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my name is greg. but, odds are pretty good you already know that… being my first blog and all… you probably got a direct invitation to come check it out…

well cool. glad you’re here. 🙂

i guess i just figure i have a lot to say, and i didn’t really have a great place to say it all… so… all the random and wandering stuff will find its way here… as the title may already suggest to you…

I did have a pretty interesting thought recently…

We LOVE board games. All kinds (though we are especially fond of any word games… those are fun…) So, we discovered a while back that you can get great board games (and even cool older, more rare games) at your friendly neighborhood thrift stores! So that’s like one of the first sections we visit upon entering any given thrift store. We even found one place in Redding, CA that had games on sale when we were there… FORTY CENTS!!! HA!!! That was AWESOME! We got NINE. 🙂

So I was thinking… why are there always SO many board games at thrift stores? Perhaps some well-meaning relative bought one or two for Christmas… perhaps EVERY Christmas… 🙂 Perhaps someone really just needed more space, and those were the things to go? But… I think more likely, it’s that no one has time to play a board game. You may want to… but no one can really “justify” sitting down to play a board game… so… off to the thrift store with ya….

But, last night… at the end of one of the busiest weeks of my life… (granted this was our day off, but even that was “busy” trying to catch up with all the stuff we’d missed in our busy week) I just thought… we need to play a board game. We have well over 50 displayed on our game shelf… and I said to my wife, Jen… “We’re gonna play a board game!”

We did not have the time for that! I needed to do the dishes… I needed to watch football! (We’re big football fans) I needed to do A MILLION things … but… It was time to play a game. Before I am tempted to send them off to the thrift store… it’s time to play.

We need to make time to play our board games. Other things can wait. They will be there when we are done. Really. (I know that from much experience…) We often get so wrapped up in our own stuff that that’s all we can think about. But we just need to stop and have fun with the folks who are closest to us… spouses, kids… what have you.

So… that’s what I was thinking… instead of a trip to the thrift store to drop off your lonely and abandoned board games… break one out, blow off the dust… and enjoy some time with your closest family or friends.

Really. Make time for the board games.

more later…


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