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The good and bad about playing these games, however, is that they need two (or more) to play. Once the kids moved out, I was out of luck---Wes is not a fan of word games. My sister and I enjoy playing together, but again, she is not available around the clock as whim dictates.
How to solve this problem? Computer, of course. I play my CD ROM of Scrabble. And Facebook Lexulous is fun. I find "Lex" the robot to be a good partner these days. Funny that real "friend" people playing online caused me more stress due to my apparent competitive nature surfacing, so I have put that on hold for now.
Further proof of my word game geekiness is that as I try to fall asleep at night my brain gives me random letters to organize into words. I work on word endings, what words have the letters v, q, and k and w in them; I work on prefixes and compound words and words with many vowels and consanants. Sometimes I think counting sheep would be a whole lot more restful!
What do YOU think about as you are trying to head off to the Land of Nod??
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The adorable Scottie dog on page 98 of the book is actually a freebie pattern! You, too, may find the pattern available at www.jennybharris.com/ if you search long enough. This is one saucy little dog. And I named him Oscar.
I gave him a zippy collar of striped ribbon. And, inspired by another Oscar name --- T-Bone Burnett who wrote the music for Crazy Heart (way to go for Best Actor, Jeff Bridges!) ---I "tweaked" this project with a detachable bone for little Oscar.
My thinking on this detachable bone for Oscar is that Ellie and I (eventually) can play a hide- and-seek kind of game based on the rhyme "Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone?" I can picture us searching high and low for where Oscar might have misplaced his bone. It's possible that this Gramma might hide it in the most unusual spots.
What were you doing while you watched the Oscars? I hope you had as much fun as I did...