So this afternoon I was trying to get through all my piles of reading homework, and I was having a hard enough time concentrating that I don't know if I'd have even been able to concentrate on a Harry Potter book! Okay, that's a lie. There's no way I'd ever be tired or braindead enough to not enjoy Harry Potter. :) But I digress. So I was getting all stressed out and frustrated, and Jill took matters into her own hands and said, "Let's play a game."
So we played several rounds of Fill or Bust, and I won all but the last round with flying colors. Since that game is almost all luck, I can't really claim much fame for my victories, but it was still fun. :) Then we decided to play And it Came to Pass, and that's when my luck turned. Now it was MY turn to win only one game. Drat those stupid Desolation cards! Jill kept getting all the Charity cards, and I kept getting all the Desolation cards! Again, it was mostly luck, but still. But I had a blast, mostly because Jill and I kept up a running dialogue on my corresponding Facebook status. Anyone who read the comment chain probably was so confused, but we both enjoyed it. :) Here is a "scriptural" representation of portions of our games:
"And Arielle found herself in a position of prosperity, and she began to be prideful. And justice dictated that she should be banished from the land of promise to the land of Desolation.
"Nevertheless, and notwithstanding her other evils, Arielle did not engage in secret combinations.
"And it came to pass, as Arielle was trapped in the land of Desolation, Jill remained steadfast and immovable in the land of Zion, abounding in charity and good works.
"And Jill was merciful to her people. And they were a good people, being charitable towards their fellowmen. But soon pride overtook them and they fell into unbelief.
"Then Arielle left the land of Desolation and went and preached repentance to those in the land of Zion.
"Then the people repented and dwelt in righteousness, and they did prosper throughout the land. And Jill and Arielle dwelt in righteousness all the rest of their days."
Needless to say, we had a lot of fun, and it definitely lightened my mood. :) And all the comments on my Facebook post about my needing a hug totally made my day too. I'm so grateful to have such wonderful roommates and friends. :)
And for laughter, which makes everything better. :)