December 19, 2008


Today's OPC Rochester MI Pickleball Ladder Games are SNOWED OUT.
Like our pickleball shots, Michigan snow comes "light", "moderate", "heavy" or "EXTREME". The label we give the snow depends on our geography and sometimes on our agenda. The MI Pickleball players in the UP can teach the downstate folks a thing or 7 about "Real SNOW"! Our friends in AZ and FL may need to be reminded that the white stuff, surrounding the snowballs, in the photo is COLD! And WET! There are weather alerts throughout SE Michigan and "travel is strongly discouraged this morning..." Today's headline reads: "Heavy SNOW Blanketing Michigan!"

The OPC Rochester MI Pickleball Ladder Games are Snowed OUT! Now that's EXTREME!!! Breath s l o w l y and deeply...Breath s l o w l y and deeply...Breath s l o w l ly and deeply... Together ..."God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."

Even now... getting cozy with a good book and a blanket... Go your eyes...and your muscles...enjoy the gift...relax...count sheep for a change instead of points... 10sheep/7sheep/1... 10sheep/7sheep/2... 7sheep/10sheep/1... 8sheep/10sheep/1... 8sheep/10sheep/2... 9sheep/10sheep/2... 10/sheep/9sheep/1... ... ... that your opponents are sleeping... Here's the scoop -- Troy Community Center canceled all of their classes. BUT the Troy Community Center fitness area is open. Translation: Troy Community Center is open for Drop-in Pickleball today from 10:30am - 12:30pm. The mother in me repeats..."A winter storm warning for heavy show means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency (PICKLEBALL WITHDRAW!). If you must travel...keep an extra and an extra PICKLEBALL PADDLE) in your vehicle in case of an emergency. "

Did I just hear a "PoP!"