Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Golf

Interesting title, huh? Didn't it just draw you in?!...Make you wait with baited breath anticipating what I'll post about?!...Sorry, no excitement here; just an update.

Well the Gigi (what the girls call my Mom) surprise went off without a hitch. My Mom kept me updated on her status during her 4 hour trek from south FLA to central FLA. When I knew she was close, I called the school to let them know the girls would be picked up. I filled them in that it would be a surprise for the girls and apparently the front office staff and teachers played along with us. My Mom reported that Cameron was so excited she was vibrating! Emmy was excited to, but not as much as Cameron.

Gigi took the girls to putt-putt Golf where Emmy proceeded to beat the pants off of Gigi & Cameron (beat them by 16 strokes!)...future Tiger in the making? Gigi then took the girls to snack time at 7-11...Suicide Slurpees all around (do you remember making them as kids? Quick recipe for suicide Slurpees: take some from every flavor...Walking on the wild side!!). The rest of the night was spent watching American Idol.

All of this golf talk reminds me of the easiest "A" I earned in College....that's right, I took Golf as an elective in College. I'm sure that my Mom was pleased that she was paying hundreds of dollars per college credit hour for me to take Golf! Of course, we couldn't learn the intense game of golf in the 2 hours we spent in class each week. In order to get full credit for the course, you had to do extracurricular golfing activities: i.e. go to the driving range - did that, play 9-18 holes of golf - wasn't gonna do that...couldn't waste 4-5 hours of weekend sleeping time!! or play putt-putt. Needless to say, I played more games of putt putt in college than I had in my entire life. I learned a couple life lessons from that college course: 1) I suck at golf 2) putt putt golf should only be 9 holes not 18...it's too long...because of my feelings about #2, I think I might have a touch of attention deficit disorder!

8 comments:

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Ha! Glad the surprise went well. I agree, putt putt should be NO longer than 9 holes, especially when playing with a six or seven year old...

Swirl Girl said...

What a great surprise for the girls, but even more so for your mom! Didn't Mark Twain say that playing golf is like a good walk...ruined.

American in Norway said...

So glad your mom had a great time with the girls... is she still there or was it just a day trip?

Missy said...

Was part of the class credit - to wear the funky golf pants & golf hat??? Nah, PJ loves golf and he dresses normal.

Such a great surprise! What a wonderful Gigi! Aren't grandmother's the best!!!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

College:
GOlf - A
Badminton - A
Aerobics - A
Lifestyle Fitness - A

Gotta love those classes.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

OH - and my best friend/guy-I-had-a-crush-on was in my golf class so I had to/got to go play golf with him 3 times a week... *sigh*

CaraBee said...

What a wonderful visit with their Gigi! I adore Putt-Putt. About once every ten years. Other than that, not so much.

cat said...

Future Anika Sorenstrom, no doubt! Glad the surprise went so well!