Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tonight I am hosting my neighborhood Bunco. If you have ever played Bunco before, you are well aware that it is a very "complex" game of dice (please note the sarcasm) where you throw the dice and try to get all of the dice to be "all fours" for example. Doesn't sound very complicated now, does it? Well, mix in a couple of drinks and it can get very interesting, very fast.
I've played a lot of Bunco over the years and been in a few Bunco groups. The most fun ones are those where the women have a great sense of humor. Because let's face it -- it's a pretty stupid, boring little game!
Sometimes I've come across those women who would like you to stop taking and start rolling. They aren't rude about it, they just sort of give you this "look" as if you are completely wasting their time.
Then there are those types of women that you wish would be the ones that came to Bunco every time -- the types that a. can't remember what table to go to b. can't recall what "number" we are rolling and c. couldn't care less! Guess which group I fall into?
Because when you get right down to it, and really consider it, there is just too much "serious"stuff to think about in our world and we all just need to lighten up a bit. So ladies, here's my advice to you, if you're not coming to Bunco for some good old-fashioned fun, then you might as well stay home and do the laundry-- and give the rest of us time to unwind, have good conversation, and most importantly, forget about all the serious stuff and laugh!
Posted by Katherine at 9:10 AM
Monday, July 7, 2008
If you live in Texas, and it happens to be July, you are currently engulfed in the true dog days of summer. And I mean hot, slow days, filled with bugs and humidity. You would think that after 17 years of living here, (yes, hard to believe)that I would be used to this. I find that all I really want to do is escape the heat, go somewhere where the weather is "normal". This summer I feel sort of "stuck". I don't really feel like going outside, and the kids don't feel like going to the pool. So, we are chilling inside, where the constant hum of the air-conditioner reminds me how fortunate I am to have it.
Posted by Katherine at 11:29 AM
Friday, May 9, 2008
Needless to say, Scout has grown in to her given name. Her breed is known for "scouting" and she loves to go after birds and mice. She is a sweet, gentle girl, and I don't think my boys could love her any more! Even after almost 3 years of having her, they are so excited to greet her after school or in the morning. She is constantly man-handled by them, and takes it very well. Just this morning before school, my younger son Cole had one of Dad's socks over her long nose - "Look Mom! Scout's an elephant!" I couldn't help but laugh right before I told him to get that sock off her nose because she couldn't breathe! Scout just sat there, with that sock on her nose, peering at us with her big, brown eyes. If that is not love for her family, I don't know what is!
Posted by Katherine at 1:33 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I've spoken to many friends about this unending battle we seem to wage with our teens. It is almost like a "who will win this one" situation at times. My friends and I discuss how our children have become so self-centered. I reminded a friend that that behavior is part of being a teen (or so I've found from any parenting book I can get me hands on!) and yet we both agreed that it is terrible - just the same!
I was thinking about the complexities of raising a teen on the way to school the other day, and suddenly, there was Maya Angelou on the radio talking about mothers. She said there are two types of mothers, those who are wonderful with small children, and the next group being those that are great with teens. Which group do I fall in to? I haven't figured that one out yet -- but I am trying - everyday.
Posted by Katherine at 4:03 PM