(Don't judge- I didn't spend any money!)
A few weeks ago I checked our credit card and noticed we had a TON of reward points. (We started using our credit card for every day purchases last year so we could get the points. Why not get that free money, right?!) I started browsing the categories and noticed that the Wii Sports Resort game was available for purchase. Say whaaat?
The Mr. had been dying to try this ever since he heard about it, so I decided to "buy" it and surprise him. It came in earlier this week and it's been really fun. I like the wide variety of sports (twelve) compared to the original Wii Sports, which only had five. I have a few favorites- frisbee, wake boarding, air sports and table tennis- and a few that I am no so good at- canoeing and biking.
And even though the MotionPlus sensor is supposed to make things more realistic, I wouldn't always say that's the case. For example- I've started getting better at real life golf, and the Mr. is really good at it, but on the Wii it's still not 100% intuitive. If you take a "normal" golf swing, it ends up yanking it one way or another. The Mr. has been able to work around it, but it's seriously throwing me for a loop. Which might be why I like air sports... What could be hard about flying a plane and shooting balloons? :)
It's sad (and stupid) that Nintendo didn't include the MotionPlus sensor in their original design, but I am glad they've improved on it. My biggest gripe? No tennis! I was really hoping they would have a new and improved game, but nada.
Bottom line- worth the money.
I made a killer (in my opinion) eggplant parmesan and a mediocre at best frittata last week. I actually added some tomatoes and squash to the frittata recipe and it was not good. I am thinking I didn't cook the potatoes long enough or something, but I will not be trying that recipe again.
On Monday I spent three hours cooking up the meals for the week. Some food was about to go bad and I had a bunch of recipes to try, so cooking seemed like the logical step. Plus the Mr. was at his softball games all night so I could make as much noise as I wanted. I made another baked ziti (when the Mr. loves a dish, you gotta stick with it) with homemade garlic bread to go along with it. Two thumbs up for both! I also made this zucchini and squash pizza, and it is delish. A bit too lemony for me, but it's not enough to make me stop eating it. Now I know for next time to use a little less. It's still a great summer snack for those hot and humid days. Last on the menu was a tomato basil chicken pasta, which I have yet to try.
Here are the flowers from week four:
Now that's enough about week four. Onto week five!
I had asked some friends that have been there (or lived there) what they recommended doing. Of course we got a wide range of answers, but there were a few things that kept popping up- the zoo, the aquarium and Stone Mountain Park- plus we already had tickets to see a Braves game.
We actually ended up buying all our tickets this past weekend for everything I just mentioned plus the World of Coca-Cola and Six Flags. We're not planning on going to Six Flags, but I found a deal that gave you tickets to five things for the price of like three. So I was all over that. And the Mr.'s extra happy because we get to see two Braves games while we're there :)
There were a few other things that caught our eye, but it's ultimately going to depend on how much time we have. We're only going to be there for four days, but who knows when we'll get down there again? So we've got a few things on backup- the Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Park, the MLK Historic site and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. So much to see, so little time.
This is also going to be our anniversary present to each other, so we'll probably go out for a nice dinner one night. I've been doing some research on great places to eat, but if you have a suggestion feel free to throw it out!
I posted here about finding some small mirrors to go over our headboard and unfortunately I haven't had any luck finding more. I decided to give up hope, so I returned the five mirrors I already had. It was so sad to see them being put on the "returns" cart, but it was nice seeing how much money went back into our account.
My latest obsession, which seems a bit more doable, is doing something like this:
Ideally I'd like to find something big like this but with a mirror, however, I'd be really happy to find just the window frame. Obviously nothing is going to happen anytime soon, because like I said here we're not buying anything we don't need. And we certainly don't need that.
Speaking of not spending money, the first week has gone really well. We're sticking to only buying necessities and it feels good. The rest of this week should go by quickly- the Mr. has two double header softball games and I plan on doing a big house cleaning. Maybe pulling out some things to sell and other things to give away.
Happy Monday everyone!