Monday, 18 June 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-06-18

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

Lots of things happening this week.  Had to work on Monday but was off on Thursday.  New medication for me and dd.  will see if it works or not.  Got my new glasses too.  Went to my parents' for the weekend - mud hero race - family members were running and we went to cheer them, followed by a méchoui dinner at my parent's house.  

The weather

Mon.
Thunderstorm
23°
12°
Tue.
Sunny
25°
12°
Wed.
Mostly Cloudy
24°
8°
Thu.
Sunny
19°
8°
Fri.
Sunny
25°
12°



What I am reading
Les enfants du fleuve by Lisa Wingate.  I also read Une fille comme elle de Marc Lévi last week- loved it!

On my tv 
dvrd shows

Menu - planning
Chicken kabobs
ham and mashed potatoes
Veal sausage casserole
Chicken hachis


On my to-do list
I did vaccum on my Thursday off - had an osteopath appointment in the morning, did groceries.  Did some laundry too and prepped stuff to go away for the weekend.

Monday
Wash main bathroom
Clear out fridge
Laundry
Ironing
Put up pics of mud Hero on FB
Blog
Prep insurance claim for glasses
Bake muffins
Cook sausage casserole, kebabs and hachis
Send some ebooks to friends
Stretching and some essentrics

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Having next weekend at home!

Something interesting I watched
Essentrics 15 min. workout


From the camera

Before the race


After the race

Cheerleaders 


                                            

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-06-11

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

Very busy week and even busier weekend.  DD spent the week here and seems to be doing better with her gut problems.  She will FINALLY be starting her new medication this week.  She had 4 vaccines last week before starting the medication for her auto-immune disease.  I was off work on Friday (changed with my Monday off) because Monday I have some training.  Town looks like it is under siege with the army and police because of the G-7 summit.
Last weekend was my cousin's wedding - we had a very nice time and it was quite a nice wedding.

The weather

Mon.
Sunny
18°
10°
Tue.
Cloudy
26°
14°
Wed.
Rain
19°
12°
Thu.
Showers
17°
9°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
22°
11°


What I am reading
Cyanure by Camilla Lackberg

On my tv 
not sure we will be watching much

Menu - planning
No idea, was away most of the weekend so nothing planned

On my to-do list
Regular housechores
Groceries
Laundry
Thursday off - osteopath appointment

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Thursday off to recuperate!

Something interesting I watched
Haven't watched much except a Harry Potter marathon with dd last week


From the camera


My parents

Bride and groom :)                                                    

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-06-04

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

Was a busy week at work and lots of running around for errands.  Our car was in the shop too so I travelled with my husband for work this week.  I had a doctor's appointment on Monday (just a regular checkup) and an ostheopathe appointment on Tuesday (shorter work week!)  
My husband got his new glasses and I finally chose mine on Friday so I'll be getting them soon.   My husband's birthday was this week and some family  and cousins came by to chat that night.  
My daughter was here for the weekend and met us in town for supper and some mom -daughter shopping afterwards.  She is having another acute episode of crohn's disease.  She ended up going to the emergency room and got more medication and a week off work, which she will be spending here.

The weather

Mon.
Rain
12°
7°
Tue.
Showers
12°
6°
Wed.
Partly Cloudy
19°
8°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
18°
11°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
21°
8°

What I am reading
Marie-Blanche by Jim Fergus

On my tv 
My daughter has been reading the Harry Potter series and wants a Harry Potter film festival this week :)

Menu - planning
Spaghetti with tomato-meat-veggie sauce
Chicken pot pie
? will let my daughter decide since she will be preparing a few meals

On my to-do list
Done this weekend
Regular housechores
Groceries
Laundry
Menu-planning
Planting my flowers
Bake muffins
1 crockpot full of Low-fodmap spaghetti sauce

Monday (4-day work weeks for me)

Pick up mail 
Run a few errands at pharmacy
Vaccum basement and 1st floor
Mop floors
Send info for medication to nurse (finally got insurance acceptance for new medication last week but had to call and make them change the dates as it took 3 months to get the approval!)
Blog
Schedule hair-dresser appointment (we have a wedding to go to next Saturday)
Prep some overnight oats for my breakfast 
Prep gym clothes for tuesday and work clothes

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Having my daughter here with us all week

Something interesting I watched
Some knitting videos on youtube


From the camera

Art-fashion in Old Quebec





                                                    

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-05-28

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

Temperatures were much better this week.  I managed to go walk at least twice this week at work.  will post a few pictures I took on my walk.  I did do 3 mornings of gym + yoga-balls on Wednesday night and 2 stretching routines at home.  

The weather
Mon.
Mostly Cloudy
18°
13°
Tue.
Sunny
20°
8°
Wed.
Mostly Sunny
25°
12°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
29°
16°
Fri.
Scattered Showers
25°
14°


What I'm reading
Started Journal of a Serial Killer by David Forrest

On my tv 
Am recording stuff but not watching much... spring is here!

Menu - planning
Chicken legs with rice
Meat and veggie macaroni
Ham quiche
Pizza muffins

On my to-do list
Done this weekend
Regular housechores
Laundry
Menu-planning
Flower deweeding front of the house
Rearrange tea on counter

Monday (4-day work weeks for me)
Bake muffins
9:00 doc appointment (just a regular follow-up) - DONE
Pick up mail - DONE
Run a few errands at pharmacy - DONE
Vaccum basement (DONE)  and 1st floor
Wash basement bathroom
Phone knitting lady to see when I can go see her so we can work on heels of knitted socks together.
Rearrange tupperware cabinet
Go over gift closet
Blog

Tuesday (day off work for osteopath appointment)
Prep some overnight oats for my breakfast 
Prep gym clothes for tuesday and work clothes
1:30 osteo appointment (1 hour appointment)
Bake macaroni
Prep ham quiche
Prep clothes for upcoming wedding in June
Bring back signed permit to municipal office

... anything left over from Monday + more will be added as I go ;)


What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Work on my paint-class painting (a cardinal)
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
A short week of work.

Something interesting I watched
A program on Lyme's disease


From the camera

My work place (just behind the boats)

Château Frontenac




                                                    

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-05-21

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

Another busy week gone by.  At work we had retirement party for my cw - Monique.  will post pictures next week when I get them - we had a photobooth and had lots of fun.  Had supper there and got home by 9:20 that night.  We also went twice to see some eyeglasses for dh.  At work had to compensate for some people not showing up and not doing their work + picking some of retiring cw's work.



The weather
should be in the low 20's this week with sun and a few showers - a nice spring week.


What I'm reading
Last week I read the pope's daughter by Dario Fo - did not like it at all.  It was about the Borgia family but more like a theater-play.
Now reading A tear has to fall by Joan Jonker

On my tv 
Am recording stuff but not watching much... spring is here!

Menu - planning
No idea - will plan it out tomorrow.

On my to-do list
Regular housechores
Laundry
Menu-planning
Bake muffins
Pick up  construction permit for the bathroom renovations
Pick up my coat at sewing lady
Pick up package at post office
Prep some overnight oats for my breakfast 
Prep gym clothes for tuesday and work clothes
Blog
I did manage to finish washing ALL windows this weekend, gazebo is washed on the outside, guard rails are all done too and swing is washed.  Almost done with the spring work!

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Work on my paint-class painting (a cardinal)
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Resting tomorrow, we had a chore-filled weekend

Something interesting I watched
An easy stretching 20-min routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqB-y2YI88&app=desktop


From the camera
Nothing much, so here's an old picture of my grandparents with my father the one on the right (without glasses), and some of my aunts and uncles. 


                                                    

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-05-14

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

Been a busy week but even busier weekeend.  
Saturday we had help and it took the whole day to put up the gazebo... it wasn't new so it was harder to install.  Kept everyone here for hot-dogs & hamburgers for lunch and for the ones left in the evening ordered pizza.  Then we had a 25th anniversary evening... we went from 10:45 to 11:30, quite an exhausting day... some sun but so windy it was cold!  
Sunday was more outside chores - cleaning up leaves between the stone wall in front of the house, finish washing patio guard rails and cleaning up inside of gazebo (took all afternoon... screens, double windows, etc..).  DD sent me a mother's day note in the morning.  DS bought me flowers and cooked the steak for supper.  We had invited mil, bil & sil.  I called mom for mother's day too.
Today I have a mile-long to-do list so better get cracking if I want some time in the sun this afternoon.

Summer rental is booked!  My sis booked up a hotel for 4 days at Hampton Beach :)



The weather

Mon.
Partly Cloudy
24°
13°
Tue.
Partly Cloudy
22°
4°
Wed.
Sunny
19°
12°
Thu.
Partly Cloudy
19°
7°
Fri.
Mostly Sunny
19°
11°

What I'm reading
180 jours et le coeur plein - Julie Marcotte
The day to day life of a 1st grade school teacher with her own 3 children and her 20 school children who have all kind of life problems - very nice book.

On my tv 
Walking dead Season 8 - finished was was dvrd will have to look up the rest on the net.
Lucifer
Criminal minds
SWAT
Mme Lebrun
Toi et moi

Menu - planning
Monday -  Chicken kebabs with rice
Tuesday - Stuffed bell peppers
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Smoked meat sandwiches (not done last week) for dh.  I have a retirement party for a co-worker so I might be having supper over there.
Friday- ?

On my to-do list (for Monday)
Regular housechores
Laundry (more winter clothes)
Menu-planning - DONE
Bake muffins
Call for a construction permit for the bathroom renovations
Prep some overnight oats for my breakfast 
Prep gym clothes for tomorrow and work clothes
Blog
Work on my painting for paint class - not quite finished the painting even though classes are over.
Yoga this morning.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Work on my paint-class painting (a cardinal)
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Next Monday is a Holiday, so hopefully we will finish up the outside work.

Something interesting I watched (a few months back)

Complete guide to the low-fodmap diet (Audrey Inoue)
https://www.udemy.com/low-fodmap-diet-elimination/learn/v4/t/lecture/9420972?start=166
I had it for free, was one of the people who rated the class .

From the camera


                                                    Flowers for mother's day



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Monday, 7 May 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-05-07

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

A very busy week at work - a co-worker is retiring and I'm picking up half her workload and I had to take up a part of the workload of another co-worker who is absent quite alot for whatever different reasons.
Fun things
Tuesday had paint class at noon.  Wednesday dinner with work team with games - was fun.  Thursday was Spanish conversation at noon and Friday had a yoga class at noon (in replacement of a coworker).
Last weekend was spring chores inside and outside.  1st weekend with some sun and not quite as cold.


The weather


Mon.
Sunny
14°
3°
Tue.
Mostly Sunny
20°
7°
Wed.
Mostly Sunny
18°
9°
Thu.
Scattered Showers
23°
6°
Fri.
Partly Cloudy
11°
3°


What I'm reading
YELL from Mathieu Biasotto

On my tv 
Walking dead Season 8 - finished was was dvrd will have to look up the rest on the net.
Lucifer
SWAT
Mme Lebrun
Toi et moi

Menu - planning
Monday -  Sheppard's pie
Tuesday - Corn on the cob and spaghetti
Wednesday - chicken vol aux vents (not done last week)
Thursday - Smoked meat sandwiches
Friday- ?

On my to-do list
Regular housechores
Laundry (and wash my bedding)
Menu-planning - DONE
Prep some overnight oats for my breakfast (was quite good last week)
Prep gym clothes for tomorrow and work clothes
Blog
Figure out where we want to go for summer vacations
Finish washing inside windows and putting up screen windows (started this on Sunday)
Finish cleaning up flowerbeds (started this on Sunday)
Work on my painting for paint class - last one this week and it has to be done
Tuesday: (off work) go to osteopath, bank, pharmacy and get my coat repaired and lots more on my to-do list.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Working on a new pair of knitted socks and a shawl with pockets - ONGOING
Work on my paint-class painting (a cardinal)
Wood-slice ornaments - ongoing.

Looking forward to
Monday and tuesday no work!  Next Saturday evening with friends for a couples' 25th wedding anniversary.

Something interesting I watched
Home health and herbal remedies : Essential favorites by Elisabeth Heck on Udemy - it was a free class.  I really liked it.
https://www.udemy.com/
You can do a research for free classes on there.

From the camera


Pink socks I finished last week

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