Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day Three-Hundred Forty-Eight: Christmas Ramble

Blog post for 12-25

Merry Christmas, blog.

Though you’ll probably be reading this on Tuesday or Wednesday, which will not be Christmas. Nevertheless, I hope you had a good one.

Today was good. The whole family made it in shortly after lunchtime. Gift exchange was chaotic and awesome. Robbie has approximately several billion bulldozer-themed Christmas presents now. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when we get home and Bob the Builder is now fighting for air time against If I Were a Digger.

The window in our bedroom today looked like something from a Christmas card. The sunlight reflecting off of J.D.’s pond, a thick blanket of snow covering the yard, the wooden fence in the background with further snow-covered fields stretching to the horizon. Beautiful.

Actually, a lot of you probably received that picture via text this morning. I’m sure it lost a little something in the translation.

Currently typing this while my wife, her three sisters, and their mother play a rousing game of Phase 10. For those who don’t know, Phase 10 is possibly the longest card game in existence. It’s the Risk of card games. I anticipate this could be going on when we’re trying to load up the car to leave for home on Monday. We’ll have to take breaks between loads in the back of the car so Kim can take her turn.

I don’t know how all these bulldozers and excavators are going to fit into the car, by the way. Part of this is my fault, because I got Kim a huge present this year, and it took up almost half of the space in the trunk. It’ll work out.

Also, a game called Farkle is quite popular around these parties. Has anybody out there ever played Farkle? It’s a dice-rolling game, and Robbie is now addicted to it. As far as I can tell, it’s a game where you roll dice and randomly call out point values, and after every couple of turns you argue about the rules.

Okay, that should be enough random chatter to substantiate blogging for today. Again, Merry Christmas!