Thursday, January 11, 2018

Back Home




All went well on my trip to Michigan. My parents are moved into a wonderful assisted living facility, we were able to keep them together and they are safe. It was hard, but at times like these, you do the best you can when making tough decisions. My sister (and my brother from a far) made a good team in the whole moving in process. There is still a tough road ahead, but for now, we can catch our breath.

When I arrived home, the only thing I wanted to do was become acclimated to Florida once again. I asked my husband to take me to dinner, preferably someplace on the water and I was a happy girl to have a rum runner, a beach bar burger and a lovely Florida sunset in front of me. Also going from -4 to 78 degrees can make a lot of things feel better.

I am a homebody and mornings at home with no place to be, are my happy place. When I woke up yesterday, all I wanted was to make coffee in my favorite mug and putter around in my kitchen, thus the photo of banana nut muffins. Baking is a comfort thing for me and after a stressful week, it was exactly what I needed.

So, for now, it's back to normal and I may even go to the pool today and read in the sunshine. Thank you so much for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers. This blogging community is something special.

Happy Thursday!



  1. I can well imagine that coming to Michigan at this time of year is not preferable. Sorry about your Mom and Dad. We’ve been dealing with my Mom’s dementia for years and two of my sisters have been her primary caretakers but it’s worn them out. Best wishes for your parents and your family as they learn to accept this new phase in your lives. The banana nut muffins look so good!

  2. I'm glad things went well with moving your parents and baking is something that I enjoy doing to get my mind off things, too!

  3. Glad to hear you are back in Florida safe and sound. Can you please post your banana nut muffin recipe?

  4. Welcome home. I'm glad things went well with getting your folks settled into their new home. Always stressful. Enjoy those muffins and the sunshine!!

  5. Glad you are home and your parents are settled. Enjoy the sun!

  6. Enjoy your warmth . . . and comforts . . .
    A good book and some sun sounds wonderful . . .

  7. Bless your heart! I know that was hard but hopefully they will be happy in their new place, TOGETHER is important! Oh dear, the sunshine and water sounds SO GOOD! Would love to be there! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  8. So glad it all went well. Aging parents are so difficult to deal with, their issues are complex. You want to help but not step on their toes. You did good! Welcome back.

  9. What a relief that must be to have your parents settled. Nice work!

  10. As my dear departed Mother would say... it's nice to go away but even better to come home. Glad you're getting back into the swing of things.


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