Sunday, 17 October 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-10-17

Good morning!  

Last week was a week of not feeling well, so the upcoming week can only be better.  As a result, have not even finished picking up from our Thanksgiving weekend (main floor is picked up but I still need to mop floors.  Basement has not been touched)

Had dh's 40th work-anniversary on Friday night - all paid.  We had 2 plates of pâtés, charcuteries, and cheese in our room with a nice bottle of wine and a gift for my husband.  Part of the evening was on a virtual platform, a show with Florence K, and the guys got to talk among themselves for awhile too.  Then at 8:00 we went down for supper which was really good (entrée: tartare saumon, mi-cuit saumon and smoked salmon rose) followed with steak, gratin dauphinois and veggies.  Dessert: crème caramel érable and whiskey)  Got back to our room at 11:00.

Saturday morning we had breakfast plates delivered to our room.  After we left we went to costco's for some errands (and a few gifts).  Saturday afternoon was spent relaxing and napping.  Saturday night was supper at sister-in-law's for my niece's 21st birthday.  Supper was lasagna followed by birthday cake.  We got home at 11:30.  Kids did not come as Xavier got laryngitus Friday.

Sunday grandkids were here at 10:30 and spent the day here.  Everyone left after supper.

This morning will pick up Xavier because daughter-in-law has an appointment in town to return her work computer to her old job.  She will bring A-E with her.

Tuesday I have to go to town for routine mamography.. then will run some errands, hopefully find some Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Not sure if I'll be back to telework in the afternoon or not.

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

The weather (in celsius)
Scattered showers
Mostly cloudy
Scattered showers

Quite a change in temperatures

On my mind
LOTS to do in the house and I have to start on Christmas handmade gifts!

On the breakfast plate
Will eat later

On my reading pile
La colline aux Exclaves (The Kitchen house) by Kathleen Grissom

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
Qui sait chanter
Drama movies on Lifetime that I've recorded

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

On the menu this week
Monday - Blood pudding and mashed potatoes for dh.  Me.. TBD
Tuesday - Chicken pot pie (from Costco's)
Wednesday - 
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 

From the camera:

Looking around the house
OMG, don't even know where to start...

On my to-do list

  • Babysit Xavier
  • Post here
  • Laundry
  • Try on new bedcomforter from costco's... so if it doesn't fit will return when I go to town tomorrow
  • and whatever else gets done....
This week
  • Mammography (Tuesday morning)
  • Errands (Tuesday)
  • Drop off at the thrift store (Tuesday)
  • Vac main floor
  • Vac basement
  • Mop main floor
  • Wash basement bathroom
  • Wash all beds
  • Do a painting from Jesse Robertson (7-day free tutorials)
  • Laundry
Fall to-do (whenever)
  • Put away screen windows
  • Halloween decor
  • Wash outside windows (front of house got done last week)
  • Update cold & flu medication
  • Put away solar lamps
  • Change winter / summer clothes (DH did his last weekend)
  • Fill advent calendar
  • Prep Christmas card inserts
  • Prep Christmas cards with $$
  • Finish homeless bags
  • Start Christmas ornament
  • Update Christmas gift list
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

  • 1 drum-stick for kid's drum (that we no longer have)
  • 1 hair-dryer accessory (that doesn't fit our hairdryer)
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on felt ornaments
Work on Christmas gift list

Funny of the week 


  1. Your to do lists are chocked full, hope you get many crossed off!! I am craving a grilled cheese and tomato soup... will have to whip some up for lunch this week... (I think I have a can of tomato soup in the cupboard!) Happy Monday!

    1. I did manage to cross off alot on my to-do... but funny thing is , new things get added on ;)

  2. Congratulations on your husband's retirement. What's he going to do now that he's retired?

    1. He isn't retired yet (maybe in a few months). It was a celebration for those with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years with the company

  3. Your anniversary meal sounded amazing, even better when someone else paid :). Blood pudding is called black pudding here in the UK and both myself and my husband enjoy it. I sometimes use it in a risotto.

    1. Black pudding, sounds better than blood pudding :)

  4. Sounds like an amazing weekend. Your husband's company party sounded very fun. Glad you are feeling better! I enjoy the clutterbug videos. Hope you have a great rest of your week!

  5. Hello sweet Lucie!
    Congrats to Hubby - sounds like so much fun. I hope you're feeling a lot better. You are such a wonderful grandma watching those kiddos all the time. Although I have no doubt it's a labor of true love. 💕 I love the videos you share - helpful tips! And love your funny. I just know I'd have fun hanging out with you Lady. Lol Blessings.

  6. I'm sure we'd have fun hanging out too!