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Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 4: Fasting From the Internet and MORE!

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Sorry for being for being MIA yesterday, but as you can see I was fasting from the internet. This by far was the hardest day for me so far. I know it sad that I am so attached to the internet, but it’s my source of communication for a lot of things. It was great to take 24 hours to just sit back and realize that the internet is a wonderful luxury, and that all that are in our world wide family do have not this convenience. 

So far I have given up Independence, Rushing, Sleep, the Internet, and now today I am to give up spending Money.

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Most Westerners don’t usually have to make excruciating financial decisions, like whether to spend our last dollars on food for our children or on medicine for our dying spouse. We unconsciously act as if money could take care of all of our needs, while many poor people have learned the secret to desperately waiting on God for even their most basic necessities. It’s hard for us to understand that feeling of vulnerability and powerlessness, so choose today not to spend any money and instead taste the kind of freedom that comes from relying ONLY on God. What if we let God have a say in every single purchase we made?

WOW, what an humbling challenge, obviously 24 hours without spending a single one of my dollars won’t be as challenging(especially since I am going on a retreat), but what a thought proving idea “spend our last dollars on food for our children or on medicine for our dying spouse.”

Could you fast from Money for today??


Yesterday was our End of the Summer Celebration at work and they sure went all out for us! In the morning we had pastries and coffee and then more fun flowed into the afternoon. Every department had a different decade to dress up as, our department was asked to dress up like the “future”. We decided to be funny and dress up as what we thought we would all look like in the “future”.

Celinda and Tiffany were two adorable old women.

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My Boss Sandra was a “future” Bride, and I let her barrow my wedding dress. I am trying to hook her up, anyone out there know a great guy ;).

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Of course I just had to be a pregnant lady, WAY IN THE FUTURE!!

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Don’t you love the belly button :).

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All of us together

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Oh we are just too funny! The best part was there was actually two brides in the same dress!!

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Later they had ice cream for us all, love you HR! I love my job!

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I had a little bit of everything :). 

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Then it was off to the challenge course for some tight rope walking. 

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I felt like I was in the circus, this climbing contraption is amazing! 

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After the Challenge Course, we decided to take on the Zip Line! 

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Working at a camp sure has it’s benefits!!!



This morning was out last boot camp, can you believe it’s been 18 weeks?!!! All the ladies really worked hard, I was sad to see it end. They were also amazing and got me a sweet bag full of wonderful gifts :).

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Gift card to my favorite Thai Restaurant, Movie Tickets, Starbucks Gift Card (which I used a little this morning), a beautiful shawl, and a certificate of appreciation :).

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How amazing are they!!! I hope to do another in the future. They all look awesome!


I know that I owe you all a winner of the Soda Stream Machine, but it will have to wait until this afternoon, I have to hurry and pack for my retreat this weekend!!!!

I am not sure how much I will be able to blog this weekend, but I know that I will have a ton to share :).



Lindsay said...

I am sure I can go an entire day without spending money. But, the idea of having to make such a choice like the example you gave would be so heartbreaking.

It looks like you had a really fun day at work yesterday! I love that two people had the same wedding dress on!

Lindsay said...

I am sure I can go an entire day without spending money. But, the idea of having to make such a choice like the example you gave would be so heartbreaking.

It looks like you had a really fun day at work yesterday! I love that two people had the same wedding dress on!

brandi said...

what a fun place to work! looks like everyone had a great time dressing up :)

these fasting ideas are so interesting; I think it's awesome that you're doing this.

Have a GREAT weekend and a great time at the retreat!

Meghann said...

I want to work where you work!!!! Any openings in the near future? ;)

P.S. you make the cutest pregnant person!

fusionjaz said...

I guess the futuristic costume didn't happen huh? LOL.

With regard to fasting from spending, I've been doing it since October 2008 when I was laid off and still doing it til this day. LOL. If anything, I give constant gratitude to god for my small blessings everyday and he continues to provide for me. He is my source and my supply. Not money (in the material sense).

Seems like a festive day at the office. Good to see you're close with your boss (personally). Politically, nowadays, it's good to separate work with home to minimize future business conflicts. If anything happens at work the personal aspects are gone as well. The workmates (who I became personal with) that I've had from years past, I never heard from again.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you work at such a fun place!

Katie A. said...

Hmmm, I may be a day or two late, but I am really going to give it a try and not spend any money tomorrow. Yes, hard on a Saturday, but the reflcetion will be worth it, thanks!
You are such a nice person to let your boss wear your wedding dress! It was very pretty and so funny someone else had the same!
Enjoy your retreat! :)

Anonymous said...

100% positive i can go one day with out spending $$. i do it all the time! it helps that i live on a college campus with no access to anything. not to mention no real money to spend haha

aaaaaaaaaand i <3 where you work. can you hook me up there?! heh

Mica said...

What a fun time, Bobbi! You're such an inspiration, all speedy and busy and such a good friend!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Aw what an uplifting post!! You look sooo happy in all of the photos, especially the preggo ones! hehe!

Taylor said...

OMG your wedding dress is beautiful!!! I love it :-) And I love your belly button! haha

Megan said...

You are just dying to be prego... now aren't you? haha What did you use as your fake belly??

Oh and I go without spending money quite often. haha

Anonymous said...

Dressing up is so fun. Love the preggo costume.

Fattie Fatterton said...

I want to work where you work!!

Sadly, I can go a day or two without spending money much more easily than spending time without the internet.

Angie Eats Peace said...

This would be my hardest fast, as well, it's sad to admit that, when other people will have the luxury.

Awesome goodies your boot camp gals got for you!

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