Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Golfing & Good Times

Friday afternoon, Jim & I went to a driving range with our friends from bowling just to see if golfing would even interest me at all. BIG mistake! I'm HOOKED!!! I had SO much fun that I even surprised myself! Plus I did pretty good & hit the ball more than I missed it :) I was so excited afterwards that Jim took me out on Saturday to buy my own set of golf clubs since I can't use his because he's left-handed. I ended up buying a man's set since I'm almost 5'10" & the women's were too short for me. I even got my own bag & bright pink golf balls :) Plus while we were there, I surprised him & told him to find a new set for himself as well since his clubs are over 15 years old. I figured I'd give them to him for an early Father's Day present, which he really liked.

Here I am on Sunday in the golf cart. Heck, driving around the course in the cart is just as much fun, if not more, than golfing :) I didn't have Jim take any pics of me actually golfing yet because I was afraid of what I would look like, lol. But now I'm regretting not having him take any because I would have loved to scrapbook them. Ah well, there's always next time, which I have a feeling will be very soon! I did end up shooting a 127....not too shabby for my very first time. Somehow, I lost 6 golf balls which surprised me with them being bright pink, but Jim said that the pink ones are even harder to see than white ones. We also had to shoot over 2 ponds & well, guess where my balls ended up......yep, kerplunk! Right in the pond :)

It was such a beautiful day on Sunday.....perfect golfing weather! The temps were only in the 70's with a nice breeze, but I still managed to get a little sunburnt. Here's some pics of Jim while he was golfing:
Jim said he's really happy that I decided to give golfing a try. Now we're both looking forward to having another hobby that we can do together for many years to come :)

I saw this challenge on another blog today, so I thought it would be a good one to do. Feel free to use it on your blog & let me know if you do. Here's my answers:

I AM: Happily married, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a perfectionist, a Virgo, a scrapbooker, a bowler, a fan of Nascar & now, a golfer :)
I WANT: more time to spend with my hubby, a happy life, a Dodge Challenger when they come out :)
I HAVE: a wonderful husband, 2 great (most of the time) kids, a nice home & more blessings that I often realize!
I WISH: I could bring my sister & brother-in-law back, I was skinnier.
I HATE: doing laundry, dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, heat & humidity, bitter cold winter days.
I MISS: Karen & Jimmy :(
I HEAR: my husband's voice, the tv, the radio, the birds chirping, cars going down the street, church bells playing beautiful songs!
I WONDER: What Heaven is like, how long I'll live, what God has planned for me.
I REGRET: not calling Karen the weekend she was killed :(
I AM NOT: a very good cook, a very good golfer (yet).
I DANCE: whenever I hear a good song play on the radio.
I SING: in the car while I'm driving & at home while I'm scrapbooking.
I CRY: when I think about Karen & Jimmy, when my feelings are hurt, when I watch a sad or romantic movie.
I AM NOT ALWAYS: motivated, happy (but I'm working on changing that :).
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: scrapbook layouts, food, words with my typing, massages for my hubby :)
I WRITE: in my blog, in my checkbook, in emails.
I CONFUSE: what day it is when my daughter's out of school or when it's a holiday week/weekend.
I NEED: to lose weight, stop procrastinating so much.
I SHOULD: Lose weight, go back to school for Interior Decorating classes, visit my family in Pennsylvania more often, learn to enjoy life more (which I'm really working on!).
I START: scrapbook layouts, laundry, dinner.
I FINISH: everything I start......eventually :)

I guess that's all for now.....off to make dinner. Have a gorgeous week!
Benita

3 comments:

Emily said...

How fun to get your own set of golf clubs!! I'm not much of a golfer, but John and I do like to go par 3 once in a while...not enough to jusitfy either one of us having clubs, unless we start playing A LOT more!

Fun challenge too, I think I'll do it!!

lin said...

congrats on your new hobby!! sounds like you had FUN! and that's so cool.... love your list.. I admire you for the last one.. "I FINISH: everything I start......eventually" that's really awesome.. wish I could say the same.

Adrienne said...

Glad you had a good time!!! Hope you new hobby doesn't take over scrappin! LOL