Monday 8 April 2024

Happy Homemaker 2024-04-08

Good morning

Had sore throat and coughing all last week, still today but it is better.  I teleworked last Tuesday instead of going to town but I will have to go in tomorrow.  It's mornings and evenings that are the worst now.

We had grandkids on Thursday night with Anne-E sleeping over.  Xavier went to sleep with his dad as he could not sleep with grandma too much coughing.  DS did take him back for breakfast Friday morning and dh drove them to daycare afterwards.

Saturday was ds' birthday so we had the grandkids for supper and to sleepover and to give ds a night off.  dh bought a some summer tires on Marketplace and sold some veneer planks (9) so we drove to town to get the tires dand deliver the planks.  Had lunch there and then a few errands at costco's.  Grandkids arrived for supper.  We went for McD's with them for ice cream afterwards but they didn't eat much.  However we had told the kids to remind us to buy milk on our way back... of course we forgot about it but as we were pulling up in the driveway Anne-E said no not here... we have to go get milk! hahaha a bit late but she has a better memory than us, so back we went for milk (she will be 3 y-old on April 17).

Sunday dh took the kids to the park (was nice out even though a bit windy) almost 2 hours. Then we went to the dollarstore because Xavier wanted to buy his dad a present... so since his dad LIKES dinosaurs and Legos he and Anne-E each chose one. hahaha  Parents arrived around 2:30.  Was sunny outside so we sat on the patio for awhile.  Then the guys went back to the park with grandkids, while I prepped a few things for supper.  We had bought sushis, beef tournedos and a tuxedo chocolate cake at costco's for ds' bday.  They left after the grandkids bath around 6:30.  Xavier wanted to stay he says he misses grandma - such a sweetheart.

Today is picking up as a tornado went through the house this weekend 😜 and we will be seeing a partial eclipse - I do not have those glasses (none to be had anywhere this weekend), but dh just said the neighbor has a pair for me, yay!  A lovely spring day of 15C with sunshine and not much wind today.  So I will be staying inside to pick up this am and this afternoon will go work outside.

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

The Weather

Sunshine Monday - 15C, Tuesday sunshine 8C and then rain for the rest of the week but with balmy temperatures.

Looking around the house
A tornado went through this weekend so no need to look for things to do... there is a mile-long list.

Thinking and pondering
Seems we have 3 things on the weekend of April 27th... funeral for bil's dad (but it is a 3hour drive and 3 hours back), ddil is celebrating Anne-E's bday and my brother is supposed to come with dnephew as he has a hockey tournament in our area and was to sleep here.  Have to call sis today and tell her we won't be going to funeral... in fact I think it's just a prayer and that's it.  All other weekends of April are free for now... grrrr
Wrote a few dates in my calendar as ddil will be in San Diego for her work from April 19 to 23rd and ds will be alone with grandkids.  Then DS is 3 days in Toronto for his work beginning of May - so ddil will be alone with grandkids.
DD's upcoming bday the 18th, Anne-E the 17th (her gifts are done, just need wrapping).
DD's boyfriend has asked dh if he could go over to help build his summer kitchen ... no date yet but he had talked of 1 weekend in April.
Ddil bought a small pool last year and wants to put it up the long weekend of May - this pool has caused some small problems between us and her (the way it was bought, they have no stable place to put it, etc...) so dh had said he would not be going, but...
This week I have webinairs most days with Gutivate (free) about the gut , always good to see if there are things I could do that I do not know about to help my stomache aches.

Tv this week

Le bon docteur
L'oeil du cyclone
When calls the heart
5 gars pour moi
L'amour est dans le pré
Temps de chien
Season 4 of Stranger things

.. and a few more

Listening to or interesting blog I saw this week

Things on the menu this week
Not sure yet

On my reading pile
Douze arpents  - Marie-Hélène Sarrazin

On my to-do list

Over the weekend
  • Dust main floor (except for kitchenette)
  • Laundry
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep for in-town work tomorrow
  • Wash main bathroom
  • Wash bedding and remake bed
  • More laundry
  • Vac all main floor - DONE
  • Mop kitchen, kitchenette, hallway, LR and bathroom - DONE
  • Wash boot trays and put 1 away as well as 1 carpet runner until next Fall - DONE
  • Wash grandkids' booster chairs - DONE
  • Wash 1 chair (ddil spilled white wine on it yesterday) - DONE
  • Wash a few screens for windows, wash the windows and put these in
  • Wash patio (sticky with things spilled on there this weekend)
  • DH is putting away his big tarps (top of gazebo, and front lawn)
  • DH is changing tires for neighbor (his arm was operated so dh is helping out)

  • 9 veneer planks from garage yay!
  • 1 baloon pump (did not work)
Upcoming this week
Tuesday - in-town work

To relax this week or In my crafting basket 

Watch Eclipse
Plan some Christmas in July blogposts

From the camera:
Happy 31st birthday to my son Maxime

Funny of the week:


  1. LOVE your funny! Little ones do seem like a tornado most of the time. I started spring cleaning so it looks like a tornado happened here also. We weren't in the eclipse path here and it was cloudy anyway, but I did enjoy seeing it on TV. I hope you feel better and have a WONDERFUL week.

  2. Congratulations on your son's birthday!

  3. Hello Dearest!
    You guys are the most wonderful grandparents. You are so good to those grandkiddos and so helpful to their parents. It just fills my heart when I read all the fun and time you get with them. Happy birthday to your Son! And your funny literally made me LOL! Blessings. xo

  4. Hope you are feeling much better today! Seems you have a busy April/May coming up. Have a great weekend!