Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wordle to the rescue

 Wordle scores are really worth nothing, but somehow they turned out to be super important to me this summer. 

This summer has been a time of disruption: Big A's new job in a different state (WI since June-July); Nu's health (ER in May and June, outpatient all July); stalled house and roof repairs (since May and ongoing). I want to acknowledge how these big things led to lots of secondary issues: I got no significant writing done, my garden and garden plans were obliterated, bills are mounting, ditto anxiety, and on and on. 

Wordle to the rescue. Turns out that at least once a day, I can control and solve something. And Big A and I use the same starter word, so there's an unofficial competition. I currently hold the family crown for solves in the least number of moves--solving over a hundred games on the third move. I see my stats and give myself a moment of applause.

4 comments:

StephLove said...

I don't play (though North's into it) but I can see the appeal. I'm sorry the summer has been so stressful for you.

Nicole said...

Oh, my friend. What a difficult summer it has been for you. There are just so many things that you have had to deal with. Sending you big hugs and big love.

Gillian said...

Sorry about the stress. How did you get two in the first try?

maya said...

StephLove, Nicole, and Gillian: Thank you for your kind support ♥️ ♥️

Gillian: the first time, someone gave me the answer and suggested I use it as the starter word as a prank. The second time, we were in Florida and saw a bar called "nasty" and we used it as our starter word... it turned out to be the Wordle word that day! We should have bought a lottery ticket that day too!

how CAN the kids be alright?

Nu had just raised their hand to answer a question in Spanish class; I'd just landed in my office and poured myself my first cup of tea....