Monday, May 15, 2017

# happy homemaker monday

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/15/2017 }

Good morning everyone.

I have to start by apologizing for being absent the past few days.  I was surprised on Thursday by my youngest brother Bruno, who was on a business trip to Las Vegas and then decided to pop in and see us.

He came all the way from South Africa, and I hadn't seen him in almost 10 years.  Needless to say, it was amazing and overwhelming, and so the past few days we have been together every day, going out, eating, visiting, catching up and all that fun stuff.

He is leaving on Thursday and then I'll be back to normal blogging on a regular basis, show you some pictures and talk about what we've done etc.

I need to pick him up from my other brother's house, in about 3 hours, so need to get this post up and crack on with some housework around the house.

The weather:::
It's been just beautiful, warm, sunny and glorious.  I feel like we are finally enjoying Spring and honestly can't wait for summer :)  

On my reading pile:::
The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson.

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Like I said above I've been extremely busy with family stuff, and been going to bed really late, but have managed to watch a few episodes of favorite shows on TV, here and there.  This weekend I've watched the newest Dead Files, and some ID Discovery shows too.

On my TV:::

General Hospital
Dr Phil
Fear Thy Neighbor
See no Evil
Murder comes to Town
Reasonable Doubt
The White Princess
The Handmaid's Tale
Once Upon a Time Season 6

On the menu for this week:::

Spaghetti, Salad
Bangers and Mash    
Best Lasagna Ever, Salad, Garlic Bread, Victoria Sponge
Mexican Beef Cobbler 
Monterey Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes   
Jasmine's Graduation, will be away all day 
Baked Beef Tacos 

On my to do list:::
Laundry......Jasmine's laundry
Living rooms.... vacuuming, tidying up.
Kitchen..... load dishwasher, clean floors and counters
School..... We are on the last few days of the year, so have a lot to do

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

I've completely fallen off the Nuts about Squares wagon, it's just been too busy for me to be able to do any kind of crochet or crafting.  Next week I can get back on track and start catching up.

Looking around the house:::

It's clean, just have a few glasses and mugs on the dining table from when my family was over yesterday afternoon.  Going to pick up and tidy a bit before my brother comes over.

From the camera:::
Me and my brother Bruno.  He is the youngest in the family, and 4 years younger than I am.  I am really enjoying spending time with him, it's been so long. 

What I'm wearing today:::
Still in pj's right now, I will get changed in about an hour to get ready for the day.  Just going to wear some jeans and a tshirt, or I may wear shorts, not sure.     

One of my simple pleasures:::
Family time.  Sitting over a cup of coffee and laughing, joking.   

Inspirational Quote, Bible verse, anything you want to share::: 


  1. LOVE your quote!!!!!! So perfect this week with Bruno's surprise visit! Enjoy your time with him while you have it!

  2. What a wonderful surprise! Sounds like you've really been enjoying his visit. Hope you have a great week and lots of fun visiting with him some more.

  3. Always excited to find another Once fan!! What did you think of the finale?? My heart!! LOL Have a great week!

  4. What a wonderful surprise!! Enjoy your time with your brother!!!

  5. Hi there! That was a wonderful surprise and I hope that it takes less then 10 years for you to meet again!
    Here in Portugal, the temperatures are going up, but they say that next Wednesday, the weather will be a little cooler. Again!
    Have a wonderful week!

  6. That's such a great surprise to have a visit from your brother - especially after so many years of not seeing one another. Hope you have a wonderful week filled with lots of good memories!

  7. Thanks for the party. I had a visitor too. A girl I mentored whom I haven't seen in ten years! She's a grown woman now! What's it with 10 years? Glad you had such a wonderful surprise/visit.

  8. So nice to be back to blogland. I look forward to catching back up.

    What a wonderful surprise!! Enjoy every minute with your Brother Sweetie. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Wishing you a blessed week ahead. xoxo

  9. That's so great that your brother was able to visit! What a special surprise! Enjoy your time together.

  10. What a nice surprise! Enjoy every moment with your brother.


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