Looking Ahead

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He moved the chess piece and said, “Your turn,” with a twinkle in his eye.

She knew she was in trouble.  He had some kind of plan, some kind of strategy and it was going to result in her losing to him.  But that was nothing new.  It didn’t really bother her much to lose all the time.  She would always laugh and have fun playing with her Dad.  She scanned the board and tried to see a turn or two ahead.  She couldn’t see his move.  So, she shrugged and moved her knight taking another pawn.

He grinned and went in for “the kill” and in two moves he had her queen.  She shook her head and said, “How can you see so far ahead?”

“Just lucky that way I guess.  Another?”


They began to set up the board for a rematch.

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

Day 36 – 100 Days of Happiness

Yesterday’s festivities although fun left me with enough fatigue to almost sleep too much of the day away.  But I hopped up and got ready fast when I remembered I had to take my Dad, who is 80 and can no longer drive, to his doctor appointment.

Being only about 35 minutes later than I had planned on being there, Dad was in a good mood actually.  He did blood work and got a good report from the doctor.  Every good report is music to my ears.  I am not ready to lose him yet.

After the trip out he had some computer concerns and asked me if I could try to straighten things out for him.  Now I am far from being a computer genius but I can do some basic things.  So I set out on fixing what he needed and I think I accomplished it all.

So for the day I got to spend some time with my father and felt I got some things done on the computer for him… all in all a good day with Dad.  I fear those days are not going to last much longer.  But then again his mom was well into her nineties when she passed away.  I am just going to enjoy the good days while I can … nothing lasts forever.