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Friday, November 18, 2011

Freshen Up Friday

Take time to play!

There's just something plain ol' fun about playing games.  It takes your mind off the stress you dealt with today and allows you to laugh and enjoy someone else's company (unless they skunk you, of course! Just kidding!).  As pictured here, I often leave my Scrabble tiles out on the coffee table in the living room (see the bowl to the left with the rest of the tiles?). They're not just for decoration, but also so we can play a quick game of "Take Two".  It's the fast version of Scrabble that's played without a game board.

Each player takes 7 tiles and proceeds to use them all up making intersecting words on the table in front of them.  The first person who uses up their seven tiles says, "Take two!" and each player adds two more tiles with which they must incorporate into their crossword.  You can reconfigure as needed.  Contractions and proper nouns are allowed in this version, making it easier to be successful coming up with words with your limited resource.  When all the tiles are used, everyone reads the words they've created, points are counted and a winner is declared!

Another fun thing to do is leave a jigsaw puzzle out on a table somewhere.  This is fun to do on Thanksgiving.  People can just stop and work on it for a while.  If you leave one out for several days, it's fun to just stop for a little bit and de-stress yourself by spending time putting a few pieces in.

So, take time to play and see how it refreshes you!

See you in church Sunday!

Be refreshed,


beckynndanna said...

Denise, we recently got Joan into doing puzzles. I leave one out on a card table all the time. We've all worked on it and have completed one that we matted and hung in her bedroom. She was so excited. Even her two care givers stop and do the puzzle with her while their here. Great Fun and draws the family together everyday.

Denise said...

Aww, how sweet! I'm sure she loved not only connecting the pieces of the puzzle, but also connecting with you and John while working on it! You're a good Daughter-in-law!