I don't know about you, but I have no idea where this year has gone! The fact that we're two weeks away from Thanksgiving is mind boggling to me!
So much has been going on since I've last posted that I don't know where to begin! My hubby went on his annual hunting trip last month, and took that awesome picture you see at the top of this post. It's absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? He was gone for five days, leaving the kids and I to lots of movie time and snuggles! I sure was glad when he got home; I don't sleep well at all when he's gone!
This past weekend, our family went down to Missouri to visit my wonderful in-laws, and we had an amazing time! I did something that I said I'd never ever do while down in Missouri….are you ready for this? I went ZIPLINING! As a matter-of-fact, our whole family went, including my awesome and courageous 75 year-old mother-in-law! The zip line was over two roads and a river. And I don't know how to swim. Oh, and did I mention that I'm terribly afraid of heights? Needless to say, I was absolutely terrified, and really thought I was going to die. I'm really glad I did it though, because my hubby and kids thought I was one rockin mama!
Isn't the kitty in the picture above just absolutely adorable? His name is Gus, and he joined our family this past Monday! He was my early birthday present! A family from our church found Gus behind a gas station about a month ago, and had been caring for him while looking for a home for him. Thankfully, a mutual friend let me know about Gus, and after much persuasion, my sweet hubby said YES! Gus is about 3-1/2 months old, and he's so sweet and lovable! It feels like he's been a part of our family forever.
Since my last post, I have fallen into my old eating habits again (SUGAR) and have been feeling gross and fatigued again. I don't know why I went back to sugar to begin with, because it makes me feel rotten. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Or maybe I'm just a glutton? Anyway, I've decided that I'm done with this roller coaster ride when it comes to my eating habits. I am going strictly Paleo, allowing myself an occasional treat here and there, but NOT everyday! I want to feel better, and I've been feeling a conviction that by eating foods that make me sick, I am not honoring God with my body. I'm also not honoring my family, because I'm putting things into my body that keeps me from fully enjoying life and fully caring for them. I'd appreciate your prayers for this, because it's a real struggle for me.
On that note, I'm off to make dinner, because for some odd reason, these people of mine like to eat!