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).







                                    

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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

                                    

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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
      

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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
                                            

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Monday, 20 August 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-08-20

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

Last week I had a job interview... been so long since I had one!  When I applied I was upset about my current job but it is better now so I'm not sure I'm quite ready to change.  It went ok, will know in 2 weeks and if I have it will decide then.  It is only for October - it seems quite a go-go-go job so not sure I want to go back to that kind of a job.  On the other hand I'm quite sure it would go well.  I also have another job interview this week but for something quite different.  Both of these are at the same govt agency where I am now.  Whatever, if I decide I don't change I'm thinking of taking some online classes to help out for promotions.

The weather

Mon.
Mostly Sunny
28°
18°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
27°
20°
Wed.
Scattered Thunderstorms
22°
14°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
24°
17°
Fri.
Sunny
27°
18°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
28°
19°
Sun.
Isolated Thunderstorms
28°
20°

What I am reading
La Veuve de Fiona Barton

On my tv 
Big Brother
Ma maison bien-aimée

Menu - planning
Monday - Tourtière
Tuesday - Ragoût boulettes
Wednesday - Ham in the crockpot
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday ?

On my to-do list
Did vaccum, washed bathroom, laundry and picking up during the weekend.  Made ragoût de boulette for Tuesday's supper and to freeze.

Today will be:
Yoga 
Blog here - DOING NOW
Pay bills
2:00 - dentist appointment
Muffins
Overnight oats for my breakfasts
Drop off some books at sil's house.
Drop off some stuff at the thrift store
Crafting

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
Having some time to craft

Something interesting I watched
2 documentaries about downsizing for the planet.  I did the Global Footprint Network test and seems I am using up 4,4 planets a year.

From the camera


My grandpa who died August 20th in 2002.  Still mis him

A picture of my grandparents with 3 of my uncles and 2 aunts (the oldest ones)
Not a great picture but my grandfather with my sister and me

                                            

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