Monday, January 11, 2010

Thinking My Good Thoughts

I can't believe it is Monday again already.   I think I am somewhat tired, so I have a little bit of that cotton-headed feeling going on.  It is actually rather pleasant, as though I am lightly sedated :-)

It was a fine weekend.  I had my busy Saturday at work.  Saturday evening I met DR over at Kick Back Dude's house.  Princess Diva made us delicious tacos and burritos for dinner.  After the kids went to bed we played Taboo.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here or not, but in my family we aren't really into games.  I'm not entirely sure why...we just...say no!  But DR loves games and Princess Diva does too.  And playing Taboo did turn out to be fun, even though Kick Back Dude and I were the weakest links.  We kept switching partners, but you was clear who the stronger players were :-)  Very late night, but as I said, fun.

Sunday was a quiet day at home.  I cannot extol the virtues of a peaceful afternoon spent doing nothing more taxing than catching up with the DVR and holding hands with someone you lurve.  In the evening, after DR headed for home, I took Handsome Lad to Barnes and Nobel.  He is very into art right now.  His Christmas was mostly about art supplies (and clothes...he loves clothes).  Anyway, he wanted to go look at the art books and I am always up for the bookstore.  He ended up choosing a book on drawing the human figure, which he claims is where his interest lies, but that could be true of most 12 year old boys...  He also chose a skateboarding magazine and a sketch pad.  I wanted to buy many things, but have a heard time purchasing books.  I mean, I work in a library.  It feels silly to pay money for things that, at least in theory, I could get for free.  That is why I love getting books as gifts.  If someone else gets it for me, I don't have to have that conflicted feeling.  Just saying.

This morning, I was suprised to hear from WTG.  He was only calling though, to see if I knew something he knew...or if he'd get to tell me.  I guess yesterday sometime, Princess Diva decided to go off to Illinois to visit a friend.  She loaded the children up in the car and off they went.  I hadn't heard a word.  Not that they need to consult me, but I felt sort of...surprised, I guess.   I'm not sure how WTG heard...I assume Kick Back Dude called him.  I just had to laugh and say, well, no I hadn't heard anything about it, my goodness.  So, I guess she and the kids will be gone for at least the next couple of weeks.  Makes me a little blue, truthfully.  Some weeks I see them a lot and it can get overwhelming almost.  But the thought of them being so far away for so long does make me sad. 

Otherwise, today is fine, moving quickly.  DR has a job interview today and I am feeling really positive about it.   So, as the title of this post says, I am thinking my good thoughts....for him and for Princess Diva and the kids traveling and for anyone else who could use some.

Here is a short quiz to see if you were paying attention...
Which Taboo was at our gathering on Saturday night?  Was it:
 A) Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas?  Or was it
B) Taboo the Game of Unspeakable Fun? 


Ananda girl said...

I have never played your game of unspeakable fun... my family only goes for card games like Hearts or Spades. I am terrible at board games and anything involving miming. I do like rock trivia.

I will think good thoughts for them too!

MrManuel said...

Not into games?!?! Blasphemous! We used to play games a lot when we were younger - me and my family with my friends and their parents. I got older and it stopped. Recently, my friends and I have gotten into games like Taboo again and we love it. Game nights rock!

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Thinking good thoughts for the family.. Being away from family can be a downer sometimes.. As for games.. I LOVE playing board games.. HUbby on the other hand isn't a game player.. well yes he is, just not board games.. He loves to play RPG on the computer.. I would love to have a game night with the family..

Churlita said...

I'm not much into board games either, but Stinky loves them.

Weird about the daughter-in-law taking off with the kids. You think they would have mentioned it when you were over there.

Your Sundays sound heavenly.

Tara said...

I'd say Taboo, the game of unspeakable fun. Just a guess, though.

I love that game! We use to play it when my brothers would visit. The little buzzer can get tiresome, though, when people keep hitting it.

Good luck to DR with the job interview!

laura b. said...

Ananda: I feel like with so many games I am just not quick enough or something. My brain doesn't work right! But I am trying :-)
DR's family likes card games too...and both he and Princess Diva play poker online. sigh.

MrManuel: Isn't it funny? It is like you grow up playing or you don't. I might learn to love game nights with a few more that don't destroy my fragile ego :-)

Mrs: I think part of my game playing problem is self-consciousness...maybe BHM has that too.
And yes, even though I get fed up with seeing everyone when it feels like too much, I think it is worse when they are away and I have no choice.

Churlita: Affection for board games must be one of those recessive traits or something.
Oddly, I am given to understand that this trip was not even conceived of when I saw them. It was very spur of the moment apparently.
And thank you, my Sunday did feel like a little bit of heaven.

Tara: Ding, ding, ding! Correct!
haha! We chose not to use the buzzer and that probably saved the night for us less competant players.
He has to go back today (Tuesday), so keep up the good thoughts! Thanks!!!

NoRegrets said...

And how was the interview?

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Thanks for asking. It was one of those 'We'll call you in a day or two' things. Pffft.