November 27, 2011

Brownies, Laptops, and Twister


For the first time ever, we had the whole week off for Thanksgiving. Some of us – well, pretty much all of us — still had work to do, so the living room was filled with laptops, books, and papers, but the atmosphere was pretty relaxed. Many of our extra kids, home for the holiday, stopped in. Quick played chess with With-a-Why. Film Guy made brownies. Older Neighbor Boy told stories about the culinary institute he’s attending. The gang stayed up one night playing Taboo, and then, for reasons beyond my understanding, they got out the game Twister, a game that gets really absurd when most of the players are over six feet tall. 


Seeking Solace said...

Sounds like a lovely time!

Lomagirl said...

Read your Blog archive for November like a poem-
If only I had some tap shoes-
The whole world is watching,
written in the snow,
And the world has somehow shifted.
Morning walk in southern city,
Sunshine and conversation.
Just a bit more sunshine-
When the shadows reach me
in the barnyard....

liz said...


jo(e) said...

Lomagirl: Oh, that's cool.

Jeff said...

That's great. I took most of last week off since my daughter had the entire week off from was an adjustment getting back into a work routine today. :)

Kyla said...

We all had the week off (well, I went in to school for an exam one day) and it was SO nice! Glad you guys had a wonderful week together, too.