Friday, January 2, 2009

Scrabble or Bust

We were up till well past 2 a.m. playing Scrabble. This was my Grandma Hilda's (see her picture at the bottom of my blog) favorite game. I have warm memories of going into town to visit her and playing Scrabble with her and my mom in the evening. Then, when my daughters were growing up, we played with my mom...their grandma. And, it seemed like the grandma always won. If I'm ever going to play Scrabble with grandchildren someday, I definately need to sharpen my skills!
Earlier in the evening, we invited my husband's mom and sister over for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and to watch 'Mamma Mia'. Meryl Streep is quite entertaining...and I'm sure to be humming those tunes all day today...
...but, sad to say... Holiday fun has come to a screeching halt. I just pulled the contents of my book bag out onto my dining room table. The Term 2 grades are due Thursday, but my goal is to have all these final projects, tests and make up work entered before Monday, as we start all new classes. And I definately do not want to start the new year feeling like I'm behind.

9 comments:

jodi said...

I watched Mama Mia on New Year's eve. Then fell asleep until the family got me up right before midnight!

I used to play cards with my dad's family. With a plate of peanut brittle to munch on.

Pulled out my papers yesterday during football games. I'm feeling ready to go - I think. Hope that there are some enjoyable times for you this weekend.

Tolentreasures said...

AFter two attempts to watch Mamma Mia...1. the tree falling on the house and 2. my step-daughter getting the flu and having to take my grandsons for the day just as the credits finished rolling, I finally was able to watch it the other day. I loved it! I can't quit singing the songs.
Good Luck on your paperwork. We always played canasta with my Gramma, I haven't thought of that in years. Thanks for the memories.

Cathy

Lori in South Dakota said...

I don't think I've played scrabble since my grandmother died. She always won, she was good with words. Now we play cards or games, LOUDLY!! And we cheat! But things are winding down, I hate to pack away the decorations as I love them all.

Pam said...

I know..I can't believe school starts back on Monday. Bleh!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...
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M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Ohhhh I am dreading going back to work on Monday too....and I am a presenter at the Kindergarten Conference on the 18th and I don't have my presentation finished! Yikes!

I am not very good at Scrabble but I do like my "M" tile for my blog photo :)

Debra said...

My daughter got scrabble for Christmas this year and we love playing it. She is better than me....

(Thanks for placing a Save Handmade Toys button on your side. It's sad that this law can close so many small businesses and talented people)

Kindra said...

I should dust off the old scrabble board and challeng my hubby. I'm sure he would win. :) He's the smarty and I'm the creative type.

Gotta see the movie. I hear it is so good!

And you are more than welcome to do your top highlights of 2008! I can't wait to read it! Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Love Scrabble! We watched Mama Mia over the break, as well!