I met with some friends yesterday. I guess you could call them "my best buds" because that's what they are. We celebrate with each other when things are going good, commiserate when they're not and kick butt when that's needed. So when I said I hadn't been blogging in a while, all three jumped in to acknowledge such and kick my butt into writing more often. So, here I am. :)
Over the past two years I've been doing this, I've tried to keep it strictly to the writing life. But that gets boring. Writing is such a solitary adventure. Sure, I could keep this strictly about writing and give you grammar lessons each day or talk about plot or characterization - but where's the fun in that? So from now on, I'm changing. My blog is changing. You may get a slice of writing life, or just a slice of life. Though I will still keep the quote of the day and a jumpstart or two to keep you motivated.
Today is a slice of life.
Last evening, my eldest son and family were over for dinner. Afterward, we showed them our new Wii system. First of all, let me explain - my husband and I are not big into computer games (solitaire, bejeweled and snood don't count). We bought the Wii system for the "Fit" aspect so we could get into shape. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Anyway, there I was with my son, bowling. Now in real life, I am a horrendous bowler. When I was a teen, I substituted for my younger brother on a parent/child league one night and bowled an eleven. Yes, you read that right. An eleven. I am the gutterball queen. In college, even though I was dead last in the class, I managed to get a "B" only because I was the most improved. Hey, when you start at the bottom, the only place you can go is up, right? Then I met and married my husband - a man who has actual bowling trophys. Whose mother was still bowling at 83 - and would still be if she hadn't broken her hip! But I digress. So we were bowling. And I was actually doing...not bad. Then ouch! Something in my back did not like what I was doing. A lot.
So here I sit this morning with muscle rub on my hip, back and shoulder and in pain.
And I can't wait to do it again! That was so much fun. Wii (whee!) is aptly named. :)
Teasers: Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mt. Everest on this day in history. What is your Everest? How will you reach the summit?
Thought for the day: "Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it." - Sir Edmund Hillary