Hi there and welcome to another Good Morning Mondays. August has arrived and with it the rain. We haven’t had much rain this winter but it is making up for it and now we have mud.

August is what we call the dirty month. Everything is wet and muddy and slippery, but we are thankful for the rain and I am trying hard to be thankful for the mud also. I am glad that I have good gum boots to wear around outside.

This past week has been good. We went to town Monday, to pay bills and grocery shop. Monday night my husband said that it was time we took a holiday and he declared Tuesday a holiday. This actually meant that he stayed home and gelled out. He milked the cow and did the chores but he was able to catch up on a bit of needed rest.

Then it was wet and cold on Wednesday too so he decided that it would be another good day to take it easy. This is wonderful and the children love it when he is home to spend time with them and do things with them. So none of us dislike his holidays.

He has been incubating eggs with our No 2 daughter and they have done a great job. We have 10 chickens in the box near the wood stove. They are so cute, noisy!!, but cute. They will only be inside until they can jump out of the box, then it’s outside in a bird cage with a lamp and cover to keep them warm.
DSC_1889We have a heap of puppies here at the moment and they are really cute. Here is  photo of the two different types. The big one is a staghound and the little one is a jack russell cross.  They get on really well but it is quite amusing how the little ones are willing to take on the big ones. The big dogs are so easy going and great with the children, we are still training them to not chase the chickens, and they will learn that very shortly (if they know what is good for them).

DSC_1868The cats are taking it easy out the front (away from the dogs).


So with my husband’s holidays my week has been a bit different and I must admit I am all out of whack. Late nights have crept back and mornings are so difficult.

So I have decided to take a couple of weeks to get my routine back in order. No 2 daughter is only home for another week and then she is going skiing for a week. So it will be No 2 son and me home for a week by ourselves. I am looking forward to spending time with him. I will definitely miss our daughter and I am trying not to dwell on that too much (or I will cry), and I am praying that she will have a great time with the others.

So for the next couple of weeks I will not be able to read too many posts. I didn’t start this linkup to not read them and I do enjoy reading all that you write, but I am just struggling at the moment.

So once my routine is back in order so will my reading and commenting on your posts. So I am going to apologise in advance for this and hope that you will all understand.  Please continue to link up and share the love around with each other. Thank you also for your friendship to me, I really do value this.

Okay, our top three posts were…thmb55bf4f4e35d71For the Woman who is Dissatisfied with life! by Ifeoma at Purposeful and Meaningfulthmb55beba1a1e7e5How Chronic Illness Affects Relationships by Crystal at Tidbits of Experiencethmb55bf670418c43The Great Eight by Michele at Living Our Days

Thank you everyone for linking up. This link up is such a valuable resource on just about anything. I love that we have farming posts and recipes and sewing and prepping and then especially the devotional posts. There is something for everyone and this is only because of all of you who take the time to share your wisdom.

This coming week I need to organise some clothes and make some more for our daughter so she has enough for skiing. I need to help her pack as well.

We will definitely be doing school also and the afternoons still seem to be working well for us.  We didn’t have music lessons this week and the results for their exams aren’t through yet so we have to wait another few days.  The children still have another eisteddfod in September so there will be lots of work to do for that, but they enjoy it.

Our next grand baby is due next month, I think it is only 5 weeks now (am I right No 1 daughter??). This is very exciting and I am looking forward to the phone call that means we get to look after the girls. This is such a blessing to us to be able to help out when we can.

I am working on the beanies for the granddaughters at the moment so they can take them skiing and I should have them finished early in the week.

Righto, I hope you are all going well and I would still love to hear from you and I will reply to all comments that I get.

Remember to think about others and care for others and love others, even if they are annoying or ungrateful. This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. We aren’t just called to love the lovable.

Luke 6:27-36 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

I hope you all have a great week and that God is blessing you in all that you do.

Love to you all my friends. xxxx

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.”

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26 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #43”

  1. Thank you for hosting! Cute puppy! ☺I loved the ‘don’t just love the lovable’! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Terri… You’ve got to take time to refocus… It’s a blessing you are able to take an honest look at where you are and be smart enough to know when to hit the reset button. Wise words there.
    We will miss you, but I’m sure we all understand–I certainly understand when you have to just take a “vacation” 🙂 .

    1. Thank you so much Deborah for being so understanding and so encouraging. I just need a couple of weeks to refocus and get myself back on track. Thanks and blessings to you and your dear family.

  3. Hey Mum, your last week sounds lovely!! We have holiday days often:) they include sleep-ins, bbq brunch (at 11:00), and then time to figure out what to do the rest of the day:).
    Thank you for the beanies, looking forward to new ones… As is Miss Ladybird I’m sure! And to spending time with our sis and bro at the snow next week!
    Only 4 weeks to go actually… But I’m pretty convinced I’ll go late like last time… So probably 6 weeks to wait;)
    Love to you this Monday morning!!!

    1. Hey there dearest daughter, holidays like that are great aren’t they, no pressure to go, go, go. Only 4 weeks, where did that other week go. I think it would be best if we were prepared anyway, even if you do go late :-). Have a great time skiing. Love to you all. xxxx

  4. Terri, you are such a sweet encourager to all of us…let us encourage you to take a break to spend time with your family…we’ll be here encouraging each other until you get back…many blessings to you and your delightful family ❤️

  5. You enjoy this time with your sweet family, dear friend. 🙂 You mean so much to so many of us…Lord willing, we will be here, when you come back!! Much love and many hugs to you, sweet friend. 🙂

    1. Thank you again Cheryl for being such a blessing to me. I just need a couple of weeks to refocus, I have gotten off track. Looking forward to getting back to reading what God has placed on your heart. Love to you and yours. xxx

  6. DearTerri, thank you for the linkup and featuring my post this week.
    I totally understand your busy schedule. Do enjoy your time off with your family, it well needed.

    Its been a month now without my laptop and it has been a struggle to read several blogs. Although I am on academic break now, I plan to go over and try to catch up as much as possible.

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I want you to know I really appreciate it.

    Many Blessings to you

  7. Terri,
    You are so sweet! You have absolutely nothing to apologize for! I so appreciate you taking the time to host this party, with all you already have on your plate!

    I hope you have a terrific time with all you do…especially preparing for the new grandbaby – I can’t WAIT ’till we start getting ours 😉

  8. Thanks for featuring my book review today! Trusting that it will inspire people who are on the fence about adopting and encourage those who are currently wading through the process.

    Blessings on your busy week!

    1. Thank you so much Michele for linking up and it was my pleasure to feature you. This looks like a great book and I hope it encourages others in their adoption process. Blessings

  9. Hello gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting such a fabulous party! Please take a minute and stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice this week! Lou Lou Girls

  10. You are always so great at commenting to everyone. I don’t know how you keep up! So, give yourself grace to not be able to now and then when real life inevitably gets in the way.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, I really appreciate your thoughts on this and sometimes it is so hard to extend grace to ourselves. Thanks again and thank you also for faithfully linking up each week. Blessings to you.

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