Two items have been on my mind today as the year comes to an end. One, we got a fun game out that we hadn’t played in a long time called Shut the Box. Have you played it?
It’s a dice game where you have numbers 1 through 12 on your board. You roll the dice and as your numbers come up, you remove them in any combination to match the number your rolled. For example, you may roll a 9. You can remove the numbers on your board in these combinations: 1 and 8, 9 or 7 and 2. Whomever is left with the lowest number at the end of the game wins. If you are able to remove all of your numbers, you have Shut the Box.
It’s a fun game of chance to have around. It especially good if you have grade school kids who are learning their numbers and addition. They will have fun with this game. It’s just challenging enough to be fun for them and it’s educational!
The second thing on my mind is my dog Clancy. He is an old, old boy. We thought sure he wouldn’t see 2013. So as the night rolls over to 2013, I feel blessed that he is still here. He has been such a good dog to us. We feel lucky to have him in our lives. We’ve really struggled through several illnesses with him this year, but our vet has brought him around each time and given him a little more life.
Happy 2013. We can discuss resolutions later. I am off to play outside!