… shaking it off… and heading out in search of balance…

well, one of my goals for 2011 was to revive my blog… how am i doing so far??? FAIL

i actually do have a pretty good excuse though…

a couple weeks ago i woke up feeling like someone was sitting on my chest. of course i immediately concluded i was dying of heart failure… the doctor said it was “just a virus” and sent me packin with no drugs, just an “it should get better on its own”… WELL 5 days, a trip to urgent care, and a chest xray later, i had pneumonia!

needless to say i not only haven’t felt like computing, i haven’t taken any pictures, done much of anything productive, or even made it through a whole day of work in two weeks!

so what could i possibly be here to ramble on and on about??? well, BOWLING FOR SIGHT of course!

many months ago, anne and i made the trek to idaho to participate in a bowling fundraiser for my local Lions Club

(a mullet is preferred but not required for membership)

the Lions Club mission is: “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.” i am proud to say members of my family have been involved with Lions Club for many years, and i was excited to get to go home and participate in the bowling fundraiser with my family’s team!

i never blogged about the big day, and have regretted it. so when i read GDW‘s do gooder post… it reminded me of our bowling extravaganza, and i feel i should give it its proper moment in the spotlight!

so… LET’S BOWL!

we invaded the local bowling alley, “Freedom Lanes” – yes, you read that right!

we had official pins (WARNING: blinking pins may cause seizures)… and we went all out and got a team sponsor, “umpire camps”

the locals came out for the big fundraiser!

we had good luck charms

rented shoes

high class catering

enthusiastic fans!



ball selection and warmups…


i won an incredible door prize!!!



as the competition heated up, so did mary!

security was on hand in case anything got out of hand…

team spirit was everywhere!

there was an auction to raise the big bucks, with some seriously killer prizes!!



while we were there to help raise money, and spend time together…



when the ginormous trophy was revealed… the competition reached a new level!

some pulled out their super serious bowling form…

there was hope…

camaraderie…

and by god there was triumph!!



now that’s what i call a fundraiser!

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Comments on: "bowling for sight…" (6)

  1. Challise said:

    My fav was – as competition heated up, so did Mary. RIGHT! so mad I STILL haven’t made the blog even after a trip to visit! Stupid pneumonia!

  2. Maybe you caught something at the bowling alley. Community shoes? I’m just sayin’…

  3. Awwww so fun! :) Also – any event that involves mini bottles as door prizes – count me in! :P

  4. Krisann said:

    OMG! I am crying! Hysterical!! I should show this to the club!

  5. You should show this to them……..

  6. This was hysterical, I was laughing the whole time I was reading it…….can’t wait for the fundraiser this year…..

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