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Hey there my friends, how are you all going? I’m watching some of you on Instagram and I’m slightly envious of all the snow, though I’m sure that it would get tedious and you are craving spring like we are craving Autumn.

Actually our weather is feeling very much like Autumn, cool nights and mornings and lovely sunny days. We have a warm week coming up this week which will hopefully help the tomatoes ripen. They are coming along nicely at the moment and there are heaps of green ones just waiting to turn red. Each season we try and get ripe tomatoes by Christmas and each season we fail, but we’ll keep trying and we’ve already got ideas for the coming spring planting.

The capsicums are growing well too and I’ve been picking heaps of long skinny ones and I’ve even managed to dry a few. The bigger “normal” ones are green and are looking really good.After I finish writing this I’m going to go and plant some broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket and lettuce seedlings. I’m excited for the winter garden as well and what that’ll look like. Over summer we mainly eat salads so a good feed of vegetables like cauliflower will be very welcome once the months cool off a bit more.

I am so blessed to have the raised beds and thankful to my amazing husband for building them for me. At the moment he is laying out big squares of hay for our next spring garden. We have been given some old hay and he is laying it out end to end to make long garden beds which once spring comes we’ll plant straight into.

It was Valentines Day this last Wednesday and we don’t normally get too excited over it, a happy Valentine’s Day dear and a kiss is about it, but this year I invited my darling to dinner on our front veranda.   I sent him an invitation in his lunchbox and we enjoyed a lovely meal of steak with scalloped potatoes and salad. We even opened a bottle of wine that had been in the cupboard and enjoyed a lovely apple crumble for dessert. It was nice to sit together and talk our day through and enjoy each other’s company.

We also did school this week and I visited a friend and her baby at the hospital and did some mending and had the usual piano lessons and the children’s bible class.  Life has returned to the normal yearly busy with lots happening.

My husband is starting the Fathers Course he runs this coming week and our book club is starting this Thursday afternoon. Both of us are excited to see how these groups go this year.

Okay all, onto our link up…

Our top three this week… “Religious Pretenders” February 6 by Soul Survival The Inner Views of Brackin & Lindsay Kirkland of “Sounds Like Reign” by Homespun DevotionsChalk Paint Vs Milk Paint and the One I Prefer by Repurpose and Upcycle

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s so great to see you back after our break over January.

This week is a busy one, but all good all the same.  We have my husband’s course starting and singing lessons. My husband and I are going to a food forum to learn more about growing vegetables and the like. Our book club starts and the children have their bible class as well. So it’s full on and I think I’m only home one whole day this week. The next week won’t be like that which is good.

My friend and I have started reading “A Wife After God’s Own Heart” and we will also be reading Titus and other wifely scriptures to go with it. She’s been pretty busy with her new baby (who is very cute) so hopefully over the coming month we can start getting together again.

The children are excited because they get to spend the day with their good friends this week while my husband and I are at the Food Forum. They are so blessed to have a good group of friends who accept them and love the Lord.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  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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10 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #158”

  1. Thanks to you I learned a new word — although the picture of your capiscums helped, I looked it up anyway. Our season is just barely long enough to grow standard green peppers. Last year we had a lot of heat, so several of mine actually had time to turn red before frost.
    And what a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise for your husband!

    1. Hey there Michele, I love that we have the same things but they are called something different, it’s all very interesting. Sounds like your weather is similar to ours and it’s the same with the tomatoes we grow, sometimes the season is just too cool to get too many. Thank you for your love. Blessings

  2. Terri, thanks so much for featuring my post “Religious Pretenders.” It sounds like a lovely dinner you had with your husband. We went out the night before which was our 35th anniversary, so we celebrated the two together. But we always enjoy being together whether at home with a cozy dinner or out somewhere. Blessings to you and your family. Hope those tomatoes ripen soon!

    1. Hi Donna,it was my pleasure to feature your post as always and it sounds like you’ve been having a nice time too. Congrats on your anniversary 35 years is just great. Blessings to you and yours.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful Valentine’s Day celebration to me! We didn’t do much ourselves but my husband had bought flowers for me a week earlier, which is always a wonderful surprise when I least expect it.

    1. Hi Lisa, it was a nice time together. It’s nice to know that you don’t always have to do things on “specified” days but being spontaneous is great too. Blessings to you.

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