Last night, I arrived at the parents-in-law’s home safe and sound. After grabbing a handful of almonds, I discovered a nice “thank you” basket filled with champagne and chocolate (and cash!!) was waiting on the bed.
Maybe my in-laws don’t understand that house-sitting for them is essentially like VACATIONING in PARADISE!? :) I would practically pay THEM to let us stay here uninterrupted!
Eating at my in-laws’ house is so exciting because they have the MOST well-stocked fridge I have ever seen. In fact, its usually difficult to get stuff back into the fridge after you take it out! It’s like a jigsaw puzzle.
While I contemplated breakfast, I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee al fresco on the patio.
The star ingredient for breakfast: BRANDY!
Yes… brandy in my oatmeal. That’s how I roll on holiday.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- A smidge under 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Added towards the end: 1 tablespoon of brandy
- Toppings: Macadamia nuts, dried blueberries, dried raspberries
On the side, I had fresh bowl of fruit….
It was a slightly larger breakfast than normal because we’ll probably end up doing loads of fun physical activities today, like bike riding or walking on the beach…. I might squeeze in a long run, too! :) Or I just may lay by the pool!
A girl could get used to this….
What’s your FAVORITE place to go on vacation? I think one of the best vacations I ever had was when my girlfriends and I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But it’s also nice to just have a relaxing weekend when you don’t feel pressure to go see stuff, either!