Sunday, February 19, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

They're out... aaawww.  NO WAIT, They're IN! 

Chaco's bowling team made an admirable showing this season, just missing qualifying for state by a half a stinking point.  I have no idea how such things are scored, but half a point sounded close to me.

Hold the phone!  They got a call back.  One of the teams that did qualify for state dropped out, so Chaco's team was up.  The tournament was yesterday, and they got the word sometime like Tuesday.  So it was a bit of a mad dash to prepare. 

Gather for a practice session on Thursday...  run out and buy some black pants on Friday...  get up at crack of dawn on Saturday, drive to Denver, and go throw some balls!

Find Chaco, win a prize!
I would have liked to have gone, but I figured (a) one of us adults should stay closeby to Wolfgang and Meego who, surprisingly, didn't care to spend the day watching a bunch of bowling, and (b) 18-year-old-male Chaco would rather arrive at this sporting event with his man-parent rather than his mommy.

They didn't win a trophy but good times, good times. 

Really, the overall theme of this silver lining week seemed to be one of second chances.  Meego lost his glasses sometime before Christmas.  We gave him a probationary period to find them and were holding his Christmas money in "escrow".  Just as time was running out, he found them on the school bus.  He doesn't even ride that bus anymore, having been shuttled recently to a different one.  But I guess the thought of liberating that Christmas cash gave him inspiration and wings.   He's rich again (won't last).

Valentine's day was a non-event.  Mag and I don't really buy into the whole Hallmark Holiday culture anyway, but it is an excuse for wine and chocolate - which we didn't indulge in since Magnum had the crud on Valentine's day.  The wine and chocolate eventually got their second chance :).

Plus, on Friday I received this Valentine from a crosswalk client/admirer.

Okay, so it was late, and I strongly surmise that it is a Valentine re-gift, but beggars can't be choosers.


  1. Gratz to your son's team! I've never been much of a bowler myself, but I'll go occasionally if it's with a bunch of friends. I'm not that good of a bowler so I enjoy watching others bowl instead most of the time xD.

    Also, glad Meego found his glasses. That reminds me of the time I lost my camera a few months back. I thought it was gone for good but an honest person found and it and turned it in to the lost and found, which surprised me! I do believe in second chances now because of that :3.

    1. Isn't it great to find something you thought was lost for good? It happens sometimes.

      I'm relatively new to the competetive bowling world, but I actually like to watch good bowlers doing their thing. WAY better than youth soccer!

  2. I adore second chances, in whatever form they take. It allows for hope again, and isn't that what keeps us all going?
    Sounds like it was a great week for everyone in your family.
    And what a sweet little valentine you got! Even IT got a second chance. I love it. :)

    1. Yay for second chances! And I love my little valentine, I'm a total pushover for sappy stuff like that from kids.

  3. Congrats to Chaco for making state tournament, even if it was through a call back. Regardless of the outcome, it looks like the team had a great time.

    And I am with you & Magnum on the Valentine's gift ideas. Seems like a excuse to by chocolate and wine (if you really need one). I love the "after Valentine's Day" sales on candy and cards.

    1. Yes, stock up! Most of that candy has enough preservatives and non-perishable ingredients to last longer than the Mayan calendar!

  4. Congratulations to Chaco and team! Trophy or not, making it to state is an awesome achievement.

    Clearly, money is a strong motivator for Meego. That was a genius parenting move on your part.

  5. Thanks, yes I'm glad it worked. I don't think Meego would've thought outside-the-bus if it wasn't for cash!