December 24, 2008

Visions of sugarplums and pickleballs...

Dear Santa,

It's been a wonder filled year, jam packed with new learning experiences and new relationships. You've known me since I was a child. You know I'm happiest when I'm learning new things and engaging in lively conversations. I feel like I've been opening Christmas presents every day since July 24 when I became a USAPA Member and the OPC Rochester Ladder Manager. Every new relationship has been a gift, for which I'm deeply grateful. Playing and promoting pickleball has been a steep learning curve -- and I'm lov'n it. You will see when you check your list twice, I've sometimes been more naughty than nice. But I'm learning from my errors and I'm even sort-of-kind-of-maybe learning a backhand. All and all, I've been 'mostly good', so please consider my Christmas List.

  • Happy Children (In all of my years as a mom, this was the only thing on my Christmas list. Mostly because Papa Razz gives me everything else I want. But this year my list is a little longer-- so, Santa, please read on.)

  • Happy Grandbaby (Anna Katherine is my ALL time favorite gift of 2008. And the goodness of the gift reflects the greater goodness of the Giver!)

  • Happy Players - Playing Happy Games of Pickleball (Santa, this gift needs to come wrapped in different packages for different players. For some of us "Happy Games" offer a little physical fitness and a lot of social well being. For others "Happy Games" are "brutal FUN". So please pack a sleigh full of games for the recreational and competitive players of ALL skill levels and ALL ages.)

The baklava, wrapped next to the milk and cookies, is for Mrs. Claus. Oh and let Rudolph know that I have a herd of deer bedding down in my yard -- including a few bucks with racks the size of Texas, so you may want to allow extra time for him to socialize with his buds. Please thank your elves. Merry Christmas! xox Janet Razz