Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!

We finally got hit! It's been missing us all winter, we have had barely an inch at one time. It's been nice! That little streak ended last night!

We got about 11 inches. Brian is working from home today, and working at home... shoveling!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All's Quiet on the Midwestern Front....

I tell you it's been really quiet here... which I rather enjoy. Once you have a year of Hell, you never take the "quiet" for granted again.

Let's see saw two movies last week...

Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman, who just looks wonderful for 71, and Emma Thompson. I like both these actors but it should of been called "Last Resort" because that's when you should see it. It's terribly slow, takes place in London and you could actually feel the time difference, it felt like it was five hours long.

Then with Collin and a friend (don't worry we didn't sit by them) we saw "Paul Blart, Mall Cop", it's rated PG, and it was really really funny! Cute, not very "kiddy" at all. Adam Sandler was a producer and I always like the music in his movies, you can tell he picks them himself, and it always 80's or 90's music, and there is always a song you have totally forgot about and then you hear it and remember you loved it.

In "50 First Dates" it was this one...
311 "Whenever"

"The Wedding Singer"....
Elvis Costello "Everyday I write the book"

......and totally forgot about this one till we saw "Mall Cop"
Survivor "I can't hold back"

I'm not a huge Adam Sandler fan, but I always like the music in his movies, yes even "Zohan". Okay, maybe not "Zohan". :-)

We just got missed with a snow storm, looks like it hit Georgia's.... sorry, well not really, just glad it's not here! :-)

....missing the 80's.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mii and Wii

Okay, I did the Wii Fit the other day. When you first log on it, it will ask you all sorts of questions about your height, year you were born, birth date, etc. Then it weighs you. It was about 4 pounds off, but I think that was because it was on carpet.

It calculates your BMI, and tells you if you are overweight or not. Then somewhere in there your little Mii either shrinks or gets bigger! My Mii, got a wee bigger, that was a bit depressing to watch!

Me as a Mii!
Brian has informed me my real Mii on the Wii is much better looking!

You do these little balance things and then it pops out your age Wii Fit age.

Then it has four areas of exercises, Yoga, Aerobic, Strength, and Balance. I think... I could be wrong. It gives you about four exercises in each category to start, and you can have a demo of each one and then you start doing it.

You can pick your own trainer, male or female. I picked a male since I don't want to look at a cartoon figure thinner than me bossing me around!

Wii Trainer, let's call him Sven!

That first time on there took me about 90 minutes to do 30 minutes of exercises. But a lot of that was putting info in, learning how to do the exercises, shooing the puppy away and trying to figure out how to use the Wii! I had never used it before.

I didn't feel like I got much of a workout, but my thighs sure hurt the next day. Now that I have what to do down, I'm sure the next time will go smoother and faster and be more productive.

I'm on the last season of Remington Steele and have been fighting a cold so I've been sticking to the bike for the last couple of days.

There is nothing better than shedding some pounds to a young Pierce Brosnan!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Pierce!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yikes! It's January!

I am not sure where the days went, I'm sure they are around here somewhere! Here are the days I'm looking for:

December 16th - I picked up Ian from school, his last exam was that night so he got out a few days early.

December 24th - It was just us here for Christmas Eve, made a prime rib, ate entirely too much of it. We let the kids open their big gift early since Rock Bank II got here earlier than expected, meaning before Christmas. We played that night, I only sang, funny how when I sing the dogs start barking and attack me! But lo and behold I scored rather high with the songs I was familiar with, a few bars of "Hungry like a wolf" anyone? Yes, it was on "Easy"!

December 25th - We opened our gifts in the morning. I got a Wii Fit ... very cool! (actually I haven't used it yet) Brian's parents, Aunt Sylvia, Barry and the kids all made the trek out here for Christmas Day. More beef, a roast beef in the crock pot (I was getting sick of cooking), pies coming out of our doompas. I ate so much on Christmas Eve I had a couple of scoops of mashed potatoes on Christmas and thats it! More gifts and more Rock Band.

The dogs opening their gifts, they are the only ones that dont run from the camera.

December 27th - Brian and I went to Chicago for the day. Ian worked, and Collin decided to stay here and doggie wrangle. It was raining cats and dogs in Chicago, the entire day. We had lunch with Sandy and Mike, and then met up with Georgia, Will, Jamie, Kim, Mike, Renee, Elise and Waylon ... I mean Scotty for dinner. It's a bit trying to drive 3 hours home with a full tummy at 9:30 at night.

December 28th - Ian bought Daddy and Collin Purdue basketball tickets for Christmas so they had to leave for the game at 2. At noon, we discovered for some reason our sump pump stopped pumping and we had a bunch of water in the basement. Saturated carpet by the excercise area, the TV, and the back bedroom. Thank the heavens I bought a carpet cleaner last fall and we got a major portion of it sucked up. Took awhile to dry and then all it needed was a good steam cleaning and deorderizing. (which actually didn't happen till today)

New Years Eve - Ian was out, Collin had three kids over, Brian was in bed at 9 sick, and I don't have a clue what I did that night.

January 2nd - Brian and I went to Dallas for the weekend to visit Brian and Cheryl and their herd of dogs! We went to the Canton Flea Market which we are told is one of the biggest in the states, and we made it through two sections, our legs were tired and my Brian couldn't handle any more obese men in overalls. If we weren't flying home, I would of bought tons .... some cool furniture there! Sunday we had dinner with two net friends Angela and Ren, they took us to this local family style restaurant called Babes. It was great chicken, but not as great as Angela and Ren.

From the 6th on, not sure where those days went. Brian went back to work, Collin back to school, and Brian also got Bronchitis, and were packing up Ian to go back to school on Sunday.

And that brings us to Saturday, January 10th, 2008


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