Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Tuesday

Good morning to you! It is a warm 50 degrees outside and it truly looks like spring. Our snow is almost gone, thanks to the wind; the gusts are really blowing. Yesterday, hubby called from our Rec Center and said there was a new gal who showed up for Pickleball and I should come down. I ended up going and had a great time. For those that aren't familiar with the fastest growing sport in the U.S., especially among seniors, it is a cross between tennis and ping pong.
The paddle is light and similar to a racquetball paddle; there are as many different types as with any racquet.

The ball is a wiffle ball. I had tried Pickleball once, several years ago, but found the group to be too competitive for me, as a beginner. The group here in town is made up of players from all levels and I was able to join the beginner group that was not competitive. I can say, that while I was confused about some of the aspects of the game, it was such fun. I have needed some added exercise and I think this will help. The weather during the winter often keeps us inside; we don't have exercise machines and this will be a good alternative. They play three days a week and for three hours.
 As I sit here, I can hear the wind gusting-which probably means I won't be taking Hunter out this morning. I am hoping to walk with a friend this afternoon and catch up on what's been happening in her life. I hope you have a warm and hope filled day!
 Joy to you~
Noreen & Hunter


  1. we have never ever heard of pickleball, just pickles on hamburgers.....lol
    stella rose

  2. We've heard of this before. I think I will tell my pawrents to try it out! It has been pretty nice here and all the snow is gone.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. We have never heard of pickleball. Glad you had a blast and hope you get to go out today with your friend. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. That game sounds fun...have never heard of it before. Enjoy your warming weather :)

  5. There's pickleball offered at the YMCA ... I've thought about going and playing. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  6. This game sounds like fun . I have never heard of Pickleball I do like the name . Good for you go get them girl lol Still quite a bit of snow here but each and every day warms ups and the sun shines and snow melts so that's good , we are to get rain on Thursday and temps are to be at least 35 to 45°F so that's good for us . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  7. Oh my dawg, my friend loves pickleball

  8. What fun to have a new sport to play. That is quite a schedule-3 days a week/3 hours--wow! Good for you. Never heard of pickleball! lol xo Diana

  9. I never heard of that game either.
    I like tenis balls.

  10. Pickleball? I am going to have to look into that. Sounds hilarious.
    We got up in the 40s with 50s tomorrow, but now they are saying tornadoes? Not fair! We still have a ton of snow, but it is melting!

  11. I had never heard about it before...until you mentioned it! Hope all's well with you and Hunter!
    xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  12. Haven't heard of that game but it sounds interesting. Love ping pong but haven't played much recently at all. Enjoy your day Noreen. Glad it's warmed up!

  13. There are a bunch of people here who are super into Pickle Ball. From what I hear, it's more the "competitive" thing, which doesn't really appeal to me. Playing just for the delight of playing interests me, though!
    Hope you enjoy!


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