What a holiday. It's a good thing I decided to write again on a Wednesday so I can just ramble about the holidays!
Over the course of December, we had:
-2 work Christmas parties
-1 birthday party
-2 memorial services
-4 family Christmas parties
-1 sibling sleepover
-1 cousin party
-1 New Years Party
Not to mention the eye doctor appointment, a few double dates, a few single dates, Caleb's all-nighter with the camp teens, buying and wrapping presents, mailing packages, and baking.
Was it fun? Oh yes.
Am I glad it's over? Oh yes.
And I learned a lot of things. Like, when someone asks for gift ideas, be really specific. And diverse in price range.
I also learned that my family does have a black sheep, despite all these years we thought everyone was normal. I, unfortunately, am the black sheep. Why? Because I don't like strategy games. No, let me take that a bit closer to truth. I despise strategy games and I dread nothing more than a round of Settlers of Catan. I realize this is extremely counter-cultural. I realize everyone in my generation is supposed to love Catan and all those other games like that. But I don't. They take so dang long, and they're not fun.
I prefer Uno. Or Pass the Pigs. Or Scrabble. Or Bananagrams. Or Peanuts/Nerts/Dutch Blitz/Double Solitaire/whatever-name-your-family-used-for-this-many-named-game.
It's not that I don't like to think. Obviously, if I enjoy Scrabble, I like thinking. I just don't like strategy games. And I'm the only person in my family - except maybe my dad; he's kinda hard to read.
Well, I guess that's all for now. I believe we're going out to dinner with my sister-in-law tonight, which I expect to be very fun!
Love and Word Games,
P.S. Did you know that painter's tape works on fingernails as well? Paint a base color, let it dry completely, then add tiny strips of painter's tape, press the tape in well, paint over it, and peel off while the second color is still tacky. You could try other patterns, too! This requires patience, fine motor skills, the ability to withstand the smell of nail polish, and a lack of aversion to nail polish and painter's tape getting all over you.