Monday, June 26, 2006

Weekend Update

Another weekend has come and gone. They come and go so quickly. Why can't we just work on the weekends and get the week off? That would work for me!

Not too much to tell as this weekend was a work weekend for both DJ and myself. He is working for his mother on Saturday's to pay off a loan that he got from her, so the weekends he is not working for me, he will be working for her. But you got to do what you got to do.

Sunday however we had a family day. DJ's cousin K and her husband Hillbilly bought a new home a few months back and invited DJ & guest (yes that would be me) over for a family cook out. We ate and ate and ate, and we played some cornhole. For those of you that are not aware, cornhole is a corn toss game, so get your mind out of the gutter. This game has grown even bigger than I imagined. It has it's own web page and there is an American Cornhole Association, which was founded right here in Cincinnati, Ohio.

We were also introduced to a new game. I named it "Wrap Your Balls". Each player gets three sets of two golf balls attached to one another with a foot long rope. 30 ft away are the bars that you must toss your balls onto to wrap around, earning points for which ever bar your balls wrap. (see photo) 3 points for the top bar, 2 for the second and one for the bottom rung. First player/team to reach 21 points wins.

I actually became quite proficient in wrapping my balls.

But highlight of the afternoon was a balloon rocket game purchased for the sole purpose of keeping the children under 4 entertained. A balloon game with a pump, in which to pump the balloons, and upon release the balloons would fly up into the air in all kinds of directions while whistling sounds were expelled from the flying balloon rocket. I don't think the children got play with that too much as the adults were more engrossed in it than the children. The best part was finding all the reusable balloons afterwards...in the trees, on the roof, in the neighbors yard and even in the street.

Of course as they do, the weekend ended and it was back to the regular weekday routine.

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