This morning Danielle wrote about exercising your blogging muscles after a long leave of absence. Perhaps they were just the words I needed to hear. :-P There’s nothing particularly to say, but it’s a super beautiful and sunny day, and my baby is having a great morning nap and I have done my weekly Facebook/blog check so what more is there to do here but say hi?
We are in to the middle of winter now but so far July has only thrown at us gorgeous, sunny days. We’ve had some absolute freezers over the last few weeks so this little taster of spring is very welcome! I am beginning to swallow any noises I have ever made about loving wintertime… because our house is SO freezing. There have been days when I’ve just been miserable and struggled to be thankful for what is otherwise a very adequate house for us. It’s just this: people in generally hot climates do NOT know how to install appropriate heating in their houses… and it is horrid. So the sunshine and milder nights are welcome by me and I’d happily not see another frost for the season, but I doubt that will happen… unless I sleep in really late…
The holidays arrived not a day too soon, and I am already feeling a bit refreshed. We have had a visit from Brent’s parents, some sleep ins, I’ve taken time to cook some yummy food, and we are getting our heads around preparation for Term 3. There is also Year 3 (of our stint in Bingara – who would have thought we’d make it this long? Wait, we’re not there yet…) to think about – Next Year – and the changes that 2014 will bring to our work here. Potentially 3 of Brent’s 5 days of work will come to an end, so there are changes and unknowns but we feel like slowly God is making it clear what we should do. At this stage we will still be here, doing much the same as always but the Youth Work unpaid, getting our church more on board and bring it home to them that some of them will have to step up and take on some roles if they want to see the kids and youth ministry continue after we leave! Our minister and his beautiful family are well on board with us on this and it is a joy to be working with these like-minded people.
Next week brings us a 3 day trip to Dubbo for a somewhat spontaneous little rendezvous with the Simon family! I am looking forward to great conversation and company, watching the little boys play and get to know each other, and a change of scenery.
Next time I intend to check in with my favourite reads from the past few months *and* to have got back into the swing of Wacky Wednesdays (which has somehow fallen along the wayside somehow) and have something on that note to share. Til then! X