GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #37

Hey there everyone, welcome to another Good Morning Mondays.

I must admit this past week has been a bit quieter after our excitement from the eisteddfod last week.

I have been feeling really unmotivated and a little bit down. I don’t know why, whether it is the weather, it being winter here or hormones or just me – who knows.

I spoke to an older lady friend at church this morning about it and I said to her in the end, that I will most likely get over it. She agreed.

What !!! no comfort, no words of wisdom, no sympathy?? I guess the best thing was she didn’t tell me to suck it up :-).

(Don’t worry I harbour no hard feelings towards her, I was just having a slight whinge and I will get over it.)

I am glad that my husband doesn’t let me wallow for too long and encourages me to keep on keeping on.

I finished sewing the sleep suit for our friends son and they were really pleased with them and it is wonderful to be able to help out.

I haven’t managed to get the curtains done yet but really need to get a move on as it is quite cold in our sons bedroom.

We didn’t have our sewing afternoon as our youngest son has a cold and just needed to stay put and inside and keep warm. This is hard as he loves being outside.

I haven’t got any grandchildren photos this week but I thought I would post some photos of our No 1 sons puppies. He had 2 bitches who had puppies. One lot are a staghound cross and the puppies are huge at 9 weeks and the others are a jack russell/fox terrier x and they are tiny.

Below is a photo of the stag puppies getting stuck into some cows milk. The cat in the background was in there as well, they seem to get on all right. My husband calls them dish-lickers and he feeds them after he milks the cows in the mornings.

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No 2 son is so excited as he gets to keep a staghound bitch for himself and has been testing out various names. The latest being “Reckless” named after the Waltons hound dog.

Now onto our link up.  Thank you everyone for taking the time to link up. I managed to get at least one of everyone’s posts read this week and I am really enjoying reading and stopping by everyone’s blogs. I was so impressed with all that you have to say.

Top three posts this week were…

thmb5587275d27778What does simple living mean? by Jo at Stop…have a chat

thmb55181bdfcace1When Mom Falls Apart… by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage

thmb55881c245b7958 Things to Learn from The Beatitudes – Free Cards by Tayrina at A Tiny Mix Of

and my personal favourite…

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Why Afternoon Classes Are Better For Us by The Farmer’s Wife at Growing In His Grace

Well done to everyone who linked up and I am looking forward to seeing what is on the link up this week.

I am going to try The Farmer’s Wife way of schooling for the next couple of weeks and try afternoon classes instead of the morning ones. Hopefully the children may be more settled and all our chores done before we start.

This week coming starts slow but will be busy by the end of the week. That cow that we have hanging up will be dealt with along with about 12 pigs.

Our son-in-law, daughter and their girls are coming down later in the week to help us process all the meat and make sausages. Hopefully by Saturday afternoon the majority of it will be bagged up in the freezer.

I am going to get some meals made early in the week so that I don’t have to worry about what to cook while we are working. The last thing I feel like doing when we are packing meat is cooking.

I will make a couple of soups and a couple of casseroles to feed the hungry mouths.

It will be wonderful to see our son-in-law, daughter and their family again and I will hopefully have more photos to share next week.

Also a prayer request: If you could remember Glenys Hicks in your prayers. Glenys has a couple of blogs and is having some health struggles.

She writes at Selah Christian Musings and Sacrificial Home Keeper, so if you get a chance pop over and show her some support.

I look forward to hearing from you all and would love to know how you are all going. I hope and pray that you are all well.

Have a great week and may God bless you all.

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.”


21 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #37”

  1. Hello, Terri. Thank you so very much for mentioning me here. I am also feeling emotional at the moment… and your kindness has made me cry. I have a name at last for my problem: Lupus. At the moment, I am in the middle of the worst flare I have ever had. But I sit on my computer because the prednisolone makes me a little hyper and I can’t sleep yet. So I write and read online and sleep when I can. I am so relieved that I have a name for the illness and know what I am dealing with. You are such a sweetheart and I do appreciate you. Blessings and love, Glenys

    1. That’s great news Glenys, at least now you know what you are up against and can start with dealing with it properly. I wished we lived closer to be able to help, it is hard when you can’t do all that you want to do. I am glad that when you can’t sleep you write and read, we are blessed by all that you have to say. Thanks for sharing with us so often and I pray that you and the doctors can work together to help you. Blessings and have a good week.

  2. I am so sorry you are feeling down….may the precious God of all comfort lift your spirits and give you extra strength to face all you have ahead of you to do this coming week. I am praying for you!! Keep encouraged!

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl for your comment and your prayers, it is so nice to know that you are praying for me and that we can connect that way. Thanks and blessings to you and your family. xxxx

  3. Hope you will have a better week this week – it will certainly be very, very busy! I find it is always best to keep on moving when I feel down. It is hard to wallow when you are really busy. And the achievements make you feel better once you get things done. Have a fantastic week – you sure must have a lot of freezers! Or do you make your own bacon and ham?

    1. Thanks Jayne for your encouragement and kind comment. You are right, when we are busy there is little time to feel negative and sad. We do have a couple of freezers and we usually fill them that we can’t add anything else to it. I like to can some meat and we are going to make some bacon this time I think, I also want to smoke some hocks as well. Our daughters family is coming to help, so they will be taking some home as well and that will relieve the pressure. Thanks again and have a great week. Blessings

  4. Maybe you just need a little getaway. If only for a drive it would probably help to get away for a few minutes from all your cares. I would say in the country but it looks like you live there! A little cabin fever in the winter is what we call it.
    I though have to take a break in the summer too -it’s all work sometimes and I have to remember to enjoy it.
    Have a lovely Monday!
    Vickie

    1. Thanks Vickie for your comment and your ideas. Yes we do live in the country so a getaway to a little cabin is probably where we live :-). I find even a drive with my husband is nice but it hasn’t worked out for a while. I will be alright and I will get over it, I find it funny that the only time I appreciate summer is in the middle of winter. Oh, sometimes I am never happy. Have a great week. Blessings

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