Surviving games night

picnic-1208229_1920Saturday night was the dreaded “charades night” from my post here. It actually went a lot better than I had expected. There were a couple of things that helped plus one surprise turn of events that made my night.

Firstly, I was able to bring my own food. There are a lot of things I can’t eat due to food sensitivities. In most cases, if I don’t bring something of my own, I end up hungry and irritable. My heated-up leftovers kept my energy up even if they weren’t as exotic as the “build your own taco” option.

Secondly, one of the friends I traveled with had to work early the next morning. She felt bad for inconveniencing me but I assured her that it wasn’t a problem. Not only did we get to leave early but we even had a “good” reason for doing so. People usually don’t try to guilt trip you into staying longer when you have a work-related excuse.

But what made the evening actually enjoyable, was the fact that the game changed from charades to pictionary at the last minute. While I’m not a fan of either, pictionary is a far better alternative to charades.

Despite the change in plan I was still exhausted by the end of the night. When my roommate suggested we go to Costco for groceries the next day, I stayed in the car while she shopped. There was no way I was throwing myself into that chaos. Fortunately, Sunday was pretty relaxing and I got to do my grocery shopping, meal prep, and decluttering at my own pace.

How was your weekend?


9 thoughts on “Surviving games night

  1. awkward brown guy says:

    I’m in a bit of a battle right now – whether I want to spend weekends with downtime/to myself, or make an effort and see a friend(s). Mothers’ Day should be fun though 🙂

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