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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Board Games and Cooking

Dave and I have always enjoyed a good game of Scrabble, we used to play often then life got busy and games became very infrequent. Recently I dug out the Scrabble board and we have been playing again, we play several times a week, we have played games with our neighbor and daughter Emily, it has been fun.  I found online and printed off a Scrabble cheat sheet which we use when desperate :) And we always have our old standby, The Oxford American Dictionary. Our game evenings usually follow the same pattern, a nice glass of wine, candlelight, good music in the background and good food.  Last night we listened to Neil Diamond and Bob Marley and the Wailers. We played Scrabble, enjoyed some good wine and ate Jamaican Roasted Vegetables and Wasa Crackers with Humus and sliced cucumber, as usual I lost, but only by a couple of points, to  Dave.
We have had this Scrabble board our entire married life!

Yesterday I went to a big once a year resale that occurs in Fort Wayne, it is put on by the Junior League and  some amazing deals can be found, the resale is called the, New To You Sale.  I spent $50 and came home with 3 really nice skirts, 3 tops, 1 blouse, 2 sweaters and a cardigan, 1 vest jacket, and a couple of pairs of earrings. For entertainment for the grandchildren I found 3 puzzles, the original Memory game, Arthur's Library game, the game of Perfection, and 4 books.  I think I got a really good deal, the clothing for sale is good quality stuff, good name brands and there is an awesome selection, and to top it off it is the main fundraiser for the Junior League and they use the proceeds to promote various ministries.

Have you ever played the game of Perfection?  I have not, it is not so easy!!! I am determined to master it. The premise is simple enough, a game board with around 25 different shaped holes, and 25 different shaped pieces to fit into the holes.  A timer is set, the board pushed down and all the shapes have to put in place before the time goes off and board pops up bouncing all of the pieces out, it is fun to play.  Henry enjoyed it yesterday, and I played it several times yesterday evening while Dave was preparing some meat to make into jerky.

I recently borrowed a cook book from the library, Carb Concious Vegetarian, and I have to say it is amazing.  It is really a vegan cookbook, it is full of low carb delicious soups and salads and stir fries and I cannot recommend it enough. I am going to order a copy of the book for myself as I cannot keep renewing my loan from the library forever.

 Oh, and of course a pic of the grandbabies, we lined them all up on the floor, so here is presenting the Class of 2026, 2028, and 2030!!! Isn't that crazy to think about??


Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Cute idea for a grandbaby picture :) I used to play "Arthur's Library" with my older kids. Fun game! And Perfection--definitely a favorite of mine.

Bean said...

Hi Barb,

Hope all is going well at your house.
Thank you for stopping by.


kat said...

Love that pic of the grandbabies - mind you I may have "ten green bottles" running round my head for the rest of the day!
You evening sounds delightfully companionate (which may not be a word but hey, it works for me!)

kat said...

I don't mean ten green bottle at all, do I? I mean - there were ten in the bed and the little one said "roll over, roll over" ......!!!

So now i@ve got that on the brain instead ;-)

Bean said...

Hi Kat,

Yes, definitely There Were Ten In the Bed.


Lynda said...

Marnie, Denver and I played Scrabble recently. Marnei was not happy that I beat her :o)

Sounds like you got some good shopping bargains.

Lovely to see all the little boys. My 4 are the next age group up (4 to 10)! xx

Bean said...

Hi Lynda,

I got your letter yesterday :)

I took the boys for a walk on Saturday, the weather was close to 70. As Henry marched on ahead in his four year old independence I realized that when the babies, Charlie and Alivia are a happy cheerful 4 years of age our little Henry will be 8!!

Oh how time goes by.

Keep playing Scrabble it is fun and good for the mind :)