Monday, 4 October 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-10-04

 Good morning!  

We are finished with following dh's preparation to retirement... and he has started saying he will not stop by Christmas... I know he is not ready to retire.

Last weekend I washed all kitchen cabinets (and top of cabinets), ... what a chore!  I did purge more (and here I thought I had already decluttered most of what needed to go) .  My husband is working at my son's house (putting up more insulation in the garage, staining the deck)

I did go to doctor's last week, no infection in my tummy but I do have a 'capsulite' in my left arm.  Osteo helped but can't have another appointment until December!  so off I went to physio last Wednesday.  Have exercises to do.  Will go back Tuesday this week and while at it he will look at my Achilles heel tendinitis.  Getting old is for the birds!

Did not see the grandkids this weekend as Xavier has gastro (the flu) :(

Leaves are changing color and it's beautiful outside.

Next weekend is our Thanksgiving.  Family is coming for the weekend so need to prep a few things.

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

The weather (in celsius)
Partly cloudy
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
Partly cloudy

On my mind
Getting ready for Thanksgiving weekend.
Hoping Xavier feels better real quick

On the breakfast plate
Oat toasts and milk

On my reading pile
Someone knows by Lisa Scottoline

On my tv

The Walking dead (season 8)
Christmas movies
Occupation Double dans l'Ouest
L'heure bleue
Une autre histoire
Discussions avec mes parents
District 31
Chanteur masqué
Drama movies on Lifetime that I've recorded

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

On the menu this week
Monday - pork chops and potatoes
Tuesday - chicken nuggets (will free space in the freezer), potatoes, carrots
Wednesday - something from the freezer
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 

From the camera:
Card I made for niece's birthday

Another one I made. 

Looking around the house
It's looking pretty good but ds has not picked up his stuff before Thanksgiving weekend... tst!tst!   

On my to-do list

Done during the weekend
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Deep-clean kitchen cabinets and declutter at the same time
  • Laundry
  • Bake muffins
  • Pay bills
  • Worked on a knitted cowl (not finished yet)
  • Post here - DONE
  • Laundry
  • Wash my bedding and add heavy winter blanket (mostly for dh as I am always too hot and need the fan at night to stay cool)
  • Put up hot-chocolate bar - DONE
  • Call local farm and pick up some meatball stew (it is sooo good!) to add to freezer
  • What I'd like to do:  watch you've got mail and work on Christmas ornament
This week (extras before or after telework days)
  • File papers in my bedroom side table - DONE
  • Get ready for Thanksgiving weekend
Procrastination list (otherwise will be done at a later date)
  • Start going through and purging pictures on phone
  • Schedule eye exam and get new glasses

  • 3 glasses
  • 2 cups
  • 1 plastic measuring cup
  • 12 plates - that came from mom's 
  • 11 soup bowls - also from mom's
  • Chicken rack
  • Tupperware candy dish
  • 1 round plastic tray
  • 1 glass casserole
  • 2 metal oven covers
  • 1 rooster
  • 1 small pyrex pan with cover
  • 1 big bowl
  • 1 tea tin can
  • Old birthday candles
  • 14 cake decor items
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 popsicle maker
  • 3 tupperware covers
  • 1 plastique container
  • 2 tupperware containers with lids
  • 8 plastic containers (dh will use them in his garage for his screws)
  • 3 knives
  • 1 spoon
  • plastic spoons and knives
  • 3 measuring spoons
  • 1 glass container
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on knitted cowl
Work on felt ornaments

Funny of the week 


  1. Washing kitchen cabinets is something I really need to do, thanks for the reminder!! OH what a pretty birthday card!! Enjoy Thanksgiving!! (This is my favorite holiday, can't wait for ours next month!!) Happy Monday!

  2. Your funny of the week is funny! I love your decluttering list, it inspires me as I work on decluttering my house. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration!

  3. So sorry to hear your grandson has the flu. Hope your exercises help you to feel better with things. Can't believe your Thanksgiving is already coming up, I know ours will be here sooner than later. Have a wonderful week!

  4. LOL at your funny - I'm sure many actually do this!

    Does hubby "have to" retire? I mean if he's not ready, why do it?

    The picture of those cookies looks so good. I actually thought they were real cookies!

    Sorry Xavier is feeling poorly and pray it goes away quickly.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Have a GREAT week.

  5. I love to know blog buddies are into purging.. it takes the bite out of the chore. I love your cards!Blessings!

  6. I love your cards.. so cute!

  7. Well maybe it's good your dh doesn't retire - keeping him young? Lol Sorry to hear about your arm. Hope you get a good report next week. Love your're getting pretty darn good at this painting stuff Lady. 😉 Have a wonderful and very blessed Thanksgiving! 🦃 🍁
    PS: your funnies always literally make me laugh. xo