Thursday, November 26, 2009

ThanksGiving at the Brown House

Busy day today. The kids helped me get everything ready and Greg cooked. I don't mind so much just doing the dishes. After the food, a loud and raucous game of Munchkin--a card game similar to Dungeons and Dragons. I couldn't figure out the rules, but enjoyed crocheting and watching the kids play.

Thanksgiving Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen favorite games to play after eating Thanksgiving dinner. Or any family dinner for that matter.

1. Poker--We're a real gambling savvy family. Even my ten year old can bluff with the best adult.
2. Apples to Apples--As long as I get the 'electric chair' card.
3. Munchkin--Don't ask me the rules, I just pretend I know what I'm doing.
4. Progressive Rummy--I love this game, I usually win.
5. Greed--Dice game that rewards daring and insanity.
6. Bullshit--My kids are just full of 'it'. LOL
7. Monopoly--Pass go and collect $200 dollars.
8. Wii Bowling--Finally, an game that might let us work off that extra helping of stuffing.
9. Uno Attack--Draw Four! Everybody!
10.Scrabble--The writer in me does have a slight advantage here.:)
11.Boggle--See reason above.
12.Life--Takes forever but never a dull moment.
13.Scattegories--Keep those answers PG rated!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My TTT Reasons to go to the Gym

Also posted on Writer's Retreat Blog.

For this week’s Thursday Thirteen I thought I’d list the reasons why I should go to the gym. I was a good girl this week, been there twice! I’d love to get back to where it’s a habit, not something I forget.
1. Exercise has been proven to relieve depression and I so don’t want to go back on the Paxil.
2. Exercise releases endorphins, nature’s own pain relievers. Helps with the arthritis the cold weather brings on.
3. Increased flexibility can never be a bad thing.
4. Better quality sleep, not that I’ve ever had trouble sleeping. 
5. Increased lung capacity. As an asthmatic it’s the next best thing to a lung transplant.
6. Improved self image and sense of well being. That’s right, I work out! Bragging rights galore.
7. Nice excuse for some more ‘me’ time. No phones, nagging kids or chores to do while I’m there.
8. Better memory recall. No sense in learning all the things I have and not being able to use them. Now, what was I saying? I’ve lost my train of thought. Oh, yeah; list. Right.
9. Longer life expectancy. Good reason!
10. Improved bone density. No broken hips for me in my old age. (Note to self, this doesn’t negate the bad effects of Diet Coke on Calcium absorption! Keep the Big Gulps to one a day.)
11. More resistance to infection and in flu season that can’t be over rated!
12. Weight Loss, need I say more?
13. I already paid for it! I pay my monthly dues whether I use the facilities or not and I hate to waste money!