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A Game Plan for {Normal}!?!?!….not sure what that means

Since December 20th we’ve been in ‘holiday mode’, which means… take it easy – play lots of games – go with the flow- play games – snack more – play games – excercise less – eat more – etc…..  We played 35-40 games.


I added a few slash marks here and there so no one would feel bad... 🙂

no more dull eveningsI should have posted this picture on the 20th because, as of today, we’re back to those dull evenings…sniff, sniff.  Truly it is bittersweet.  I am so very ready to try to find my ‘normal’ again ~ not that I actually even know what ‘normal’ is ~ in fact, it’s not uncommon for me to try to establish a new normal for myself, especially at the beginning of each year.  There are so many good {better, best} habits that need to be established in my life, and I have some plans to attack some of those…

  • …which is as good a time as any to reveal another ‘obsession confession’…


I am very drawn to vintage games.  I suppose part of that is because I spent a lot of time as a kid playing games…card games…board games…& never video games.  🙂  And it is such a wonderful, healthy way to spend time together. The ‘Authors’ game that you see on the top shelf is a game that I played as a kid with my uncle…a lot!  When I saw it at a g-sale, I was so excited because the only one I had ever seen was the deck we played with, so I snatched it up.

As I work my way into this ‘new normal’ that I’m dreaming about, I’m watching the snow fall heavy and fast and my heart is so full with love, laughter and wonderful memories that were shared with our children over the past few weeks.

January 6, 2009 Posted by | collection, family, home life | 7 Comments