It's February. Finally. January seemed like a loooong month to me. You too?
This week's post will have a lot to do about words. Remember I mentioned Wordle last week? Well, for the first time, probably ever, I solved it in one try. To clarify, our son, Aaron, also got it on the first try. He texted me and told me not to use my go-to starter word (as Gabe says, "Grandma, you are so predictable..."). And if I did use my go-to word I would get this: 💛XXXX. Those of you who play will know that I would have one letter right, but in the wrong place. So that gave me a roadmap of another word to try. I guessed correctly the first time. But like I said, if not for that text it probably would have taken my usual four to five guesses.
So yesterday, my neighbor posted on Facebook that she guessed the word on the first try. I saw her outside and she said it happened to be one of the two words that are her go-to words everyday. It's a funny little game. And it has now been purchased by the New York Times in the "low seven figures." On days that Gabe and Ella are at our house, Gabe likes to play as well. He often solves it within the allotted six tries, sometimes four or five. Which I think is remarkable for a 10-year-old.
Here's a word that is too long to make it into Wordle, but I'm going to remember it because a lot of my days seem to be like this.
I've been reading a lot more. I just finished these two books this week and highly recommend both of them!
Just Haven't Met You Yet is a light romantic comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed.