No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard
I’ve missed you all something terrible, but now I’m back!
I wish I could say I’ve been vacationing on a tropical beach. Or playing golf somewhere exotic. Or renting a remote cabin for the sole purpose of finishing this novel of mine.
Well, actually, I could say that, but it wouldn’t be true. And while I might be a storyteller, I’m not a liar!
No, I took a few days off because my son Domer was coming home. On vacation. And I wanted to clear the decks so we could do some interesting things.
Mother Nature, however, refused to cooperate.
June typically is a nice month in Central Illinois. The corn and soybeans are growing, the sun is shining, there are unique fairs and festivals in nearly every community, and it’s never too hot. Or sticky.
Surprise! Not this year.
Long before I decided to take a break from being online, it started raining. And it’s rained almost every day since. And the rain has brought along its angry companions, thunder, lightning, and humidity.
The most fun thing Domer and I did was bust out the board games. The ones he enjoyed when he was younger. Things like Yahtzee, Battleship, Life, Payday, and Sequence.
As we shuffled cards or rolled dice or spun spinners, I couldn’t help but be amazed all over again at how lucky that kid of mine is! It’s nothing for him to roll five-of-a-kind dice, to know exactly where my ships are hiding, and to amass the greatest of fortunes. His maturity amazes me, too. Sure, Little Domer still comes out, but only a young person confident in who he is would be content doing something as simple as playing board games. And it was his idea, too!
Domer took off early this morning, and I miss him already. I wish he’d had a chance to play golf or hit some tennis balls. But I love that we’re both able to make do with what we have, rather than fretting over something we can’t control.
Tell me, How long has it been since you played board games??