Good morning friends and a happy Monday to you all!
I hope you woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead. I had a good weekend when it comes to getting rest, but emotionally and mentally it was exhausting.
Marley stopped eating on Friday night, went all Saturday without one bit of food, just drinking water. He is so thin and so weak at this point, and we are basically keeping him comfortable. The vet has said there is nothing else we can do for him.
But Sunday morning, Curt and I had to go to church because he was being baptized. We were torn between leaving him for an hour, because he is so sick. But we made the decision to leave it in God's hands, let Him watch over Marley for us while we went. After making that decision, 30 minutes before leaving for church, Marley started eating again and walking around, and being more like himself.
I burst into tears and thanked God profusely. He is still eating, still drinking, walking around, gaining his strength and feeling so much better. What any of it means, I don't know, but whatever happens we are leaving it in the Lord's safe hands and just accepting the outcome. Still praying for a miracle, but if one doesn't come, then we are ok knowing our boy will be happy and healthy again in Heaven.
Anyway, just wanted to update you real quick. I am still quite MIA from the blog and social media in general, just popping in once in a while. Just need that break right now to deal with what is happening and to spend as much time as possible with our baby.
Right, let's move on with our Happy Homemaker Monday for today. Wishing you all a blessed week ahead.
So hot, but thankfully yesterday we had a rain storm in the afternoon which cooled the temps down a bit. Incredibly hot, we are in the triple digits around here. We have another pretty hot week ahead, which means I'll be spending more time indoors.
Monday - Partly cloudy, 88
Tuesday - Sunny, 89
Wednesday - Partly cloudy, 89
Thursday - Partly cloudy, 93
Friday - Sunny, 97
Saturday - Mostly sunny, 99
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 99
♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
So much better. The past two nights I have been able to actually sleep, and so has Marley. He was on a very high dose of steroids which were wreaking havoc on his body, keeping him up all day and night, making his breathing rapid and so on. Curt and I made the decision to taper down his steroids, and have seen a dramatic improvement. He is breathing normally, able to sleep and is feeling much better.
♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Cup of coffee with Peppermint Mocha creamer.
♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
I still need to go over my dining room carpets one more time. They are giving me quite a bit of work to get cleaned. Honestly can't wait to pull that carpet and do wooden floors. Need to do some tidying up, put some clean laundry away, that is folded and on the couch.
♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
I am now in John in the Bible.
Also reading The Ocean in Winter by Elizabeth de Veer.
♥♥On my TV♥♥
Absolutely nothing. Haven't watched anything since last week.
♥♥On the menu this week♥♥
Grocery shopping will be Friday, so I'll be working on the new menu this week.
Tuesday - Crazy Pizza Bread
Wednesday - Portuguese Steak and Egg, Homemade Fries
Friday - Take out
♥♥From the camera♥♥
We get a lot of deer on our property, but this mama and her baby just make me smile. That is a real Bambi right there. :)
♥♥I am thankful for♥♥
God's hand in everything we do, for His protection and for especially His hand over Marley through this difficult time.
♥♥I am hoping to♥♥
Have a week full of blessings.
♥♥Happening this week♥♥
First our dryer broke and we had to purchase a new one. Then a few days after that, our water heater went out and we had to get a new one installed.
On Friday, our air conditioning went out, and guess what??? It's broken beyond repair and we need to get a new one. It is being installed this morning, but my word, how expensive are air conditioning units? The cheapest was $7500. Wow!!!
Thankful again for God's hand in it, and providing us a way to pay for such a huge purchase.
♥♥ Prayer List♥♥
♥♥♥ My SIL as she continues her fight with breast cancer. She has one last treatment of the Red Devil which is the horrible strongest chemo treatment for breast cancer. She then moves on to 12 weeks of weekly chemo but not as strong a treatment.♥♥♥ Marley, that he continues to eat, to be comfortable, and to battle this cancer too. We are still praying for a miracle healing for our boy.