This weekend Jay and I were able to spend some time just enjoying each others company. It was a busy weekend, but by the end of Saturday we were both ready to relax.
While we were shopping he decided that he was going to buy a Cribbage board and teach me how to play. He likes to play an electronic version on his phone so he thought it would be fun for us to be able to sit and play a few games.
I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first. There are so many rules and so many ways to score. Jay is a very good teacher and after one game I started to pick it up. I had beginner’s luck and managed to get some really good hands that allowed me to win. In fact, I skunked him. That means that I won before he managed to get to a certain point on the board. I promised him that as I learn I won’t be as good and he’ll have a chance to beat me a time or two.
I cursed him Sunday morning because I discovered a free Cribbage app for my Kindle. I downloaded it so that I could get more practice and understand the scoring a bit better. Yes, it’s one of those numbers games that I love. I cursed him for getting me addicted to it. lol He just laughed. I suppose that for him it’s payback for me getting him hooked on the TV show ‘Psych’.
I love spending quality time like that with Jay. You put on some music in the background, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy harassing each other as you get dealt a bad hand. In the end it doesn’t matter who wins or loses because it was time spent connecting. Do you know how many people don’t do that anymore? They might be sitting in the same room, but they are tuned into the TV or one person is too busy playing on their phone/computer. Interaction is a good thing. You should make time for it. Whether it’s an evening walk around the block or a quick game of Cribbage, you will be glad that you did.
When we first moved to Mobile many, many years ago, I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have anything to do for about a year. I remember that every weekday my husband would come home from work at lunchtime and play cribbage with me. That time together meant a great deal. Now it’s been so long since I last played the game that I’d have to learn it all over again.