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After a long day's work, cooking, putting the girls to bed, but before cleaning up the dinner mess and packing lunches for the next day - I like to play a game of Suduko (also spelled Sudoku) or a couple of rounds of Text Twist( I just play the web version - it's free and quick). Numbers or words? Sometimes it is hard to choose which one to play. But they're both on line, so they're both easy to access. And the Suduko page comes with the answers. Which is important because, I will admit, I do cheat a little to save time. Plus not figuring out the answers can be stressful, and that is not what this is about.





It is a little brain challenge time combined with a little "me" time. I get to focus on something entertaining, challenging and ultimately frivolous. For some reason the focused time helps me unwind and focus better on the tasks at hand - like packing a well balanced lunch for a picky almost 4 year old.

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linkinpark9503 linkinpark9503 9 years
makes my brain hurt and i love it... they say it keeps us smart playing soduko regularly
Toronado Toronado 10 years
Ah, I have Text Twist on my computer, here. But Sudoku, never in a million years. I am sooooo bad with numbers.
swwonder swwonder 10 years
I love text twist me and my cousin spent an entire day playing it. I don't really like Suduku - I have number issues. :)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I love text twist. It gives me a good brain exercise.
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I like to do crossword puzzles. But I'm pretty bad at them, but they are stil enjoyable. Isn't that weird.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 10 years
I always go to websudoko too AToxic. It is addicting!!
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
lol, never heard of this. does that make me a freak!?
yoyogee yoyogee 10 years
I always end up making some small mistake in suduko then spending a ton of time trying to reverse engineer the whole thing. Still, I much prefer it to crossword puzzles...
JessNess JessNess 10 years
the thing with text twist is its never the big words that get me its always the stupid three letter words. I just start making stuff up because more than likely it will be right
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I have wasted a lot of time on Text Twist.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
nah its too much thinking. Ill stick to my crosswords, Text Twist and Cubis
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
i LOVE sudoku!!! i have a couple books of sudoku puzzles and print the evil level ones off of websudoku.com...trust me jessness, it's not hard once you figure out the patterns :)
JessNess JessNess 10 years
oh yeah the final word for Text Twist is HOPING. I know how to play that :D
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I will never for the life of me know how to play Suduko...I just now learned how to say it :). It stresses me out more. I rather do the crossword
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