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

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Mostly Sunny

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.
Criminal minds
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
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)
I had it for free, was one of the people who rated the class .

From the camera

                                                    Flowers for mother's day

Quote of the week


  1. You are definitely busy over at your house!

  2. Whew! Your weekend sounds exhausting but in a good way. Those flowers are pretty but that cute little cat in the photo catches my eye. Your book sounds interesting, going to have to look for that one. Hope you have a fantastic week!

  3. Love the cat and flower photos. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Love stuffed bell peppers, so yummy :)

    Your cat is adorable and what pretty flowers.

    Hope you have a fantastic week!

  5. Sounds like a busy week. I'd like to learn to knit shawls, too. Patience I know!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  6. Oh how I love the photo with the kitty looking up at the flowers..... makes me miss my Lulu girl! Have a great week!