Monday, 9 September 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-08-09

Morning friends

Friday night my daughter-in-law went to the hospital because she was not feeling well (pregnant) but all is fine now.
Saturday my daughter and her boyfriend came for a visit.  we all went to my son's house for supper (fondue).  They went back home after breakfast on Sunday.

Now on with our regular programming

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





The weather (in celsius)

Mon.
Partly Cloudy
17°
6°
Tue.
Mostly Cloudy
19°
12°
Wed.
Showers
16°
9°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
20°
6°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
19°
11°




What I am reading
My sister is missing by Carissa Ann Lynch.

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Big Brother 
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 monstre
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
As you can see regular programs are starting this week

Menu - planning

Monday - yet to figure it out
Tuesday - Sheppard's pie
Wednesday - Ham something
Thursday -  Grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
Friday we picked up the groceries

Saturday:
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Dusted Kitchenette
Sunday:
  • Cut up a few flowers in font of the house
  • Vaccumed basement
  • Washed basement bathroom
  • Prepped a sheppard's pie for one supper this week
  • Made muffins
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep work and gym clothes for tomorrow  - DONE
  • Wash a few more kitchen cabinets
  • Ironing
  • check on the net because I don't remember how to make a ruffled wicker basssinet cover for the baby
  • Craft
  • ... 

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks - stuck.. will wait another week before going to knitting lady.

Crochet baby blanket

A simple pleasure
Sleeping


From the camera

Some summer pictures ... Having lunch on the Pier





Quote of the week 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-09-02

Goodmorning,

Last week we sold ds's car after it had broken down, so that's one thing out of the way.  Now his girlfriends' car is getting repaired (breaks).

Had lunch at a restaurant with some co-workers on Thursday as one of the girls is changing jobs.  A retired cw came too and gave me a hand-knit baby hat for my son's baby.

Friday I took a vacation day and did groceries and started a crochet baby blanket.  Dh was told he changes job site starting next Monday... so that means I will be in at work at 6:30 instead of 6:00 (less time for gym) but more time to sleep in.  He will have less mileage to do to get to work.  It should be until January.

Saturday my husband went to paint the ceiling in baby's room (my son and ddil were not there during that time), so I went along too and did some housechores for them during the time we were there.

Saturday night we went to the MaltCommodes a nice restaurant with dh's cousin and his wife for his cousin's 65th birthday.

It was a 4-day weekend for me as Monday is our Labour Day weekend

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






The weather (in celsius)


Mon.
Showers
19°
12°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
19°
12°
Wed.
Rain
22°
8°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
17°
7°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
18°
9°

Seems temperatures are finally getting a little cooler
What I am reading
Feed 3 by Mira Grant, also finished FB for dummies and Lève-toi et marche by Denis Fortier.

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Esprits criminels
Big Brother 
Need to program new shows that start next week

Menu - planning

Monday - (Labor-Day weekend) Lunch will be leftovers and supper will be steaks probably
Tuesday - Chicken with gravy, veggies and potatoes
Wednesday -Meatball-rice caserole
Thursday -  Grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
Friday I did groceries and laundry

Saturday:
  • Ironing
  • Cooked Meatball-rice casseroles (2X)
  • Made hamburger patties (18)
  • Made a full crockpot of Ragoût de boulettes
  • Dusted bedroom, office, kitchen and hallway
  • Cut off flowers on other side of the house
Sunday:
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Wash towels
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Dusted LR and kitchenette
  • Menu-plan
  • Pay bills
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make a soup
  • Prep a few bags of dump soup for crockpot
  • Prep work and gym clothes for tomorrow 
  • Wash a few more kitchen cabinets
  • ... 

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks - wanted to go to knitting lady on Monday but just heard that her husband passed away and funeral was Saturday (didn't know or would have gone to funeral parlor to pay my respects)

Crochet baby blanket

A simple pleasure
Cooler days


From the camera
Some dress art work I saw during a walk around town
This dress is made of spoons

This one is made of the things you use to steam veggies.


Quote of the week 


Monday, 26 August 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-08-26

Wednesday my son had a problem with a wheel on his car so we followed him home - it was all crooked and the tire blew up about 5 km from home - so called a towing to bring it to a local repairman.  Finally seems the frame is broken so the car will have to be sold for parts (it was a 2007 toyota Yaris)

Took a sick day on Thursday (having problems with my Crohn's disease) and I have tons of sick days in bank which I have to go through and director is wanting to pay our sick /overtime banks so I prefer to use them up.  Did some catching up on happyhomaker blogs that I had not yet read.  I did my yoga stretching while listening to Christmas music.
Here are 2 yoga 20-min workouts I like Seated hip opener and Yoga for opening the shoulders.

Friday night we went to a local festival 'Rythmes et Papilles' for a few hours , 2 violinists and a guitar player around a fireplace, was nice.

Saturday we went to my parent's campground to have supper with them (2,5 hours to and fro).  My dad was 75 on the 23rd and we went for his birthday.  My niece and nephew were there with them for the weekend and my cousin and his girlfriend had come to have lunch with them. (left at 10:30 am and back at 10:30 pm)

Sunday we left at 9:00 to pick up my son and his girlfriend and came back here at 3:00 pm after going shopping with them.  They wanted to buy a freezer (my husband will pick it up with the truck on Monday night), and pick up the changing table that her dad had bought them for the baby.  We told them we'd buy them the rocking chair so we shopped around for that - they will go back to buy the one they want.  We also went to costco's as we had LOTS of staples to buy.

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




Right now
I am writing this post - while finishing my breakfast (toasts with cheese spread and rice milk) and have a Christmas movie going (Switched for Christmas with Candid Cameron-Bure)

The weather (in celsius)


Mon.
Partly Cloudy
26°
12°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
27°
14°
Wed.
Scattered Showers
26°
18°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
25°
14°
Fri.
Scattered Showers
24°
14°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
22°
11°


What I am reading
Feed 2 by Mira Grant

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Esprits criminels
Big Brother 
Mary kills people
I recorded lots of Christmas movies during the CIJ marathon on the W Channel, so I have that to look forward to.

Menu - planning
No idea yet - we didn't pick up any groceries over the weekend so it'll come from the freezer

Monday - 
Tuesday - 
Wednesday -
Thursday -  Grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
During the weekend - didn't do much as we were gone most of the time:
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Bake muffins
  • Deep-clean guest-office wardrobe (it's a cachall for gifts, crafts, .... )
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Make up bed  - DONE
  • Make a zuccini potage 
  • Prep work and gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan 
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Vaccum? (If I run out of time I might skip this week)
  • Cut outside flowers on one side of the house
  • Post on internet my son's car for sale

Thinking of taking Friday off as it's a 3-day weekend and I could make it a 4-day weekend.  My husband wants to start painting the baby room at my son's house next weekend.  

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks - one pair I'm at the heel and other pair cuffs are started

Crochet baby boots

A simple pleasure
Being able to take days off easily (of course I have a sick bank, an overtime bank and a vacation bank I have to respect).

Looking forward to
Having lunch with some coworkers as another one of our group is changing jobs.. many have left in the last year :(


From the camera
At my dad's 75th bday








Quote of the week 


Monday, 19 August 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-08-19

Had a 3-day week at work because of my Monday off and 1 day was a small intervention at doctor's office that didn't work.. so now I wait 2-3 months before they call me for an echography and then 1 full year of waiting to try again (I am priority 'E' ) ... at least it doesn't change anything for now and nothing is hurting.
My sister reserved a cabin for our Thanksgiving weekend in October for the family - for my parent's 55th wedding anniversary.  It's halfway between them and us.
Was another hot week but a few days with less humidity which is great!  
Friday night we went to see a free music concert in next town 'Pépé et sa guitare' 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oak_BaiIHo

Saturday my son, his girlfriend and her little sister (15 months) and the dog came for supper.
MIL came to sleepover (my sil, where she usually sleeps, was on vacation). 
My husband finished putting dirt in the backyard, mowed the lawn and changed my son's car trunk (it was rusted) and then disposed of the old one.  
I started some deep-cleaning of kitchen cabinets.


Let's join Sandra at https://familycorner.blogspot.com/search/label/happy%20homemaker%20monday



Right now
I am writing this post - a little late because I had a few things I wanted to do right away when I got up.  

The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Scattered Thunderstorms
26°
14°
Tue.
Sunny
28°
15°
Wed.
Scattered Thunderstorms
28°
19°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
23°
13°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
20°
12°




What I am reading
Feed by Mira Grant

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Esprits criminels
Big Brother 
Mary kills people
I recorded lots of Christmas movies during the CIJ marathon on the W Channel, so I have that to look forward to.

Menu - planning
Monday - Bouillie (beef and veggies stew) in crockpot
Tuesday - Crocs-monsieurs (bread with cooked bacon and grated cheese on top at broil in the oven)
Wednesday - Chicken stir fry (not done last week
Thursday -  Chicken-rice casserole from the freezer
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
During the weekend:
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Main floor bathroom
  • Groceries
  • Wash bedding used by guest on Saturday night
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins (my husband made them this week)
  • Deep-clean bottom kitchen cabinets
  • Ironing
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Call mom
  • Stretching - DONE
  • Millet cream - DONE
  • Cut pineapple - DONE
  • Stretching - DONE
  • Make up bed and take a bath - DONE
  • Start Bouillie in crock-pot - DONE
  • Make a celery potage - DONE
  • Prep work and gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Put some strawberries in freezer
  • Cook a pound of bacon - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Hem a pair of pants I bought at noon one day last week

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks - started a new pair last weekend - need to start 2nd sock of that pair today.
Crochet baby boots

A simple pleasure
Waking up this morning (dark and rainy) with the alarm and getting up and my husband saying ... it's Monday? you're not working... and going back to bed :)

From the camera


At the Bootlegger restaurant with 2 hockey players - Maxime Talbot (Pitsburgh Penguins) and Bruno Gervais (Philadelphia Flyers)
At The Christmas store in Old Quebec City with my friend Rudolph


Quote of the week 


Monday, 12 August 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-08-12

Back to work since last Wednesday.
This week my husband and son caught a groundhog (in a cage) near my son's house.  They moved it farther away.
MIL slept here on Saturday night as my sil (where she usually sleeps) was away on vacation.


Let's join Sandra at https://familycorner.blogspot.com/search/label/happy%20homemaker%20monday




The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Rain
25°
13°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
24°
11°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
23°
11°
Thu.
Mostly Sunny
23°
14°
Fri.
Scattered Showers
23°
13°
Sat.
Partly Cloudy
26°
15°




What I am reading
La civilisation des Abysses by James Rollins - Finished.  Someone asked me what I thought - intrigue is interesting but too big concerning the end of the world saga.  I would not reread it.

Ce qu'il reste d'Alice by TR Richmond

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - tv marathon on local channel
The Good witch - series
Esprits criminels
Big Brother 
I recorded lots of Christmas movies during the CIJ marathon on the W Channel, so I have that to look forward to.

Menu - planning
Monday - Chicken potpie
Tuesday - Chinese noodles, ribs and rice
Wednesday - Chicken stir fry
Thursday -  Bechamel sauce with hard-boiled eggs in it
Friday - ?

On my to-do list 
During the weekend:
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Main floor bathroom
  • Vaccum basement 
  • Basement bathroom
  • Groceries
  • Wash my bed and wash bedding used by guest on Saturday night
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins
  • Menu plan
Monday: 
  • Post here - DONE
  • Call mom
  • Stretching 
  • Need to sew a small repair on my bedcover
  • Ebooks on a key for cousin
  • Overnight oats or millet cream
  • Start thinking about what we do for parent's 55th anniversary (nothing big)
  • Cut some flowers
  • Mop floors (2 bathrooms, kitchen, kitchnette, hallway)
  • Call knitting lady if she is available this afternoon to finish socks
  • Make chinese noodles
  • cook hard-boiled eggs
  • Have some deep-cleaning to do (kitchen cabinets or office)

Tuesday: (sick day)
  • Anything not done on Monday
  • Pharmacie to pick up scripts
  • 3:30 doctor's appointment (very small intervention)
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks.
Print out pattern for baby boots

A simple pleasure
No alarm to wake me up in the morning.

From the camera

Took a walk with a friend at noon on Friday near our work place.  Some of the art work that has been added until October.





Quote of the week