Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good afternoon, friends. It's been a rough weekend here in the mountains.

Without going into too much detail, last week, I found I was pregnant with our third child, but the prognosis was not good. I was told to basically prepare for a miscarriage. I went home, hopeful, but bracing myself. I lost our baby the day after Thanksgiving and am still healing and grieving. Putting up the "Happy Homemaker" post today gives me something to do as I sit and rest and recover and grieve.

The weather: Rain, rain and more rain. I suppose that's good because if it was sunny out, I would want to go out and do things and right now, I am supposed to REST.

Looking outside the window: It's gray and wet outside, and is supposed to remain that way until Wednesday night.

Right now, I am: Typing up this post, and debating getting something to eat.

Thinking and pondering: Oh, all sorts of things. I'm debating putting up the Christmas tree this weekend, and being more than a little sad. I'm also intensely grateful for everyone who reached out to me this weekend.

On my bedside table: Water bottle, Kindle, pen and paper, glitter, cardstock, glue, craft supplies.

On my TV this week: Things to make me laugh, because it's either laugh or cry...and I don't think I have any tears left.

Listening to: Don't laugh, but Uptown Funk. I need something happy-ish right now.

On the menu for this week:
Um, grocery shopping. Our week kind of stood still last week. so...
Monday: Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday: Asian Ribs in the Crockpot
Wednesday-Sunday: To be announced.

On my to-do list: Light cleaning and rest.

Happening this week: Hopefully, a quiet week. At some point, I have to buy groceries, and we have a Family Fun day planned on Friday.

What I am creating: More pieces for Winter Remembrance. Also, a birthday-something for my Daddy, who will turn the big 6-5 this Saturday!!!

My Simple Pleasure: Laying in bed, reading a book, something I did a lot of this weekend.

Looking around the house: Ella is having a snack, and sorting through clothes for her cousins, and The Sphinx is asleep next to her.

From the camera: 

This was my tux therapy earlier. My best friend remarked that I looked sad, and I guess I must. But this picture is just such a lovely reminder that animals comfort us and feel our pain.

Prayer List: Mom, Dad, kid brother, everyone who's having a hard time this holiday season.

Bible Verse, Devotional:

Have a blessed week, my friends.


  1. Oh sweetie. How can anyone say the right words. I'm so glad you posted and shared your hurt. I'm sure you have many blog friends that will respond. I've only met you through this linky. It is amazing what the blog world has done for us. I wish it had been around when I was a young married woman and mother. We really can learn so much from each other. I'll be praying for you.
    Hope you have a good week.

  2. So sorry for your loss my dear friend. Do whatever you need to do for you. Sending prayers your way!! xx

  3. I'm so so sorry. There are no words to describe the loss of a child, even one yet born. There are no words I know that will take away your pain and even time will only dull that loss, but know that you're in my prayers!

  4. Oh Joanna - in tears for you! I'm so sorry for your pain and loss dear Friend. I can't even imagine what you're going through. Just know you're not alone and you have lots of prayers and supportive thoughts being sent your way. Lean on your loved ones and your faith as much as you need right now and don't try to shoulder it all on your own. You're never alone. ;) Blessings and peaceful prayers xoxo