weight loss

So I've got some weight to lose, weight that is being challenging. I'm sure it has nothing to do with these chocolate chips I'm eating. but it's reminded me of a show I saw about 4 years ago. It was a talk show, not a Jerry Springer show or a crazy talk show. It was one of those news, interviewing doctors talk shows.

On it they were interviewing a doctor who had created a colon cleanse system. I learned so much in that show, like the fact that Elvis had almost 50 lbs of fecal matter in his intestines. But also that all cancer starts in the intestines, with toxins that have build up because we are not as regular as we should be. In most countries people go to the bathroom three times a day! It's considered regular for American's to go only once a day. Imagine how much toxins and lining is built up in our intestines!

So yah, I'm wondering if maybe I should do a colon cleanse. :)

opportunity is knocking

Eugene has widened the opportunity of making money once again. He's done home design, web design, logo design, commercial design, and flyer design. Today he is adding to it poster design and... setting up computers he he. Although 20.9 Designs is not at the point where business insurance is needed, it's nice to know it might be getting somewhere.

I am totally impressed with how the Lord has met our needs this month. At the beginning of the month we knew we were going to be about $40 short to pay all the bills, and that was only giving us two tanks of gas for the month compared to the usual 4 we use. So we declared it a no spend month, which in turned equaled a no go anywhere month. Then we got a bill for our websites for $30, and we ran out of things like laundry detergent, deodorant and shaving cream. But amazingly enough God has provided the money for the things we needed and to pay the bills! yay for God, He's awesome.


Seems to be a very popular subject now days. and it's one I need to refamiliarize myself with. I used to be really good with things like not using the dryer unless absolutely necessary, planning menus around what was on sale each week, and even cutting back on the amount of food I eat. However the past year or so I've been completely out of it and have stopped almost all my money saving techniques.

Now I'm back to hanging my clothes to dry (on drying rack and hangers since I have no clothes line). We even have shut off the air conditioner now that it's not 95 degrees! I've started looking at sales flyers and planning menus for the week around them. I'm hoping cutting back on portions of food as well as learning how to burn fat will help me lose the weight that I REALLY need to get off my stomach!

We've even had a no spend month this month. Aside from buying groceries we've spent very little. Eugene did run out of shaving cream and deodorant and we ran out of laundry detergent (doesn't it figure it had to be this month). Other than those things we've spent no money, which is very unusual for us! and God has continued to provide for each and every need. It's awesome. Hopefully we'll be able to stick to our frugal ways and even come up with more ways to cut back on spending!

Girls night

Last night was so enjoyable! The ladies from my small group got together at one of their houses just to hang out. It was a great kid free time of fellowship. I don't get much adult time, let alone time with other girls so it was wonderful! We ate lots of great food, lasagna, salad, beans, garlic bread and mint melt aways (a yummy mix of brownies, a layer of mint cream, then a layer of chocolate. YUM!). Those few hours without the girls was as good as a weekend in Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.

I'm also looking forward to some time alone with my hubby on Tuesday morning. A friend of ours has agreed to watch the girls for a few hours so we can get away. We'll just be hanging out, walking around the mall or something free like that.

We also had some of Eugene's family here for a little bit, which was also great fun. It was fun to hang out with them and get to visit, plus with her cousins here Lexi was distracted and was pretty good! it's great to have all these little helps, it really lowers the stress level.

I want to get away....

I wanna fly away... I don't know who actually sings that song, but right now that's all I can think about. I've had enough of the every day daily junk and I'm ready to pack my Samsonite luggage, (ok, so I don't really have that kind of luggage, but I really want some!) hop on an air plane and fly to some deserted, or remote Island where it's just me and my husband in some cute little beach house. Where there is sparkling blue water, cold drinks, palm trees and people to cook for me, clean up for me and even make my bed.

We can go sailing, lay on the beach, go snorkeling, swim with dolphins, sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, eat supper on the beach while the sun is setting, and hike through amazing mountains looking at all sorts of exotic animals, trees and flowers.

I don't think that is going to happen any time soon though, so I'll have to just go take a nap and dream about it. Maybe when I wake up the house will have magically cleaned itself and dinner will be cooked on the plates ready to eat.

anyone have a job?

So my husband has been unemployed for over 10 months now. He has learned so much in the past 10 months, he's been practicing his photoshop skills, his blog skills, and even his drafting skills. Maybe he needs to do something with data center virtualization, seems to be getting pretty big.

just in the past week he's redone his blog (check out!) and mine ( he has also made a CD cover, it looks so awesome and professional too. I'm so proud of what he's done and how he's grown.

We're definitely ready for him to get a job, we need some sort of normalcy in this house, but I've enjoyed him being around. So, if anyone has a job for him... let us know.