Friday, September 08, 2006

Dutch Blitz with Genius Friends

What follows is a pleasant domestic and non-philosophical post, somewhat random...

Here's our lovely Victorian friends Mira and Matthew D. in our dining room, getting ready for an exhilarating round of Dutch Blitz. As I recall, Mira won, and Krista came in second, with the two sorry gentlemen following accordingly. Matthew D., however, raised our Dutch Blitz playing to the next level by teaching us how to 'stack' the card in our post piles... "whoa!" this is a whole new world. Sweet.

Krista took this other shot, so here you get the whole sweep of the Dutch Blitz game, as well as our dining room. As you can see, these days both the theoloblogger and I are sporting whiskers. One real joy of the weekend was, after Matthew and Mira left, listening to Matthew's 2003 cd "The Waiting Place," which is absolutely beautiful, and features this astonishing piano piece with footsteps layered over it. They also left a few lines of Czeslaw Milsoz on our blackboard guestbook. We are truly blessed in our friendships.

And, just for fun... here are some trees from our camping trip at Pidgeon Lake a few weeks back.

Krista's away at the Women's retreat this weekend... I will doubtless stay up far too late and eat too much ice cream. Good books are helping... The Tables of the Law continues to be great, and I've also finally cracked open Beauty of the Infinite. That should pretty much describe my weekend...



Blogger The Ochlophobist said...

My wife and I, before we were married, played the game Rook every Sunday after church with a couple we are friends with. Now we live 1,000 miles away from there and we cannot find anyone who knows the game. Life without Rook is so damn boring.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Owen's Mama said...

Victoria and I also just recently spent the afternoon listenng to Matthew's CD. It's really quite good, isn't it?!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Rook! Brilliant game, Owen. I like the "call-partner" version of it. We finally found some people here who have it.

3:52 PM  
Blogger nehamashira said...

Now I know what the other Matthew looks like.

Matthew D's mom

12:57 AM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Aw, thanks for dropping by!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Mira-cle said...

What a great weekend that was! It was such a blessing to spend time with you two.

11:14 PM  

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