After 20+ plus years, I have decided to start playing golf again. Where did the time go? How in the world can it have been over 20 years since I last picked up a golf club? When Joe and I first moved to Grundy, my children were young. Joe was from the area originally, so he knew lots and lots of people. I, however, didn’t know anyone. The children were not in school yet, and I was staying home with them. The few people I knew were his family members and one or two wives of some of his friends.The children eventually started going to a little preschool for 1/2 a day at one of the churches in town. Sandy, my BFF, was one of the few people I knew, and her children and mine were almost the exact same ages. Hers started going to preschool also, so we had a few hours to kill while we waited to pick them up. I’m not sure how or why we started playing golf, but we would drop the kids off and drive to the course to play a little.We took a few lessons from the golf pro at the club, and soon enough we were able to play 9 holes, and then go pick the kids back up. This was a lot of fun, and I fell in love with the game. It looks easy, but it is incredibly hard. You have to figure out which club to use, how hard to swing, where to place the ball in your stance, grip the club just right, keep your head down, turn your shoulders, follow through, and a host of other things in the matter or a few seconds. If you do just one of those things wrong, then the ball does not do what you had intended. You will find yourself in the weeds, not that I would know from experience. Lol!Once the kids started school full time, I started working full time, and golf got thrown to the wind. There was just other things that needed to be done. My clubs and shoes eventually were given away over the years, and I had even forgotten about playing. However, the other afternoon, Joe was going to the club to get in 9 holes after work, and he asked me to ride along for company. He was just really practicing, not keeping score, and there was not anyone else on the course, so we could take our time. He hit several balls and then told me to get out of the cart and try to hit one. I tried and tried to put him off. I hadn’t hit a ball in over 20 years, and I hate looking stupid in front of my husband. I would rather have taken a bucket of balls to the practice range by myself, until I knew I could once again make contact. But nothing would do him but for me to try. So he handed me his club and teed the ball up.I guess it is kind of like riding a bike, because I actually hit the ball. While it was not perfect, it did go forward and it the generally direction I needed it to go. The thing I like about golf is that it is all about “you.” It doesn’t matter if Joe’s shot is long or pretty, I still have to play “my” ball. It is challenging! I LOVE a challenge, something I can sink my teeth into. It makes me better to try something new, something that does not come easy.Here comes the segue, are you settling for less than the best? Is there something out there that challenges you? I have a Plunder necklace that reads, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” When I first got the necklace, I really didn’t put to much thought into it, but now I understand. Besides golf being a challenge for me physically, it is challenging me in my fashion. I don’t have anything to wear! I bet you never thought you would hear me say that!!! This is what I wore to play golf in a couple days ago. I don’t yet have “golfing” attire, so I went with this Ivanka Trump sleeveless button up shirt. It has the faintest stripes running through it.
Sleeveless Button-up Shirt: Jewel Neck | Talbots | ZapposBecause I sometimes get cold when we go to the holes that are shaded, I slipped on this lace insert cardigan. I bought this from the Loft a year or so ago in ivory as well as the navy. It turned out to be so smothery, that I never even got the cardigan out of the truck. I was burning up with just the sleeveless shirt. Also, I did NOT wear all this jewelry when I was playing golf, but I had to put it on for the pictures. It would just not have been right without it. I have on two Plunder Design necklaces. The Trudy that I had on in Monday’s post, and the Anita necklace. I also have on two Plunder Design bracelets. One is the Feather and Pearl and the other is the Edith. The other leather bracelet is c/o Jewels of the Vineyard. If you purchase any of the Plunder jewelry, just type my stylist number in the box when you go to checkout (241007). I have started an online party, and there is a dropdown box where you can choose Tania’s P Party at checkout. If you would like to have an online or FaceBook party, contact me and I will help you set everything up.
This old pair of shorts can go with just about anything. They are by Ashley Judd, and I bought them from Kohl’s years ago. They are always my go-to short, when I am in a hurry. I know they fit well, and they are long enough to be presentable, no matter where we are going.
Khaki Shorts: Nike | Tommy Hilfiger | Lands EndMy t-strap navy sandals are by Tommy Hilfiger. I love a flat sandal in the summer months. And I am carrying my linen Michael Kors bag that is a couple years old from TJ Maxx.
T-Strap Sandals: Similar | Similar | Similar Now for the winners of this months anniversary giveaway. The winner of the $25.00 Plunder Design gift certificate is Sandi. The winner of the $20.00 Plunder Design gift certificate is Karen Johnson. You gurls will be getting an email from me sometime today. Congratulations!!!
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