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Happy Fri-Yay Funday My Friends,

This weekend promises to be lots of fun and bring happiness for Mother’s Day when we will have 3 generations on our outside deck for the first time. There will be about 16 of us. It’s been a over a year since we’ve all gotten together.


I’m going to go back to last weekend when we celebrated my son’s birthday and surprised him with his favorite game and our very least. I lasted about 45 minutes and the game took 3 hours to finish. Need I say more! hahahahahaha๐Ÿคฃ

People do love it however and if there was a timer that went with it, we might like it more as well.

For those you who want to find out more about it, read below.

I mostly wanted to awknowledge my oldest daughter Narnical ( her new blogging name. She pointed out, most bloggers give their children blog names not their real names). OOPS, it’s a little late for me (sorry guys) but you new bloggers take note, so you don’t get the wrath of your children.

This girl OOZES with creativity as they each do in their own way but she pulls out all the stops and makes it look so easy. She made an entire board game out of homemade cookies ( I had the pleasure of helping her ), and created each food to match the “resources” (read more at the bottom for deets).

The Happy Birthday banner sign was also her doing with card stock and creativity that only you teachers do so well.

Ok, so I spelled Crypto wrong… what do I know. ๐Ÿคฃ โฃ๏ธ What does anybody know about it really. I know nothing. Sonny Boy didn’t win the game but he won the heart of his family, G.F. and look who won the game………

lol, Naaah… Not Ollie but one of my daughter’s B.F.

All I know is I woke up to a clean kitchen and got a good night sleep. While I don’t reccomemd this game, 2 out of 6 do.

Sorry, if I’m offending anyone that loves it. You are in good company with a few of our crew.

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!

The Settlers of Catan - Game Board

About the game

The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the yet uninhabited land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber – you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.

Each of us places two small houses on spaces where three terrain hexes meet. They are our starting settlements.

And so it begins. I roll two dice. An โ€œ11โ€! Each terrain hex is marked with a die roll number. Each player who owns a settlement adjacent to a terrain hex marked with the number rolled receives a resource produced by this hex. Hills produce brick, forests produce lumber, mountains produce ore, fields produce grain, and pastures produce wool.

We use these resources to expand across Catan: we build roads and new settlements, or we upgrade our existing settlements to cities. For example, a road costs 1 brick and 1 lumber. If we do not have the necessary resources, we can acquire them by trading with our opponents.

Each settlement is worth 1 victory point and each city is worth 2 victory points. If you expand cleverly, you may be the first player to reach 10 victory points and thus win the game!

Happy Weekending Everyone and Happy Mother’s day to all of the Mom’s; especially mine who is the Best Mom, Grandma, amd Mother In Law a girl could ask for.

Here is a poem for all of the Mother’s.

Although I don’t know the author of the poem I do know that my father memorized it and said it to my Grandma Gigi every Mother’s Day since he’s been 15 years old.

“To one who bears the sweetest name

And adds luster to the same

Who shares my joys whenever sad

The greatest friend I’ve ever had

Long life to her

There is no other

That could take the place

Of my dear mother”

Blessings of love and joy and enjoy your mother while you still can. Please remember to like (if you do of course, comment and or share!

๐Ÿ’–

Cindy

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Ingrid
1 month ago

Iโ€™m with the cat, Cindy: I donโ€™t think Iโ€™d have the patience for this game, but Iโ€™d happily eat the cookies ๐Ÿคฃ do have a wonderful motherโ€™s day: you deserve it ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Benji would probably love it and Ollie would be with me, eating the cookies ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅณ

Aastha
Reply to  Ingrid
1 month ago
Offshorewriter
1 month ago

Firstly I wish your son, belated happy birthday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ The cookies are colourful and am sure it tasted yummy. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Send me some pls….
And last but not least… I wish you to have a fabulous weekend and update us your fun. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Have a lovely, beautiful weekend dear Cindy โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Prakaash inspiration
1 month ago

Belated happy birthday to your son and wish you “Happy mothers day ” in advance.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

vaniheart
1 month ago

wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ The birthday arrangements were very creative ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
The party looks like fun
The game was way out of my league tho

rebecca s revels
1 month ago

If I mention my son on here, so far all I’ve called him is my son. I haven’t given him a code name, maybe I’ll do that and wait for him to find out ๐Ÿ˜‰

rebecca s revels
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I’ve only posted one photo of my son, used the same one twice. He had wanted me to take some photos for him to use as a profile pic on some site. He’s sitting on his motorcycle, wearing his helmet. All you can see are his eyes. I can get away with that, otherwise he does not want me sharing his photo on any site.

rebecca s revels
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

They are, and I would love to be able to share more because I am so very proud of the man he has become. All the same I will respect his wishes. Unless I can get a photo like the one that conceals his face.

MariaTeresa
1 month ago

Your creativity oozes too my dear Cindy ๐Ÿฅฐ and those cookies are spectacular ๐Ÿ˜‹ Sounds like an interesting game, I love games and miss playing them. Your daughter’s blogging name hints of The lion, the witch and the wardrobe (Narina) I so loved those books and their fantastic adventures. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom 2, love always ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

MariaTeresa
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
1 month ago

ON EXPERIMENTING AND EXPERIENCING IN OUR SHARED 3DENVIRONMENT

โ—‡ – Diamond Hard – โ—‡

โ—‡ Wot I Wrote; just ‘cos I MADE THIS!!!…

“๐Ÿ’œ An Experiment is Neither Successful Nor UnSuccessful EveryOne; an Experiment either Continues or DisContinues…for example Sexual and Romantic Experimentation results in Continued LifeLong Marriage or a Long BitterSweet Trail and Trial of Exes; what an Experiment Does is to Provide an Outcome from Experience and what We Do with that Experience is Entirely Up To OurSelves…there is an Accountability and Responsibility for ALL of Existences; so please Take Care of Others and, Most Importantly, please Take Care of YOURSELF!!! because it’s Necessary to Love YOURSELF!!! and NOT!!! at ALL Selfish…this is In Order To Be Nice to Others WhatEver The CIRCUMSTANCES!!! but Do Set Boundaries and Assert Them either Gently or Aggressively; in Other Words, it’s OK To Be Self-Ish and Self Protecting without Pre-Meditated (Punishing ๐Ÿค” ?) VIOLENT!!! Behaviour Be it Physical, Psychological and/or Soulful VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR!!!

nisi mortuus nec neque nolite vicit ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿค

…๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™…”

โ—‡ – Diamond Hard – โ—‡

…โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡…

akshita1776
1 month ago

Belated happy birthday to your son
The cookies look so delicous..I wish I was your neighbour ๐Ÿ˜‹
And I don’t think I have enough patience for that game๐Ÿ˜‚
Have a lovely weekend!!

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Sounds perfectโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Aastha
Reply to  akshita1776
1 month ago
joycemaryj
1 month ago

That was a lovely post, Cindy. I enjoyed each lines of it and the pictures too. Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us. Happy mother’s day in advance.

joycemaryj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Thank you so much.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน

Ashish - Proxywords
1 month ago

Great preparation and party. We enjoy everything when all are at one place and together. It doesn’t matter then if we like the game or not. Playing with special ones make the game interesting.
Happy Mother’s Day!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Aastha
Reply to  Ashish - Proxywords
1 month ago
shedrackamy
1 month ago

Happy mother’s day Cindy ๐Ÿ’–.

shedrackamy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re welcome ๐Ÿ’–

anitaannabel
1 month ago

Happy mother’s day to all the mothersโค

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
1 month ago

Sounds like a pretty boring game . Have a wonderful Motherโ€™s Day and enjoy all or your family.sending love โค๏ธ and hugs ๐Ÿค— your way โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

Keith
1 month ago

Cindy, happy Mother’s Day. It is good to see last weekend was fun. Keith

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Beautiful, Cindy! And, more cookies! Yay!๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช Fantastic. A very early Happy Mom’s day to you, my friend! โคโคโค

Nawazish
1 month ago

The game looks interesting. You very well know how to celebrate!โค๐Ÿ˜˜

Michele Lee
1 month ago

Enjoy your many splendid celebrations this weekend. A flurry of fun going on at your place! Happy Mother’s Day to you! ๐Ÿ’

SoundEagle ๐Ÿฆ…เณ‹แƒฆเฎœเฎ‡
1 month ago

Dear Cindy,

I would like to wish you and all of your relatives who are mothers a very memorable Mother’s Day this weekend when all three generations gather, as well as a belated happy birthday to your son.

This is a lovely poem by an anonymous author whom you have quoted as follows:

To one who bears the sweetest name

And adds lustre to the same

Who shares my joys whenever sad

The greatest friend Iโ€™ve ever had

Long life to her

There is no other

That could take the place

Of my dear mother

I shall be thinking of Khim. And I think that you know who I am referring to.

Rishika Jain
1 month ago

Happy belated birthday to your son, dear Cindy!!
The cookies ๐Ÿคค
Happy Motherโ€™s Day and have a delightful weekend โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’“

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Kat Br
1 month ago

Lovely <3 missin' this kind of get together.. hoping soon <3

Miriam Hurdle
1 month ago

Happy birthday to your son, Cindy! Happy Mother’s Day to you! <3

ashok
1 month ago

Talented Cindy has an equally talented daughter blogger ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

All the very best for the three generations get together Cindy. Enjoy yourselves and am sure you will find some new and exciting games to play ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

Happy Motherโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
1 month ago

Happy Mum’s Day & have soooooo much fun with the fam this weekend, Cindy! The game sounds like the beginnings of competition for natural resources, leading to the destruction of Nature & extinction of many species. Sorry, was that pessimistic?! ๐Ÿ˜‚ (You & I & your creative kids should design a game in which players compete to live in the most sustainable manner possible!) But I do love the cookies! ๐ŸŒž

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Thanks, Cindy! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆ‹

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Cute! ๐ŸŒž

boundlessblessingsblog
1 month ago

Happy Mother’s Day to you dear Cindy and you have a very beautiful and talented daughter just like you. Such a wonderful read and your post was so nice. Great to see a marvelous family all full of love and happiness. Keep it going. Happy Friday to you too.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Happy mother’s day to you too. Have a wonderful day. God bless โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Welcome dear Cindy. Happy Sunday to you too. Take care and stay safe.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Curt Mekemson
1 month ago

Laughing. I try hard to avoid such games. Our son loves them however and whenever we visit, it’s game time. I confess to being something of a curmudgeon! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d be more than glad to let the cat play in my place. Hope you are having a great weekend. Sounds like you will. Happy Mother’s Day. โ€“Curt

Nancy Ruegg
1 month ago

Our family also plays Catan when we get together. I am highly impressed your daughter made cookies to use in place of the game pieces!

Nancy Ruegg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yes, most of the time. However, when turn after turn provides no cards that I need, it does get a bit boring! Then again, that’s an opportunity to stretch my good-attitude muscles, cheering on whoever is having success, right?

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
1 month ago

So happy for you to have your family together. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy! Happy Mothers Day! <3

Kumar Harsh
1 month ago

All of it looks so great Cindy. Especially the cookies. I would love to eat one or two or maybe all. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. A very happy motherโ€™s day Cindy. ๐Ÿ˜‡

ben Alexander
1 month ago

OMG. Cupcakes of Catan. I WANT. I WANT!

rothpoetry
1 month ago

What a fun time you had and will have with your family! I love it. I have given up on games… my time is too short for them… (and my attention span) . the cookies really looked good!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

:>)

Gabriela Marie Milton
1 month ago

Happy belated birthday to your son! Happy Mother’s day!
Love and huge hugs.
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

It sounds so wonderful Cindy. Have a beautiful day and thank you for the wishes. I will cherish them as I cherish you.
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

My pleasure ๐ŸŒน

notestowomen
1 month ago

Happy Mother’s Day, Cindy ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a blessed day.

Introverted Thoughts
1 month ago

I actually thought Ollie won before I read the caption ๐Ÿ˜‚ So lovely to read how wonderful a day you all had! Hope you and a beautiful Mother’s Day as well!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž

sloppy buddhist
1 month ago

For sure happy weekending ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ซ wonderful fun! Have a great day Cindy

Kritika
1 month ago

This is filled with love. So much fun. Its okay to not like the game but the moment which was happy. Yay! Belated Happy Mothers Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Pooja G
1 month ago

Glad you had a fun Mothers Day and the cat clearly deserved to win lol!

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Lol exactly ๐Ÿ˜‚

m3l0dicverse
1 month ago

I hope you had a happy mother’s day, God bless to you and your family! <3

jonicaggiano
1 month ago

This is such a fun post, I just love seeing the family together, what a blessing. Such a sweet picture of you and your son. I couldn’t wait to show my husband your daughter’s (can not believe she did this – She should sell the game) game. He was amazed as I was. Teachers are special creatures that should be paid a fortune by the way. They require so much of them and don’t give them all the tools or space they need. However, I am sure she does an amazing job with what ever she gets. She gets her creativity from her mother. I am sure that they are so proud of you Cindy. Sending love my friend. xoxoxo

Gottfried
28 days ago

Just how many mothers days are there?

Laleh Chini
25 days ago

Sorry I missed it, happy birthday. A wonderful family.<3<3

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
24 days ago

Awww.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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