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).
Mostly cloudy
Scattered showers
Partly cloudy


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
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


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 :)
  • 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 


  1. Adorable grandchildren, glad you were able to see and spend time with them. That quote of the week is hilarious (and true, I think). Hope you get some rest, feel better, and have a great week!

  2. Love the quote!
    Both of your grands are cuties. There's just something about tiny babies, isn't there?! How's Xavier adjusting to being the big brother?

  3. I adore the quote, jogging should be considered a crime of torture against ones self. I'm happy to say I'm fused (ankle fusion) and so therefore can't jog. It's a perfect and legitimate excuse.

    You're grandchildren are adorable and congrats on the sweet new one. She looks so precious.

    I feel you on needing a massage or something, I'm seriously thinking about getting one of those deep tissue gun massagers that athletes use.

    Hope your week is wonderful.

  4. Hope you are resting after your busy weekend. Love the watercolor paper too. Hope you have a restful week.

  5. That last quote cracked me up! Sounds to me like maybe you should rest up a bit and put off the decluttering until you're feeling better. Your grands are adorable and your painting is beautiful! Enjoy the rest of the week. :)

  6. Hello dear Lucie! I hope you start to feel better 🙏 Falling apart is not allowed. Lol And I love seeing your grands....that video of Xavier is adorable!! I love your inspiration 😂 I agree! Blessings xo