losing and winning

Tonight I enjoyed a little female comraderie around a nice big dining room table loaded with games and cards.  I managed to avoid the M&Ms as I lost two out of three games, and that was a pretty nice accomplishment.  Gotta keep the streak going on the whole "no chocolate and no eating after seven o'clock thing." 

Now, as I was sitting there playing Rage, I got this nice warm feeling about my neighborhood and the friends I have made here.  We are working on our 17th year here in our little shire, and it is nice to be settled and to develop long-term relationships with people that I respect and enjoy keeping company with.  What a cool blessing.


Unknown | September 25, 2010 at 1:16 AM

A greater treasure than you may know, my friend. You are truly blessed.

Anonymous | September 25, 2010 at 1:22 AM

That is a very cool blessing, indeed. =]

Robin | September 25, 2010 at 3:09 AM

I love our neighborhood and ladies' game night.

Sorry you shot 33% tonight.

Connie | September 25, 2010 at 6:05 AM

You are a cool blessing to your neighborhood friends too!

Way to go with the self-control!

gigi | September 25, 2010 at 7:33 AM

That is a great blessing. I know very few of my neighbors and don't really want to know the others. But I think a nice quiet neighborhood sounds so nice.

Bossy Betty | September 25, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Love those small (wonderful) moments with friends!

Momza | September 25, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Wish our neighborhood was like that.

AnneMarie | September 25, 2010 at 9:01 AM

I live in the same kind of setting--and truly am blessed because of it.

CiCi | September 25, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Pleasant pastime with good neighbors. Your evening sounds warm and fun.

Stacy | September 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM

We have a group of friends that host evenings like that. We send all the kids downstairs to watch a movie, and the grownups and the babies hang out upstairs, eating, laughing, and playing lots of board games. The nights always end too soon.

And I'm really impressed that you avoided the m&ms!

amber_mtmc | September 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

How awesome! A beautiful blessing, indeed.

wendy | September 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM

yup, cool blessing for sure.
I miss my friends back home.

roots are a good thing

Melanie Jacobson | September 26, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I'm looking forward to that but seeing we just moved here, I know it'll be a long time coming. Still, I'll look forward to it anyway.

The Way I See It | September 27, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I should've read this post before I tempted you with chocolate last night, TWO no-nos, sugar, AND it was after 7:00. Sorry I had forgotten your goal. You're doing so good. I also love the relationships we've developed over the years and I love being settled here.

Lara Neves | September 27, 2010 at 9:49 PM


And I applaud you on keeping your hands off of the chocolate. I'm trying to get back in the groove, but not making it...

Mrs4444 | October 10, 2010 at 3:24 PM

I know what you mean. We need to start thinking about selling our house once Kendall goes to college, but we would hate to leave this neighborhood, so hopefully, someone with a smaller house is also going to be moving! :)