Monday, 18 January 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-01-18

Good morning!

Last week I finally finished the file I was working on at work for the end of year. yay!

I picked up Xavier at daycare on Friday afternoon after work (2 streets from here) and he spent all weekend here.  My son and daughter-in-law arrived Saturday for supper.  DS (dear son) was not feeling well, he is having problems with an employee (in fact employee quit the company but was agressive and made threats to him - so that got him upset all weekend) , he barely ate all weekend.  The company is backing him up 100% but he is still afraid the guy will go forward with the threats - he'd only been working with company for 2 months and they are in teletravail, so barely met.  He was told that if he is contacted again to call the police.

They left Sunday after supper.  So needless to say I did not get much done in the house during the weekend.  We had about 8 inches of snow on Saturday, so it's nice out but now there is a cold front coming in.

Edited to add: Had started the post last night.  This morning having a little family drama - so energy draining! had high hopes for my to-do today but...not in the mood for it anymore.  AND had a 10:00 work appointment, team will be split, loosing some co-workers... not a good start to the day.

Got a call in the afternoon, one of my cousins suddenly during his sleep.  He was 62 and very healthy, he ran marathons.

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




The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Partly cloudy
-6°
-14°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
-10°
-14°
Wed.
Cloudy
-11°
-19°
Thu.
Mostly cloudy
-11°
-12°
Fri.
Cloudy
-6°
-13°

On my mind
Do not like seeing my son so worried.  He is already thin so no eating all weekend and barely hydrating is no good.   
Family drama
Work - team is splitting

On the breakfast plate
 2 Eggo waffles and oat milk

On my reading pile
The Late show by Michael Connelly

On my tv
Le résident (season 3)
Christmas movies
Bull
The office (season 3)
Toute la vérité
Toute la vie
L'échapée
District 31
Big brother celebrities (local big brother)
Star Académie

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Was nice to have new ideas

On the menu this week
Lundi -  Hot chicken sandwiches
Mardi-  Bechamel sauce with hard-boiled eggs in vol-aux-vents
Mercredi - rice/chicken casserole
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - ?


From the camera:
Made a hiding place for Xavier and he loved it!

Painting I did last week

Looking around the house
I picked up after they left last night but the floors are in need of vaccuming and mopping.  I have so much I need to do!

On my to-do list 

Sunday
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Laundry
Monday
  • Morning routine - ... exercise went wayward with the family drama, had started but just stopped wasn't in the mood for it.  
  • Post here - DONE
  • 10:00 Teams meeting for work - DONE - yuck!
  • Make a chicken-rice casserole
  • Vaccum main floor - DONE
  • Mop floors - DONE
  • 1 more load of laundry - in dryer right now
  • Wash Bathroom linen closet
  • Menu-plan

  • Craft? not sure I'll have time for this... with all that is happening today might just have to do that for my mental health today.
In my crafting basket
Haven't done anything in awhile, except for 1 small painting I tried with a free tutorial (cosmic cat - Jesse Robertson)
I still have knitted socks that are started


Quote of the week 






Monday, 11 January 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-01-11

Good morning!

Had not seen our grandson last week as it was back to work... so he stayed over Friday night and Sunday night.  The parents cannot come to the house with the confinement rules but we have the right to babysit.  He has started to say 'Grand-papa'

Last Saturday started our curfew... no one can be in the streets past 8:00 pm.  Essential businesses close at 7:30.  We can not even go for a walk.  we can go out in our backyard and that is it.  I must say with the cold temps we get in January and February it doesn't bother us too much here.  It is in effect until February 8th.

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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Snow showers
-4°
-6°
Tue.
Snow showers
-1°
-4°
Wed.
Snow showers
-1°
-2°
Thu.
Snow showers
1°
-4°
Fri.
Cloudy
2°
-1°



Another mild week ahead - yesterday was sunny too so me and my husband walked for an hour.

On my mind
Decluttering, been watching some vlogs on youtube.  I have already done alot but there is always more to do.  However thrift stores are closed until Feb 8th so it's not really out of the house

On the breakfast plate
2 raisin cinnamon bread toasts with almond milk 

On my reading pile
La fille des templiers by Mireille Calmel

On my tv
Shows are starting up again.  so there is way too much to watch.
Le résident (season 3)
Christmas movies
Bull
The office (season 2)
Toute la vérité
Toute la vie
L'échapée
District 31
Big brother celebrities (local big brother)


On the menu this week
Lundi -  Chicken legs with mashed potatoes and gravy.  green peas
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - ?
Haven't thought about it yet

From the camera:




Looking around the house
Looks warm and cozy

On my to-do list 

Sunday
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Decluttered and filed the papers in my nightstand table
Monday
  • Morning routine - DONE 
  • Post here - DONE
  • A little téléwork 
  • Do the declutter calendar task of the day - one bathroom drawer
  • Wash basement fridge
  • Make supper
  • Run and empty dishwasher
  • Wash Jennair
  • Craft
In my crafting basket
Knitted socks
Painting

Quote of the week 




Monday, 4 January 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-01-04

Happy New Year 2021 - wishing everyone a great 2021 (won't be hard to beat 2020!), lots of health and happiness.

My son, daughter-in-law, grandson and dog arrived on the 31st for NY's EVE.  We had beef burgundy for supper with apple pie.  We did not make it to midnight (11:15!).  we watched a few end of year shows and played a game of Tocs.

On the 1st my daughter arrived late afternoon.  We had a small buffet for supper and watched a few humorist shows.  We were in bed by 9:30 and the kids by 10:00.  Grandson had a bit of fever during the night (his bassinette is in our bedroom), so I gave him so tylenol and brought him to bed with us... he tossed and turned alot so our night was not very restful.

Jan. 2nd my son's family left before lunch and my daughter in the afternoon.  Both their dryers are not working so they had brought some laundry with them.  I took down the Christmas tree and what was left of Christmas and put everything away.  Vac'd main floor and mopped it.

Jan 3rd was vaccuming basement, put the fairy lights in another area so that they can stay up all year, MY laundry, wash main bathroom, made a long to-do list for the upcoming months, picked up a few groceries on our way to pick up pizza for supper, my husband baked the muffins and then installed another shelf in my guest-bedroom closet so I deep-cleaned it and reorganized alot of crafts in there.  I will have to find another spot for Christmas gifts though.  

Found my word of the year - BUILD (build stronger relationships, spirituality, creativeness and most of all REBUILD my health).

2021 -objectives / goals / things to learn or do.  While in teletravail work on building, building, building.

  • Spanish
  • Auto-hypnosis
  • Research Ayurveda
  • Accupressure
  • Learn how to make soap
  • Follow a course on essential oils
  • learn to make Kombucha
  • Cohérence Cardiaque
  • Tai-chi 
  • Oil-pulling
  • Watch a variety of health webinars on youtube
  • Stomach massage with heating pad afterwards
  • Do self-massage
  • Exercise
  • Declutter (home, journals, pics)
  • Do a morning routine
  • Do a nightime routine
  • Less sugar
  • Less drama
  • Less social media
  • More listening
  • More patience
  • Write in my happiness journal and in my tidbits journal
  • Sketching regularly
  • Painting every 2 weeks
  • Try a 30-day challenge
So this week's morning routine will be (the 1st day of the rest of my life ;) )

Bedtime routine
  • Try to keep room cool (I want it cold with my hot flashes but my husband finds it too cold!)
  • Take a bath
  • Floss and brush teeth
  • Apply face and hand cream
  • Read for a few minutes to relax

Hummm... thinking I should've made seperate posts for this, ah well...

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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly cloudy
-2°
-5°
Tue.
Cloudy
-2°
-6°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
-2°
-11°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
-4°
-12°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
-6°
-12°


A very mild week ahead for January will try to go out a few times even if just for a few minutes.

On my mind
2021!  Goals, objectives, ... everything!

On the breakfast plate
2 oat bread toasts with almond milk (and 1 tablespoon collagen)

On my reading pile
The memory man by David Baldacci

On my tv
Le résident (season 2)
Christmas movies
Bull
Next

On the menu this week
Lundi -  Sheppard's pie
Mardi-  Chicken pot pie
Mercredi - Quiche with spinach and ham
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - ?

From the camera:
Buffet on NY's day






Looking around the house
Looking pretty good as the last 2 days were spent picking up and cleaning.  I do have more to do but it's ok.

On my to-do list 

Monday
  • Morning routine - DONE 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Put leftovers in freezer
  • Make sheppard's pie for supper and probably hamburger patties with the rest of the ground beef
  • Do a little more decluttering in the craft closet
  • Look up ideas for 'Less sugar breakfasts'
  • Review of 2020 Christmas
  • Pay bills
  • A little téléwork 
  • Call pharmacy to prep RX so my husband can pick them up on his way home
  • Paint cosmic cat by Jesse Robertson on FB-live (up for 7 days free)
  • Pull out the 2021 declutter calendar

In my crafting basket
Knitted socks
Painting

Quote of the week 


Monday, 28 December 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-12-28

Good morning!

Christmas was very different this year.  

Govt regulations said just those who live at the address and we could have my daughter come as she is single.  However we have been seing my son, daughter-in-law and grandson so we saw them too. My son invited us for Christmas Eve supper - he made turkey with all the trimmings, very good.  Santa (my husband) delivered gifts for my grandson, he is not as scared of Santa as he was the 1st time he saw him at daycare.

We had a Facetime meeting with family members but was hard to hear each other.

Christmas day was a slow relaxing day... with LOTS and LOTS of rain.  My daughter left just before supper so it was just the 2 of us .  We had a tourtière ordered for 15 people (will freeze the rest), so will give some to my son and we delivered portions to my husband's sisters.

My grandson spent alot of time here with us during our vacation. 

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




The weather (in celsius)
Sat.
Cloudy
1°
-9°
Sun.
Sunny
-4°
-7°
Mon.
Rain and snow
3°
-9°
Tue.
Mostly sunny
-7°
-13°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
-5°
-7°
Thu.
Snow showers
1°
-1°
Fri.
Rain and snow
5°
-4°



On my mind
Planning what I'd like to get done this week before back to work next week.

On the breakfast plate
2 oat bread toasts with some green tee

On my reading pile
The memory man by David Baldacci

On my tv
Le résident (season 2)
Christmas movies


On the menu this week
Lundi -  
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - ?
Since we are on vacation, it'll be as we feel but I do have lots of options written down.


From the web:

Playing in the snow with grandpa

With Santa

Our most precious gift



Looking around the house
OMG! lost control or so it seems.  Decided to start taking down some Christmas last night and today (except for the tree as we forgot to take family pics)

On my to-do list this week
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom - DONE
  • Laundry - DONE
  • Wash my bed - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • Vacc basement
  • Put away Christmas decorations
  • Put more lights in the basement as I have decided we will do NY's there with my kids
  • Prep a small buffet for NY's day
  • Make some spaghetti sauce
  • Pay bills
  • Pick up and clean as I go 
  • Tuesday - work day - télétravail
In my crafting basket
Knitted socks

Quote of the week 
















Monday, 21 December 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-12-21

Good morning!

I am now on vacation for 2 weeks - but let's be real with teletravail I will have to work a few hours here and there, in fact did half an hour on Sunday.

Baby boy came for supper Friday night and stayed the night.  His parents came by for lunch on Saturday and left after supper.  We did see the town fireworks around 5:00 pm.

Sunday was mostly picking up and relaxing.


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




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Cloudy
1°
-4°
Tue.
Mostly cloudy
1°
-13°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
-8°
-9°
Thu.
Scattered showers
7°
6°
Fri.
Rain and snow
9°
-8°
Sat.
Partly cloudy
-6°
-13°

Much better than last week which was FREEZING cold 

On my mind
Thinking of 2021, my word of the year, my objectives, what I want to do, my health

On the breakfast plate
2 toasts with cheese breand and cheeze whiz and a glass of Oat milk

On my reading pile
The memory man by David Baldacci

On my tv
Le résident (season 2)
District 31
Christmas movies


On the menu this week
Lundi -  
Mardi-  
Mercredi - 
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - ?
Since we are on vacation, it'll be as we feel but I do have lots of options written down.


From the web:





Looking around the house
Doing ok, should have some time to relax this week

On my to-do list  

Sunday
  • Vacc'd main floor
  • Washed main bathroom (still have to wash the bath)
  • My husband put up the curtain rod in one of the basement bedrooms so the curtains I bought back in April are finally up!
  • Laundry

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make bed, bath, breakfast, brush teeth - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Pick up papers on the small kitchen counter
  • watch a paint tutorial
  • Start a journal with things that go through my head, health tips, recipes, organization tips - been watching some youtube about them
  • Go to post office for another Amazon return - 2nd scale I buy that doesn't work, will not be buying another one.
  • Vacc basement
  • Wash bath
  • Read
  • ...
In my crafting basket
Knitted socks

Quote of the week