My dad and I love to hang out together and play a card game he made up. Since he’s super good with cards, I have a hard time beating him. Let me rephrase that: The times I’ve beaten him at this game can probably be counted with one hand. On one finger of that hand. Yeah, it’s that bad. Winning isn’t the point of this game for me (it couldn’t be, because I would be doomed if it were!), but I still try and win. Like, trying really hard. Anyways. I have tons of fun getting the time with Dad. My dad is totally amazing about finding time to do special things with each of his kids. It’s often during these games that I talk over ideas I have for my books and that kind of stuff.
The other day though! The other day… I actually WON! Now, we won’t mention the fact that dad was sick and that he unknowingly gave me some advice that scored me the winning move. We’ll just focus on the fact that I was the winner! 🙂
|Points are bad in this game.|
|This picture is totally unposed.|
Of course we’ve been playing Settlers of Caton until half of the kids declare they’ll never play it again… only to be drafted into another game of it the next day. As you can see, the board has expanded somewhat since we got it on Christmas Eve….
|I’m red and was in third place with 11 points.|
Among other things that have been going on:
Yelling and cheering right after the New Year is ushered in (while Face Timing with some of our friends who were still stuck in 2013. We assured them 2014 was pretty great).
Writing down goals and plans about how to accomplish them.
Planning and starting new books.
Reading The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey which I had to do for my job, but it was pretty great cause it also counts toward my goal of 50 books this year.
Memorizing Proverbs 1:5-7.
Taking beautiful, brainstorming walks down our amazing country roads.
What have you been up to?