I’m going to stay with my family photo for the feature for another week. Mother’s Day weekend was a healing time for me. I have been heartbroken to not see two of my kids and my grandkids since January 2020. I’ve seen my youngest daughter on occasion because she lives in Jacksonville, but those times have not been quality times either, but it has been better than FaceTime only. No hugs, no hanging out for no reason…for over a year. Unfortunately, the pandemic has left us all feeling helpless and I know I’m not alone.
I’m not a big proponent for vaccines, but Covid 19 is different. There was no question in my mind that I was getting the vaccine when it came my turn. I received my first vaccine 2 days after I was eligible. This was me doing something towards getting to see my family and healing my broken heart.
Grampy, Payton and Kristen were playing the Pirate Ship balance game. It has a total of 25 pieces (5 of each of the following: gold bars, treasure chests, barrels, cannon balls and vases. Each item is weighted from light to heavy. Each person takes a turn rolling a die that has these images on each of the 5 sides with the 6th side as a wild pick and the person who rolls it can choose from what remains to try to keep the balance. This game teaches balance and has a bit of a strategy. Whoever topples the boat, loses. Kristen (in the middle) was the first out and then Grampy lost his balance near the end. Payton (on the left) won that game. This would have been great for Quotes on Balance but it hadn’t happened yet.
We played games most of the weekend. Games for the kids and games for the adults. Scrabble was the adult game and Payton joined in with Grampy the first night and my daughter Alecia the second night. There is no competitive nature in our family (cough cough with sarcasm). Payton will be 10 soon and she picked it up pretty quick. It is hard to beat my daughter. She is brutal. She beat me on Saturday night because I got stuck with the Q. Sunday, I won by 1 point. There’s no competition here! LOL!
I used my power as soon as I was able to change my situation to keep myself as safe as possible to receive the reward of spending time with my family. I came back from Tampa feeling restored back to my old self.
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