Monday, 25 October 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-10-25

Good morning

Got caught up with my housechores from our Thanksgiving weekend.  was feeling better this week. Also had mammography (all is well) and ran a few errands on Tuesday.

Xavier got here for supper Saturday and left after supper Sunday.  He was not feeling well ( a week ago they said laryngitis), he coughed from 3:30 and never went back to sleep Saturday night.  I felt he was not well.  ddil went to hospital with him yesterday - he has pneumonia.  He now has antibiotics.  If he still has fever after 72 hours he will be hospitalised.  Hoping the antibitiocs work quickly and well.

One of my longtime Internet friends lost her grown son to COVID (she lives in Indiana).  He did not want to get vaccinated.  So, so sad, no parent should have to lose a child even if they are grown up.  

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

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

Got up to freeze this morning... uh-oh

On my mind

On the breakfast plate
Will eat later

On my reading pile
La transaction by John Grisham

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

Tutorial to make a succulent planter

On the menu this week
Monday - Pizza on english muffins
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday - 
Have not had time to think of this but I have some ground meat cooked, so something with that and I have the ingredients to make tortellini-sausage soup.  Freezer is full so have to eat from it.

From the camera:
Since it's Rudolph day...  We do not get the Hallmark Channel here in Canada but we do have the W Channel and this guide works for it.

Looking around the house
Not so bad.  Was alone on Saturday (dh was working and had Xavier late in the day) so I did alot.

On my to-do list

Done last weekend
  • Laundry
  • Washed both entry closets and got the winter clothing out
  • Washed and decluttered my bedroom closet
  • Made a ground-beef burgundy casserole topped with potatoes and melted cheese
  • Made some chocolate pudding (Xavier really liked this)
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Went in the attic and got a few Halloween boxes out (only put out some stuff outside and pumpkins inside)
  • Washed outside back windows
  • Post here - DONE
  • Fold towels
  • Vac main floor 
  • Wash bathroom armoire and declutter expired medecine
  • Go through cold/flu box and see what is missing
  • Prep an Amazon return (hands-free soap dispenser... does not work well)
  • Tortellini soup
  • Plan supper
  • 1 pan sheet of veggies for the week
  • Clear out fridge
  • Go through paper on kitchen counter
  • Record some Christmas movies
  • Crafting:  paint and crochet
  • **This may all be done at a later date if I go babysit this morning.  I offered to go there or bring the kids here so ddil & ds can get some sleep.  
Fall to-do (whenever)
  • Put away screen windows (those from the LR are down)
  • Halloween decor - DONE
  • Wash outside windows (front of house got done last week) - DONE
  • Update cold & flu medication
  • Put away solar lamps (will wait after Halloween)
  • Change winter / summer clothes (DH did his last weekend) - DONE
  • 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

  • Old bedspread (was given to a lady who does rag-rugs with them)
  • 1 Buzz lightyear costume (to ds)
  • 1 plastic M&M toy (broken)
  • 1 pair of ski boots (old and dry)
  • 1 doll box, 1 godzilla box
  • 4 sweaters
  • 1 owl (old Halloween decor)
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 2 baby Halloween costumes to ds...but these might come back :(
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Crochet ornament

Funny of the week 


  1. So sorry to hear Xavier is not feeling well. Hope he is better soon! Sounds like you have been a very busy lady. I can't wait to get home and do the same thing! Have a great rest of the week.

    1. Thanks! Yes when we get back home after a few days seems like everything is waiting for us

  2. Hope your grandson feels better, glad he got some antibiotics, pneumonia is scary in the little ones (I can still remember when my youngest had it around 2 years old). So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend's son. Can't even imagine. Hope you have a great week.

  3. Hello dear Lucie
    Prayers that Xavier feels better soon and the antibiotics work! And for your friend too. How awful! Yes, no parent should ever have to lose a child. 😔
    Your to do and decluttering lists always makes me think of all the things I need to do around here. Lol I love succulents! I often have a pot outside inthe summer. I never thought about making one to keep inside.
    Love your funny! 😀

  4. haha! and I never thought to put succulents Outside!