Friday arvo wrap up
I'm off to Perth for Country Week tomorrow so not sure how much chance I'll have to blog while I'm away, very little I suspect.
Phat Phriday Phour has just phinished, the highlights being Buttered Butternut pumpkins being hurled in the general direction of half a dozen eggs on a tarp, just one winner this week, and the very phunny "Blow up a surgical glove over your head with your nose" contest. I know most families have tried this but it still went off as the pictures to come show! I chased round Busso looking for posts to erect a fenced area and it worked, sort of! It worked until the kids realised they could pull the plastic posts out and move them forward! I guess the good side is there were lots of kids and they wanted to be close to the action!!
We had a good Synoptic meeting this morning and debriefed Friday night's XTOL, giving me an opportunity to express my concerns/frustrations with the speaker/speaking part of the night. The irony is that it's the bit we (Christian youthworkers/chaplains etc) most want to work yet often don't do well!!
It was good to talk about it and continue thinking about how to improve and do better in future.
We won volleyball last night, PTL!! That eased some of my frustration from the last couple of weeks. Sadly we won't play again for a month, Country Week next week, then two weeks break during the school holidays, and then a bye the first week back! By Tuesday or Wednesday each week I'm really looking forward to Thurs. night's game so a whole month will be like going cold turkey!
I've got a lot to do before heading off to Perth tomorrow arvo, including the boy's soccer games in the morning. Jordy has been sick all week so he probably won't be playing.
Tomorrow night my old mate Alex Leitch is playing his 500th gig at The Wanneroo Hotel, quite an achievement in the music business. He has become a fixture and a feature of the pub, he knows customers by name, plays requests for their kids and has a real heart for the people at the pub. In many respects it's like a ministry and many times he has offered pastoral care and friendship well beyond the scope and role of the average muso.
He's got a big crowd coming to the gig and I'm hoping to have a couple of T-shirts made up to recognise his achievement. Al has been a great and loyal friend to me and my family over many years, and has a real soft spot for Carolyn and our kids. He and Zach are very close. He has an on-going battle with depression which makes life tough for him. Funny how the creative and gifted people in the world so often suffer mental health problems.
I hope Al has a great night on Saturday, he deserves it.