Monday, August 3, 2015

And the winner of the pickleball tournament is....

The mighty winners!
We had our tournament on Saturday and played in the relentless sun for three and half hours.  I thought I had more than enough water with me, but drank every last drop and could have used more.

There were some exceptional players there and they went into the "A" Bracket at the end of the round robin.  

I did manage to get into the "B" bracket with my favorite "sweaty buddy", Nate. 

It's just a weird thing we call each other, because...well, we sweat like pigs when we play.

My cheering squad consisted of Left Brain, Stephanie and Ted.  It was so great to have their support.

Also cheering but not shown were Nate's two little girls, Olivia and new BFF's.  They are 6 and 8, age spaced similar to my granddaughters and are just adorable.

Stephanie is my newest pickleball addict and I have bequeathed two of my paddles and several outdoor balls to her to keep busy when I leave.

She was so inspired by watching the tournament that she ordered two more paddles during the match to get the whole family playing.  

It's so nice to be able to afflict others with this sickness!

A big THANK YOU to Steph for taking the photos.  It seems to be the only time I get in them.

After the tournament we all piled over to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and much earned margaritas.  Nate opted for a pitcher of Mt Dew which he downed by himself.  Egads!  I'd be awake for a week if I did that.  Oh the blessing of youth.  His wife joined us later as she had been doing the "Dirty Girl Mud Run" that morning.  I'm sure it took a while to scrape off all that mud from the photos he showed us.

Sunday I got to chose to do whatever I wanted with the family to celebrate my recent birthday.  Yup, this family really stretches them out.  I opted to go to their house and enjoy their AC.  We picked up some grilling meat for supper and Steph came up with fresh corn on the cob and an ice cream cake for dessert.

We played some cribbage and then watched my all time favorite movie in the whole world...Fiddler on the Roof.  Now that I have shared this classic with the grandkids, I feel complete.  The best part was just hanging around and talking, discussing our vacation plans for Miami in December.

Monday I played some pickleball in the morning, ran some errands, grabbed lunch and dashed off to Dale's house for a cribbage match.  I had to leave after the first game and it wasn't because I lost horribly, I had a massage scheduled for 2:00.  Left Brain stayed behind and carried on the battle.  I have a feeling there will be several grudge matches over the remainder of the summer.

I had planned to do laundry after that, but instead slid myself into the car and went home to drink more water, sit in the shade and relax with my book.

Overall, it was a perfect summer weekend.

Long Live the Queen!


  1. It sounds like a perfect birthday weekend, fit for a queen. That is really a wonderful way to spend any weekend: fun and games with friends, good food and time spent with loved ones. You are blessed. ❤

  2. Congratulations on your tournament win!!!!!! What a great way to end your birthday celebration. Pogo and I will be in Kissimmee from 2/28 till 3/13. Maybe we can get together while we're there. That would be fun. Your photos are wonderful. My hubby and I went to see performances of Fiddler On The Roof several times. This was also one of our favorites. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.