This weekend, we went out to New York State to see Jessi’s extended family for Christmas. It was an enjoyable good time, with presents, food, visiting, cookies, and lots and lots of food. We left on Thursday afternoon and came back on Monday afternoon. Jessi got quite sick on the way home, which wasn’t much fun, but luckily it was just a 24-hour-or-so bug possibly caused by something she ate. We stayed at Jessi’s parents’ house last night while Jessi recovered, and watched 50 First Dates, which was quite entertaining and touching.
Today, we’ve spent most of the day playing in a huge Magic Online Christmas Champions of Kamigawa Sealed Deck tournament. I was rather happy with my 6–3 performance putting me in 34th place out of the 255 players, although I just narrowly missed winning 6 packs for being in the top 32. (Side rant: Prizes ought to be given out by match record, not by ranking. Those with 6–3 rankings spanned from 21st through 43rd place, and it seems kinda silly to only pay prizes to half of them.) It gives me a bit of confidence in my playing ability, as I thought my playing skills had declined since I’ve been taking up judging events. (Especially as I was on a horrible losing streak in the couple real-life tournaments I’ve been to lately.) So, it looks like I can still occasionally win some matches, which makes me happy.
While we were playing, the plumber came to fix our tub, so our shower now drains! Yay!
Tomorrow, we go to my parents’ house to have Christmas there, and to pick up our pets that they’ve been petsitting.