Monday, 18 November 2019

Happy Homemaker 2019-11-18

Hello :)

Last Monday we went used-car shopping for my daughter and she found one.  Finally seems she will get an amount for insurance so that will help her out (it was a rental).

At work it is official I will be going back to my other team next week (moving my desk), will go back with the girls which is good.  Starting to have lots more to do. 
Thursday we ran some errands after work (so I won't be going Monday as was my intention - hate going shopping nowadays.  Used to love it when I was younger)
 Took Friday off because I had an osteopathe appointment.

My sis quit her job this week and she will be starting her new job in January (better pay and work from home) - nice!

Mom is feeling better - she has been sick last 3 weeks with 3 different kinds of antibiotics.

Put up the Christmas tree during the weekend, housechores and a bit of baking.

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

Right now
Just finished breakfast.  Had early exams at the hospital so couldn't drink or eat before.  Having a cup of hot chocolate, writing this post and listening to Christmas music on Stingray.

The weather (in celsius)

Partly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Rain and Snow
Mostly Cloudy
Last week we had lots of snow and then cold temperatures (broke some cold temperature records)... it felt like January!
This week should be more 'normal' temperatures for this time of year.

What I am reading
 La Saveur du printemps by Emily Richards

On my tv 
Rewatching the watching dead - season 6
District 31
Un zoo pas comme les autres
Discussion avec mes parents
Toute la vie
Une autre histoire
Alerte Amber
L'heure bleu
5e rang
Les invisibles
Le bon docteur
New Amsterdam
Mr. Mercedes
Prodigal son
Killling Eve
Christmas movies
Programs will be ending this week, which is a good thing... too much to follow

Menu - planning
Monday:  Sausages with mashed potatoes
Tuesday: Steaks with rice
Wednesday: Ham - Pasta bechamel casserole
Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday ?

On my to-do list 
What got done Friday

  • Osteo appointment
  • Groceries, dollar store, pharmacy, picking up mail
  • Laundry
  • Schedule Doctor's appointment for December
  • Send email for medication to insurance
  • Putting up and decorating Christmas tree
  • Putting away all Christmas boxes
  • Putting more lights in bay-window
  • Vaccumed main floor
  • Vaccumed basement
  • Paid bills
  • Dusted main floor (except office - have to pick up in there first)
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Cook, cut and freeze italian sausage links
  • Bake muffins
  • Bake skors squares
  • Bake date squares
  • Cook millet (for my breakfasts this week and some to freeze)
  • Cut and freeze limes (for Christmas brunch)
  • Prep a ham, cheese, bechamel casserole for supper one day this week
  • Cut 3 felt ornaments (for nieces and nephew)
  • Go to hospital for bloodwork, RX of lungs and ECG (regular exams) - DONE (early appointments)
  • Prep gym clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Prep work clothes - DONE
  • Post here - DONE
  • laundry
  • Finish adressing Christmas cards
  • Make a potage
  • Go over gift list
  • Bake more desserts or wait for next weekend?
  • Craft
  • ... lots more on my to-do list
What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
Knitted wool socks  - both pair of socks are up to the easy parts so it will be put aside for awhile.
Crochet baby blanket - half done
3 felt ornaments for Christmas gifts

A simple pleasure
Reading with a cup of tea

From the camera
My daughter's new car

Artwork when we went to Gatineau for my daughter's competition

Museum in Gatineau

Quote of the week 


  1. Sounds like you've got a busy week ahead, Lucy. I'm hoping to find time to get my tree up this week, too. We shall see. Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

  2. Love the color of your daughter's new car. Makes me think of the very first car I bought in "fire engine red" LOL! Now, I drive a generic gray car. You sound pretty busy over there, hope you get everything done and have a wonderful week ahead!

  3. HA HA your inspiration is SPOT on! I love the murals from Gatineau. I also wish I read French - your TV list always looks so intriguing. I'm working on the Christmas cards too - our Thanksgiving here in the states is so late this year and with us traveling over it my whole Christmas schedule is getting thrown off! Have a WONDERFUL week.

  4. Congrats to your daughter on the new car and your sis on the new job! I'm so done with the cold weather, but loving the christmas movies and music :)

  5. I love that quote, too funny! That artwork is gorgeous, and your menu sounds super yummy! I hope you have a great week.

  6. Your to do list is a busy one! What a pretty car! Have a great week!

  7. You've got one busy week planned.. I would love to get my tree up this week!!

  8. I was thinking of starting to address my Christmas Cards. Glad I'm not the only one getting a step ahead :) Have a great week!


  9. You have been very productive! Hooray on finding a car - and it's cute! Congrats to your sis. So nice to work from home.
    I love the art!

  10. This is my first time visiting your blog and I enjoyed your Happy Homemaker answers. I love the artwork and I am thankful that your daughter got a car. I will say I am thrilled that it is not quite that cold here.

  11. Very productive! My tree is up and my cards are basically done. Waiting to see how pictures will turn out and if I will get prints made to send out.