Monday, 13 September 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-09-13

Good morning!

Last week I managed to deep-clean the rest of the basement and basement entry (except for the bathroom which I will do probably next week).  I also washed main bathroom and did laundry on Friday as we were away all weekend.

We went to my mom's house and visited family.  We did clean out a few things while dad took mom out for half an hour (she has a beginning of Alzheimer's).  Then on the way back we visited my niece... she bought an old mobile home about 2hours away from her parent's.  she will be living there alone with her duck, cat, fish.  she found a job near there that she started last week.  She does have lots of work to do to renovate that house, ouch!  

Neighbor came over after we arrived and she does not have good news for her health... she has been passing tests since last month and all has to be done quickly.  She has a mass they will have to take out and analyze, but not withstanding that they will be cutting out LOTS of organs.  She is my age.  

We went to bed very early for us last night 8:45 because we had not slept well at my parent's house (smelled of skunk all night!  it's the 21 that my dad has caught this summer... he catches them in a cage and drops them off farther off).

At midnight got a call from ds, Anne-E was vomiting alot and they wanted to go to the hospital with her.  So I got dressed and went to their house to watch xavier while he slept.  got back home at 3:30.  Got up at 7:00 and told them I would babysit Xavier for them this morning so they can get some sleep.  So my well planned day is not gonna work out and I will be tired!  Oh and Anne-E has gastro (the flu) so nothing serious that won't pass - good!

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

The weather (in celsius)
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy

On my mind
Thinking of my niece who has alot on her plate but who seems happy about it all.  
Neighbor's health
Grandkids health
And more mondane things like... finishing deep cleaning and getting my Christmas handmade gifts done.

On the breakfast plate
Oat toasts and milk

On my reading pile
Gone Vicking by Helen Russell

On my tv
La belle vie avec Go-Van
Big Brother
Good witch (season 6)
The Walking dead (season 8)
Six degrés
Christmas movies
I need to schedule lots of new programs for the season:
Occupation Double dans l'Ouest
L'ile de l'amour
L'heure bleue
Une autre histoire
Discussions avec mes parents
District 31

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Didn't have time to watch youtube last week with the chores and deep-cleaning

On the menu this week
Monday - Bechamel sauce with hard boiled eggs for dh and fish with rice for me
Tuesday - Macaroni chinois
Wednesday - Steak and potatoes
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 

From the camera:

Looking around the house
Not too bad but always more to do!

On my to-do list

  • Post here - DONE
  • Babysit Xavier
  • sweep main floor
  • laundry
  • ...
This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • Cut some plants outside
  • start washing dishes in cabinets
Extra things to accomplish if I have the time (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Cut out felt ornies - I think I have finally decided what I'll do
  • Start a new scarf or cowl
  • Declutter some clothes I have in the basement DONE
  • Reorganize basement freezer DONE
  • Start washing kitchen cabinets
  • Wash bedding in my son's old bedroom DONE

  • 4 pants
  • 1 capri
  • 1 shorts
  • 1 wintercoat of dd's
  • 1 twin bed cover
  • 4 container bags
  • 1 yoga bag
  • 1 cushion
  • 2 empty boxes
  • 1 sunbrella
  • 1 mitten drying rack (broken)
  • 1 magazine of dh's
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Read, craft - paint, knit, crochet

Funny of the week 


  1. Absolutely adorable picture of Xavier and Anne E. I sure hope she's feeling better and that you are ALL able to catch up on your sleep. LOL at your funny! I hope you're able to finish your deep clean. I'll be starting ours in November when we return from our trip and am actually looking forward to it!! Have a WONDERFUL week.

  2. Glad it wasn't anything too serious with your granddaughter, hope she feels better soon. And that you are all able to get some rest. 21 skunks?! Yikes. Are they like rabbits and breed quickly? We see the occasional one around here but never so many. Hope you have a wonderful and restful week.

  3. Oh my goodness, Anne is getting big! Both grands are so cute. Isn't is amazing how quickly they grow?