What a great afternoon!
Our boss arranged a "team building" event for us last
Friday afternoon. We met at the bowling alley near
work for lunch and a couple games.
I have not bowled in about 10-12 years, ever since I
hurt my knee in an auto accident. I wasn't sure if I could
do this but it's still fun to go and watch everyone.
I actually ordered the "ramp" just in case I decided to play.
It's the thing that kids use, along with the bumper guards-
which I did not specify!
Well, I gave it a try without the ramp and while I
got a gutter ball, I could do it!
There were prizes too: Best Dressed, Best Team
Spirit and Best Form. Can you guess who won the
Best Dressed category? He was never in a league,
he just liked the shirt and bought one in a resale shop.
I will say they were pretty impressed with my gear!
One of the guys pointed to my ball and said
"It says KATHY!"
We used to bowl a lot so I have a ball, shoes and a wrist
brace in my bag. My husband will say it is his brace,
but I stole it. I helps but if we decide to do this more
regularly I better start lifting some weights. I never
had great arm strength but whatever I had is long gone.
By the middle of the second game my arm
was starting to give out.
After not bowling for over a decade I was pretty bad,
but it was all in fun and I had a fantastic time!
In fact, I received Best Form!
Yea me again!!
(I did manage a couple of spares)
My leg was pretty sore on Saturday and a little Sunday
but it was worth it. We have my son's ball here and it is
just about a perfect weight for Taylor. We may find a slow
time and take her to the alley in Union, MO so she can
give it a try. I think she will like it.
I asked my boss if we could do this monthly-
a half day off to bowl together.
I don't think it will happen but you never know,
he may decide to do this again some time.