Home For Nine Points

home scrabble home

in the game scrabble,

smooth is worth eleven points,

milk ten, and home nine

A B C D E F G H O M E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H O M E F G H I J K

The scrabble ‘HOME’ cubes are a few years old now, an irresistible buy as the game is a big part of our family and home life.  The scrabble game itself is mine from the late 80s and has wooden tiles and holders.

The family name collage is from two years ago as is the picture of Nuala.  The other two pictures are of our family room and taken this week.  I’ve never liked the blue wall paint, thinking that it makes the room feel cold.  I spent this past week painting the interior of the hotel where I work and now see our small room as nothing to tackle in comparison.

Painting our family room is not all I considered from a new perspective this week.  I had to do a bit of creative thinking to make Ron’s haiku words ‘milk & smooth’ work.  The  photo ended up being a collage as I struggled to pick just one to represent this week’s photo word ‘home’.

Have a super weekend everyone!

Melissa Xx

42 Comments

  1. Love the Haiku! I recently bought another Scrabble set at Barnes&Noble; our first ended up in a closet and then tipped over, losing too many letters. That was our favorite board game as we grew up, us children and our parents, all.

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      • The first three of us kids were pretty evenly matched, if I remember correctly, once we had all gotten into high school/college. We all did the college scholarships, and Tim (3 years younger than me) got a 4-year, all expenses paid scholarship to University of Chicago. I think Christine (5 years younger than me) had double majors and double minors (English, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry?). We sat around and read parts, Shakespeare’s plays and the Socratic Dialogues in junior high-high school. Fun bunch. Really. 😀

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          • You would have thought they would have been. We did not meet their expectations. And still do not. Not that the parents . . . we did not do *what* they expected us to do. The three oldest of us like one other, get together, keep in contact. I’m in North Dakota, Chris is in Connecticut and Tim’s in Minneapolis, MN. Tim’s been pretty cool, once he got it through his head that we are not and never were in competition. He’s got a second career going since retirement and is much more laid-back, now.

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  2. Roz Hill says:

    Awe wonderful post Melissa! Well done with the double challenge too!
    My latest challenge is to send my grandson in Sydney a fun filled educational Skype video. I am working on it today. He started school 3 weeks ago and our day time Skype window is so narrow we no longer get opportunity to chat. Too much going on, so teacher Granny Roz video here we go!! Great scrabble idea btw.. For the video I looked up a dinosaur word beginning with e, and the longest e scrabble word which has 27 letters, so our thoughts are crossing somewhere!💚💛💜❤️💙

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    • That’s a clever idea to use skype technology to send a teaching video. I will have to start a file of all the great ideas I’ve been hearing about things to do with and for my grandchildren, when I have them 😀 27 letters? Geesh, I’ll have to google that one!

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    • Thanks Ronovan. I love hearing that she looks like me. Johnny’s family gets much of the credit for the kids. They always look like his sister or brothers, etc, as no one here knows my family. I will pass on your commiserations to Johnny 😉

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    • Funny thing Denis, I find the combo gives me direction by narrowing the choices I have to work with. I’ve never done the haiku without the photo so can’t be sure, but honestly am impressed by the creativity that emerges with the haiku only writers. The two together, combined with keeping to my theme of our life & island living really helps to focus me.

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