Monday, May 26, 2008
Hi, my name is Kristi, and I am a Webkinz addict.
Do your children have Webkinz? Ben loves them. He asks for them on his birthday, Christmas, etc. He has SEVERAL. If you don't know anything about them, BEWARE! The Ganz company is so smart. They have designed these stuffed animals that come with a code. You then take the code and log in online, and you get to adopt your stuffed animal. When you do, you get "money' to spend on Webkinz to take care of your pet and build them a room. It is crazy. You can earn more "money" by playing games. This is where I come in. From time to time I can get addicted to an online game. Ben introduced me to these games so that I can help him "earn money". There are many games at the arcade. You get to play them for free, and many are games that help you to learn. One particular game that my friend Angie, fellow closet Webkinz junkie, hooked me onto tests how fast you can type. I love this one.
We have had a very stressful time at school and church these last few weeks. I have turned to the Webkinz games for "therapy", but I think I need some help. I just cannot stop playing. I don't have time for this. I have too much to do to sit and play these silly games, but I just cannot stop. Ben and I have the same personality. We realized this a long time ago. We have to limit the time he plays on electronic games. He could sit and do it for hours. We developed a system where he has to read the amount of minutes that he in turn gets to play on some type of electronic game. We keep track of this on a digital bookmark with a timer. I think I need to develop the same system for myself. Maybe I have to do so many hours of housework to earn that amount of time playing on Webkinz. Wait, Rich and I worked in the garden planting for 3 hours today!!!!! Does that mean I get three hours of Webkinz time? Woo Hoo!!!!
Can anyone help me? Do you know of a support group or a 12 step program that I can sign up for? Could anyone be my sponsor?
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I also made some homemade granola from the recipe that "Wendy and Her Lost Boys" posted on her blog. That, with the fresh berries was indeed wonderful! My friend Angie said the granola was also good on top of some vanilla ice cream. I am going to have to try that. The granola was so much cheaper than the expensive cereal that you would buy like it in the store. I am addicted!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
After some shopping we decided to get some dinner at The Rainforest Cafe. We were warned that there is usually a pretty long wait there. We decided we would put our name on our list and then we would do a bit more shopping while we waited. Magic number one, we found out that the wait was only 15 minutes! We were so very excited! Magic number two, they seated us right by the elephants! Ben was so excited! Elephants are his favorites! Our dinner was great. We just had appetizers. It was plenty. While we were inside eating it was raining. We got inside just in time. We went to one more shop and then headed back to the hotel. We thought we might grab a snack at concierge, but everything had been put away. It was okay. We needed to get to bed on the earlier side, we were headed on our early morning safari bright and early.
Monday, May 5, 2008
The look one his face was priceless!
Little did he know that we were staying there in order to be able to go on the Sunrise Safari the next morning. You had to stay at the lodge, concierge, in order to go on this special outing. We checked in at concierge. We were given pins to wear that said it was our Anniversary. We were also given a set of African dolls carved out of wood and dressed in beaded clothing. They told us that it is a traditional anniversary gift in Africa. When arrived in our room to find a BEAUTIFUL view of the savanna. Ben was beside himself! Here are a few pictures of the room and our view.
I shall report on the rest of our first day tomorrow. I must call it a night. I think I will go to bed and dream magical dreams!