Checkers Trophy Challenge

The Checkers Trophy Challenge starts on Monday, January 28th.

There are 3 tasks you’ll need to complete by midnight, February 3rd (EST) to earn the Checker’s Trophy:

  • Win 8 Games of Checkers at the Tournament Arena
  • Make 15 Wishes on Wishing Well 2 in the Games Arcade
  • Play Alyssa’s Star Challenge 3 times



  1. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 27, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

    8 games of checkers is going to take a looooooong time!

  2. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 27, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

    chant – hope you & your dh are feeling better!

    everyone in the path of this arctic blast – i hope you all stay warm & safe!
    i’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s weather reports

  3. 3 PumaPardus said,

    January 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

    Ruby, how terrifying for your daughter, not to mention the rest of your family! I’m so proud of your daughter for standing up and doing everything that’s needed to deal with this, and I’m impressed that the school is taking it so (and appropriately) seriously. Looks like the #metoo generation is finally going to do tings right for us women! I second pepper spray or a taser (although, those are sometimes considered weapons), but there’s LOTS of non-lethal self-defense items out there- brass knuckles that are purse keyrings, extendable batons that you keep in your pocket and can beat the heck out of someone with. Def research some things, and the legality of carrying them in your city and on campus!

    Also, your story about the drywall gave me anxiety. We’re in the contract-negotiation stage with a handyman who seems promising, and I hope we don’t have a similar deal. Yikes. I would be so furious, disgruntled, disheartened, and enraged.

    Good news about the kitty. We’re debating getting Kiddo one for his birthday in April. We took him to see rescue cats at a pet store close by, and he LOVED IT.

    Moms, how about out Winter Weather Watch?? YEE! Maybe we can build a snowman again this year! Kiddo didn’t get my killer cold, but he caught a little croupy crud thing from a runny-nosed friend that’s put him feeling crummy at night, and has us alarmed with his wheezy gaspy croup cough. He has some good ol’ Dimetapp in him tonight, so here’s hoping for some rest and decongestion.

  4. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 27, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

    puma – make sure you let him breathe some cold air too! when mine used to get like that, the doctor would say to bundle up and take him outside or turn the heat way down at night so he was breathing cold air

    so sorry you are dealing with him feeling yuck now, but liquid dimetapp is good stuff! i’m with gaga on that!

  5. 5 Dixiecup said,

    January 27, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

    Oh My Ruby!! Your life has been shook every which way! So glad that one out of the three was good news, though. Having a good job with an understanding boss is way better than a job with all the benefits and pay, but an inflexible boss.
    Sorry about your drywall debacle. When you have people come in to your home to make things better and you get bad results it can burn you on future referrals. Hopefully you can get the results you were promised.
    And MOST of all, I am so glad that your daughter has your strength to draw from! It isn’t just the #metoo movement that is empowering women, it is their mothers, sisters, aunts who are all showing those Grasshoppers that Ants are strong on their own! We have had enough and we want what is OURS! Proud of you and your girl, Ruby. Fight the GOOD fight!

    Puma, I am through to the other side, just in time to go back to work tomorrow. I have to be in EARLY to do my inventory. I get two hours off for lunch and will go visit my Best Friend who had lung surgery two weeks ago. She is feeling strong enough to go grocery shopping, so I am going to take her for a short trip, maybe vacuum her carpets, too.

  6. 6 gagagee said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 5:59 am

    Good Morning !
    Where did yesterday go ??
    RubyCubes… SO much happening in your RL !! Happy to hear you were given the job and that it seems to be a perfect fit.. There is so much to be said for job satisfaction despite the pay being less than the previous one… Many more positives.. go with you heart and the rest will fall into place.
    The pride in workmanship seems to be a thing of the past ! Hopefully the drywall issue can be resolved without having the hassle of pursuing small claims..
    What a horrible incident for your daughter ! Such a young intelligent girl who heads off to university to pursue an education and then confronted by a creepy %@&@# who attacks her… She was very brave to have the where with all to fight back and defend herself…Not only should he be thrown out of the university but should be thrown into the slammer !! My thoughts and prayers are with her and you as you struggle through getting him put where he belongs !
    Dixiecup … very well said..
    Chants.. hope you and your hubby have turned the corner today and are feeling better… You sure have had more than your share of illness..You deserve a break ! ( not literally )
    Puma… Vote for a kitty for Kiddo’s birthday !! Hope you both are feeling better too !
    moms… talk of our news is of coarse the Polar Vortex that is heading our way this week.. Schools are already planning to close…my nephew’s school system has no buses so many of the kids have to walk a distance..not only the temperature but maneuvering the sidewalks which are not shoveled !!
    Talking wind chills in minus 20-50 degrees below zero !!! So much of the country expected to be in the deep freeze….
    On a brighter note…. February right around the corner… which means a whole month of new things in WW ! New challenges…a new pet??..
    gramma … good morning to you !! Hope all is well with you !
    Have an appointment this morning with a lawyer… Having a will drawn up which I never thought about until recently… and also on a quest to have my first name changed legally on my birth certificate…..I asked my Mom the other day about the name she chose… Don’t know where in the world she came up with it… she was told she couldn’t take me home until I had a name!! They sure did pick the WRONG one…. All five of my siblings have traditional Irish names…. NOT ME !!!
    Hope you all have a good day… Stay warm and feel better !!

  7. 7 PumaPardus said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 12:32 pm

    Moms, *nods* cold air is what we do. We drag his tired, protesting little behind up, wrap him in a blanket, and carry him outside for a minute or two. It chills his little airways down promptly, and he’s feeling better enough to go back to sleep in no time. He’s been bunking in with us (he usually comes in anyway, but we’re super snuggly and attentive when he’s feeling poopy. I didn’t realize Dimetapp has diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in it- has it always? I don’t remember if it did when I was young and took it. It sure helped him sleep good last night! :)

  8. 8 shorty (WWID: leenie2014kinz) said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

    RubyCubes, so sorry about what happened to your daughter. Some prayers and virtual hugs coming your way!

  9. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

    puma – it has always had benedryl as the antihistamine :D yay for sleep! LOL our pediatrician referred to benedryl as Vitamin B one time as in “for that road trip, you might want to give him some Vitamin B” :lol:

  10. 10 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

    gaga – brrrrrrrr we are supposed to get cold, but our cold & your cold are two totally different things!

  11. 11 dee said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 8:09 pm

    my oldest bros high temp for wed is minus 17

    the HIGH temp is MINUS 17

    jeepers creepers

  12. 12 Chococat663 said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 11:02 pm

    Very cold and snowy here. We got a bunch of snow today so my classes were cancelled. It takes a lot for them to cancel classes so I was surprised by that. The high on wednesday is -1 and the windchill is supposed to be around -30 or -40. Hopefully they’ll cancel classes for that as well.
    I hate winter
    I hate the cold

  13. 13 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 28, 2019 @ 11:43 pm


    the high below zero – i cannot imagine!

  14. 14 gagagee said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 5:21 am

    Good Morning All !
    Choco…I’m with you… tired of snow and cold temps… No new snow here but expecting Arctic Blast tonight and into tomorrow…Predicting coldest temps in 25 years !
    dee… Really hope it doesn’t get that cold here ! I guess it should only last a couple of days and then move on…
    Back to work this morning… was able to finish the Checkers Matches for one account… Very time intensive.. had a couple of tough competitors !! Probably will only do one more account and then be done with Checkers !
    Chants… How are you and hubby doing ?? Hopefully you are both feeling better this morning..
    Puma… Hope your little Buddy is better too !
    moms… Are planning on watching the Super Bowl?? Will be cheering for the Rams and mostly interested in the commercials !
    Anyone catch Lady Gaga’s video from Las Vegas ??? Visit from BC.. singing
    their Signature song from the movie… Sure looks like they have some real chemistry !
    E store showing February calendar of upcoming pet releases … if anyone is interested !
    Hope you all have a good day !
    Stay warm to all those preparing for Polar Vortex !! Ground Hog Day is just around the corner !

  15. 15 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 9:15 am

    good morning!

    i’ve only played one game of checkers so far – is everyone doing the challenge? i like that trophy, so I am going to get at least one

  16. 16 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 9:19 am

    gaga – definitely watching the super bowl, also pulling for the rams! i’m still wondering why no one has offered me a free ticket, but there is still time :mrgreen: dh has been to a super bowl, but i haven’t – definitely a wish for me. i’ve been to the olympics, world series, the masters … i feel like a super bowl needs to happen, too ;-)

  17. 17 Queen of Sheba (WWID: Royalmajesty) said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 11:13 am

    Not sure about getting the checkers trophy! Not a fan of checkers, but I do love the trophy. So maybe I will try for one. LOL!

    Moms- I sure hope you get that free ticket! ;)

    Gaga – How interesting about the name! All the best to you! My youngest dd is very grateful that we didn’t give her one name that we were considering. As far as I know, all of our five are okay with their names. I didn’t like my name as a kid. I thought it would be cool to be “Katie” or anything but the given name. Now I don’t mind my name, even though it is almost always mispronounced. And the older I get, I don’t even care about that anymore, either. I prefer Queen of Sheba! ;) LOL or Sheba Queen. Imaginary world rocks! Ha ha! I guess if I had a name I hated I’d be pursing a name change, too. It is good that your original name doesn’t have special meaning to your mom. That would make it harder to change, I think.

  18. 18 Dixiecup said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    Oh talk about names!! My friend named her daughter Naomi-Gail.
    Almost everyone I’ve ever heard calls her NI-OH-ME , where do the even get ‘I’ from???
    It’s NAY-OH-ME. I told my daughters, please choose names that people won’t mispronounce. :roll:

  19. 19 Chococat663 said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

    Classes cancelled through noon on thursday due to the cold. Even before the official announcement, one of my professors sent out an email saying we wouldn’t be having class regardless of what the school decided because this weather is ridiculous.
    Today wasn’t too bad, most schools were open. Ventured out for the first time in 2 days to get my nephew ready for school. That kid LOVES this kind of weather! He was bummed that I made him sit in the car while we were at the bus stop. Sorry kid, you may like the cold, but this is COLD cold and aunt choco has no tolerance for this type of nonsense weather… and then I got myself an iced coffee on my way home because I’m still a little crazy.
    Dixie – I like the name Naomi. Never met anyone with that name, but my sister used to have a cat named Naomi. She was an evil little thing, but she had a nice name.
    No interest in the super bowl, I’ll be watching the puppy bowl.

  20. 20 april1013 (wwid: zeker1013) said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 6:42 pm

    Greetings from the Polar Kotex! Yes, I said Kotex…gotta have a little fun with this freezing cold. Minus 3 here and getting down to -26 (actual temp) tonight. High tomorrow is -10 and tomorrow night it’s getting down to -31. I didn’t even know that was possible. The weather people are saying exposed skin could get frost bite as little as 5 minutes. Will not be leaving the house the next two days. We will see how Stella fairs going potty in that. We do have pee pads just in case. Her new game is getting in the tub and barking…at what, I don’t know! LOL :)

    Haven’t had a chance to read back…stay safe and warm everyone!

  21. 21 dee said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 7:52 pm

    i watched catwalk today! now i am in search of a cat comb! dds cat is a long hair that just looooooves being groomed, so i figure i will try to trick her out!
    ha ha ha

    funny as i wonder if only cat owners noticed the scratches on the owners hands

  22. 22 dee said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 7:53 pm

    april, i wondered about you and the cold
    did you google the grass in a box that you can buy? honestly my bff bought it when she lived in dc and it got crazy cold and the dang dog would not go in the snow……… i am sure it is pretty!

  23. 23 dee said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

    our cold day is tomorrow, so i am gonna make a big pot of chili!
    maybe do some noodles on the side for chili mac, but dh likes his straight with oyster crackers………..unless i have diced onions and cheese all ready….

    bundle up babies!
    i saw on the news that ATL is gonna get hit and also found out that is where the superbowl is. I have no clue who is playing, nor care.

  24. 24 Chococa663 said,

    January 29, 2019 @ 8:20 pm

    Dee – what did you think of Oh La La? I saw a picture of her online and watched it just so I could see that cat! Maybe put some bows on her or some costumes? Unless she’s the type that will start plotting your demise if you dress her up.
    My mom litterbox trained our chihuahua, although he mostly uses pee pads now. Much better option than expecting him to go out where the snow is taller than he is. He hates the cold! His itty bitty feet get cold.


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

    Hello everyone!
    Spent 6 1\2 hours in ER with hubby yesterday. High fever, chest pain, hard time breathing. Tylenol, which he woukd not take at home for me (don’t ask lol)brought fever down..which helped with his breathing..
    They saud he had some white blood cells in urine, but weren’t positive it was they sent it to be cultured..still waiting on that.

    I’m feeling a little better..but ache very bad after sitting in ER on hard plastic chair all day..sigh

    I baked a ton of bannana bread for my police buddies..they just sent one to pick up the platters! Lol
    Young cutie, and boy did his eyes get big when he saw it lol he was sniffing away..said ohhhh my! Lmbo
    I don’t think that bread will last long.

    He was one I hadn’t met yet..he was looking around my kitchen, which is STILL not finished 3 years after starting, but close, and said wiw, nice kitchen! I have to say..that made me feel’s been a long redo because of my health issues. But all I have left is the base boards and cabinet it’s close.. but I’ll never go stainless again. .you see EVERY fingerprint..ugh!


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

    As to WW..Working on 3 of the trophies. I’m half way finished with all 3 Checkers games! I love checkers..4 more games each,( 12 more total) and 1 more day of wishing well.

    I also got through 3 of the winter fest challenges! I really hate pizza,palace game..that was a struggle!


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:13 pm

    I am also now at 10,500 ganz world reward points! 4,500 away from that princess bouncy castle! Lol
    So please, if anyone hears,about them taking that out let me know…I’m soooo close!


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:16 pm

    And hubby said..we will be staying home on thursday..he saud weather is supposed to go -20 something! Good grief, we sure have had some strange weather here in ct this year!
    I’m really tired of hot cold hot cold..keeps making me sick.
    Well good luck everyone with the challenges!


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:18 pm

    Oh yeah, and I’m 2 cupcake flavors short of having at least one full cupcake of each flavor.. I have a lot of the two cherry ones! It’s all the others that I’m not getting much of.

    How are you all doing with it?


    January 29, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

    Lol@ moms…vitamin b! Lmbo!!!
    Knockout meds! Can always count on goid sleep with benadryl. .lol

  31. 31 gagagee said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 4:42 am

    Good Morning All !
    Literally all schools closed for 2 days because of the cold ! Just checked local temp here is 2…. pretty warm compared to many other places … supposed to drop throughout the day so we’ll see..
    Chants… sorry to hear to and hubby still struggling with health problems..hope they figure out source of his fever and able to give him treatment..
    Nice of you to fee the “Men in Blue”… I am sure they appreciated the goodies you have baked !
    Hey April… your post made me chuckle… I am sure Stella won’t dawdle outside.
    Stay warm and have a good day !

  32. 32 dee said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am

    tee hee
    new phrase is that someone is two cupcake flavors short!

    just sounded funny to me

  33. 33 dee said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 8:32 am

    choco, i just wanted to squeeze oh la la
    but honestly we are not into that shovel face style of pet (in cat or dog)
    i liked bobby and those maine coon cats! man oh man…….my skitty kitty looks like a petite version one of those……..

  34. 34 Dixiecup said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 8:55 am

    Ok, Dee just detected a new meme!! That IS funny! ‘Two cupcakes short’ is going to swim around in my head for a while and I know A LOT of people who are two cupcakes short ROFL
    My dogs are in and out! I’ve never seen them widdle so fast! The door didn’t even get the chance to close! Then, both raced back into the house and promptly found the heat register and FOUGHT over it! The plastic bag the newspaper was in cracked! And I have to DRIVE to work in this! luckily, one of the girls who lives a block away from work is loaning me her car space to plug in my car so it won’t freeze and will start when I get off work.
    Best advice from someone who frequently sees ‘Polar Kotex’s’ (thank you April for that chuckle) is to make sure your gas tank in your vehicle is always above the half full mark! Seriously, if it’s below that, it develops condensation that can freeze and can lock your car’s engine SOLID! The only benefits to this kind of cold is that it will kill viruses if it’s duration is extended, it generally doesn’t snow and when it’s this cold, the windows on your car don’t get frosty so you won’t have to scrape windshields (until after you get inside and start breathing then it’s inside)

  35. 35 Dixiecup said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 9:09 am

    Here, a cute little picture to make you all smile a bit.

  36. 36 dee said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 5:15 pm

    gonna be 60s here this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 37 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    i’m going to catch up on comments

    it’s cold here, but it was sunny & beautiful!

  38. 38 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 6:16 pm

    april – i CANNOT even think about your cold! i would puppy pad train that pup of yours so you don’t have to go outside or take her outside! her pee pee might freeze!!!

    i often wish i had trained Miss Millie to go on a puppy pad in the garage – she hates rain

  39. 39 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 6:26 pm

    polar kotex & two cupcakes short – if there are any new people lurking, they just left ROFL


    two cupcakes short – you need to tell us which ones you need – sorry about the ER trip with your dh chant & sorry he didn’t listen to you in the first place

    Chicago -40 they just said on the news NEGATIVE FORTY – I was that age one time …

  40. 40 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 30, 2019 @ 7:14 pm

    A new post is scheduled for 8:30 when this closes

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