Mumbles … Acumen

Acumen.  Yes, another one of those words I have heard once in the distant past, but don’t use it on a regular basis.  Oxford Languages says it is “the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.”  So, someone might say I have crafting acumen.  Or more specifically rubber-stamping acumen.  What I would like to do though has nothing to do with acumen… it is catching up again, I can’t believe I got so far behind.  I took one night off so it should only be one night behind, but I have been so tired I don’t have the energy or the brain power to think of things to write.  I guess that is why I am just mumbling through this post.

Photo by Aidan Howe on

The good news is I did have a little fun for the one day I was absent.  We watched the Super Bowl (a sad game to watch) and then went to an area casino for a slot machine or two.  The first machine I picked I got a hit on the second spin of the wheels… won $115.  So, I put my initial money away and played on those winnings the rest of the night and the following morning.  I did lose some of it but coming home with an extra $65 was still a plus in my book.  I only do the slot machines, don’t know enough about roulette and have NO poker face. Do you play table games or slots? Do you have good luck at the casino?

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – acumen

Mumbles … Cash

Well I was hoping to speak to you as a newly achieved millionaire, but the casino was no where near that kind to us.  We had a set amount of cash to lose and only lost half of that… so we may not have been on the positive side by we did alright for a couple of days of fun.  The sound of the slot machines tried to bother my anxiety, but I was able to take my meds with and that got me through being over stimulated and dealing with a crowd.  We even got in on a special promotion and “won” a casserole dish.  (getting excited about a casserole dish, man I live a boring life!)

The special “fantasy suite” was amazing – a rain forest room.  Not sure which I wanted to bring home more the whirlpool tub or the shower with 15 programmable jets.  Going in the middle of the week it was nice and quiet.  We went down for the free breakfast and there was no one else in the lobby or the pool as we walked by.  I think that is the way to escape.

Now I am playing catch up.  Catch up on my sleep (I have napped everyday since we got back) and beginning to catch up on Word Press.  I still need to get to the laundry, but my boyfriend has been repairing the stairs to the basement, so I have stayed out of his way.

So once again bear with me, I will make it to your posts and comments eventually.  I am reading and writing as fast as I can.  (((HUGS)))


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cash