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What’s been happening?

I’m sure you’ve all asked this question before. What’s been happening?

Well for me I’m finally back online! After 6 weeks in the cyberspace wilderness I’m back into my hobby of writing blogs. There has been a lot going on in the last 6 weeks but now things seem to be getting back on track. I looked at my last blog post and it was titled ‘What makes a home? I wrote that on the 15th October.’ It got me thinking a lot of ‘water has passed under the bridge’ since that post. I’ll just give you a quick run down of the happenings of Luke in the last weeks.

The night before we moved house from Moonta Bay our battery on our laptop ‘kicked the bucket’! This didn’t bother me so much because we were busy enough with moving, that I didn’t have time to write anything. We ordered a battery online and after 2 weeks waiting for it we guessed we were ‘taken for a ride’ with this online company! Luckily for us PayPal has retrieved our money for us. After this we finally ordered one from Adelaide that was here within a few days. Then we had to sort out our internet. We had a champion bloke come and sort this out for us whose service was top-notch. He knew his stuff and his customer service was fantastic. Anything internet related, speak to Roosy at the Telstra shop in Kadina.

Ollie got to spend some time with me in the truck.

As I write this I’m enjoying a beer after finishing harvest for 2012 yesterday. This started late October and we’ve been blessed with awesome weather so we can reap with no major hold ups. I must say we are truly thankful to God with the season we’ve had. He has certainly provided for us in a big way. During this busy period I must thank my wife. There are many hours where I was not around. Getting home when kids are bathed, fed and in bed are a testament for the great job Lisa has done. Love you honey.  Spending Sundays with the family were special. When I don’t see the special people in my life for extended periods, my heart yearns for just some time with them.

The other major thing to happen was moving into our new home. The day we moved was a bit like a whirlwind. There was all hands on deck to get this done in a day. We had family and friends chip and help where needed. We’ve now settled in and we’re enjoying farm life again. Ollie loves riding around the verandah on his bike (until a few days ago, but that’s another story) and collecting eggs from the chooks each day. The flies are fantastic as well. I had to tell Ollie that ‘Flies are your friend and that’s why they’re on your face!’ It worked for a few days!

So that’s about it. Hopefully now I can get back into a bit more writing again. Stay tuned to my blog as there is some great stuff coming up. Feel free to sign up and get these direct to your email inbox. Just click at the top right under Follow Blog via Email. Also let me know what you’ve been up to recently. As I’ve experienced a lot can happen in only 6 weeks!

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Oh and for you cricket fans, here’s some news hot off the press. Australia’s greatest run scorer has retired. Ricky Ponting will retire after the 3rd Test against South Africa at the WACA. He has been a champion player so let’s get a win for him. C’mon Aussies!

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Spend time this Father’s Day.

Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s out there. I hope you have a great day spending it with your kids and families. It’s these moments we need stop, sit back and cherish most. We can all get so consumed in our own lives but a real dad is someone who is self-sacrificing and who prioritises your family above anything else.

I’ll put my hand up and say that sometimes I can be selfish. I need to constantly tell myself that it’s not all about me and what I want. When I discipline my kids I have to take deep breaths and talk calmly and sternly instead of ranting and raving at them. Taking my stuff out on them isn’t fair. The situation escalates when the voices start to rise.

The other thing I’m mindful of is reflecting my Heavenly Father to my kids. He is simply a God of love.  If I speak in front of blokes at shed nights and say stuff to encourage them but don’t live it at home then I’m the biggest hypocrite going around.

All I know is that when you have kids you do the best that you know how. There is no right or wrong way to bring up kids. What I do know is that they just want your time. Time to sit with them. For them to know they’re important in our eyes.  Click here to view a short YouTube clip to show how much kids love being with you.

So this Father’s Day tell your kids verbally what they mean to you and cherish every minute you have with them. They’ll thank you for it in years to come.

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