Hello from Australia and welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up and my usual “what’s been happening” update!
We are still on standby, awaiting the birth of our newest grandchild. I am writing this post a bit early in case we get a call but at the moment it’s the status quo. Please pray for a safe and painless delivery for our no 1 daughter if you can.
We’ve been doing a bit of kitchen re-arranging this week and managed to get this beautiful old kitchen buffet into the kitchen and the cupboards around it moved. I have lost a little bench space but gained more storage for my dehydrated food and a few more cupboards. This is just the beginning and we have a stove to put in and we are thinking of doing a major reno but it’s still in the planning process.
My husband has a few jobs on at the moment and this week he got back to one of our neighbours to fix a tractor. This camel below was his work mate on the day. The neighbour keeps camels because they eat the thistles and he’s certainly not the average farm animal in this area. There are quite a few camels that roam free in outback Australia Our no 2 daughter blessed us this week with a lovely dinner of beef stroganoff, rice, pappadams and yoghurt. It was just delicious and she is starting to do more and more cooking.
On Wednesday we had the morning out and treated ourselves to a lovely breakfast and a bit of shopping in Warrnambool. The children both needed shoes for the Eisteddfod (and other times). We took a drive around the beach area and it was cold, windy and cloudy. Sometimes I think these are the nicest times to visit the water. It was nice to get out and about together and do something different.
I have been making sourdough bread for ages now and I have been using a recipe in the bread machine. I haven’t really been happy with it so I reverted back to my original old recipe where you make a sponge at night and then mix it up in the morning.
The first time I did it, the dough took all afternoon to rise, the second time it only took 2 hours. It is a nice bread, a bit heavy but so delicious. We usually buy a bit of bread for something different now and then.
Part of the raised beds are ready to plant and I manged to get some rhubarb plants and some more herbs to put in. I’m hoping to get these sorted this weekend, if we aren’t called away. Either way it’ll be very soon and it’s good that there is a bit of moisture around to keep the seedlings comfortable in their pots.
I have finished the other rag quilt that I was making for our 2nd granddaughters birthday next week, and I’m onto the sock that I need to finish to make her a pair. I’ll hopefully get that done this weekend. I still have a bit of time before it needs to be gifted so I should get it done.
The children have been keeping up with their piano practice and they are only 3 weeks away from the first Eisteddfod. They sound good and are just perfecting their pieces now. They are both such different children. No 2 son can play all his 6 pieces from memory which is pretty amazing but he does struggle to do his sight ready. No 2 daughter isn’t great at memorizing but her sight reading is really improving.
They both work hard at it and the results are good and we often talk about using this gift/talent to bless others so it was a real pleasure to see them playing for the residents at the local Nursing Home the other day. That’s what it’s all about really.
Okay onto our link up…
Our top three this week were…Has Wondering Led to Worrying? by A New Lens How To Keep Deer Out of the Garden by Feathers in the WoodsUnpaper Towels: A Simple DYI Project by 15 Acre Homestead
Thank you for stopping by and linking up everyone, it’s always so good to see you here.
This coming week is most likely much the same as last week. Music, school, waiting for the phone call, preserving.
I am almost through all the apples we picked and should hopefully get them done this week. I now have no 2 daughter keen to learn about preserving so she is going to be a big help.
I want to get the garden planted and do some mending and some baking as well.
What’s on your agenda for next week???? and what have you been up to??
Thank you all for your support and may God bless you all.
Keep on keeping on my friends…
Have a great week!!!
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 my friends xxxx
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20 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #125”
I’m so grateful to you, dearest Terri, for giving me the chanche to begin my day in such a delightful way !
Wishing you a most lovely new week
and thanking you both for sharing your beautiful, heartwarming post and for hosting,
I’m sending blessings across the many miles
XOXO Daniela at – My little old world – (Dany)
Hey there Dany, your lovely comments always cheer me and make me smile, you are such a blessing. I hope you have fantastic weekend my friend. Blessings
What fun to see my friend Pam’s good words featured here this morning! Thanks, Terri, for all you do!
Hey Michele, it is my pleasure to do this link up and I love how people gather together. Thank you for your constant support and encouragement. Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you for hosting!
Thanks Debbie, blessings to you.
Thank you for your faithful delivery of Darling Downs Diaries. Enjoy reading them so much.
Thank you Mary for your kind and encouraging words, they really blessed me. Have a great weekend. Blessings
Thank you for another great party. I always enjoy hearing what you’re up to on the other side of the world. I’m praying for your daughter and that precious new life that will soon enter the world.
Thank you Kathi for your prayers for our daughter and I appreciate your support of Darling Downs Diaries. May you have a blessed weekend.
Wow I didn’t know that about camels! Definitely not the usual farm animal. Praying for smooth, uncomplicated birth for your grand baby!
Thank you so much Kelly for your prayers and for stopping by, it’s nice to hear from you. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings
Praying for your daughter’s experience to be as quick and painless as possible! I know you must be so excited to meet that grandbaby soon!
Thank you so much Lisa for your prayers for our daughter. I appreciate your support each week and yes we are excited to meet our new grandbaby, what a joy it’ll be. Bless you.
Thank you for hosting today. It is such a delight to see a glimpse into your life. The pictures, and your stories from home, bring a smile to my face. You are bringing up such a godly family. It is refreshing to see so much goodness in one family. May God bless your new arrival.
Oh Erin, thank you so much for your kind and so encouraging words, they really blessed me. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you to hear from you again. Have a great weekend. Blessings to you and yours.
Your post today brought a smile to my face. God richly bless you for bringing up such a godly family. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new grand baby.
Thank you Erin. Blessings