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November 10, 2009 / dcwisdom

Monday List

And a very good morning it is!

Today’s List Day.  What’s going on in your week? 

My weekly lists keep growing with the holidays approaching, and this week is exceptional because of COMMANDO.  What is COMMANDO, you ask? 

COMMANDO is an outdoor, in-the-dark, family game (or an anybody game).  Our homeschool group has participated in this game for several years now at different places, but we always enjoy hosting the party.  Since we live on 50 acres, the challenges are fun, especially with the terrain sloping downhill and the woods and pasture to maneuver through without getting caught.  Seems men and boys particularly like this game since it’s a hunt-and-be-hunted type of game.  It’s very similar to paint ball, but there are no weapons.  Just flashlights, flour bombs, tokens, and the challenge of making it from the starting point to the bonfire, which here covers roughly 20 acres and 600 yards.

At the end of the trail, there are  (sing along with Debbie) wieners for roasting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow.  Well, there won’t be snow or caroling.  Ok, the bonfire is big enough to give off heat, which temps will be in the 50’s on Thursday night, but small enough to roast those golden wienies and plump, fluffy marshmallows.  Yum!  Sitting out under the stars with good friends, eating around the campfire, laughing and sharing, family time…those are precious moments in which memories are made.

So, my week’s list includes:

  • party preparations
  • paint the bedroom (ha! this may never get done!)
  • have an order for another t-shirt quilt to be made for Christmas
  • scripture memorization and O Holy Night practice
  • War and Peace chapter reading
  • regular work stuff, kid stuff, 34 stuff, renovation house stuff…
  • think about all the stuff to get done before Queen Mother’s surgery in December

I’m stopping there.  I need a bubble bath.

A funny:  I asked my wife, “Where do you want to go on our anniversary date?”  It warmed my heart to see her face melt with sweet appreciation.  “I want to go somewhere we haven’t been in a long time,” she replied.  So, I said, “How about the kitchen?”  And that’s when the fight started…

Happy Monday, good friends.

See you in the funny papers.