Hi there everyone, welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays link up.
How has your past week been??? What have you been up to???
I am going to admit to you all that I am struggling with my motivation levels. I didn’t get school started this week and we only did a bit of music practice so I am looking for any advice on how to kick start myself.
I need to get to bed earlier and then it will not be so hard getting up. I am grateful that my husband is an early riser and he is good at getting us all going.
He has been working long hours this past week, trying to get on top of a job he has on at the moment. He has nearly finished and hopefully he will be getting home earlier than the 9 pm that it has been lately.
He took some time off on Wednesday though to take us to Warrnambool as I wanted to get some fabric from Spotlight and he needed a new seal for his milking machine. We did have a lovely time and managed to run around and get a few errands done.
I got on top of our book work this past week, which is great. I was a bit behind so it definitely took some concentrating.
We had music lessons and we all went in to town for that, even our no 1 son was able to come with us. He hasn’t done that for ages so it was really nice to spend some time with him like this.
I spent Saturday afternoon sewing a dress for no 2 daughter and she was so thrilled with it. I wasn’t entirely happy with the collar but you can’t see the mistakes unless you are really close up. I bought a couple pieces of fabric and made the cheaper piece up first in case I had big troubles. I even made her a matching ribbon for her hair.
Below is a picture of her in the new dress, it actually looks better in real life, the photo doesn’t do it justice. I know I say this every week, but our vegetable patch is looking really good.The tomato bushes are laden and the corn cobs are starting to form, there are even pumpkins on the vines and they are the size of a soccer ball.Last year we had good corn, but everything else was pretty dismal. We are picking at least 20 zucchinis a week and I am busy drying them. I am so impressed with how they dry and then how they re-hydrate, very exciting, the possibilities are endless.
The tomatoes in the aquaponics are still going great, but we are struggling with the other vegetables. We have found that we need to have our seedlings and seeds planted before it gets too hot, otherwise they just burn off. Our fish are growing and hopefully by the end of this year we should be able to start eating some.
I am sorry if I am causing those of you in the Northern Hemisphere to have vegetable garden envy, I sort of have a bit of that with regards to your cooler weather. Actually the weather has been very pleasant and the nights cool and we even had an inch of rain in the last week, we are so blessed.
Okay I will stop now, and get onto our link up…
Our top three posts this week were…When Life is Hard by Donna at Soul Survival8 Do’s and Don’ts to Remember During Your PMS Days by Tehila at Women AbidingMonthly Goals: February by Emily at Morning Motivated Mom
Thank you to everyone of you for linking up. I know I say it every week but it is true, I appreciate everyone of you and you bless me so much when you take the time to stop by.
What plans do you have for this week??
WE ARE DEFINITELY STARTING SCHOOL ON MONDAY and WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO DO MORE PIANO PRACTICE THIS WEEK.
There you are I said it in bold capital print – so I must mean it!!!
The children are starting violin lessons this week with a lovely home schooled young man. They are both excited and looking forward to it. I am hoping my husband will be able to help them with this when he can as he has an amazing ear, which I don’t, but we will see how we go.
Otherwise, there isn’t too much happening other than the above mentioned school. We have a new Bible program that we are starting and it looks great so we are all ready for that.
We are having friends over next Saturday night for tea and we are all looking forward to that. They are a lovely family with heaps of children, which our children just love getting together with.
Well that’s it for me this week, I hope and pray that you are all well and that you are using your days to bless each other.
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