Wednesday, 4 December 2019

2018 - Happenings


 

I know, I know… I am posting this way too late, but better late than never!

Here are the highlights of 2018 – Good and bad

  • My job was changed and I was moved in another sector, while retaining my links to former team (still not sure if I like the move or not – but didn’t have a choice)
  • My uncle Baptiste and my aunt Raymonde (used to be married and parents to my cousin Luc), were deceased a few months apart
     



  • My son and his girlfriend bought their first house not far from us (it looks big but there is no basement so the basement is above ground - all rocks underneath - the garage is big though)



  •  Start of the remodeling of our main bathroom (finished spring 2019)


  • Start of installation of our backyard fence (was finished spring 2019 – had problems with the installation)






  • Both my nieces (Kasandra and Florence) are now adults – 18 years old (here in Quebec – the age of majority)
Florence



The blond one is Kasandra (Don't have a recent picture)

  • My daughter went back to school for her Master’s degree (to become a Super-infirmière)



  • My daughter moved back to Trois-Rivières because her boyfriend is from there and he wanted to be closer to his job.  She is closer to University too.
  • My sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast-cancer (she did chemio and is doing very well and had a very good attitude all the while).

 

I’ve started working on 2019, so it won’t be posted as late 😊

Monday, 2 December 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-12-02

Welcome to December!

My mother's oldest sister passed away this week in Abitibi (a 9 hour ride from here) and the funerals are today so we didn't make it but my parents went with my brother (6 hour ride for them).  She lived in a home the last few years and suffered from Alzheimers, she had 9 children.

My daughter in law has Pupps pregnancy rash and it seems to be really uncomfortable.  She went back to hospital on Saturday (I took care of the dog) and she is open 3cm and they did a stripping of the membrane.  Since she is so miserable with the rash they will schedule by the end of next week to provoke the delivery (she will be 39 weeks in).  So we should have our baby by next weekend! :)  She just called and will come spend the day here - things are starting to move along.

My son and daughter in law came for supper after they got back from the hospital on Saturday night.

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





Looking around the house
Everything is picked up and we are ready for the baby and for Christmas.  


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Sunny
-4°
-7°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
-2°
-9°
Wed.
Cloudy
-2°
-4°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-1°
-9°
Fri.
Snow Showers
-3°
-10°

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies

Menu - planning
Monday:  Ham with mashed potatoes
Tuesday:  chicken/rice casserole
Wednesday: spaghetti
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 

Saturday
  • Big chicken was cooked Friday night and deboned by my husband
  • Groceries were bought on Friday night too and a few things ordered online for black friday.
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Dust and vaccum my bedroom, office and hallway
  • Babysit the dog
  • Laundry
  • Make up 2 twin beds in basement  (still need to order another sherpa coverlet)
  • Wash basement stairs and put back up the woven stair blanket.
  • Kids came by for supper
  • Make chicken broth in the crockpot
  • Reorganize basement food storage and take stock of missing staples for Christmas (not missing much!)
Sunday
  • Bake muffins
  • Vaccum and dust LR, kitchen, kitchenette
  • Paperwork
  • wash main fridge and basement fridge
  • Cut up and freeze chicken
  • Cut pinapple
  • Make a rice / chicken casserole 
  • Cook ham / cut and freeze for NY's eve sandwiches

Monday  
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - 
  • Prep work clothes - 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Wrap stocking stuffers (didn't get done last week)
  • Make a few homeless bags (small gifts bags for homeless people)
  • Wrap gifts (did not get done last week)
  • Crafts
  • Pay bills - DONE
  • Order on Amazon

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket -  dinosaur appliqué
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Being able to stay home when I'm not feeling well


From the camera
My aunt Diana 



Quote of the week 

Monday, 25 November 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-11-24

Good morning!

It's been a very busy week at work.  However paint class is finished and there was no posture class, so my lunch hours were more relaxed.  I was moved back to my old gang with my friends.
Friday morning my son and daughter-in-law went to the hospital so they could try and turn the baby and it worked!  Xavier is now head down and ready to go.  The baby is due for December 12.
Friday night was girl's night out with some friends from work.  We went bowling and then to a restaurant - we had lots of fun and laughed alot.
The weekend was spent finishing my Christmas baking and housechores too.  My son and ddil came for supper Saturday night as well as mother-in-law.


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





Looking around the house
Looks nice with all the Christmas lights on.  
It is starting to be light out and snow is falling, the trees are all white, it looks quite nice through the bay window with Christmas lights all around...féérique!


The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
2°
-2°
Tue.
Rain and Snow
3°
-3°
Wed.
Snow
2°
-2°
Thu.
Snow Showers
2°
-11°
Fri.
Sunny
-2°
-14°
Sat.
Mostly Sunny
-4°
-12°

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies
Programs will be ending this week, which is a good thing... too much to follow

Menu - planning
Monday:  Hot chicken sandwiches with gravy and fries
Tuesday: Lasagna
Wednesday: Spaghetti
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 

Saturday
  • Made Rice-Krispy squares for freezing
  • Made fudge for freezing
  • Made thumbprint cookies
  • Lots of dishes
  • Laundry
  • Prepped raclette for supper (precooked potatoes, carrots and chicken)
Sunday
  • Bake muffins
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Vaccum basement
  • Wash oven
  • Wash Jenn-Air
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Paperwork
  • Order on Amazon 
  • Wash my bedding
  • Spaghetti sauce for freezing and make 2 lasagnas (1 for the freezer, 1 for supper Tuesday)
Monday  (Having some stomach problems this morning - I have Crohn's disease and this morning is not a great morning... so we'll see how much energy I have for my to-do list.  Might skip the errands)
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Drop stuff off at the thrift store
  • Pick up some stamps for Christmas cards
  • Wrap stocking stuffers
  • Wrap gifts
  • Update and write freezer inventory
  • Crafts

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket - need to do the border and dinosaur appliqué
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Being able to stay home when I'm not feeling well


From the camera
Christmas decor






Hot coco bar






Quote of the week 


Monday, 18 November 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-11-18

Hello :)

Last Monday we went used-car shopping for my daughter and she found one.  Finally seems she will get an amount for insurance so that will help her out (it was a rental).

At work it is official I will be going back to my other team next week (moving my desk), will go back with the girls which is good.  Starting to have lots more to do. 
Thursday we ran some errands after work (so I won't be going Monday as was my intention - hate going shopping nowadays.  Used to love it when I was younger)
 Took Friday off because I had an osteopathe appointment.

My sis quit her job this week and she will be starting her new job in January (better pay and work from home) - nice!

Mom is feeling better - she has been sick last 3 weeks with 3 different kinds of antibiotics.

Put up the Christmas tree during the weekend, housechores and a bit of baking.

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






Right now
Just finished breakfast.  Had early exams at the hospital so couldn't drink or eat before.  Having a cup of hot chocolate, writing this post and listening to Christmas music on Stingray.


The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Partly Cloudy
0°
-3°
Tue.
Snow
-1°
-5°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
1°
-5°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
0°
-4°
Fri.
Rain and Snow
2°
-5°
Sat.
Mostly Cloudy
-2°
-7°
Last week we had lots of snow and then cold temperatures (broke some cold temperature records)... it felt like January!
This week should be more 'normal' temperatures for this time of year.

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies
Programs will be ending this week, which is a good thing... too much to follow

Menu - planning
Monday:  Sausages with mashed potatoes
Tuesday: Steaks with rice
Wednesday: Ham - Pasta bechamel casserole
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 
What got done Friday

  • Osteo appointment
  • Groceries, dollar store, pharmacy, picking up mail
  • Laundry
  • Schedule Doctor's appointment for December
  • Send email for medication to insurance
 Saturday
  • Putting up and decorating Christmas tree
  • Putting away all Christmas boxes
  • Putting more lights in bay-window
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Vaccumed basement
  • Paid bills
  • Dusted main floor (except office - have to pick up in there first)
  • Washed main bathroom
Sunday
  • Cook, cut and freeze italian sausage links
  • Bake muffins
  • Bake skors squares
  • Bake date squares
  • Cook millet (for my breakfasts this week and some to freeze)
  • Cut and freeze limes (for Christmas brunch)
  • Prep a ham, cheese, bechamel casserole for supper one day this week
  • Cut 3 felt ornaments (for nieces and nephew)
Monday
  • Go to hospital for bloodwork, RX of lungs and ECG (regular exams) - DONE (early appointments)
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • laundry
  • Finish adressing Christmas cards
  • Make a potage
  • Go over gift list
  • Bake more desserts or wait for next weekend?
  • Craft
  • ... lots more on my to-do list
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket - half done
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Reading with a cup of tea


From the camera
My daughter's new car


Artwork when we went to Gatineau for my daughter's competition

Museum in Gatineau



Quote of the week 



Sunday, 10 November 2019

Happy homemaker 2019-11-11

Morning!

So my daughter's car was declared totaled (scrap) and she needs to find another ASAP, but since she has returned to school and still has another year to do, her budget isn't the same.  We will be going to see used cars with her Monday morning (she lives 2 hours from here).

This weekend I started slowly getting Christmas decor up.  Just the Christmas tree is left to do.  Had a few Christmas crafts and repairs to do too.  My husband helped all day Saturday at my son's house to put on the Christmas lights outside.  My son and daughter-in-law came for lunch on Saturday.
Sunday I continued with Christmas decorating and my husband went to a hockey game with neighbor.

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







The weather (in celsius)
Sun.
Scattered Snow Showers
3°
-8°
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
-4°
-6°
Tue.
Snow
-2°
-9°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
-5°
-16°
Thu.
Mostly Cloudy
-5°
-8°
Fri.
Snow Showers
1°
-16°

Lots of snowflakes during the weekend.  There is snow on the ground now.

What I am reading
Les plains pouvoirs by David Baldacci 

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
L'échappée
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Ruptures
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Channel "W" (which is a Hallmark channel) has started christmas movies so I've been recording those.

Menu - planning
Monday:  Beef tournedos with mashed potatoes and veggies
Tuesday: Chicken vol aux vents
Wednesday: Spaghetti
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 
Monday
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow
  • Prep work clothes
  • Post here
  • Go to 3-Rivières to help my daughter get a used car.
NO REGULAR HOUSECHORES THIS WEEK... back to our regular programming next weekend ;)
    What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
    Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.

    Crochet baby blanket - half done

    A simple pleasure
    The smell of fresh bread


    From the camera
    Pictures of my daughter's competition, mine were awful last week


    A picture of everyone who was at ddil's shower the other week

    Quote of the week