It’s official. Our dance card is full. After a two week respite after the first quarter of school (in which I got NOTHING accomplished AT ALL…well, other than to look into the cost of boarding schools really really far away) we’re back in the swing of things this week.
And by swing I mean the swimming lessons, Awana, American Heritage Girls, my job, and general church functions on the weekend. Oh yeah, and then there’s the whole homeschooling thing. Just typing all of that made me very very tired. And wishing that I had the ingredients to make myself a cocktail.
I’m a Sunday school teacher and Awana leader. Just kidding about the cocktail. Sort of.
But even Jesus turned water into wine. Just sayin’.
My schedule has made me a little tense. And I wanted to share with you what I do to unwind. Besides long for drinks which bear tiny umbrellas and have long frothy names.
I have a new iPhone. Which I fear. I almost always fear what I don’t understand. Which says a lot about my relationship with technology.
Anyhoo. I’ve gotten to the point where I can actually answer and make phone calls from my iPhone. Which is always a step in the right direction when dealing with a phone. And then Fiddledaddy introduced me to the wonderful and vast world of phone apps. That’s technological lingo for APPLICATIONS. I had to have that explained to me.
It started when Fiddledaddy found himself a light saber app for his phone. I have no interest in this app. In fact, a good deal of mocking may have occurred.
And then he showed me the app for Scrabble. SCRABBLE? I dearly love Scrabble. But I don’t usually have a worthy opponent. For the sake of our marriage, we have found it best if Fiddledaddy do not play Scrabble together. Especially since he plays fast and loose with the rules.
Some people take long hot baths to relax. I prefer to pull out 7 tiles and tax my brain in order to configure the best possible word combo which will net me a double word score.
I find my iPhone to be a most worthy opponent. Even though it has been known to totally make up words. But at least it doesn’t sigh in exasperation when I’m thoroughly thinking through my options.
Phone Scrabble is how I unwind when my spinning plate is overburdened. It perplexes my husband. But I maintain that it serves to extend the air of mystery that is me.
When life is flying down the road at full tilt, what do y’all do to unwind?