Hi all, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.  How has your week been, are you ready for Christmas and all the it entails???

I must admit that I am not as prepared as I like, but in the scheme of things it’s no big deal.

For a woman who only goes out to music lessons and church and is home the rest of the week, I haven’t been home one full day for a fortnight. But in saying that I have been so blessed to be able to be there and help my mother-in-law and encourage her in her physio each day.  She isn’t walking yet so there will be more physio in the new year to get her up and walking and caring for herself a bit more.

My mother-in-law is being moved to a nursing home on Monday afternoon so our hospital visits will cease now. We’ve built up a great rapport with the nurses and it’s always cheery and nice in the rehab unit.

I hope to still be able to visit my mother-in-law a couple of times a week.  She is going to a Nursing Home that has church services and bible studies, and our no 2 daughter is going on the church playing roster there once a month from February 2017 which will be a good opportunity for her and also for us to see Grandma.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for my mother-in-law and our family, your prayers have been appreciated.

On Monday it was our no 2 son’s 9th birthday and we spent most of that at the hospital, but our No 1 son took us all to the beach for a swim and late tea after work.  It had been a warm day so it was nice to get away and get some fresh sea air. We enjoyed a BBQ and a rather whacky trip home which was just delightful.

They had a great swim, but it was far too cold for me to even put my toe in the water.

Our aquaponics system has been producing heaps of broccoli at the moment and although the heads don’t actually form big, sort of side shoot stuff we have been enjoying it.

Our no 2 daughter added it to some noodles with pork and eggs and it was delicious.

On Saturday morning our no 1 son took me to Warrnambool for some Christmas shopping. I actually had most of mine organised, we do a fair bit of making ourselves, I’ve still got a couple things to finish though.

So he got most of his done and I got a couple extra things and we had a lovely time, and some very good talks too. He is such an amazing young man and I enjoy his company very much. He is kind and caring and deep thinking.

On the way home we picked up a couple of kittens that I found for free. We already have cats but these were so cute and I just wanted a ginger one, the other one is a grey tabby. They aren’t quite settled in yet but they will and hopefully they’ll get on with our other ones. This one’s name is “Garfield” – very original.
img_20161217_150451It was an interesting trip home because we didn’t have a box, and we laughed and laughed, it was definitely good medicine after the week we had.

My husband had a week off work when my mother-in-law first went into hospital but now he is mainly back working. It is hay and harvest season here so he is busy keeping tractors and balers together, and working a bit later when necessary.

The farm stuff is moving along nicely, the chooks are laying and the little chickens are growing quickly. The rabbits haven’t had babies but we may leave them now until after summer. It hasn’t been consistently warm yet but it may get very hot after Christmas.

We still have one more cow to calve, our Scottish Highland cow Mildred had a bull calf this past week and he is so cute. He’s a little flighty and hard to photograph.

We have sold most of our piglets, only a few left to go and we have a sow due to have more in a few weeks.

Okay, enough about me onto our link up…thmb584db45fd1568 Not arguing aver the Word Of God by Finding Joy In The Every Day
thmb584ec28dd3900On the Verge of Collapse by Journey Of The Wordthmb584e0c05bcd47Environmentally-Friendly Gifts Can Be FUN by Taylor-Made Homestead

Thank you everyone for linking up and bringing such interesting topics for us to read about. There is so much we can learn from each other.

This will be the last link up for the year and I will be taking a break until the 21st January 2017. Our next Good Morning Mondays Link Up will be on the 22nd January 2017.
There will be no Wednesday Wisdom Link Up until the 15th February.

As I said we will be moving my mother-in-law to a nursing home on Monday afternoon and I think I will be home a bit more this week. I need to get some baking  and cleaning done before Christmas.

Our son-in-law, daughter and family will be spending Christmas day with his parents and will come to us on Boxing Day.

So on Christmas Day we will go to church at the nursing home with my in-laws and then come home and probably chill out for the afternoon. I was hoping to talk everyone into watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

After Christmas and New Year I would like to get on top of things around the house so I’m prepared for our new school year. Maybe some deeper cleaning and planning and there will be weeding to do as well.

Also don’t forget out monthly link up…wisdom search4This next months topic is…DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE.

So if you get a chance pop over and share your posts or just a comment. I would love to hear from you.

So I will say a fond farewell for a few weeks and I pray that you all have a wonderful, safe and blessed Christmas.

May we all remember the real reason and not get caught up in all the hype that this season brings.  JESUS IS THE REASON.

May God lead you and guide you as you focus on the New Year, may your plans be His plans for you.

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings to you all my dear friends. xxxx

PS: I will leave this link up open until our new one on the 22nd January 2017.


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19 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #107”

  1. Good Morning, sweet friend, and Happy Day to you !

    I heartily thank you for your so beautiful post, as usual, and for hosting me today too.

    Wishing you a Peaceful and Joy-filled new week,
    sending blessings on your Season

    Xx Dany

  2. Wonderful that you have found a safe and friendly place for your mother-in-law. We have walked the hard road of making decisions for a parent who needs care, and, like you, have found that the peace of God is sufficient even for this.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Terri

    I pray that you and Graeme and all your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas and New Year. I pray that your mother in law settles into the nursing home and continues to improve in health.

    Have a refreshing break from blogging, and I will look forward to reading your blog when you return.


  4. I pray that your mother-in-law will get all the help she needs in the nursing home, and that you will be able to get some rest. It’s hard for me to stay on-the-go like that, without a day now and again at home all day. Merry Christmas.

  5. Dear friend, I do trust all is well with you and things are going better with your mother-in-law. I have been missing you and the link-ups and hope nothing is wrong. God bless you all and keep you in His care! Sending you love and hugs. 🙂

    1. Hey there Cheryl, my mother-in-law seems on the improve, thank you. I took a bit of a break but our next link up will be this coming week. I hope you and your family are well. Thanks for your care and support and the love and hugs. Blessings to you.

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