Monday, July 12, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/12/2021 }

Good morning friends.  Hope you've had a blessed weekend!
Mine was good, got quite a bit of organizing and cleaning done, which my house was desperately needing.  I am exhausted today though, Marley is on steroids and they always make him extremely thirsty and having to go potty all the time, which means nighttime is spent letting him outside.  
But, rather that, than the alternative right?
Thank you all for the kind comments on my last post, where I mentioned his diagnosis of Lymphoma.  We are still struggling with it, it's a rollercoaster of emotions.
Anyway, he is doing fine with the steroids, the swollen lymph nodes have almost disappeared, which is so difficult to wrap our minds around.  The swelling may be dissipating and he is acting his normal happy self, but we have this unseen disease that is killing him from the inside.  Awful!
For now we are just enjoying every moment we have with him.  We don't know what the future holds, but it's in God's hands and we are determined to give him a great quality life, for however long we have him.
Now, onto today's Happy Homemaker Monday!

Really hot around here.  Thankfully we got a nice thunderstorm on Saturday night, but for the most part, it's just been hot and humid.   

Monday - Abundant sunshine, 91
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 95
Wednesday - Sunny, 95
Thursday - Partly cloudy, 97
Friday - Mostly cloudy, 95
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 96
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 93

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
Exhausted, but overall blessed and thankful to have our baby boy still with us. 

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Just had a cup of coffee with sweet cream creamer.  Feeling so tired that I feel a bit nauseous, so can't even think of eating anything, right now.   

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
Marley is sleeping at my feet, and Elliott is sleeping on his cat tower.  Curt just left for work, Nick is sleeping, Jasmine is getting ready for work.
I have the back door open to let in the fresh morning air.  Nothing like it.  

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
Still trying to get through Luke, I try to read my Bible every single day, but I haven't been doing much of it this past week.  I get a little here and there, but it's taking me so long to get through Luke, that I'm hoping to just hunker down with my Bible, and get as much in as I can. 
Also, starting The Ocean in Winter by Elizabeth de Veer, for an upcoming review in August. 

♥♥On my TV♥♥
I started the new season of Virgin River on Netflix.  It was just released on Saturday .

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Spicy Sausage and Pasta Casserole, Salad
Tuesday - Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken, Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday - Pork Chops in Mustard Sauce, Butter Pasta, Fried Cabbage
Thursday - Chicken Stroganoff, Rice, Beans
Saturday - Stuffed Shells, Garlic Bread, Salad
Sunday -  Loaded Totchos

♥♥From the camera♥♥
Life right now is an up and down of emotions.  But what God has shown me, is to just take a deep breath, and take in what is around me.  Everything is a blessing.  Even just looking over at my coffee table and seeing my book set up for a photo op.  It looks so calm, so pretty, so peaceful, and so I take these little bits and bobs, and inhale them into my soul.  The rest, I leave up to God.

♥♥I am thankful for♥♥
Answers in Marley's situation.  
Having our boy still here, feeling well, happy, eating, drinking, playing, being himself.  
Thankful that even though we know it's serious, and it will ultimately take our boy home to Heaven, God is walking us through each minute.   

♥♥I am hoping to♥♥
Have a quiet, uneventful, blessed week. 

♥♥ Prayer List♥♥ 
- My SIL has her second chemo treatment on Wednesday.   she continues her battle with breast cancer. 
- Marley, continuing to do well with the steroids, as we search for the next step, and make difficult decisions for treatment options.    
- South Africa is under turmoil and I fear for my family's lives.  I pray God surrounds them with a hedge of protection and a Holy fire wall from Heaven.  That he walks with them, guides them, protects them through everything they are facing at the moment.  Not just Covid related, but riots and upheaval, making things very dangerous. 


  1. Sorry to hear you are exhausted, and sending prayers. Have a nice week!

  2. Hello Dear Sandra! I'm so sorry for the ongoing Marley wave you're riding. Sending so many prayers to you for him, your SIL, and your family in South Africa!! God is so good and hears us. Hear for you my Friend. 🙏

  3. I hate that Marley has cancer but he has a family that loves him and that makes all the difference. Glad he's doing well for now. I will keep praying for him and also for your family in South Africa. We're living in such scary times and all we can do is ask God to watch over us.

  4. So sorry to read about Marley. Sending love and hugs.
    Fab meal plan. I love the sound of Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken. I've just had to have a look on Google what it is. Yum, yum!

  5. Blessings to your sister, I hope the treatment goes well!

    I love the sound of a sheet pan pepperoni pizza, what a great idea!

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Marley's diagnosis. Hopefully, you'll have more time with him than you expect. I also hope you get some rest. Prayers for you and your family. Hope you have a nice week and get a chance to relax a bit.

  7. Such a bittersweet bit of news about Marley. So sorry to hear the diagnosis, but glad the steroids are offering him relief. I pray the treatment offers more options and Marley rallies quickly. I believe in miracles. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Have a good week.


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