January 4, 2009

Colds Suck

Posted in Family, Miles, Seasons, Video Game Systems, Weather tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:50 pm by smilinshell11

So much for updating quickly.  I came down with a cold New Years Eve and have been feeling super lazy.  Ask me what I have done over the past couple of days and I wouldn’t be able to tell you because I did nothing!  Okay, that’s not totally true.  Yesterday my mom, sister, and I went up to Seattle to get a massage at Ummelina .   Ahhh is all I have to say.  We went there last year and you can’t beat all that is included for $90.  It starts with a foot massage and tea in their relaxation room.  You are then taken to get an hour massage (so wonderful).   After that. you head to a shower that is to die for.  They use all organic and natural products so you don’t come out feeling like you were covered by an oil slick.  Then you head back to the relaxation room for more tea and a warm towel around your neck and back.  I’m relaxed just thinking about it. 🙂

So backing up a little bit, Mr. Charming had ACL knee replacement surgery the middle of December.  He did a clean tear playing soccer a couple of months ago.   He had his other one done about 7-8 years ago so he knew what was coming.  Since he was going to be at home for a few weeks, we decided to get Netflix. I know, I know, we are like the last people on the block to do so. 🙂 It is super nice to also be able to watch movies and shows through the Xbox 360.

We also had snow: Lots of snow.  So much that I really was starting to hate it after oh day 2.  The worse part is getting out of our driveway (which is on a small hill) onto the hill in front of our road to get down the hill. Yes, lots of hill + snow = me not driving.  Thankfully I had loaded up on food and we had no place we needed to go. We did have a white Christmas which was kind of fun.

For Christmas, we went to my parent’s house that morning and then Mr. Charming’s family came over (his parents, two sisters, brother-in-law, and our nephew). We had a wonderful time spending the day with family.  Note to self for next year though, remember to pull out the ham and defrost it….Oops! 🙂

With that, it’s time for me to take a break.  Next update will be Guide Dog related.  🙂


May 6, 2008

Mario Kart and Wii Fit

Posted in Gym, Mr. Charming, Video Game Systems, Video Games tagged , , , , , at 3:05 pm by smilinshell11

Last weekend while Mr. Charming was in Las Vegas, he picked up Mario Kart for the Wii and 3 extra wheels.  This is one of the main reasons we got the Wii as I LOVE racing games and actually find that every once in awhile, I can beat Mr. Charming at it.  I have to say the wheel takes some getting use to as I tended to over correct.  I found the easiest combo to be the nunchuck with Wii remote.  It’s a really fun game to play I have to say. 

I’m looking forward to Wii Fit which is due out the middle of May. I’m hoping it will get me through the long winter months when I don’t feel like going to the gym even though I should. Speaking of the gym, I really need to get my lazy butt back in the swing of things. I have to look sexy when Mr. Charming gets back (he already thinks I am, but ladies you know how that goes) 🙂

January 27, 2008

Lots of games; video games that is

Posted in Mr. Charming, Video Game Systems, Video Games tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:03 pm by smilinshell11

Last night Mr. Charming (he agreed on the name) and I beat Mario Party 8 for the Wii. He took out Bowser in the final round with a dead battery Wiimote so it was a harder fight than it should have been. 🙂 I told him he would be good at killing Bowser since he is so good at Xbox LIVE playing Halo 3. Mr. Charming has an enthusiasm (not an obsession) for video game systems. The Charming house hold has the following:
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Nintendo 64 (N64)
Gameboy Advance
Sega Genesis
Xbox (Original)
Xbox 360
PlayStation 1
PlayStation 2

Plus most of the games, remotes, and accessories that come with each. The funny thing is we have no kids so most of the older consoles (except the Wii and 360) are actually out to play with. Neither of us had any of these consoles growing up so I guess we are making up for lost time.

With that, I think it’s time for me to drag him to the mall…