Hello all. I sure wish I could write more on here but time just doesn’t allow it with homeschooling and the other commitments. When I do sputter out a poem here and there, it feels like such an accomplishment. Then I think back to the summer and how I cranked out 3 poems in a week! The good ole days.
The keto diet is going well. The pounds aren’t coming off like they did for my husband but he has a higher metabolism than me. I have hypothyroidism and it keeps the weight on. But I feel better. Just plain better. So I’m sticking to it and reminding myself it matters what’s on the inside not what the mirrors and scales say. I don’t want a poor self-image to be my downfall in my girls’ eyes.
Homeschool is going very well. Still seeing progress. We’ve just finished the first 9 weeks. Their grades are looking good. I’m grading my 4th grader using progress reports but not my first grader. I will start grading her next year.
We have a trip to the pumpkin patch and hayride in the works for the end of the month. We have a small trip to paint pottery coming up friday. Looking forward to that.
God has been showing me about gossip. The newest thought that has helped me is that if you’re giving your opinion about someone else and their mistakes…well then it’s probably gossip. If you’re telling their business that they wouldn’t want you telling…then it’s definitely gossip. Lastly, if you saying anything about them that you wouldn’t say to their face…it’s gossip. It’s something I repent daily for.
Question to any of you daring readers….is it gossip when it’s family? So many times you ask how is Susie, did she get custody of her kids? Or how’s John doing after his drinking problem? They answer and give you the whole earful about their family member’s recent bouts. Not batting an eyelash while pouring out the juicy details. But somehow it seems people think it’s ok, because well, they’re family and they love them. They’re not judging them. I’d love to hear your opinions and scriptures…
Don’t forget to leave your comments on gossip. I’d love to hear your takes on it and how you deal with it. Or even how do you get out of a conversation when someone is spilling a good tidbit of gossip. What do you say to get out of there?