Sunday, September 6, 2009

Family Fun Day--Not too Bad =)

Okay, I'll admit, "Family Fun Day" was a little fun. Clint and I arrived a bit late because he worked the night shift and had to sleep in today, so when we got to his aunt's house we barely had time to cram down lunch when the games began. There was a water-balloon toss, a wheelbarrow race, and some sort of egg relay race. I played the first two games, but sat out for the third game because Clint was exhausted (from the wheelbarrow race) so refused to be my partner. The wheelbarrow race was really amusing, because since I was wearing a jean skirt, Clint was forced to be the wheelbarrow while I was the "driver." Talk about a mismatch. He weighed a ton and I kept trying to push him faster than he could run on his hands. Twice we wound up falling over onto our competition. We pretty much clobbered them.

After the games, some of us girls went into the house to make beaded jewelry. I made an anklet, a bracelet, and a pair of earrings. They don't look generic either...Clint's Aunt Tina brought some really nice beads and accessories. After the jewelry-making session, a group of the more lively people got a game of Texas Hold'em started. I'm a very mediocre player, but sadly, there were so many beginners at the table that they all looked up to me as an experienced, seasoned player. I kept telling them that I'm not that great at the game, but apparently being the "lesser of the evils" really puts one into a respectable position. I was having a great time playing though, but unfortunately our game sort of fell apart around 7:00 because a lot of families had to start the long drive home. So we had to cash out before the game was over with no clear winners.

The only downfall to the whole day was the smoke. It is worse in Pearblossom, and it was getting pretty thick toward the afternoon. Luckily it didn't affect my eyes too badly. I was really hoping that I wouldn't have runny eyes today.