This Christmas I found out I am pretty good at lying.
I had appointed myself Game Director for a gathering with my family.
The Ding-Dong Bell game we attempted didn't go over very well.
I could tell by the blank look on my brother's face.
Or was that disdain?
We also played a game called Two Truths and a Lie. A person tells three things about himself (for instance, three of his favorite movies) except a lie needs to be part of the answer, which others try to root out.
"Movies" was just the warm up.
The Big Question was: What are your goals/What do you plan to accomplish in 2014?
I made up the question, for Pete's sake, you'd think I could come up with three answers!
As we all paused a moment to ponder this question, here's how it played out in my head:
Okay, my lie will be that I want to run/walk my first 5K.
That's actually believable since they know I am a walker anyway.
Plus it is the trend these days--everywhere you turn there is a 5K fundraiser.
Yeah that's a good one! Believable, but sooo not gonna happen.
Now for the two truths.
Hmmmmm.....goals for 2014.....
I will say I want to take a French cooking class....start a whole LJ & Julia bloggy kind of thing.
Wait a minute. That's another lie. And it's been done before. I need to think of a truth.
I will tell them I plan to audition for community theater.
They know how much I enjoyed acting in my school years.
STOP THINKING UP GOOD LIES!!! I need a truth. A TRUTH!
I should change this game to Two Lies and a Truth.
What is something I do want to accomplish this year?
Wow. I'm blank.
This is embarrassing.
Maybe they won't notice if I just slip out of the room.
I'm suddenly very thirsty.
Okay maybe not thirsty exactly, but a drink would be really appropriate on so many levels right about now.
While I did enjoy the participation of others in this game, I ended up sitting this one out.
And, yeah, between sweet sips of wine, I did feel a little like a loser.
How could I not have any personal plans or goals for the year?
Honestly (honestly!) I just want to have a good year --a blessed year-- being a mom/wife, caregiver and friend.
I guess that makes me a good liar (or just a poor game player).
And maybe walking a 5K this year will turn out to be a truth after all.....naaah.
Happy New Year!