Monday 27 November 2023

Happy Homemaker 2023-11-27

Good morning  Last week of November!

Busy work week last week and then this weekend it was Xaviers 4th bday party (his bday is dec. 7).. lots of friends with children were invited at their house.  DD, her boyfriend and children also came.  it started at 10:00.  We left at 2:00 so dd could get the youngest one to nap.  DS, ddil and grandkids came around 4:00 for supper.  DD and family slept over.  

Sunday ds and grandkids arrived early so the children could play together.  Everyone left after lunch... and then it was cleanup time.. 4 little tornadoes in the house.

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

The Weather

When I woke up at 4 there was at least 4 inches on the ground but by 7:00 only a little left, it is raining now.
Mild week in the forecast 3 - 4 C.

Looking around the house
Picked up.

Thinking and pondering
Feeling so-so.. had stomach problems this weekend, headache, and something weighing on my mind.

Tv this week
Alertes,  Discussions avec mes parents, Le bon docteur, Entre deux draps, Indéfendable, Stats, Les moments parfaits, Nurses, Yellowstone, Christmas movies and When Calls the Heart

Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week

Things on the menu this week
Lots of leftovers.  Chicken, pasta, potatoes, pork loin...

On my reading pile
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life - Hector Garcia Puigcerver & Francesc Miralles

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Vac main floor
  • Mop main floor
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Dust kitchen and kitchenette
  • Move the children small bed to the basement , empty drawer underneath and make space for their clothes and diapers in my armoire.
  • Laundry, laundry, laundry
  • Friday had prepped guest bedroom (change bedding, vac, dust) and a quick cleanup in basement bathroom.  
  • Clean up small handprings here and there and in patio windows
  • Make a veggie soup in crockpot
  • Make porkloins in other crockpot ... all for Saturday night and we ended up having fondue instead... so we ate all of this for lunch on Sunday

  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow - DONE
  • Wash basement bedding & remake beds
  • Pay cell phone
  • Go through last week emails... ouch!  unsubscribed from lots of sites... just too many emails
  • Finish up Christmas cards
  • Finish up 2 bday cards for niece and nephew
  • Finish wrapping stocking stuffers
  • 2 bibs
  • 3 baby washcloths
  • 2 baby pacifiers
  • 1 rubber duck
  • 1 small styrofoam snowman
  • 1 toy figurine 
  • 1 vest
  • 1 Halloween wig
  • 1 jumping rope
  • Emails
Upcoming this week
In-town work on Tuesday

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 

Christmas movies with some hot chocolate or tea

My simple pleasure
Reading / watching Christmas movies

From the camera:
Christmas in Chicago ;)



Funny of the week:


  1. WOW the grandkids are growing so fast! Cute pictures of them and you in Chicago - love the one with the Grinch. Little tornadoes do leave hand prints everywhere :) but are always worth it for the joy they bring. Feel better and have a great week.

  2. Hope you start to feel much better, Christmas movies and cocoa sounds like good medicine. Your grandkids are so cute! Wonderful Chicago Christmas pictures. Have a great week!

  3. Your photos are so beautiful, especially the one with you and the green figure. Oh, as I read it, you really seem busy. I hope for a beautiful week for you.

    Get well soon, I hope you'll feel better soon.

  4. Cute pictures. Everyone is growing up. We watch Elf the other night we still laugh 😃 at it.

  5. Another busy week. I hope you feel better soon, both physically and with your worries! I love that saying about retired - I am re-tired every single day! I have been putting on my daily planner *declutter 5 items *throw away 5 items *put 3 items back where they belong *organize one area - it's been helping! Have a lovely week!

  6. I miss Chicago during Christmas...enjoy your Grand'littles as much as you can...mine are all grown and don't need me as much:(

  7. Hi Lucie! Oh my goodness - I can't imagine 4 tornadoes running through...however, I dream on having grandkids one day and would welcome those tornadoes with open arms. 😉 Love the pics of you in Chicago!! You are so adorable by the way. :) And I relate with that funny too well. 😆 xo