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Yesterday was a day off writing.

Usually, Saturdays are the biggest writing day of the week for me, but yesterday I had the day off. We celebrated my wife’s birthday, and I put aside all the usual stuff I’m supposed to be getting done so she does not have to cook, clean, or loiter around waiting for me or the boy to start doing what she wanted to do.

So I made her favorite breakfast, took a quick library run to pick up the books she had on hold, then went to Lincoln Park for a picnic, a game of Qwirkle, and some general hanging out.

After we returned home, we have Asian take-out, she blew out the candles (on her crustless sweet potato pie) and we played a game of Bohnanza.

She won Qwirkle by a wide margin, but I kick butt in Bohnanza. I keep telling my family that they should always trade if they can. Never try to hurt another player by denying yourself a trade, but they keep playing defensively.

Then, best of all, she went to bed super-early and slept hard for 10 hours.

It wasn’t exactly a tennis bracelet/fancy restaurant birthday, but she had greenery, sunshine, and family time, which are her very favorite things, so we’re calling it a win.

Oh, yeah: I got her a nice, wide-brimmed straw hat for summer sunshines and being a little dressy. She was pleased.

But that was yesterday. Today I’m struggling with Scrivener once again. In a few minutes, I’m going to say fuck it and watch some Person of Interest.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here but not there.


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Jun. 1st, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a very nice day, congratulations to you all.

I enjoy Person of Interest as well, though moreso the first Season, which was like a palate cleanser for me compared to all of the other serialized shows that I usually watch. A decent enough fate if you're unable to bend Scrivener to your will.
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
I had big problems with Dropbox that I wasn't sure how to fix, so I tore through a few episodes.
Jun. 1st, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
You play Bohnanza! Yay!
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
Such a super fun game! I almost didn't buy it and it's probably my favorite right now (not least because it doesn't have a lot of tiny text on the cards.
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