Monday, 12 February 2018

Happy Homemaker 2018-02-12

Morning friends!  Back from a 5-day trip to Hallendale Beach, Florida.  Me, my husband, my daughter, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and at the last minute my brother came with us.  In fact he booked the night before and left from a different airport and got there at the time we were leaving from Montreal.  My uncle picked him up at the airport.
A bit cool the first few days but hot afterwards... too much sun in not enough time for the skin ;)
We went to the casino (5-10 minutes), dog race, Miami beach, Aztec RV resort (to have supper with some friends), and my uncle's campground.
Our Airbnb appartment was great too.

The view from our 23rd floor balcony (Penthouse appartment).

We rented a van for the 5 days and it was perfect for the 7 of us.

Had an hour delay on our way there as they had to defrost the plane. 

Back to our normal routine.  Been doing laundry and catching up on household chores this weekend.  
Waiting for mom's scan results this afternoon.  Sister in law's operation went well last week.

The weather

We had freezing rain during the night, uggg! 
Monday = -5C, Tuesday -9C, Wednesday 0C, Thursday -2C, Friday -1C

What I'm reading
Passages - Connie Willis.  
I read Parce que je t'aime de Guillaume Musso during my vacation.

On my tv
The Olympics 
La Voix (new edition started last night)
Recorded shows

Menu - planning
Monday - chicken 
Tuesday - sheppard's pie
Wednesday - Meat & tomato macaroni
Thursday - ham in the crockpot

On my to-do list
Last weekend:
Regular housechores 
cook hard boiled eggs, bake muffins, prep a sheppard's pie for menu this week
Put away luggage
Download more ebooks
Post some vacation pictures on FB

Monday (day off work):
Massage therapist appointment today at 10.  
call back for gastro appointment
Cook chicken
Prep gym clothes, lunch and work clothes for tomorrow
Up early to watch some olympics!

Rest of the week will be work, work, work, work.

What I am knitting, crocheting and crafting
working on socks

Looking forward too
Sleeping in my own bed!

Simple pleasures
Chatting with my friends by internet

From the camera

Supper outside in Florida.  Beautiful night and good food.

Quote of the week


  1. It sounds like a very busy week for you. I hope all goes according to plan. Thank you for talking back at Harvest Lane Cottage. I'm not commenting on the blog right now since I've been behind because of treatments, but I enjoyed coming by to see you here. Next time you drop by, if you leave your email address, I'll try to write back.

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! There is definitely something to be said for sleeping in your own bed though. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. Vacation is always fun... but there is nothing like being back home and sleeping in your own bed!! Have a great week!

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Am praying over your mom's scan result and am glad to hear that your sil's operation went well last week. Have a blessed week ahead and Happy Valentine's Day! <3

  5. I'm getting around a bit late, have a wonderful week!

  6. Glad you had a nice vacation and great quote to end your post with - quite ironic, but oh so true. I hope you had a great week.