So the past week was a huge turn of events for The Hubby, The Kid, and I. About 4 weeks ago we finally got word that we had a court date to finalize the Adoption of The Kid. It was the longest wait of our lives.
The sign we had made says it all, it literally tells a whole story. The Kid was removed from his Bio parents in March of 2013. We were his 3rd and final home in his journey through the foster care system, a journey that ultimately took way too long for him and for us. We invited a few people to join us, knowing it the middle of the day on a weekday we knew that many wouldn’t be able to.
In the end we had our friend Nana Ken (Walt the Shut-in’s Husband), my ex work wife, another Foster/Adoptive Mom and her foster Son, My Sister, Brother, and Nephews Girlfriend, and our friend the cameraman who comes into play later.
We naturally had to have some kind of cake in celebration of the big day.
One of our friends is a cameraman for one of our local TV stations so after we finished at the courthouse he offered to give us a tour. We saw the News Room and the printing presses for the newspaper that is housed in the building as well.
And someone got to pretend to be a news anchor. And a Weatherman
Thursday upon my return to work I was in all day meetings, then my boss took the team to lunch. When we got back she was insistent that we go back into the conference room to finish up a meeting I thought we finished. Turns out she was using that as an excuse to get me to my own “Baby Shower” where the entire office was there to wish me well and of course have more cake.
How is it there are 6 teams each carrying a half point on their score….
Game #1 – 214
Game #2 – 106
Game #3 – 171
My starting average going into the night was a 153, but I was able to bump it up to 155.
This week we played Team Pinned Down or as we call them The No Fun Zone.
We took all 2 1/2 points for the week keeping us in 4th place. First and 2nd place are tied with 12 1/2 points each, 3rd place has 12 points, we have 11 1/2. These 1/2 points are really going to matter come the end of the season.
Next week there is no Bowling due to the Superb Owl, I mean Superbowl, but the following week we play Team Up Your Alley.
And away we go! This week was just what we needed as a team.
Game #1 – 178
Game #2 – 162
Game #3 – 149
My starting average going into the night was a 153, and that hasn’t changed
This week we played Team Here 4 Beer which is very telling because it seemed the more they drank (3 pitchers) the worse they bowled.
The Hubby on the other hand had a most excellent night bowling a 181 in his last game giving him the High Handicap Series score!
We took all 4 points for the week pushing us into 4th place. But this is where it gets interesting, we are technically tied for 2nd place with 3 other teams (we all have 9) but due to Pin Count we are in 4th by a very thin Margin. 2nd place has 9,835 Pins, 3rd has 9,763, we have 9,753 and 5th has 9,635 so only 200 pins difference within us.
Next week we play Team Pinned Down who happens to be in 2nd place.
Well week three wasn’t so bad
Game #1 – 136
Game #2 – 168
Game #3 – 133
My starting average going into the night was a 153, my average is now 150
This week we played Team Scared Straights, these boys are pretty good bowlers and sadly weren’t distracted enough by the cupcakes
We took 1 point for the week pushing us into 8th place.
This week we play Team Here 4 Beer.
What a great night!
Game #1 – 128
Game #2 – 194
Game #3 – 144
Better than last weeks final game I am being to be being somewhat more consistent, though I would prefer more games like game 2.
My starting average going into the night was a 151, my average is now 153 (which makes me tied for the 2nd highest average of Men in the league. Well first if you don’t count the guy who is practically a professional)
This week we played Team 69er’s, a group of Straight women and their Guy friend (thats what I am calling it anyway).
We took 3 points for the week pushing us into 6th place.
Next week we play Team Scared Straights.
On a side note now that the oven is fixed I will be distracting the straight boys with cupcakes next week.
It’s that time again. Year 9 of the Bowling league has begun.
Game #1 – 156
Game #2 – 194
Game #3 – 105
My starting average going into the night was a 152 carried over from last year, after the first night I believe it will be unchanged.
This week we played Team Fruits and Nuts, which honestly is comprised of good friends of ours so we enjoyed playing them the first night.
We took 1 points for the week putting us in 8th place to start the season.
I am still on the Board for the league this year as are the other 2 members as well as the officers remaining unchanged. I have also volunteered to run the league Facebook Page.
My goal for the year is to get as many over 200 games as I can and really work to improve my game.
Well we have a court date for The Kid’s adoption, this will all be over on Weds Feb 3rd.
#1049daysinfostercare #toolong #almost there.