13 January 2011

A Helping Hand.

Betsy tickled pink about her bowling success or laughing at my 'Bat Cape'.  One or the other.

Recently, Betsy bowled in a local Special Olympics event.  She got to use this fancy-fangled contraption at the smelly bowling alley to help give her ball the momentum it needed to get down the lane.  Since then, bowling has become a favorite activity of hers, and luckily, ever since St.Louis County passed the "Smoke-Free" legislation, the lanes are much more enjoyable.

It got me thinking that we could all use a thing-a-ma-jig to help give us momentum.  To get our figurative ball rolling.  For me, it's my husband, my sister, my mom, my friends.  Even music, or my camera, or a good book, or a long run.

I prefer an honest, good hearted shove in the right direction.  But, I've learned, sometimes you have to ask for it. People aren't mind readers.  But, boy, oh boy, sometimes I wish they were.

I'm not sure why I wrote this, but I'm bored.  The snow continues here, as it is everywhere.  49 out of the 50 states have seen it in some form or another. I love winter, but I'm cold to my bones, and for the first time in forever, I'm ready for spring in January.

I need a vacation.

Do you?


  1. Momentum is never my issue. Stopping is. Stopping to enjoy what I have, and learning that it CAN get done tomorrow. The snow provided me that much needed anti-momentum yesterday. It was awesome!

    But I too, am ready for Spring. Every day we get 2 extra minutes of daylight... it's on it's way. :)

  2. I'm glad I was listed before mom.


  3. hahahaha! touche, julianna! that used to be my problem. since moving, i feel like a slug or a sloth, or just a big fat, lazy hippo. somethings gotta give!

  4. I need a push a lot these days and I definitely need a vacation. I've noticed that I've been short-tempered the past week and I hate it when I get like that. I don't know if it's the weather, post-holiday stuff or that I just need a little time to myself.

    My son has Down Syndrome and we took him bowling for the first time for his 5th birthday. A year later and he is still hooked. He loves it. He doesn't mind the helper thing but he really wants to roll it by himself. Of course, when he does it doesn't make down the lane and someone has to rescue the ball.


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