Sunday, December 25, 2005

Home is Where the Heart Is

Did you ever notice how warm the home gets when it's filled with loving family, laughter and wonderful food? I'm generally always chilly. But today when my family arrived, and we started cooking, we started laughing, talking and just being a family, how warm I got. I actually had to take off my sweater. We then started the marathon Trivial Pursuit game. My nephew Patrick and I started the game earlier in the morning, then as his parents arrived, we added players. We'd stop play to eat or open gifts. Then resume play for an hour or so. This is the millenium edition of the game. And for the longest time no one had more than one or two pie pieces. Ironically, after I started drinking wine, the pie pieces were coming at me like lightening! Needless to say, I won the game. I am ruler of Trivial Pursuit! Challengers need to step up to the plate!!

Hope each of you had a most wonderful holiday how ever you chose to spend it. The Rev. is skiing, Mark was in the the deep, blue ocean (hopefully), Dean was home in Germany, thankfully safe and sound, the rest of us took the traditional approach with family/friends. I hope all of your homes, hearts and/or tummies were filled with warmth in some way.


Coyote Mike said...

I think I drank an entire bottle of wine myself. My parents get funny when I'm drinking.

And my nephew (one year old on New Years Eve) is super cute.

michaelm said...

Nice observation.
& Yes, I was very warm.
(and my Buddaball Ham came out spectacular!)


mattandriver said...

At our home we have yet another day of the warm family stuff.

Christmas usually lasts a few days here. Normal life starts back up tomorrow. That’s gona suck!

Bone said...

I challenge you to a game of 80's Trivial Pursuit. So take off your sweater. It's gonna get hot in hur!

Carnealian said...

Sounds like everyone had a great holiday! Wine, Buddaball ham and all!

Bone, game one dude!

InterstellarLass said...

Oooh! I wanna play! I love Trivial Pursuit. Except the sports category. I suck at that. Can't ever get the pie unless I get some one-off lame-ass leisure question. That's why I like playing partners with a guy. Use his knowledge for sports and I cover the rest of the categories. ;)