around her.  In fact, she knocked her full wine glass off the table.. and unto me!  ah well at least it was white wine so it dried before we got to the show.

The front of the house is finished and paid for.  Now we just have to replant a few things out there.  DH is doing that today even though it is very hot and humid.  can't wait for it all to be done so he can wash the front of the house and windows and be ready for Fall.  I think he wants to repaint the small porch space and he needs to put in 2 stairs.

I did nothing in the house this weekent, just too hot!

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



The weather (in celsius)
Mon
Partly cloudy
28°
17°
Tue
Thunderstorm
25°
16°
Wed
Showers
20°
9°
Thu
Partly cloudy
15°
7°
Fri
Partly cloudy
17°
7°



Looks like the hot and humid weather we are having will be a thing of the past... Fall is a-coming!

On my mind 
Our Canadian Thanksgiving... we were talking of a 4-day trip to Chicago... but people around us are thinking we should have a family gathering.. need to discuss this with my husband.

Upcoming this week
We found three 84 inch black alternate blinds for dd's appartment on sale so we will have to go install them at her appartment at some point.
She came back from Barcelona Saturday , have not talked to her yet but looks like she had a fantastic trip.

On the breakfast plate
2 peanut butter oat toasts + oat mik

On my reading pile

Au bord de la rivière T04 - Constant by Michel David


On my tv
 
Big Brother
Personnes d'intérêt (saison 1)
Set dvr for tons of shows starting this week

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Nothing



On the menu this week
Ground meat, veggies, potato casserole topped with bechamel and grated cheese (made 1 big one to freeze too)
?


From the camera:


One more from last week at the Mosaicultures


Our weekend in pictures






Looking around the house
Lots to do... but it'll be one area at a time

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Made 2 beef / veggies casserole
  • Deep-cleaned bathroom armoire and drawers - including going through medication
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for work tomorrow
  • Schedule all new shows 
  • Doctor's follow-up appointment at 9:15 for hormones.. all is fine.
  • Received a few Amazon orders, have to return a few things though :(

Decluttering
  • 8 baby toys
  • 1 water hose
  • 1 child hat
  • Expired medication

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
I think just picking up and feeling the Fall weather will be my relaxation.
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Funny of the week