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

Archive for January, 2011

bowling for sight…

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!

eleven in twenty eleven

well, here it is… a new year, a new outlook, a fresh start, a string of ridiculous cliches…

i have thought on and off for months about reviving my old friend THE BLOG, but struggled with a good angle? how often to post? a food blog? a photo blog? a what’s happenin in our crazy life blog? and clearly nothing happened…

when i read my favorite crazy dog lady and all around awesome chica’s blog about the new year, it struck a nerve. so here i am!

let’s be henry frank, 2010 sucked!!!

but 2011, i honestly think it’s going to be another story! i guess there’s no crystal ball telling me as much, but i have a feeling, and really, i don’t see that it can be much worse… onward and upward, there’s nowhere to go but up, it’s always darkest before the dawn, cliches are awesome!

plus, i ❤ numero 11… always have, always will

SO i've made a list… i'm sharing it with you… and the plan for my little slice of the blog world in 2011, is to dazzle you with babble about whatever comes as a result of the list…

eleven in twenty eleven:

1. TV Rots Your Brain
2. Hit The Pavement
3. Drop The Extra Baggage
4. Let’s Go To The Movies
5. Bring Home The Bacon
6. Learn the Ropes
7. Supper Club
8. Blog It Out
9. Say Cheese
10. Enjoy The Arts
11. Sew… a needle pulling thread…

viola!! more to come

Happy New Year!!