Friday, January 30, 2009
The little guys in the picture are who you see on the TV screen as you exercise. These "Miis" can be made to look like you. You can make them tall or short, thin or plump. You can choose hair color and style, eye color, eyebrow shape, and more. We spent literally hours just make our "Miis" when we first got the Wii.
The depressing part of Wii Fit is that your Mii changes to match your body after the balance board weighs you. You put in your height and age, and it tells you your BMI. So my Mii is quite plump and so is Cody's. The good news is that I've lost 2 lbs. since we got it on Tuesday! Now if I could just figure out how to not have to take turns with Cody and the kids.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I thought about writing about the great weekend I had without my family last weekend, but then I figured that was probably ugly of me to talk about how happy I was to have the house to myself. I considered writing about the evils of state-wide standardized testing, but then I figured that was not the best thing for an aspiring principal to discuss. Last night, I thought about taking pictures of our Wii playing adventures, but then I realized I'd already done that.
So here I am, essentially writing about nothing. I've managed to type an entire paragraph about what I didn't write.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
1. Oh, I am so glad it's Friday!
2. Roll with the changes, big and little.
3. During hunting season, I can control the remote (sometimes).
4. President Obama; are you kidding me??? (Sorry, I've tried to be politically neutral on this blog.)
5. Right now I'd like to be on vacation in a place where laundry does not exist.
6. The paper cutter is my favorite gadget. (Does that count as a gadget? I don't think I use any gadgets...)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting to do whatever I want, tomorrow my plans include sleeping late and Sunday, I want to finish my class assignment and discussion post!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Last night, Cody and I went to a dinner for the Houston Safari Club. We were invited by a friend of Cody's who he works with through the golf course. It was "Black Tie Optional," and I figured everyone would like to see a picture of us all dressed up (it happens so seldom). The food was delicous, and the live auction was fun to watch, even though it was out of our league. Maybe someday we'll be able to pay $30,000 for a rifle or an African hunt. Then again, maybe not. The best part of the evening was the featured entertainer--Jeff Foxworthy!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The newest way to waste a lot of time at our house is playing Wii. It was actually Cody's Christmas present, but we've all had fun playing. Tonight, we finally got the nunchuks out of the package and tried out boxing.
I'm a little ashamed to admit that one day last week we played Wii all afternoon after school. The kids did not get to bed on time. No homework got done. No baths were taken. No laundry was done. I can't remember feeding anyone, but surely someone would have said something if he was hungry. Since then, we've had to put limits on our gaming (for adults and children).
Friday, January 9, 2009
2. Chocolate is what I crave most right now.
3. Cork and wine go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
4. Chocolate is so nourishing.
5. Let us dare to keep our resolutions to not eat chocolate.
6. Please, clean my home!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to playing Wii, tomorrow my plans include laundry and Sunday, I want to relax!
Monday, January 5, 2009
(In no particular order)
1.) Pray more; worry less.
2.) Read a book or play a game with my kids every day.
3.) Show appreciation for all the things my husband does for our family.
4.) Feed my body with good food (no more candy bars with peanut butter slathered on top or saltines spread with icing).
5.) Buy a new Bible that is easier to understand and READ IT!
6.) Save money and quit buying things we don't really need.
7.) Exercise regularly. (Note to self: Once every few weeks does not constitute "regularly.")
8.) Be crafty--I always have lots of ideas for what I could make/do, but I never seem to get past the idea phase.
9.) Cook more and be patient with my little chefs who want to be a part of every step of the process.
10.) Enjoy my family instead of worrying about schoolwork, laundry, dirty bathrooms, and floors that need to be vacuumed.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Happy anniversary Cody! I love you!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here are a few pictures from our visit to Granny and PaPa Spivey's. We were there on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and got to spend time with all the Spivey aunts, uncles and cousins.
The stockings were hung and peace rang through the house until...
1. I must live in the country before I die.
2. You can't stop laundry.
3. I wish I never had to buy groceries again.
4. Cody, Josie, and Jake have helped me change my life.
5. I know the song Redneck Girl by heart.
6. If I weren't so afraid, I would quit my job and start a photography business.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to taking a LONG bath in my bathtub, tomorrow my plans include celebrating my 10th anniversary with Cody and Saturday and Sunday, I want to get organized and ready to go back to work!
Christmas pictures coming soon! You can go my sister's blog to see pictures of Cody, Jake, and my brother-in-law and nephew hunting in the panhandle. We have some very pretty pheasant feathers that my mother-in-law tried to steal. Jake said no to that idea.