Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend Wrapup

What a great weekend! It started Friday with our faculty/staff golf tourney. Other than the high winds, it was a fun day. It did take our foursome a long time to get around the course. We teed off at 1 pm and we were still playing at 6:30. We skipped the last hole because we did not see anyone else around from Washburn. Plus, they had taken away the sign on hole eighteen that we had won the previous two years, so we knew everyone was gone. As it turned out, the coordinator was extremely unhappy with Western Hills where we had the tournament. This was my third time to play at Western Hills for the tournament, but this was definitely the longest. The club seemed to be unorganized and wanted everyone to start on hole one instead of a shot-gun start. Odd! We still had a fun time playing golf. Our team came in last. Great!

Friday night after golf, we went to Tailgators where the post ceremony was held. With us being so late, a lot of the golfers had already left. Apparently two groups quit after four hours of play and they had only finished nine holes. We had fun at Tailgators too talking to those that were still around. The food was great and the beer was cold! I did not stick around too late that night as Carrie was home sick. She did not go to work on Friday and is still feeling under the weather today. I left about 10 and picked up something to eat for Carrie on the way home.

Saturday night I had a lot of fun meeting up with Jason from twenty years ago. Jason and I went to grade school together and up through high school. It was great to think back to our childhood years and then what all has happened between grade school and now. We remembered funny stories and had a good time talking. Carrie was supposed to go with me, but with her being sick, she stayed home. I met Jason at Free State brewery in Lawrence and the tornado sirens went off. We had a good meal and drank a few Free State beers. It was a good night!

Sunday, well, it has been doing a lot of nothing. Carrie is still not feeling great, so we watched some movies and I listed to the Royals. Oh the Royals, they lost again and go to 9 and 9 (or something like that). Hopefully they do not go on a downward spiral to losing. They start another series tomorrow, so hopefully they can get things back in gear.

Well, the weekend is coming to a end. I am catching up with Javi this evening via Skype video and going over his bills. It will be good when he is back in the States.

Well, have a good week and I will talk to you again later.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Summertime and Golf

Well, it is hard to believe that Spring is here, or at least it feels like it now, and golf is right around the corner.  I am once again playing in a mens league at Shawnee Country Club (SCC).  This will be my second year to play in the league and I am excited.  It starts on Wednesday, April 29.  We have our team and I will be playing with a good group of guys.
I intend to get out to play a lot of golf this Summer, but other things always seem to take away from doing so.  I went out and played nine holes on April 8 and it was painful!  I did not start off well, but after the third hole I could finally start hitting the ball.  I had a few good shots and those that will bring me back to the course, but I also had a nagging problem of my right wrist hurting.  After playing nine holes, I could barely use my right hand with my wrist hurting so bad.  This happened last Spring too where I played in a tournament and afterwards my wrist was killing me.  It went away through the Summer where it did not hurt as bad, but it would come back at odd times while playing golf.  As soon as I hit the first drive off of tee one on April 8, my wrist immediately started hurting.  I am not sure why.  I did a Google search on it and found that I might be holding the club wrong which could be causing the problem.  I have six lessons that I got for Christmas and I hope to be able to use those next week and learn what I am doing to cause my wrist to hurt.
It seems so odd to be starting the Spring and not have Javier in town.  He had to go back home to Costa Rica back in February.  It just does not seem right to be going into Spring without Javier here.  I know it is difficult for him to be back home and worrying about his house, cars, etc., here in Topeka, but Carrie and I are taking good care of his things and I talk to him a few times a week.  We talk mostly on Skype, but we also chat back and forth with Yahoo and MSN Messenger.  So, we stay in touch.  He just started looking for a job back home, so he is hopeful to find something where he can earn money and still be able to tend to bills he has here.
As we move into full swing with Spring, and soon Summer, I will try to do a better job of posting.  With golf on my mind, I will hopefully be posting about the progress of my golf game through the Summer months.  Oh, I am very excited to be playing in the Tee-Par-Tee in June with my brother, Tim.  We will be teamed up to play in the member-guest tourney at SCC, so that will be a lot of fun!