Sunday, October 23, 2011

Good Morning America !!!!!!!!!!!

We got rain, real rain, down pouring rain. Gutter gushing, ditch runnin', cats and dogs rain. It came with thunder and lightening and bit of hail and RAIN... Not sure how much as my rain gauge is broken but my brother PE will call me here in a minute and he will share with me how much rain we got! Thank you Lord.

Now, rain on southern Texas where they are having dust storms......

I have not been here in a while. Power cord to my laptop quit and finding another one was a bit of a chore. Hubby thought he had one in his box of tricks at work, nope, could not find one here in town so we went to the only source we had left. Ebay. Yep, they had one and it must have been in China and on a slow boat here.

I still do not have one so I have slipped out into my shop to at least post a little sompin'.
I do not go much on the internet on my business computer as it holds so many design files and business information. I do not use it much at all but for work, but today was a needful thing. But no email till the laptop is running so if you have sent email to my denisewalden account and have not heard from me give me a few more days.

Hubby has been off and we are finally getting the outside of the house finished. We started painting early Spring but when the heat started we had to quit as it was too hot to do anything outside. Weather now is perfect and we still have the trim work to finish and paint the brick on the North side. People thought I was crazy when I told them I was painting the brick but now we have people stopping as they go by to give us a nod of approval. Some even wanting to know what color........ The two doors will be dark Hunter green. So many people paint their doors red so I am doing something different. The doors will match the shutters.
Sweet !!!!!!!!!!So as soon as I finish I will take pictures and let you see what we did......

Time to start putting up Christmas lights. I usually do that two weeks before Thanksgiving, so I need to drag it all out of the storage next week and get things together. I am looking forward to the holidays this year more than last. My heart is healing and I am thankful. I will take pictures when finished.

I am painting the inside of my house from front to back but have not decided on a color yet. Every room one color throughout, so when I decided on the kitchen color that will the the color for the entire house. Going to try and do that this winter. I have several projects for the winter, I need to stay on track.

I have found my mojo and feeling pretty good, I am on track with my diet and that is going well. Talked to a young man yesterday that used to weigh 285 with his cholesterol at 270. He bought a Champion juicer and started living on veggie and fruit juice and one year later he is running 50 miles a week and weight 145 with his cholesterol at 140. Now that is a success story.

Did I tell you that I found a Champion juice at a garage sale this summer for  $2.00. !!!  (Retail $265.00) and it works like a charm. This thing is HEAVY. 
I have been praying and praying and praying about my weight and asking the Lord to please help me. Finding that juicer I think is part of HIS answer. 

While talking to this young man he told me about soft serve ice-cream made with my juicer!  I gave it a try last night while watching the third game of the world series.
2 Frozen banana's (I keep bananas in the freeze for just such occasion)
Hand full of frozen strawberries and hand full of frozen dark cherries, 
I broke the bananas into 4 pieces and one into the juice with strawberries on top 
of that then some cherries. I alternated them until all the bananas were used. 

What I got was a delightful  mixture of banana and cherry and strawberry out the other end in a perfect soft serve consistency. Frozen bananas are very sweet so I did not need to use any sweetener at all. It made enough for me and Hubby.

It was perfect. We are closet ice-cream junkies so this is a wonderful substitution with no fat, no sugar all natural. I am going to buy some frozen peaches and mango's and blueberries and blackberries and see what kind of concoctions I can come up with. Who knew you could do that with a juicer !

I juice one pound of organic carrots every day mixed with different veggies and fruit every day. I want to be 100% raw by the end of the year. Trouble is, I am a meat eater! I love meat.  So right now I still have my roasted chicken and grilled salmon. We might have to keep that in our diet. I do not see me never having that again, so I am guessing that I will level out at 99% raw with the occasional piece of chicken or fish.
 I am busy in my shop and business is growing. I decided a few months back that I would go back to work so to speak and help with the finances. Dennis has 6 more years before he retires and I am healthy and have this wonderful shop here in my house. Might as well work.  People are hearing that I am back to work so I am getting busy. I am still working on my web site and now building my brother a new one. That is all on my agenda for this winter.  

Well I think that has got you pretty caught up.
Hope you gals are enjoying the beautiful fall colors. 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Me Myself and I and a Vita Mixer

Finally got rain.... a little over 3 inches...Thank you Lord....... It watered the plants and the trees look happy......Now Lord just send a bit more rain and fill up the ponds for the critters and farm animals.......

Trying to figure out my life right now is tough. I change from day to day. Finding out who I am now is something I have never faced. I am coming out of the depression and I find that I have neglected a great many things. One being my health. If anyone out there is reading this and you are a caregiver, remember to take care of your health.

Today I am ordering me a Vita-Mixer. If you do not know much about this, then Google it and read up. It is quite the machine and it will do wonders for my raw food diet that I am struggling with.......... There are a ton of recipes on the internet for raw food so this is going to be a tool to help....... one web site that I just love is 

It has some wonderful ways to regain good health and feed the body good food.  If you get a chance go and take a look around her site. You will enjoy her humor. 

Had a scare the other day with Dennis...... Had to take him to the ER with right arm and leg numbness, bad headache and very high blood pressure. After many tests and one night in the hospital he checked out ok. No idea what was going on but he is now on a low dose blood pressure medicine...... You look at life so much different when health comes into the picture. 

Things at the shop is getting busy and I guess that is ok..... keeps me busy.  Working on the web site and updating my brothers web site and moving it to a new server.  Just stuff going on here, not too much just life.  

I have learned how to make my own fermented veggies and Dennis eats some every day and his acid reflux is gone. The fermented veggies are full of good probiotics.  A lot of people take medicine every day to reduce the acid in their stomach but in fact there is not enough acid in your stomach thus the food is not digesting and it is rotting and causing the reflux.  Anyway, the good probiotics adds back to our system what antibiotics and other medicine has striped away........  Walla !  Now our digestion is working better and no more acid reflux..

There is sooooooooo much information on the internet. Time to be proactive about our own health.  This year I am changing from Mammograms to Thermography.  I have been reading about the difference for over a year now, and this year am making the change.

My sister in law is recovering well and when she is able we (me and Dennis and PE and Alpha) are planning a little road trip, I am looking forward to that.  Then we, the 4 of us and my son Chris is planning a Christmas trip this year instead of a big Christmas dinner.  That should be fun.  
Hope you gals are enjoying the beautiful colors of fall and are you making any plans for the up coming holidays? 



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October !

Where did THIS year go............ 

I am sad...... 

Had to cover up that pool today. It always hurts my feelings when they roll that green tarp over my blue water.....

Thank you Lord for the summer just past but please do me a favor..... turn the fire down just a bit for next summer....

This one was just a bit too hot for me....BUT I am not complaining.... you know how I love the summer......

but alas.....

Here comes winter and I will do my best to enjoy the short days and the blanket of snow that I hope we get.....


I will be watching the calendar and counting the days till that green tarp is rolled back and that beautiful blue water shimmers in the warm summer sun! 

!-- gt;