Meeting People

On the same note as my post las week “Time to Reconnect and Disconnect – I decided to take some time this past weekend to go golfing as well as to go to my first ever book signing: Alison Arngrim (actress who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie) (one of my all time favorite shows).

It was great to get out and enjoy the nice fall weather while golfing on my favorite course: Foxford Hills. While only my second time out all year (pathetic) – I did pretty well and came home excited to go out again this week. I need to work on my putting but everything else felt pretty good.

During show commercials – I often pick up the iPad and see what actors have done/are doing and decided to take a look at the Little House on the Prairie cast. I noticed the actress who played Nellie Oleson (someone that is in the thick of things in all my favorite episodes) was in town doing a book signing for her new book. I decided I had to go meet her in person and so on Saturday – I drove down to the bookstore where she was at and listened to her talk, had her sign my book, and told her how much of a pleasure it was to meet her.

Listening her tell stories and just seeing her in person was a real treat. I look forward to going to more book signings in the future. It was great to be able to ask questions and make a real connection face to face with someone you thought you “knew” all those years. Of course playing golf was also a blast and I am looking forward to a lot of fall golf in the next few months.

Summer Golf is Here

I recently went out golfing for the first time with Doug at my favorite course Foxford Hills. I only got out a few times last year and I was not sure what the outing would be like. When I got there – my putting on the putting green was horrible – and did not get any better when playing 18 holes. Fortunately my drives and my long iron shots were solid and got me on the green plenty of times to put for a birdie or par…which thanks to my putting did not produce too many pars at all and no birdies.

It was nice to get greeted by the starter who said “wow I have not seen you for a long time”. At least he remembered me 😉 Now it is time to put some time in on the putting green so I can start to knock off some strokes.

I am in the market for a new 3 wood – I have 0 confidence in mine and it is time I had something that could go a bit longer than my 2 iron. My initial thought is to get the latest PING wood and stick with that. Anyone else have any recommendations?