Monday 20 May 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-05-20

Good morning

Work: slower week with 1 day in-town (Tuesday) followed by supper at Le Shaker with 7 other cw's (friends actually - 2 of them are retired, 1 is semi-retired and we don't all work in the same team).  was fun! lots of laughter.  

We had grandkids after daycare on Thursday and they slept here.

Saturday dh did some errands for the pool that was getting installed at ds' and I stayed here to do some cooking.  Xavier came back with grandpa before lunch and spent the rest of the day here with us.  We did go see the garage sale in town, nothing much since it was raining. I drove him home for supper as he wanted to see his cousin and the rest of ddil's family that was there (they slept there to help on Sunday too)

Sunday dh went with ds for more errands at the hardware store (dh has a trailer). Then we did housechores, worked outside (dh helped neighbor with installing his awning), chatted with neighbors and went for supper with neighbor and his wife, bil and sil.

Today should be an easy day as we have done alot of our outside work, inside just a few things to do and ds' family is going to town for ddil's 6 year old sister's bday.  Been up since 5:00... grrrr can never sleep late even though I try.

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




The Weather
A summer week!
Mon
Partly cloudy
27°
12°
Tue
Mostly cloudy
27°
16°
Wed
Partly cloudy
27°
17°
Thu
Thundershower
23°
12°
Fri
Partly cloudy
19°
8°


Looking around the house
All is pretty much picked up.  Outside is almost ready for summer (still need to weed in front 
of house and set up sunbrella but the rest is relaxation-summer-ready.
Thinking and pondering
Starting to plan staycation and summer vacation.
Next weekend we are having grandkids all weekend as parents are doing their 7th anniversary of when they 1st met.


Tv this week

Survivor Québec (saison 2)
Les Traitres
When calls the heart (season 10)
La Belle vie avec go-van (season 3)
Le Grand chantier Rona
Sortez-moi d'ici (saison 2)


Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week

5 things to do before a road trip



Things on the menu this week
Chicken sandwiches, egg sandwiches, ham sandwiches, soup, spaghetti, pizza.....

On my reading pile
La poussière du temps T2 by Michel David


On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Cook veggie/meat spaghetti sauce
  • Bake 2 lasagnas
  • Cook Veggie soup
  • Bake chocolate chip / pumpkin cookies
  • Bake a ham
  • Make pasta salad
  • Cut up a cantaloup
  • Tons of dishes
  • Laundry, laundry, laundry
  • Vac main floor
  • Wash main bathroom (still have to do the bathtub this morning)
  • Dust main floor
  • Weed back of house flower garden (dh cut around it so it helped alot) and beside swing flower circle.
  • Sweep patio
  • Rewash patio furniture
  • FINISH washing side of house guard rails.
Monday
  • Post here ✅
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow 
  • Reserve parking for month of June at work (did not reserve for last week of June, might take a vacation week) 
  • Wash bathtub
  • Freeze leftovers from weekend cooking
  • Going to town to drive back some equipment ds had rented and maybe a few errands
  • .... whatever else gets done... but today is a relaxation day
Decluttering 
  • Nothing but since things are almost up-to-date around the house I will need to start working on this once again.
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work 
Next weekend have grandkids over.

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Sitting outside



From the camera:

Our Galerie d'art 😄  Xavier decided to put it all up on our fridge



Funny of the week:





Monday 13 May 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-05-13

Good morning

Such a busy week and weekend.  DS went to Toronto for 2 nights for work, so dh picked up grandkids last Monday after daycare and their mom picked them at 7:30.  Tuesday was in-town work.  DH got his new solar glasses Thursday (should pick up the new 'regular' ones this week).  Friday, DH & DS picked up 46 bags of concrete which DS needed for the weekend (his FIL was starting to do some work so they can put up their pool).  Then DS & grandkids came for supper and left at 8:30 (ddil had a happy hour in town with old work place).  DH also worked on my hanging Christmas tree (pic below)

Saturday, we left at 6:15 to go to dd's (2 hour ride) so dh could help with their putting up a pergola for their summer kitchen.  SIL's parents were there to help and 2 friends of his that work in construction.  We left at 1:00 pm for my parent's house (another 2 hour ride).  We got to restaurant with them at 5:45 for my brother's 50th bday.  It was good but a bit $$, we were 38 (it was the maximum they had place for).  A nice evening, but we got our food starting at 8:30.  We left there at 11:00.  Spent the night at my parent's house.  No time for cleaning up but I left with 2 set of plastic drawers ... now to clean them out and throw away what is no good.  Every thing that leaves their house is good... now we'll see what I keep here ;)

Sunday was breakfast at sis's house (they couldn't come to restaurant last night as they had a show to attend with their children) at 7:30.  We left at 9:15 to go back to dd's for another bit of helping out.  We left there after supper around 6:15.  See pics below.

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




The Weather
Today is 15C with a little rain this afternoon.  Tomorrow is rain with same temps but should have rain and 18C for the rest of the week.


Looking around the house
Well... I have my work cut out for me.  
Thinking and pondering
I NEED to go buy some pants.  Tomorrow I have supper with come CW's and have spent the last half hours finding some that fit and which I can breath in :(  Sis says to go see the Sketchers go-walk that they are really comfortable.  will have to go shopping... probably next week.
Need to read up on upcoming negociations for work place... they are talking about a strike... yuk!


Tv this week

Survivor Québec (saison 2)
Les Traitres
When calls the heart (season 10)
La Belle vie avec go-van (season 3)
Le Grand chantier Rona
Sortez-moi d'ici (saison 2)


Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week


Car organization


Things on the menu this week
Absolutely no idea, no groceries were done this weekend either.  DH will take care of this (he is retired and I work ;) )

On my reading pile
The bee sting by Paul Murray.... it is bizarre - FINISHED, will not be recommending it.

La poussière du temps T1 by Michel David


On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Nothing
Monday
  • Post here ✅
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow and for supper with cw's afterwards
  • Pay cable 
  • Transfer $$ to sil for Norwex products I bought 
  • Transfer $$ to cousin for upcoming wedding anniversary of her parents in June which we will attend 
  • Pay driver's licence 
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Vac main floor
  • Laundry
  • Wash and go through the 2 4-tier plastic drawers we brought from mom's house
  • DH will be returning the surplus concrete that they did not need to the hardware store.
  • Finish outside patio guards... decided to do that first since it is nice outside 
Decluttering 
  • Nothing
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work and supper with cw's 
Next weekend they will be putting up ds's pool.. I will not be going (I can't help anyways), but I might have grandchildren (depends if dil's dad is bringing his 5 year old daughter and if her sis is there with her 3 year old) - if the children are there I will not have them but otherwise I might.  Thinking I will prep some stuff IN CASE I have to feed a few people (cook ham and ground for sandwiches, buy lettuce for chicken sandwiches (I have the chicken cooked and cubed in the freezer), cook hard-boiled eggs for egg sandwiches.  Cook pasta for a pasta salad, and make some cupcakes.... just in case.
There will be some garage sales in the village, will try to go see that if it's nice out.

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
My Christmas in July blogposts are done and schedule ✅
Will try to read to relax this week and start planning vacations... been looking up car organization for when we go to the beach this summer (for 3 days).



From the camera:

Hanging Christmas tree dh made


Hanging fairy lights (had a 100 set but need 200)  ... what we hope it'll look like when done :)
Mother's day gift from dd

DD's summer kitchen (not finished yet)



Funny of the week:



Monday 6 May 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-05-06

Good morning

Saturday was housechores and it is finally getting warmer outside so we have started some of the yard work.  We went to restaurant for supper and then visited dh's cousin and his wife in the evening.

Sunday we started more outside work until grandkids arrived to spend the day.  Parents joined us in the afternoon and they all had supper here.

Today is more outside work (with some inside housechores)... hoping to find a few minutes to read outside in the sun.  Picking up grankdis from daycare later this afternoon as ds has gone to Toronto for work (he will be back Wednesday around 6:00 pm) and ddil is working in town today and will be getting back too late to pick them up.

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




The Weather
Today is 18C with a little rain now and then.  Tomorrow is sunny with same temps but then it goes down to 11C and 13C for the rest of the week, one sunny day, one rainy day .. all week.


Looking around the house
Since I am writing this in the afternoon it is ok now as I have picked up.  
Thinking and pondering
Big weekend coming up... Brother's 50th bday .. we will be going to my parent's house and sleeping there Saturday after the restaurant.
DD's boyfriend should be putting up his outside summer kitchen so we have to stop there on our way to help out and Sunday again to help out.... it will be a very tiring weekend, not much time to see my parents.

Tv this week

Survivor Québec (saison 2)
Les Traitres
When calls the heart (season 10)
La Belle vie avec go-van (season 3)
Le Grand chantier Rona
Sortez-moi d'ici (saison 2)


Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week


A quick 10-minute stretching routine


Things on the menu this week
From the freezer

On my reading pile
The bee sting by Paul Murray... almost finished and still haven't made up my mind about it... it is bizarre

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Vac'd main floor
  • Dusted main floor
  • Laundry
  • Inside gazebo (half done)
  • Wash a few patio chairs
  • Wash 1/4 of patio rails
  • Wash inside basement windows and put in screens  
  • Wash outside basement windows
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow
  • Quick sweep and mop of high-traffic areas - DONE
  • Finish washing inside gazebo - DONE
  • Finish washing patio furniture - DONE
  • Wash more patio rails
Decluttering 
  • DH sold 4 tires on Marketplace last week
  • 1 pen
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work and lunch with cw's 

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on Christmas in July blogposts (have up to July 14th done and scheduled)
Read outside


From the camera:

Nothing


Funny of the week:








Monday 29 April 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-04-29

Good morning

Feeling better, still some residual coughing but not much - still applies for this week.

What a busy weekend!  I worked until 10:00 am on Friday then took the rest of the day off to go see my nephew in a hockey tournament in town (they had played 1st game Thursday night - he had gone with friends).  My brother and niece arrived at the end of the 2nd period as they had a flat tire on their way (it's a 2:30 hour drive for them, 30 minutes for us).  After the game the parents went back to hotel with nephew and his friends so we crossed the street where there are 3 big stores with my niece.  She spent the afternoon with us, we ate at food court and I bought her a book... she LOVES reading.  Her dad had given her some $$ too so she got a 2nd book.  Then we got some ice cream and dropped her off around 5:00 pm, we then went to costco's and got home at 7:15.  

Saturday was to be Anne-E's bday starting at 9:30 but got pushed to 2:00 pm, so we went back to town for 3rd game of tournament, which they also won.  Couldn't stay for the 4th game Saturday night but they also won it.  Spent the afternoon at ds's house with ddil's family.  DD, boyfriend and stepchildren came too.  It was a nice afternoon in the sun.  We all stayed for a hot-dog supper and birthday cake.  We came back here around 8:00 with dd and family.  They slept here.

Sunday ds and grandkids arrived for breakfast (had invited them so the children could play with each other).  DDIL arrived for lunch.  They all ended up staying for lunch.  DD & family left around 1:00, same time as ds& ddil who were going to spend the afternoon at the spa.  So grandkids stayed here for their nap and we had to wake them up to take them to the hockey game (final!) in the afternoon (they had won 5th game that same morning).  It was a bit long for them but I had brought some food, drinks and toys.  The boys lost the last game but they were happy to have been in finals.  We stopped by McD's for supper with grandkids and ds & ddil met us there to have supper with us and pick up grandkids.

So today will be picking up and trying to get a few minutes to relax.

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




The Weather

Around 12C everyday with mix sun and clouds, except for Tuesday (rain and 7C)

Looking around the house
Not as bad as it could've been as the kids were not here that long.  Today is picking up.
Thinking and pondering
Temperatures are rising, I need to start the outside work... think I'll make a list where it can be seen by dh ;)  just in case....

Tv this week

Survivor Québec (saison 2)
Les Traitres
When calls the heart (season 10)


Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week
Nothing


Things on the menu this week
Leftovers from the weekend for today and tomorrow,  no idea for the other days

On my reading pile
The bee sting by Paul Murray

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Had washed both bathrooms on Friday - so just a quick wipe through today.  
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow
  • Vac main floor - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Wash basement bedding
  • Mop some floors - DONE
  • Dust kitchen, kitchenette, LR - DONE
  • Pay cell phone bill
  • Work on cij blogposts
  • Wash a few inside front windows to put up last 3 screen windows

Decluttering 
  • Not sure it's decluttering but the last 5 Easter gifts that were still here are now given away.
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work and lunch with cw's (was to be last week but was the only one who did not forget so ended up having to go get a lunch... and since it was such a nice day went to the thrift store and got Xavier a dinosaur book and a t-Rex skeleton, a Christmas search book for Anne-E... all for 1.75... they were delighted!

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on Christmas in July blogposts 


From the camera:
The four grandchildren

3year-old bday girl

The 2 oldest at 4

The whole crew quiet



Funny of the week:






Sunday 21 April 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-04-21

Good morning

Feeling better, still some residual coughing but not much.

Grandkids came for supper and  spent the night.  DDIL was sleeping at her mom's house and was leaving for San Diego for work tomorrow morning.  She will be back Wednesday night.

Saturday morning ds and grandkids (and dog) arrived for the weekend.  A cold and windy weekend but we did manage a few times out.  Anne-E sure loves making bubbles.  We went to the park also.  Sunday we all went to restaurant with bil & sil, kids were happy about that.

Posted on Sunday, but Monday will be spent picking up after the tornadoes.

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




The Weather

So-so week

Mon
Mostly sunny
6°
1°
Tue
Mostly cloudy
16°
7°
Wed
Rain and snow
9°
-3°
Thu
Partly cloudy
8°
-1°
Fri
Partly cloudy
12°
1°


Looking around the house
OMG!! ;)


Thinking and pondering
Have to prep for next weekend,, dd will be coming with 2 stepchildren and her boyfriend.  Brother MIGHT come with niece and nephew - they are in big town near us for hockey tournament - waiting to have his schedule and we will try to go to at least one game, so will be another very busy weekend.

Tv this week

Survivor Québec (saison 2)
Les Traitres
When calls the heart (season 9)


Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week
Nothing


Things on the menu this week
Hamburgers, sheppard's pie, ...

On my reading pile
Un matin ordinaire   - Marjorie Tixier - finished it over the weekend - about a women who gets raped and how everyone responds around her.  It was not explicit but well written
Une année de détox vestimentaire - Valérie Simard - How the journalist lived 1 year without buying any clothes or accessories and what the industry is costing to the planet.

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Laundry
  • Deep-cleaned bathroom drawers
  • Dusted and mopped office, kitchenette and my bedroom
  • Deep-cleaned main bathroom (while kids were napping)
  • Make reservations for parking in May at work (open for reservations on the 20th and not much space so we have to hurry up).
Monday
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow
  • Vac main floor
  • Finish dusting main floor
  • More laundry


Decluttering 
  • DH sold 9 more veneer planks on Marketplace (yay for garage space).
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on Christmas in July blogposts - I've got 2 days planned.. and have brainstormed for the other days.. now to write it all down and afterwards to schedule them.


From the camera:
Xavier had a small splinter so he got a green fluo plaster

Anne-E wanted a pink fluo one.... she put it on her nose
Xavier with his new Spiderman protectors




Funny of the week: