Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for Xi, the most annoying word you can play in Words with Friends

That pretty much sums up my post! Xi is a desperation word that people play in Words with Friends and it's so annoying because it hardly seems like a word at all, yet it's worth lots of points because of the "x". I myself have used this word, especially if I can place the "x" on a double or triple letter square. In my defense, I never fail to feel guilty when I do so. It's a letter of the Greek alphabet and it's also the name of a river, but no one in Words with Friends cares about that - it's all about the points!

My friend Karen Walker posted X is for Xena, Warrior Princess today, and I like that a lot because I need to channel some Xena energy these days.  Please go see Karen HERE.

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We are planning to head out of Santa Fe to begin our road trip "for real" tomorrow. We're going first to San Antonio, Texas. It will take us four days to get there.

We had originally planned to leave here on Tuesday, May 1st, but we are packed up and ready to go (as ready as we'll ever be), and there is no real reason to stick around. We learned on the first jaunt getting back here from Indiana that we need to allow more time to get from Here to There. And, the winds in Santa Fe have been crazy - last night on the the news they said that the winds were hurricane force - and they sure felt like it. I did feel quite cozy and safe here in our little traveling home, but winds like that are scary. So the other thing we have to take into account is weather and it looks like the winds will settle down today. RVPainter doesn't want to drive again in the kind of winds we had on the way here, and I don't blame him!

I am sad to leave the friends and family I gained here in Santa Fe, and this phase of our life. The Santa Fe phase was a VERY good one indeed. But I've come to believe that it was meant only to be a resting place - a safe place where we could heal and grow, and that it is now time to move on. Believing that, I also believe the next part of life's adventure is equally important, and I am ready to go out and learn what I need to learn. Part of it I already know is learning to be more comfortable with the Unknown, and taking each day one by one.




16 comments:

  1. Melissa, thanks so much for the shout out. I want to share with you that every single time I have stepped out into the void of the unknown, my life became fuller and richer, altho' it was terrifying as I leapt. You and your hubby are embarking on an amazing journey together and you have each other and a cozy home that goes with you. We will all be with you as well. We're as close as a click!
    Karen

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    1. You have no idea how comforting that truly is. I have leapt a lot in my life, but always with great reluctance and sometimes only because I was forced. I know from my own experience that what you say is true - the leaps have resulted in the best experiences of my life. So I don't understand my fear really. It doesn't feel normal, but perhaps it is - because we are all afraid of things - just different things. So others might find this not scary, but they may be afraid of .... being alone in the dark, or flying...or whatever. Thanks for being with me, I love hearing that ....

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  2. You are like a little turtle carrying your home on your back...wherever you are...home is there. The rest of us are with you as well....dancing on the airwaves and waving you on. God speed.

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    1. Thank you so much, your words mean the world to me.

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  3. I've only just started to get into Words With Friends... I'm still figuring it out but it seems like a fun (and addictive) way to pass time. Just what I need though, another social media addiction... when will it stop?!

    Hope you're travelling well Melissa! :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. Hi Megan - it IS addictive! Use it wisely :D

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  4. Hi Melissa,
    I'm guilty of playing xi when given the opportunity to get a gazillion points for it :) I love to play Scrabble/ Words With Friends. Anyway, I wish you guys safe travels. Thanks for the update.

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    1. it simply can't be helped, in the right circumstances. Thank you for the kind words.

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  5. Haha! It is an annoying word...but it sure helps sometimes!! Holly

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  6. Bon voyage, Melissa. I'm so looking forward to all your updates!

    I love xi, I use it all the time. I'm especially proud when I can make it twice in the same go - that surely deserves more points?

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    1. Oh - definitely - it should be worth 8-squared points! Qi is another one ...

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  7. Hi Melissa! Enjoyed your post. Best wishes on the "real" start of your journey. I look forward to reading about your many travels.

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    1. Hi Suzanne - we head out today. I'd ready, but a bit nervous!

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  8. Have an eXciting time on your eXtreme adventure to eXotic places. And stay in touch. Please.

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    1. Hello dear, Thank you and I will. I will be glad to end this challenge, as all I've been able to do is try to get here and get a post up, and engage a little. I prefer visiting others!!

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