Friday, January 15, 2016

January carrots

I just pulled these from the partially frozen earth in my back yard. First of the year! No, wait...the last of last year's! ...or maybe a bit if both.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mice & Mystics on the living room floor

We started Chapter 5 of Mice & Mystics late on Sunday afternoon, but only got through the first room before we had to stop for the evening. It is still sitting out, waiting for us to finish it.

As with any game, there are good things and bad things.  I like the game quite a bit, but my biggest complaint is that, at least while playing with kids, getting through a chapter can be a bit time consuming.  This one is seven rooms long (I think).

Fortunately for me, my oldest daughter is eager to keep playing.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Game night with friends

Some old friends and their kids came over for dinner. Then we stayed up past midnight playing Sheriff of Nottingham, Telestrations, and Beyond Balderdash, with wine, tea, and lots of leftover holiday chocolate. This was, to me, a great way to be closing out the Holidays. Now begins the long slide into the back half of the school year, and the less festive portion of winter. Maybe more hanging out with friends will break up the dreariness.