Monday, 6 April 2020

Happy Homemaker 2020-04-06

Good morning

Teleworking, more restrictions (all non-essential services closed until may 4th), and that's our new reality.  Had a little meltdown last week for a few minutes ... just no reason, it's the 'all that's going on'.
We do take walks everyday.
We did go out for a pickup of a chicken supper on sunday night... and we ate in their parking lot!  haha
I made 2 Easter cards.

Let's stay home and safe!

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






The weather (in celsius)
Mon.
Partly cloudy
7°
-3°
Tue.
Partly cloudy
4°
-3°
Wed.
Partly cloudy
3°
-3°
Thu.
Rain and snow
3°
0°
Fri.
Snow showers
4°
-1°
Sat.
Partly cloudy
5°
-1°





How I am feeling this morning
Much better than the last week, back is much better, had some fever a few nights that is gone too.  Starting a new week with some energy

On my mind
Mother-in-law, just to say things are getting better, she is now 'in' the system so she is getting subventions to pay a big part for her upkeep.  Of course, the sad part nobody can go see her and she doesn't know what is going on.  they told us she is barely eating (she had quite an appetite)
Kids - my son's birthday tomorrow... think I'll try to convince dh to go pass in front of the house and say hello and drop off a gift.


On the breakfast plate
2 raisin toasts with 1 glass of almond milk

On my reading pile
Les lettres de Rose  - Clarisse Sabard

On my tv

Bull (Saison 2)
Walking Dead (Season 7)
L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
La vraie nature
Christmas movies


On the menu this week
Since we are both home this week it'll be as we feel, all from the freezer.

From the camera

More feel good pictures from the FB page of Olde Country Home



The rainbow in our front window

Looking around the house
has a lived in feeling haha!

On my to-do list (chores) 
Saturday
Finished deep-spring clean in bathroom (except the usual which will be done tomorrow) and kitchenette.  Laundry.  Vaccum main floor.  My son came by in the garage, we kept our distance but he had some things to pick up because they are painting at home.

Sunday
Wash main bathroom.  Pay bills online.  
    Monday  
    • Post here - DONE
    • Put away the puzzle I finished last night
    • Wash LR throws and cushions
    • ??
    • Should be the nicest day of the week so might go outside ALOT this afternoon... if it gets less windy.

    To relax this week, I will  
    Read, start another puzzle, crochet

    Quote of the week 





    Monday, 30 March 2020

    Happy Homemaker 2020-03-30

    Good morning

    A full week of teleworking is done and another one will begin tomorrow.  My husband has been off work since Tuesday night but he has spent the other 3 days running around and phoning for mother-in-law.. we can't have an evaluation to place her in an elderly center proprly, no one wants to meet and we can't visit her because of Covid-19.  Not an easy situation for her or us.

    Been receiving daily videos of grandson, he is growing up ... starting to have red cheeks and eat his hands.

    My husband also had to go to job site on Saturday to watch the site.  He has 3 other days scheduled in April.

    Otherwise I am not going out.  we do take walks but we live in a small town so it's pretty quiet.

    Yesterday was our 1st facetime with parents, sis, 1 brother and 1 cousin.  was fun to see everyone.

    Let's stay home and safe!

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






    The weather (in celsius)


    Mon.
    Snow
    2°
    -1°
    Tue.
    Partly cloudy
    3°
    -1°
    Wed.
    Snow showers
    3°
    2°
    Thu.
    Rain and snow
    6°
    3°
    Fri.
    Partly cloudy
    6°
    0°
    Sat.
    Partly cloudy
    7°
    1°






    How I am feeling this morning
    Another night of hot flashes and my right hip has been hurting since yesterday.  will ice it this morning and use Voltaren.

    On my mind
    Upset my husband still has to go to work and we restart our 14 days everytime, which means no seeing of our grandson for sometime.
    Mother-in-law.. it is costing a fortune and it is sad for her what is happening.
    My dad who is having a hard time respecting the health recommendations.
    Have to work on finishing spring-cleaning, have the feeling it's just not advancing.

    On the breakfast plate
    Almond granola cereals with almond milk and green tea
     
    On my reading pile

    The rumour  - Lesley Kara

    On my tv

    Bull (Saison 2)
    Walking Dead (Season 7)
    District 31
    Lacher Prise (Saison 4)
    Une autre histoire
    Toute la vie (saison 2)
    5e rang (saison 2)
    L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
    La vraie nature
    La Voix
    Christmas movies


    On the menu this week
    Since we are both home this week it'll be as we feel, all from the freezer.

    From the camera

    Don't have any pictures on this new computer so these are some 'feel-good' pictures I got from Olde Country FBook page.





    Looking around the house
    Feeling like everything needs picking up.

    On my to-do list (chores) 
    Saturday
    Vaccumed main floor, wash office and bathroom windows and blinds.  aired out kitchen, kitchenette and office curtains. laundry.  wash a jumping toy that was given to me for my grandson.  Plug in and start using my new computer.

    Sunday
    Not much.  did my pandemia journal, worked on puzzle and took a walk.  washed main bathroom.
      Monday  
      • Post here - DONE
      • Start emptying old computer
      • start crochet shawl
      • arrange a cantaloup
      • prototype of christmas ornament I want to make this year



      To relax this week, I will  
      Read, work on puzzle, crochet

      Quote of the week 




      Monday, 23 March 2020

      Happy Homemaker 2020-03-23

      Good morning

      Lots has been happening in a week!  We are now confined to our homes for 14 days - I have been teleworking since last Wednesday (not easy to set up, but luckily my son lent me his computer and has been logging me in to work every morning with his phone).  All my stuff was too old to connect to my work.
      My husband is still working as he works at a hospital construction site and they are working more and more.  My son and daughter are also confined to their homes.  Cannot see my grandson for awhile (unless my husband stops working).
      My daughter should start her long-distance university on the 30th of March.

      My mother-in-law stopped walking this week and we had to place her in an elderly facility... not the best time to do this as nobody can accompany her or visit her.  Lots yet to be determined.

      Let's stay home and safe!

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






      The weather (in celsius)

      lun.
      Averses de neige
      2 °
      -8 °
      mar.
      Partiellement couvert
      4 °
      -5 °
      mer.
      Partiellement couvert
      4 °
      -2 °
      jeu.
      Nuageux dans l'ensemble
      5 °
      1 °
      ven.
      Averses de neige
      4 °
      -6 °
      sam.
      Ensoleillé dans l'ensemble
      4 °
      -1 °



      We saw some sunshine this weekend and it did alot of good to our souls.


      How I am feeling this morning
      I still have this nagging cough..glad to be home and nobody to look at me strangely.
      Otherwise, feeling energized, need to get hopping to start my to-do list if I want to have some 'play time'.

      On my mind
      trying to keep the anxiety level at a minimum.  With my son's computer Facetime works so I connected with my sister and brother in law.
      Been sending my niece some crafts to do each day.
      Been receiving videos of my grandson daily.
      Thankful for this technology.

      On the breakfast plate
      A matcha - spinach green muffin and some green tea
       
      On my reading pile

      Le grand roman de ma petite vie  - Susie morgenstern

      On my tv
      Les Américains (Season 6)
      Bull (Saison 2)
      Walking Dead (Season 7)
      L'Échappée
      L'heure Bleue (Saison 4)
      Léo (Saison 1)
      District 31
      Lacher Prise (Saison 4)
      Une autre histoire
      Toute la vie (saison 2)
      5e rang (saison 2)
      L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
      La vraie nature
      La Voix

      On the menu this week
      To be determined, will think of it later today (it's on my to-do list)

      From the camera

      Easter decor :
      I made the gnome and the rabbit this weekend




      Looking around the house
      I've decided to do 'stations', since I'm stuck in here mostly alone.
      A puzzle station, a writing station - want to declutter old diaries and write one on the pandemia, a knitting station, a crochet station, a drawing station.
      So there is stuff all over the place but it looks inhabited and cozy.

      On my to-do list (chores) 
      Saturday
      Friday I finished my class painting. (the butterfly on the mantel of the fireplace)
      Vaccumed main floor and basement.  Remade beds in basement. did laundry


      Sunday
      Washed main bathroom.  Made muffins for dh.  aired out my bedroom curtains, washed windows and blind.  We sat outside for awhile in the sun in the afternoon.
        Monday  
        • Post here - DONE
        • Wash pantry
        • Mop floors
        • Finish organising my stations
        • Have fun at my stations
        • If so inclined look into getting a new phone so I can logon by myself to work tomorrow
        • Menu-plan



        To relax this week, I will  
        Work in my different stations

        Quote of the week 

        Needing some laughter right now :)


        Monday, 16 March 2020

        Happy Homemaker 2020-03-16

        Good morning

        Ice-storm on Tuesday... it was beautiful outside!

        Wednesday visited a co-worker at the hospital (he retired last June) who has a brain tumor. Then we went to Costcos.. no more toilet paper in store!  we got some at walmart afterwards.

        Thursday I took the day off as I had my 1st dose of the shingles (zona) vaccine ($169 not payed by insurance).  I then did a few errands (hospital to bring in dh's swabs, dollarstore, grocery store, picked up mail, sewing lady).  FINALLY ordered a new computer for myself - this one is the pits and closes down every few minutes.  Unfortunately it said 4 to 5 days delivery but when I ordered it said april 1st :(

        Friday we stopped by the grocery store on the way home (lots of empty shelves for toilet paper, potatoes, family-size meat packages, milk...).  

        Saturday my husband went to help my son assemble IKea furniture .  My husband's back is acting up so the rest of the weekend was resting for him.  The kids brought Xavier around supper time so we babysat him and he slept over.  They had supper with friends.  

        Sunday they came to pick up Xavier and stayed for lunch.  We managed to sit outside in the sun (not really hot but there was sun) for half an hour before my husband had to go to the hospital with mother-in-law.  She opened her leg last week and it is not healing properly.  She is to have antibotics by IV and more exams on Monday.

        Coronavirus means no more traveling for the people of our province.  Every assembly of more than 250 people has been cancelled.  No more visits to elderly people homes and they are advised to not go out over 70 years old.  Cinemas, casinos, bars, libaries, museums, gym, sugar shacks, buffets, ski slopes, shows are all closed. Store hours have been reduced - restaurants are to be no more than 50% full.  Schools and daycares are closed for at least 2 weeks.  More work from home if we can (of course my boss is ok with this idea but only for some people) and my husband's work can not be long distance either.  My son will be working from home starting Tuesday.  
        Universities are also closed so my daughter will be called in to work at the hospital probably... but she has a diminished immunitary system so we'll see.
        Just learned dentists will only do emergencies so I'm expecting a call today to cancel my cleaning next Monday.

        Disgracious fighting scenes have been observed at the grocery store :(



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






        The weather (in celsius)


        Mon.
        Mostly sunny
        -3°
        -7°
        Tue.
        Rain and snow
        4°
        -8°
        Wed.
        Mostly sunny
        1°
        -9°
        Thu.
        Snow showers
        2°
        1°
        Fri.
        Showers
        7°
        -3°

        It will be getting warmer this week


        How I am feeling this morning
        It's cold here - 16C this morning but it's nice inside and lots of sun!  I think I need to start doing exercises at home.  I've been doing so well for a few years going 3 times a week and doing twice at home.  I have completely stopped the last month, been so sick with the cold and feet hurting.  Now that gyms are closed I need to start a routine at home.
        I still have this nagging cough... hoping it stops quickly!  I feel like people are all angry at me in public places when I cough.
        In general I am finally feeling much better (last week with the shingles shot I had a bit of a fever for 2 days and headache- side effects of the shot)

        On my mind
        What the heck is happening with all the Coronovirus ?  How many people will be affected and die?
        Never seen such disgracious scenes and this 'Me, Me, ME' mentality.  
        Hoping the imposed home-time will make families closer and bring about community help.
        HOPING I will be lucky enough to work long distance.

        On the breakfast plate
        A matcha - spinach green St-Patrick's muffin.  It's ok but won't remake them.
         
        On my reading pile

        Mother-in-law  - Sally Hepworth

        On my tv
        Les Américains (Season 6)
        Bull (Saison 1)
        Walking Dead (Season 7)
        L'Échappée
        L'heure Bleue (Saison 4)
        Léo (Saison 1)
        District 31
        Lacher Prise (Saison 4)
        Une autre histoire
        Toute la vie (saison 2)
        5e rang (saison 2)
        L'Amour est dans le pré (saison 8)
        La vraie nature
        La Voix

        On the menu this week
        Monday - Chicken pot pie
        Tuesday - Hamburger helper
        Wednesday - open-side bacon-cheese grilled sandwich.
        Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
        Friday - ?... guess will start thinking about what to do on fridays as we won't stop at the restaurant for awhile.

        From the camera
        No pics taken so here are some projects I found on pinterest which I'd like to do .





        Looking around the house
        Since vaccum and dusting is done it's mostly ok... I still need to declutter though... I feel too much stuff.  I did go in the attic with my son this weekend to get toys... lots of work to do there! but it's too cold yet, will have to do it in Spring before it gets too hot for summer.

        On my to-do list (chores) 
        Saturday
        Washed main bathroom and dusted main floor. Worked a little bit on my class painting. Made a sheppard's pie for supper.

        Sunday
        Vaccumed main floor.  Made muffins for dh.  Made St-Patricks healthy muffins for my breakfasts.  Cooked some pork chops with rice for lunch.  Climbed in the attic with my son and brought down a box of baby toys.  He took 1/3, I threw away 1/3 and will keep the other 1/3 for when the baby comes here.
          Monday  
          • Post here - DONE
          • Prep work clothes
          • Have a 10h30 appointment with reflexologist (trying this out for quite a few ailments)
          • will babysit Xavier for a few hours in the afternoon while dil does errands
          • Work on my painting
          • ... lots more to do but we'll see if I have time.


          To relax this week, I will  
          If I want to relax I'll cut off the news! and read.  I think deep-breathing and reading will be necessary to get our minds off things that are happening.

          Quote of the week 
          Would exchange against waterfront property :)