Good morning! How ya all doing? Any turkey hangovers out there? Shopping hangovers?
I am good, I did not eat a lot of turkey and for the first time since I can remember we decided to vote “NO” on the going out and battling the crowds for a few reasons:
1. It is Minnesota and it is COLD
2. We were not in the mindset to deal with pushy people and long lines
3. There was really nothing any of thought we had to have.
I am so glad we did not go. The looking through the sale ads and planning our attack takes so much time out of our just hanging together. It is usually Justin and I who are crazy enough to go, leaving Brad who goes home and Al who watches a little tv and then goes to bed.
This year, we hung out, played board games, watched movies, and stayed warm.
The one game we played that I LOVE is Book Lovers Scrabble.
My friend Gail found me this little treasure and it is a lot of fun. It is basically Scrabble but you can earn bonus points for literary words (you know like “novel, writing, book) and you can earn extra points for using words in a book title and even an author’s name as long as you can recite the full title of the book you are referring to or the author’s name.
Another fun part of this game are the cards called Plot Twists. Each player has three at all time and they can be played one per turn. As you can see they are super fun and game changing. I had one that said that all players must put their current titles in the middle and we all re-pick from those. My son had one that said you could ask the other players if they had a letter you needed (such as an “A”) and if we had it we had to give it to them.
In the end… Justin won.
Justin (far right) looks like he is too good for us “losers”… Brad (far left) was about 100 points behind him and I was more than that. He smoked us! 🙂
After board games we watched, Blended, 22 Jump Street, Maleficent, and just because I like to throw a little educational movie into our holidays (ask Justin – one year we watched The Boy In The Striped Pajamas for Easter); we watched And The Band Played On.
Today, Justin and I will be making Pumpkin Rolls before he needs to head back home to St. Paul. Al and Brad are working. Once the house is quiet today I will be back into a good read. It is starting to snow and I have no where I need to go. A perfect plan.
As for now… my home is quiet. Al is already gone… Justin is still sleeping. COFFEE CUP and I are at the kitchen table, plotting and planning what this weekend will look like. 🙂
What do the next few days look like for you? Are they crazy busy? Or nice and mellow?