Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy. Here’s her website: Miserly Moms
Miserly is an okay term. Just means you’re watching your money. Scrooge-y and Cheap are not good terms.
Every season of Everybody Loves Raymond – this all started because my father-in-law said once, in an off-hand manner, that I reminded him of Deborah from the show. I didn’t think this was a good thing. Now I’m studying the show to see if it is or not. Whaddya think?
Top Chef: Las Vegas: Yum. Although, I really rather enjoyed Top Chef Masters.
What are you watching?
Schooling. Violin lessons. Violin performance at GG’s house. Really wish I had time to practice the piano. I spend so much time telling the girls they need to practice – and I rarely have the chance to sit down and practice myself. I’d probably be a lot better at the piano if I actually played it once in a while! What do you wish you had time to practice?
My LDWB (Long Distance Workout Buddy) and I both bought the Wii Active Trainer. We did the 30 Day Challenge (20 workouts in 30 days using the Trainer). Today is my last day! In case you’re considering buying it, let me review it for you:
– A lot of the exercises are fun – playing tennis, volleyball, basketball and inline skating. There are drills for those sports and they are entertaining.
-But a lot of the exercises are just straightforward squats and squat jumps and using the resistance band (included with the purchase of the game) to do arm exercises. It is still work.
-The workouts themselves only last about 20-30 minutes and are not expending enough calories to really do much help. Both LDWB and I added additional cardio at the gym. I suppose it would be enough if you had just started working out (not that I’m the workout queen, I’m just saying, if you’re brand new to exercising – yes, it would be good.)
-The most frustrating thing of all was the remotes and the nunchuck, which you had to insert in this pocket on a “belt” you wear around your thigh. Well, after the second time of trying that, I stopped using the belt and just held the nunchuck down on my thigh. This was annoying and also led to me discovering that if you just raise the nunchuck up and down in the right rhythm, the pretend trainer thinks you did the squat jump. I’m just saying it can easily lead down a road of cheater-y. The bad side of that is that both LDWB and I found ourselves actually yelling out LOUD to the pretend trainer when he would say comments such as, “Come on, I could do better than that on my off day.” Ooh, snap. I was so mad. So sometimes the remote just wouldn’t register on the Wii and it would stop and reprimand you for not giving 100%. Whatev.
So, all in all, I rate the Wii Trainer a 7 out of 10. Useful for the arm exercises and squats – which I was not doing on my own, but not useful for cardio. Great for beginners. (Oh, and if you want to buy mine, I’m selling it for $20! Retails at $45-60.)