Friday, February 3, 2012

A sign you're getting older.

Scrabble.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the game growing up because it was always the one my mom and her sisters pulled out at every holiday get together. Had I wanted to join in it would have been an embarrassing venture as my mom's skills at scrabble are borderline ridiculous...

Once when I was a young 6th grader I was asked to go to a smashing pumpkins concert with a boy I liked... (that's right... smashing pumpkins) I knew my parents wouldn't be keen on the idea of sending their 12 year old daughter off to a concert like this - let alone with a boy they didn't know and who was 3 or 4 years older than me. Nevertheless I was determined to try. So, I went to the store & bought a scrabble-dictionary-tear-off-calendar-thing. And presented it to my mom in an effort to sweeten her up. I hadn't even asked about the concert yet but I pulled that thing out of my bag and handed it to her with the sweetest smile I could muster and all she said was: "No."

Like I said, she's a smart woman. (I get that from her)

I'm gonna spend a lot of time playing games and relaxing this weekend as the husband takes a screaming load of high school students up to the mountain and I'm left with a quiet house, an unopened back of coffee beans, and a beagle. It's some MUCH needed quiet time after an incredibly confusing & stressful week. 

Happily Mother After
and... let's not talk about how when you look at that second picture, the letters I scattered on the table clearly read FAT loud and clear. It's the first thing I see every time I look at this picture...

But let's consider that if this were boggle it also says FAINT... as in "I detect a faint-ness of guilt for having not kept my diet/exercise goals this year"


16 comments:

  1. I also see "ear" spelled out. That may mean to tune your ears to what God has in store for you. :)

    it's cool to waiver every now and then on your diet, a-okay. :)

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  2. sooo cute! I love these shots!

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  3. :) fat! too funny! I love Scrabble btw. :)

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  4. Yep it's that time of year, around Valentines day, that I love getting out those scrabble tiles!! I saw ear, and fear first . . . ; )

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  5. I love Scrabble (and now on my iPhone)...and I love the photos!

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  6. Oh, I love this. My husband and talk about how we realize we have gotten old cuz we always watch the local news at 10:00.. oh and Wheel of Fortune at 6:30! I am turning into my grandmother!
    I was never a scrabble fan but I loved me some boggle! Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

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  7. Wonderful shot!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  8. Sweetness. Really love the photos. I didn't even notice the Fat or Faint or any of that. Enjoy your weekend (maybe play your cello).

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  9. Ha! These are such pretty photos, very moody. Do you play Words with Friends? It's a favorite of mine and I have ongoing games with my mom. We're pretty evenly matched. It's fun. I'm MeaganMusing if you want to play. :) I hope you enjoy your quiet weekend. :)

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  10. These pictures are great and I love the story with it :)

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  11. Love that second shot, won't you come share on 'Weekly Top Shot?' We're on Week #16 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6115

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  12. Hi I found you on Mira's blog and just wanted to say hello,again - great scrabble picture hope your enjoying the quiet time - I love my quiet time and realize how much it's needed!

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  13. I love these old wooden games. The modern plastic ones are just not the same. My mother was like that, now my little sister is increasingly becoming our mother.

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  14. Oh, a post that includes the words Scrabble and Boggle in it? And that makes me excited? Yep, I'm old, too.

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  15. i think you got the better deal..give me quiet anyway over a bunch of screaming high school kids!

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  16. LOL about your mom being spot on with the no! I bet you never wasted anymore of your money in an effort to butter her up. - And what is this second photo? A Rorschach test using letters? I saw fart and then fear, and that just about sums me up. Scary. I'm telling ya!

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