Monday, 10 May 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-05-10

Good morning! Happy belated Mother's day.

Had a factime reunion with my parents, brothers and sister on Sunday morning (improvised which was great).

My husband worked late on Friday night and all day Saturday.  Saw the grandchildren 1 hour Friday night and 2 hours Sunday night.  Usually I have Xavier most of the weekend.  Really miss him when he's not here.  On the other hand, did quite a few things in the house.

Decluttering:  Sold dd's white-wicker living room set (children's size) on Marketplace - neither she nor daughter-in-law wanted it.  My huband gave away another children's desk to neighbor (was in mother in law's house).  There is an offer on her house and should be signed and officially sold on June 1st.

Today our curfew is going from 8:00 to 9:30 pm, and some non-essential businesses are opening up after 5 weeks (not restaurants or gyms).  High school chidren can go back to school part-time 

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




The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Scattered showers
17°
7°
Tue.
Rain
9°
4°
Wed.
Showers
14°
4°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
18°
4°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
20°
7°

 

On my mind
Need to get back in shape and take care of my health.

On the breakfast plate
2 toasts with peach jam and a glass of almond mix

On my reading pile
Les survivants de Alixe 

On my tv

La belle vie avec Go-Van
Lincoln (à la poursuite du Bone collector)
New Amsterdam
Absentia
9-1-1
Clash
Christmas movies ( I think I have 3-4 left)


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week


A quick 5-minute easy workout.


On the menu this week
Lundi - pork chops, potatoes and veggies
Mardi-  TBD
Mercredi - Ham pasta casserole - not done last week
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:
The wicker set I sold for 50$

Grandma and Anne-Élizabeth

2 paintings I did last week (had more time over the weeknd!) on watercolor paper




Looking around the house
Not so bad as I did quite a few things during the weekend.

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Vac'd main floor
  • Vac'd basement
  • Laundry
  • Baked muffins
  • Made a full pan sheet of roasted veggies to use up during the week
  • Started cleaning up the gazebo
  • Paid bills
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - 
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Finish washing gazebo
  • ... the rest is up for grabs
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends - same old

Quote of the week 






Monday, 3 May 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-05-03

Good morning!

Last week I got to see my new granddaughter twice.  She is so tiny! (not quite 7 lbs). 

Had Xavier here all weekend.   DDIL had a virtual govt exam Saturday morning so ds came over with the kids around 8:30... dh held her from 8:30 to 11:30 ... then it was my turn!  DDIL arrived around 2:00 pm.  We ordered thai for supper.  Kids left with Anne-Elizabeth after supper (Xavier spent the night). 

Had ibs problems last week and today I scheduled a massage appointment, my back is hurting alot and I probably have a pinched nerve in my shoulder (goes right up my neck and jaw), and I've started coughing... I feel like I'm falling to pieces this week.

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




The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Mostly cloudy
13°
4°
Tue.
Cloudy
13°
8°
Wed.
Rain
12°
7°
Thu.
Scattered showers
11°
2°
Fri.
Partly cloudy
14°
4°

 

On my mind
Thinking I need to rest to feel better this week 

On the breakfast plate
1 bagel with cheese and a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Les bâtisseurs de Alixe  ooops, just added it to goodreads and it's the 2nd in the series of fanfiction about Harry Potter.  Will stop reading it and read part 1 first.

On my tv

La belle vie avec Go-Van
Lincoln (à la poursuite du Bone collector)
New Amsterdam
Absentia
9-1-1
Clash
Catastrophe
Christmas movies


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week


I liked the tips she gave for the house.


On the menu this week
Lundi - Lasagna
Mardi-  Stuffed bell peppers
Mercredi - Ham pasta casserole
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:
A video of Xavier that makes me laugh everytime


Anne-Élizabeth


Painting I made on watercolor paper last week (my cousin sent me a message that she wants it as a gift for her bday... will be happy to oblige.  She can use a dollarstore frame for it.



Looking around the house
Lots to do once again... and basement is a disaster zone as I brought down more stuff from the attic.
I NEED to keep on decluttering.

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Last week I managed to finish weeding all flower beds and wash all outside windows :)
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Vac main floor
  • Spaghetti sauce in crockpot - cooking as we speak
  • Prep some stuffed bell peppers - DONE
  • Massage therapist appointment
  • Take pictures of more stuff I brought down from the basement yesterday (white-whicker LR kid's set) and put it up for sale if ddil & dd don't want it. 
  • Brought down more girl clothing from the attic - want ddil to check it out and see if she wants anything.
  • Find a recipe and make some chocolate chia pudding (using dark chocolate milk)
  • Rest this afternoon
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends - same old

Quote of the week 




Monday, 26 April 2021

Happy homemaker 2021-04-26

Good morning!

As usual busy week last week, telework, dd came home for supper on Friday and left Saturday afternoon ... her summer tires are on her car and an oil change was done.

Had gotten a few more boxes out of the attic and had found another full box of dd's school books so she went through it and it ALL went to recycling.  

A duck game and a box of small cars were sent to my son's place as well as a few pieces of baby-girl clothes, the rest will be donated.  A car roadway playmat was also sent to my son's.  

I took the children's books out of the attic and placed them in an armoire downstairs, they will be used soon.  

One day was 'paper declutter' so I went around each room and threw out or filed papers... still have those in my bedroom to do, hoping the will get done this week.

Xavier arrived Friday afternoon and went home Sunday after lunch.  Sunday afternoon my husband powerwashed patio, so I washed patio door and kitchen window (who overlook the patio), powerwashed the patio chairs and the outside of the gazebo.  I did a little more of the washing of the patio rails (can't do it all in one day or I will be hurting for a week!).  I also managed to vaccum all main floor on Sunday afternoon.

BIG NEWS - Baby girl (Anne-Élizabeth) should be coming out of the hospital today.

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



The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Rain and snow
8°
1°
Tue.
Mostly sunny
17°
4°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
19°
7°
Thu.
Showers
14°
8°
Fri.
Rain
12°
6°

 

On my mind
Can't wait to see Anne-Élizabeth today!  
Lots of housechores and cooking to do 

On the breakfast plate
1 bagel with cheese and a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Will have to start a new book this week as I have finished the last one.

On my tv

L'échappée
Star Académie
Lots of recorded shows and Christmas movies


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week


Flaylady systeme for a full-time working mom,... oh boy am I glad the kids are now grown!


On the menu this week
Lundi - Sheppard's pie
Mardi-  Either spaghetti with homemade sauce or sloppy joe (depends on which one of the 2 I will decide to make today)
Mercredi - TBD
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:




Looking around the house
Lots to do, but qué sera sera!

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Vac'd main floor
  • Worked on some spring choes
  • Baked muffins
  • Groceries
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Wash main bathroom - DONE
  • Pay income taxes - DONE... so glad that is all finished!
  • Put away children's books - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Sheppard's pie
  • Sloppy joes or spaghetti sauce (will depend on the size of the meat package
  • ... whatever gets accomplished as Xavier will be dropped off here at the end of the morning so they can go pick up baby at the hospital.  They will stop by here on the way back.
  • OOOPS, CHANGE OF PLANS .. just got a call I will be going to their house around noon to take care of Xavier there, so will do what I can until then.
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends - same old

Quote of the week 


Monday, 19 April 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-04-17

Good morning!

What a busy week last week!!  I picked up Xavier Wednesday afternoon as ddil was having contractions, they sent her back around midnight.  Thursday back to the hospital for an echography and lots of contractions.  Came back around 5:30 - I had Xavier here and tried to telework during his naps, not easy!  Friday they picked him up from here at 8:00 am and he spent the day with them.  He was back here for supper and has been here since.

DDIL was provoked Saturday morning and Anne-Elizabeth was born April 17 at 5:04 pm.  18,5 inches and 6 lbs 14 oz.  Her 1st picture.



This morning my ibs & ibd is acting up , so played quietly with Xavier and it was a tv watching morning.  His mom will be released from hospital today but little sister will stay for a few more days.  My son will pick up Xavier and the dog later in the day.

On on another note, our full confinement was extended for another week. :(  I did get my vaccine last Saturday (1st dose)

It was my daughter's 30th bday yesterday but we didn't get to see her, probably next weekend.

It is her 1st day as a 'super'nurse today.

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



The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Partly cloudy
17°
4°
Tue.
Rain
11°
1°
Wed.
Rain and snow
4°
1°
Thu.
Rain and snow
4°
1°
Fri.
Cloudy
10°
3°



Today is the best day of the week  

On my mind
Hoping baby comes out soon and we get to see her.

On the breakfast plate
2 toasts with peanut butter and a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
Prémonition by Carole Aucoin

On my tv

L'échappée
District 31
Star Académie
Lots of recorded shows and Christmas movies


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Have not had time for anything this week


On the menu this week
Lundi - Costco's chicke low mein
Mardi-  Chicken and brocoli pie (store-bought)
Mercredi - TBD
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:

My daughter's 1st day as 'super' nurse - she got her master's degree in nursing


Looking around the house
Yuck!!! needs lots of cleaning and washing, a tornado has gone through it with the baby and the dog.

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Washed main bathroom 

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Whatever... will depend when baby & dog leave... vaccum, mop floors, etc...
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends - same old

Quote of the week 
















Monday, 12 April 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-04-12

Good morning!

Full confinement except essential services have been extended for ANOTHER 10 days.  I had my 1st dose of AstraZeneca Saturday morning - if you wanted to wait for another kind of vaccine 55 years and more it would've been in June, so...  I had some side effects Saturday evening, night and half the day Sunday.. fever, nausea and HUGE head-ache.  took tylenol every 4 hours and finally Sunday around 2:00 was back to normal me.  2nd dose will be July 31st because there are not enough vaccines to give them earlier, they want to get the most people innoculated as quickly as possible... lots of new cases in our are.

New baby should be arriving next weekend, she will be provoked either 16, 17 or 18, depending on how busy they are (something to do with her liver).

To give future mom some time off (and time to sleep in!) grandson arrived on Friday afternoon and left sunday after lunch.  


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



The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Mostly cloudy
11°
5°
Tue.
Mostly sunny
12°
2°
Wed.
Mostly sunny
14°
4°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
14°
4°
Fri.
Mostly cloudy
11°
2°


On my mind
Just one of those days where you have to start and do a little at a time, been too long without seeing my family.

On the breakfast plate
2 raisin-cinnamon toasts with a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
La vie a bout de bras t1 by Claude Coulombe

On my tv

L'échappée
District 31
Star Académie
Lots of recorded shows and Christmas movies


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week






On the menu this week
Lundi - Pork tenderloin / fried potatoes / asparagus
Mardi-  Bechamel sauce with hardboiled eggs and vols-aux-vents
Mercredi - Breakfast for dinner or spaghetti
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:

My grandson



Looking around the house
Had time to pick up a bit on Sunday morning.  but floors need a good mopping.  More decluttering needs to be done in basement.

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Washed main bathroom 
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Laundry
  • Washed my bedding
  • Baked muffins for my husband's breakfast this wek
  • Made jello for some quick desserts
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Morning routine - this has gone by the way-side the last few weeks :( - HALF DONE THIS MORNING, yay!
  • More laundry
  • Mop floors
  • Cut pineapple
  • Cut up lemons to put in my water cups this week
  • Make a few overnight oats
  • Cook some hard-boiled eggs
  • Crafting..
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends

Quote of the week 














Monday, 5 April 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-04-05

Good morning!

We are now back to full confinement except essential services for 10 days.  Cases are going up and there are many cases in our small town now.

Took off 2 half-days last week to babysit my granson while my daughter-in-law had medical appointments (they can not bring their children with them because of covid so have to find babysitters).  Talking about babysitter, ... her daycare has been closed for a month and they received a message that it'll be closed until at least april 27th (babysitter's husband died last month after battly cancer for a long, long time).  DDIL had some worrisome news for her pregnancy so she has to have more doctor's appointments.  For now baby is good at 6,5 lbs but she might have to come out earlier than predicted.

So grandson spent most of the long Easter weekend with us.  he slept over twice. 

My son's birthday is April 7th so we ordered thai on Sunday night for Eater and his bday.  Gave him some money and socks (can't go out shopping!).

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



The weather (in celsius).
Mon.
Showers
7°
2°
Tue.
Mostly cloudy
11°
2°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
13°
4°
Thu.
Partly cloudy
14°
5°
Fri.
Mostly sunny
16°
5°
Finally some milder weather


On my mind
Daughter-in-law and baby coming.  She needs to rest but no babysitter and we are all working, will try to give a few more days ... thinking my vacation days might be spent helping out.
My youngest brother spent 1 night at the hospital last week - urinary problems, he will have to see a specialist because they can't figure out why he had a blockage.

On the breakfast plate
2 raisin-cinnamon toasts with a glass of oat milk

On my reading pile
La vie a bout de bras t1 by Claude Coulombe

On my tv
Toute la vie
L'échappée
District 31
Big brother celebrities (local big brother)
Star Académie
Pennyworth (Season 1)
Les Beaux Malaises
5e rang


Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week






On the menu this week
Lundi - Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce
Mardi-  Bechamel sauce with hardboiled eggs and vols-aux-vents
Mercredi - TBD
Jeudi -   Grilled cheese
Friday - TBD


From the camera:
Sketchbook revival mini-tutorial on pears





Looking around the house
Spring-work outside will have to be started soon because I have a feeling I will be very, very busy when the 2nd baby comes around

On my to-do list 

Over the weekend
  • Washed main bathroom 
  • Vaccumed basement
  • Laundry

Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Menu-plan - DONE
  • Morning routine - this has not been done AT ALL last week - did not gone done this morning either
  • Make spaghetti sauce in the crockpot - started
  • Put up more screen windows - DONE
  • Vac main floor
  • More laundry
  • Take down Easter and put up spring
  • Probably grandson will come for a few hours
  • Post mil's oven for sale on Marketplace - DONE
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Knit, read outside in the sun, check out Pinterest to find a diy ornament for next Christmas for my friends

Quote of the week