Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Winter

Last night I went to the inter-park play for levels 3.5 and above and there were some excellent players there.  It reminded me of when I was a kid and we'd be at the lake swimming and staying after the lifeguards went off duty....very exciting times.

Let's just say I was out of my league and I think they were being gentle with me.  It also summoned feelings of being the kid sister who tagged along and nobody wanted anything to do with.  They were polite, but I clearly was in over my head and spent more time watching than playing.  And this is learn a lot from watching good players battle it out on the courts.

I did get to meet a player named Charlie Sullivan who will be competing in the Nationals this July in Bloomington MN.  I promised him I'd be there to cheer him on.  I also learned of some other parks in the area that might be a nice place to stay next time we're in the area.

We started today like any other, him riding his bike and me playing pickleball.  After showers we headed out for some Mexican food for lunch and sightseeing.

During our drive my friends Bob & Marti called and announced they would be coming down to Mesa to visit us tomorrow...if we wanted them to.  Silly girl!  Of course we want them to!  I feel guilty having them do the 5 1/2 one way drive to connect with us, but this couple is crazy and will drive great distances just to have lunch and go home.  At least they are spending the night in a hotel, so we'll have an opportunity to have breakfast with them before they head out the next day.

I've been playing phone tag with my other Bob & Marti couple and trying to arrange lunch with them.  Yes, we have two couples with the same name as friends.  No...wait, make that three.  We also have Rob & Marty in California....can't forget them.

It will be so fun to see them again.  You have to understand that they are also "homeless" having sold their house and traveling throughout Europe for several months.  Now they are rambling around the US, so it's been a while since we've talked face to face.

Hot sunny days....good food....good friends.  What could be better?

Long Live the Lazy Queen


  1. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. I miss the days of the Irish Wives Garden Club where we started out at 6:30 am and ended up back in my driveway at 9:30 pm and still sat there and talked some more. The guys just don't understand.........

  2. Wow, this pickle ball thing is getting serious ... looking to upgrade your skills. Will we be rambling up to Mn. to see you competing in something ... maybe not nationals yet, but something? I need to know more about it ... I am not sure what you do or what skills you need to have. You need to do a blog tutorial on Pickle Ball, so we can have a full appreciation for what it is that you are up to .. hmmm. What is it that we are missing?

    So cool that you have friends from everywhere ... I guess that is what happens when you are a Queen. So I am speaking to you ... will you answer, Queen of all things (including Pickle Ball!)?

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. Sounds like you're going to have a fun day.


  4. I'm catch up on your blog, and my goodness you've been busy. I'm so jealous about your balmy breezy warm days. It doesn't look anything like that here. If you tried to sit outside here to eat your dinner, we'd have to have a tractor with a bucket come in to scrape you up from the frozen ground. The good part is that we have enough snow now to carve some extra rooms into it that maybe we can rent out. Interested? Hmmm, I thought not.

    I finally found a company who is going to try and fit me into their busy schedule and get rid of some of the snow on the roofs on my house. That's a big load off my mind. We have another doozy headed our way soon. There's just something about New England that the big storms can't resist.

    Enjoy your sun, and have a super day. Hugs, Edna B.