Monday, 22 November 2021

Happy Homemaker 2021-11-21

Good morning

Was a busy telework week but was a routine week for the house - which is good!

Saturday we decided to go to my daughter's (2 hours from here) and brought her her Christmas decorations.  We went shopping and picked up a few more things for the grandkids and bought dd some jeans and a coat (part of her Christmas gift).  Had lunch with her and then went to my uncle's house (2 uncles live near each other so we got to see both and my aunt and 1 cousin).  My sis and bil met us there too.  One uncle had not see for 3 years and the other 2.  Was very nice to have some family time to catch up and chat.  We had supper there and left at 8:00 pm.  Got home at 10 pm.

Sunday picked up both grandkids around 7:15 (we missed them!).  They spent the day with us.  My son & daughter-in law came for supper and left with the kids afterwards.

Monday is my catch-up day as nothing was done this weekend.  Tuesday have a physio appointment after work and Friday meet my boss in town for lunch.  will take the afternoon off afterwards to do more Christmas errands.

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

The weather (in celsius)
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
Snow showers

We had our first snow last Friday but it is all melted.

On my mind
Holiday prep and a busy day today with all I have to do here.

On the breakfast plate
2 waffles with oat milk

On my reading pile
One of us is next by Karen McManus

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

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Diane in Danmark

On the menu this week
Monday - 
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
Thursday - 
Friday - 
Will be another week from the freezer - nothing decided yet, will do that today

From the camera:
Some of my Christmas decor
Used this picture for my Teams meetings last week

My grandson backing up with his car

Looking around the house
Maintenance and regular chores but I like having my Christmas decor everywhere.  I have alot to do today but most of it is Christmas prep so it should be a busy but fun day.
Just realized that if my husband stops working after Christmas I need to declutter NOW, he is not a fan of decluttering and wants to keep most everything.

On my to-do list

Done last weekend
  • Laundry

  • Post here - DONE
  • Main bathroom
  • Vaccum main floor
  • Work on crochet -Christmas ornaments
  • Work on Christmas cards
  • Wrap a few gifts
  • Send insurance reclamations
  • Put more Christmas in the 'office'
  • update gift list
  • menu plan
  • Call for a haircut appointment in the next few weeks
  • prep Amazon return
  • Bank stuff to do online
  • .... 

Fall to-do (whenever)
  • Put away rest of screen windows   DONE
  • Halloween decor - DONE
  • Wash outside windows (front of house got done last week) - DONE
  • Update cold & flu medication  DONE
  • Put away solar lamps DONE
  • Change winter / summer clothes (DH did his last weekend) - DONE
  • Fill advent calendar
  • Prep Christmas card inserts
  • Prep Christmas cards with $$
  • Finish homeless bags
  • Work on 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 child suitcase (given to my son)
  • 2 old bibs that did not tie well anymore.  Bought the ones from ikea, need no other they are perfect and you just need to pass a damp cloth on them to keep them clean.
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Crochet ornament, prep Christmas cards to send, watch movies with a good cup of tea and rest

Funny of the week 


  1. Love the quote at the end! Your Christmas decor looks lovely. I'm plugging away on mine and will share some photos in December. Finishing up gift shopping this week. Baking next week. Then I'm calling it quits so I can enjoy the season.

  2. LOVE your funny - too cute! Sounds like a busy weekend and then a busy day to catch up from it. I did a double take on your menu until I saw the freezer line LOL Your Christmas decorations are looking quite nice. I hope your week is wonderful AND productive.