Yesterday afternoon I decided to teach Brylee and Griffin how to play cards. Skip Boo in fact, as it's the only cards I have in the house I think?
Anyway, we played about 5 rounds of the game, both kids really enjoyed it, and I sure did!
I haven't played cards in years, I used to play with Steve and other family members till shit hit the fan a few years ago. Then no more cards.
I really missed it.
After dinner last night, Brylee and I sat down to play another game of Skip Boo... and OMGOSH!!! Stew said he would play a game with us too!
Why OH MY GOSH???
Because Stew hasn't played cards in over 17 years! The last time he played cards was with me, and my brother Vern.
Vern used to come home from Indonesia and stay with us, and we ALWAYS played cards together, the three of us. It was like a tradition with us! We loved playing, the competition was fierce.
So, when Vern died, Stew never played cards again. I don't know if it was a conscious decision not to play cards again? But he never did, till last night.
I hope he continues to play cards with us, because I LOVE PLAYING CARDS, and have missed it so much.
ABOVE: My gardens yesterday, after those F*#king chickens had been in and raked all the bark everywhere. I'm now on the warpath.
Next time I see them I am going to let the dogs out... THAT should scare them off surely?
Clearly the chicken's owners are not confining them as they are supposed to.
If I wanted chickens in my yard, I'd GET ME OWN! Grrrrr. The chicken owners have been asked to keep them out of our yards, both ours and our neighbour's. What else can we do?
Even if we chicken fence proof OUR YARD, they can still just walk in our front driveway. I'm damned if I'm going to go to the expense of getting a huge wire gate to keep them out! Not my chickens, not my expense.
Off to get the kids to school/kindy, then do the grocery shopping.
Well Brylee and I are in Hamilton.. we came in to do the grocery shopping. We have been here for 2 and a half hours and yeah.... probably won't be doing it! We are having too much fun scoping out the shops in town.
I have found THE MOST AMAZING, TOTALLY ME dessert bowl!
Wait till you see it! You are going to either LOVE it... or HATE it. **smiles**
RIGHT. I wanted to find a 'trifle bowl', one with straight up and down sides ... for christmas. But I couldn't find one big enough... so Brylee and I hunted everywhere in Hamilton. Finally, we went into The Importer, where I found this:
ABOVE: A fish bowl!!! How bloody cool is that???
ABOVE: Now I need 20 people to help eat the dessert I just made!
What do you think of it? I want everyone to tell me... like or not?
***Obviously I shall need to practise making the layers... but I'm fairly happy with it as a first attempt.
Well I'm happy to say we had NO PROBLEMS getting the dessert out of the 'bowl'. 😋
Time to wind down for the evening. I'm really tired tonight... shopping is exhausting!