My son and my nephew were playing video games together. Junior turns 6 in 10 days, my nephew will in 5 months. Listening to them tonight was like watching the Leominster city council on the local cable access channel.
I don’t even know what game they were playing, but they spent 30 minutes arguing over which of them had picked red, thereby totally blowing all the time they had available to play the game. Both of them were too stubborn to just say “okay, you can be red” because they had reduced it to who was right and who was wrong about who had picked it first. What was at stake wasn’t being red, it was being correct. They lost site of what was important, which was to just pick a color and play the game.
I did take the time to point all this out to Junior on the ride home and he got very upset when he realized they’d blown it. I heard snuffling in the back seat, and when asked I was told he was feeling sorry for himself. Well, hey, no need for me to point out that’s what he was doing.
He says next time he’ll say “okay, you can be red” but part of me sees a lot of Jody in him, and I’m the kind of gal who would rather be right than just about anything else, which is why I’d make a lousy politician.
So I have less than a week to accomplish all the things I’d intended to do in 2003. I’d better get started today. So what should I start with, playing the guitar or writing a book?
I’m trying to finish the book I’m reading. It’s a lovely romance novel – of course, in this case lovely means “includes a character who has her face removed”. Cause you know, romance isn’t everything (or so they tell me). I have to remember to put more seed in the bird feeder today, while the weather is lovely and I won’t have to walk in four feet of snow.
I think I’m going to try to get a walk of some kind in today. It looks great out!
None of my favorite blogs have been updated, my traffic here is about half what it normally is…what, you guys took the day off?
Actually, I didn’t because I’m a contractor. No work = no pay, and I can’t do two days this week, y’know?
I went out at lunch to buy some DVD+R disks, because stupid me didn’t know that DVD-R disks were incompatible. There’s a plus, you see, that apparently means “In addition, we are going to mess you up good by restricting which media we will recognize”. I thought we had a bad drive. Thank God for the internet, clearing up that mystery. Stupid lack of standards. Anyone want to buy a 10-pack of DVD-R disks cheap?
I am working on another entry for the blog that requires a little research, and like I said, I’m working right now, so you’ll have to see it later. (i.e. Come back several times today to look to see if it’s posted yet.)
…and happy Jesus’s birthday!
Got some pretzels in the Easy Bake Oven, what more could a girl ask for?
Santa did good…yesterday when we started wrapping, I was worried there was too much but it turns out a lot of the girfts went to my mom’s for them and my niece and nephew. I think we just hit the right spot between too much and not enough.
Christmas dinner (roast beef, roasted potatoes and carrots, green bean casserole, rolls) Now I’m just ready to curl up with a book and a glass of Irish Mist…
Hope everyone had a peaceful day…