Word Power

Hubby and I did something tonight we haven’t done for well over a year.
We talk all the time, so it wasn’t that, however, the last time we did this, we didn’t enjoy it. The pleasure had gone, and it was too much of an effort, plus the end result wasn’t all that good.

We played Scrabble.

We used to play this a lot when we were in the cottage, on the boat and also after moving here in 2017. We never play to win, but rather to better our combined score and do the best we can. We even invested in a  proper mini scrabble dictionary and have the acceptable 101 2 letter words on a sheet of paper in the box.

That all changed in 2018 with a disastrous summer and a friendship strained to breaking point after thirty years.

Tonight’s game did not start well, our scores were pretty low and on a par with each other. It didn’t help that I was constantly doing a McDonalds and forever picking up Es, Is and Os. I swear there was an extra set of letters in the bag.
Hubby got a triple letter on the J and Q plus a double word on the Z, and I got a double whammy on the X by managing to utilise it twice, one of which was a treble word score.
The end result was a very respectable 585, which is pretty damn good when you consider the highest score of the night was a mere 41!

Actually, it made a really pleasant change from blogging, watching old B&W movies, playing darts, reading the news or playing computer games.

Now to work on tomorrow’s 3TC, Take Seven and of course our Fibbing Friday!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Word Power

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I love a game of Scrabble! I also really want to do your three things Challenge tomorrow as I have been too busy most of the week to fit it in.💜💜💜

  2. Haven’t played scrabble in years.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Sparky is still mad about a challenge to his word “zoot” (which isn’t a word by itself). That was 15 years ago so I’m not sure he is willing to play again… Maybe I’ll ask.

  4. Carol Anne says:

    I dont know how to play scrabble at all! I am glad you enjoyed the game! Fun fun! Xxx

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