Sunday, March 20, 2011

Guilty Pleasures

Though it doesn’t exactly fall under the category of “simple living,” we got a Wii. One of Greg’s co-workers was selling a new one with a nice discount and seeing as how this is the only game system I’ve decided to allow in our house, (because of the activity involved, of course) we caved. So we borrowed a friend’s balance board and I got pretty active on the Wii Fit Plus. I’m a fan. We also enjoyed a Saturday night movie through our instant streaming Netflix on our television with the Wii.

And then there was this:

For just $5 I got to reminisce back to 5 years old and wallow in all the mushrooms, turtles, and fire-spitting plants I could remember! I impressed myself by being able to recall many of the hidden power stars, money boxes, free men and secret tunnel pipes after decades of not playing. And if that wasn’t enough to take up all the free time I have, I spent another $5 on the Nintendo game I always wanted but we never bought: Super Mario Bros. 3!

I literally felt guilty for the entire half hour I played. I wasn’t avoiding any work that needed to be done though. I think this was just a deeply engrained guilt that has been planted in me somewhere along the way that playing video games is a waste of time and completely unproductive.

So, I also made this today:

With the sweet honey butter, it was the perfect afternoon dessert.

By the way, is anyone reading this? A couple people have told me they are but I would love it if people would start commenting. It would be great to know who my readers are, so please comment every once in a while.


Jenna said...

I'm reading. Good to know about the bread, because when I saw it on Smitten Kitchen I felt it needed to be made.

Kessa said...

Indeed, it does need to be made. It was not the best bread I've ever had, but it was fluffy and with the honey butter it seemed like a light dessert. Thanks for commenting! Even if you are my only reader, I'll write for you and me. :)

The Woodards said...

Hi, I don't know you, but I love your blog. I am also a believer in simplifying life. We don't have a Wii, but my husband does play Super Mario often on the computer. Sadly, I never played growing up, since I had two brothers who mostly used all the time on our little Nintendo. We grew up reading books and playing together more than in front of any video game system. Anyways, keep writing. That bread looks delicious!

Kessa said...

Glad to have a reader that I know. You just made my day! Thanks for commenting. How did you find my blog?

The Woodards said...

Well, first I was just playing around on blogger and discovered the "Next Blog" button. For a little while I just went around reading random blogs and then I was like "I wonder if there is anyone in Waco who has similar interests to mine?" (My husband and I are moving to Waco this summer so I've been trying to find different ways of connecting with people there once we move). Anyways, all that to say, I found you, and I thought your blog was super interesting, so I've been reading it since... That sounds kind of creepy, but I promise that wasn't my intent. :)