Monday, 24 January 2022

Happy Homemaker 2022-01-22

Good morning!

We had a cold week (with lots of snow also on 2 days).  I'm starting this post on Saturday and it was -26C and with winchill -34C this morning! brrrr.  We did take small walks every day even though it was very cold.  This morning, Monday it's the same!  sooo cold.

We were to babysit the grandkids last Wednesday BUT the covid in daycare on Monday so they were kept home all week.  Thursday Anne-Elizabeth had symptoms and tested positive, she is coughing, some labored breathing and just an unhappy baby.  Seems better today. 

Saturday daughter-in-law also tested positive on at-home test.  My son tested positive on Sunday.  So we won't be seeing them this weekend and probably next weekend too.  My husband did their groceries and errands and dropped them off outside at their house.  They teleworked all week by turns while taking care of the kids.

My husband has been going through his things in the basement and organizing (not getting rid of alot though :( )  He has been doing things we have been procrastinating on, so it's nice!

2 cw's in our team were sick this week too but we are in virtual so no virus' there.  Not sure if they have covid or not.

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

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

On my mind
Hoping the kids are not too sick with covid.  My cousin's daughter's 1 month old also has it and is in the hospital with fever she is on intravenous antibiotics - she also has a bladder infection.

On the breakfast plate
My husband made chocolate chip muffins this morning.  It was delicious hot with a glass of oat milk and half a glass of fruit smoothie

On my reading pile
Wintering by Katherine May 
Les âmes inconcsientes by Rod Marty

On my tv
Christmas movies
Absentia (2e saison)
Big Brother (local edition - saison 2)
La confrerie (saison 1)
Le bonheur (saison 1) 
Les mecs (saison 2)
Les moments parfaits (saison 2)
Léo (saison 2)
L'homme qui aimait trop (saison 1)
Les bracelets rouges (saison 1)
New Amsterdam
Portrait robot (saison 1)
Sans rendez-vous (saison 1)
Survivre a ces enfants (saison 1)
Doc (saison 1)
Le bon docteur
Une autre histoire
Star académie

Interesting youtube vlog I saw this week

Ambiance music

On the menu this week
Since my husband is not working I have not menu-planned, we will go as we feel but will try to eat out of the freezer.

From the camera:

My latest painting - 2nd in the cloud challenge series by Jesse Robertson

Looking around the house

Basement is still a mess but my husband is working on sorting things out.  Main floor is ok.
This morning the fire is on in the LR and I have my painting stuff out on the kitchen table.  Lunch will be soup with homemade chicken bouillon . Yumm!
New puzzle out in the LR (jaws!), knitting on the side table beside it with my ebook.  

On my to-do list
Done during the weekend
  • Deep-cleaned office closet where craft items are, liquor, and lots of odds and ends
  • Deep-cleaned one drawer of the office desk
  • Washed main bathroom
  • Vac'd main floor

  • Post here
  • Exercise 
  • Laundry
  • Paint with Jesse Robertson
  • Deep-clean 2nd drawer in the office and shelf under it
  • Reorganize fridge
  • ....

  • A dymo that was broke
  • 3 empty cell boxes and 1 wireless mouse box
  • Lots of cardboard I had kept for crafts
  • 1 puzzle (with 1 missing piece)
  • 2 very old liquor bottles
  • My husband burnt a box of old pay slips and filled up recycling box in the kitchen with more papers
  • 2 wool hats (will be put in the homeless bag)
To relax this week or In my crafting basket 
Work on a puzzle, read, knit, call a few friends, 

Funny of the week:


  1. Love the new painting! Hope you and hubby stay well and your kid's cases are mild and over with quickly. Hope hubby's organization yields the downsize you're hoping for. Have a GREAT week.

  2. Hope your family feels better soon. I can't imagine those cold temps... brrr!

  3. Hi dear Friend!
    Covid is sure everywhere! I'm suffering myself and so ready to be done with it! I'm so sorry so many of your loved ones are suffering with it right now. Ugh!! I pray everyone feels better soon.
    You are such a wonderful painter. That painting looks whimsical - like an illustration for a children's book. Just beautiful.
    And amen on your inspiration! Stay cozy and well. xo

  4. I'm so sorry your son and his family have COVID. Hope they have mild cases and recover quickly and that you stay well. Love the cloud painting! Sorry to be a bit late this week. Hope the 2nd half of your week is a great one!