I am nearly finished the book I am reading at the moment.
It is called ‘Summer of Miracles’ by Jamie Buckingham.
I am totally intrigued by it.
Intrigued because he is/was a staunch Pentecostal.
Intrigued because I am not.
Intrigued because despite the major differences in our beliefs God is speaking to me through this book.
It is amazing.
It is really touching my spirit.
I am reading Isaiah 58 with new eyes today
Today Tim & Lawrence went out to move more timber.
Nathan and I moved furniture and cleaned more of my art gear out of the living room.
We moved the young ones computer into the living room as well.
Nathan plays Age of Empires on one computer and right beside him Azzan is palying a Reader rabbit game.
They seem to be quite happy about it and it is giving the girls more room to spread out their toys in the school room.
I did a spot of school in amongst the furniture moving, making muffins, hanging out washing and getting mail ready for the mail boat.
The girls were busy with their Lego and Sylvanians.
Azzan put his dancing dress on over his pyjamas and stayed that way all day.
Made it easy tonight to get ready for bed
I am sure the tourists on the mail boat enjoyed his fashion statement
Midday and the men were not yet back.
I sent Nathan out to look for them.
Lawrence was booked on the mail boat – due in at 1pm.
Nathan returned from his bike ride up the hill – didn’t find them.
I sent him out to Cape Horn – it was now 12:30pm!
They eventually came home as the mail boat was steaming in the bay.
I had made Lawrence some lunch so popped it into a bag and sent Tim down to stall the boat.
Lawrence did a mad grab of all his gear and rushed down to the wharf only to see the boat steaming away and Tim sitting on the wharf laughing.
They did a circuit of the mussel farms and came back for him.
Gave us all a few minutes to gain some equilibrium and actually say our good byes.
I then gave Tim a big lecture about not ever never taking anyone out to work on the farm when they are booked on the boat. It is the second time in 2 weeks he has done this and it is just way too stressful cutting it so fine.
We came back and had ourselves some lunch while I opened the mail.
Then Murray – the bee man arrived – so another cuppa and a chat.
Then the guys went out and checked our hives and got a good lot of honey.
It will be so nice to have some honey again.
Tim has been too busy to run them for the past two years so they haven’t been looked after at all and we have had to survive on jam
While Murray was here ha asked about accommodation and when I checked I saw we had a party coming in tonight that I had forgotten about so Nathan zipped down and made the beds and got The Cottage ready. He is a good boy for his Mum
I made some phone calls and then Erica & Blake arrived from the USA.
Shannie gave Erica a whirlwind tour while Blake and Tim went off to do men stuff.
Dinner was late again tonight.
Everyone just gets too busy on these long evenings and they forget to come and eat.
The children just grab a snack around 5-ish so they are happy.
Hence dinner not happening till after 7pm.
Anson arrived home – he had been shearing locally today.
So dinner was very noisy – he blames the little folk but funnily enough it is actually relatively quiet when he is not here-!!
He tends to add quite a dynamic dimension to the proceedings
Tim popped the 3 youngest to bed and Nathan & I watched a movie ‘Assault at Westpoint’ A true story. One of the kind that always makes me gutsick as to how men can treat each other so badly and all in the name of skin colour.