Hi all. School is still going good for the girls. We are settling into a routine. There isn’t as much hassle from them to get started in the mornings. They’ve come to see some of the benefits of being home. Like the first big snow we had last week.
While the schools were still in ssession, these girls were done with their work and outside freezing their toes off!
Let me back up a minute as we did have a fall field trip just a couple weeks before the snow to the pumpkin patch. They had a blast.
Nothing better than a hayride to pick out a pumpkin. We also got our pottery back from our trip to paint pottery.
I know some of you are wondering how the keto diet is going. Well I’m half on and half off of it, I guess. It is a nice diet to be on as far as not starving, but I’m starting to get that “ugh if I have to eat another egg or avacado again” feeling. The results are fantastic for my husband but mine aren’t as great. But then again I’m sure it’s because I cheat when he’s not looking. Sorry Mike😁 I just don’t have your awesome willpower. In my desperation for sweets, I did make some fat bombs that curbed the cravings…
My husband has completed the first test for his CNC classes. He has been going to work at 4:30am until 3:30pm then heading to classes each night until 8 or 9pm. He is amazing to be able to do this. I pray he doesn’t push himself too hard, but I do hope to see him complete what he set out to do. He also shot us a nice doe this past Sunday. I look forward to having some deer meat back in the house to cook with.
If you follow SimplyWendi, then you’ve seen her posts about her book she published about how to make Christmas more memorable in a frugal way. I highly recommend it. I set out this year in my heart to make Christmas what it should be. About the Lord. About family and love. This is a bit hard to do with two young girls but we’ve really been trying to get them excited about all the other things that go into Christmas, rather than just gifts. They will get some gifts this year. But not as much as recent years. And with Wendi’s book, I now have a resource I can go to for new and fun ideas. Here’s her link to how you can get her book. Which is free on Kindle unlimited right now.
Now for what I’ve learned since my last Amy’s World post. I’ve harbored some judgemental thoughts and ideas about a certain individual. For many years I let a certain attitude rule me concerning this person. I couldn’t get past it. Past their mistakes. Past their decisions and all in between. I’m quite ashamed, to be honest. I didn’t want to feel or think this way but for some reason I couldn’t rise above and let things, I mean silly things, go.
The Lord showed me it was time to step up and own my actions and feelings. He also showed me how to go about it without it turning into WW3 because honestly no one needs to know all you think, it will only hurt. I was able to write a quick note apologizing for my rudeness, with a promise to always give this person a smile and a hello from now on. I don’t write this to brag, but to share. I belive there are many of us who deal with this kind of stuff. The bottom line, though, it’s sinful and not Christian behavior. A weight lifted when I handed over that card. I also came to a place that even if that card wasn’t well received, that’s ok too. Because I just needed to listen to the Lord on my end and do what’s asked of me.
Is the Lord asking you to do something similar? Does it feel impossible to do? One thing I’ve been slowly, very slowly, learning is that if God impresses upon your heart to do or not to do something; it’s best to listen to His will.