Sometimes a weekend of board games and whatnot is just what a person needs

… and maybe my mini-wrimo attempts are futile this year, but I'll keep on writing sporadically throughout the month regardless. We'll see how many posts I'll complete.

What I do know is that it was really good for me to play some video games (Animal Crossing Amiibo Party and Lego Dimensions mostly unless you could Pokemon GO), board games (Ghost Stories, Sushi GO, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Tzolkin) and indulge in some peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the workweek. This is extra needed when people's emotions are running on a high, especially when social media doesn't provide me what I normally expect it to, instead being a locus of hatred, frustration and well, NECESSARY communication about the world as it is for some right now. I won't avoid it entirely but I know better than to spend too long reading social media postings at the moment. And I don't want to read any dystopian fiction right now, going for comfort literature, or other books that I know will be better for my mental state.

It's been quite a week politically and it feels good to spend time with friends, in small groups or one on one and just talk, be safe, engage in worthwhile discussion, and share some fun times. I think everyone needs that kind of thing on the occasional.

While we played board games at one point this weekend we had Firefly playing in the background (thanks to Netflix this time, though I do own it all on DVD)… it has been a while since I had watched that show through and it was kind of nice rewatching a few episodes, even if we weren't paying a whole lot of attention.

I hope that in the future I'll play some Civilization VI with some of my friends, since that'll be a different experience than playing my single player games. And I realized today that it's likely that I'll reach my reading goal for the year (75 books), so there's that. Some little accomplishments in the more fun-oriented sphere of my life!