As the cold, dark winter days turn to warmer, sunnier ones, there have been rumors circulating that I am making my return. I'd like to make it official that the rumors are ALL true and I am indeed coming back.
I'm coming back to blogging after being lame and sporatic for the last nine months or so. Do me a favor. Remind me to not take blog breaks anymore, because inaction breeds inaction, and the less I write, the less I want to write. Somebody told me this week that they miss reading what I dump from my brain, and I realized that I kind of miss doing it. So I'm back, including posting my recipes on Tuesday. Get ready, I've got some ideas and as always, as you knoe, I have some opinions.
Also, as April begins, that means that the hockey playoffs are getting ready to roll, both in the NHL and in the ECHL. As Cincinnati Cyclones season ticket holders this year, we're pretty stoked that the Clones are gearing up to bring another Kelly Cup back to Cincinnati. My Detroit Red Wings have also been on fire lately and are looking at facing the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Wish those Canucks didn't have that damn Olympic gold medal winning goalie in their net.
Regardless, last year I made some friends on Twitter that also share my passion for hockey and they made watching the playoffs extra fun. I had pretty much "dropped off of the face of Twitter" for the last several months as well, but I'm also happy to report that again...I'm back, and I'm having fun with it too. I miss my hockey Tweeps!
And probably the biggest news of them all is that like Tiger Woods, I will also be returning to the golf world this spring! Now granted, my exit from golf was not nearly as dramatic or naughty, nor will be my return. I've also been gone a hell of a lot longer than he has, given that I haven't played in about ten years. I quit golf years ago because after a life of being a pretty competitive athlete with a moderate level of success, I found golf incredibly frustrating and annoying. My head and my temperament just couldn't take it. My husband Andy LOVES golf. He's been trying to get me to come back and give it another try for years, but I wasn't willing to do so. No way, no sir, no how.
Until this season. We joined a new club, close to home and very friendly, and I've changed my attitude a bit. I've decided that if I suck, I am not going to care, and if anybody else cares that I suck, well, then they suck too. I just want to enjoy being out there having fun. I'm convinced that a new attitude is going to help me. We'll see how it goes. I played last weekend and I have to admit, had a great time, even if my hair was dripping from playing in the rain. I was even hitting the ball better than I'd ever done before. If only putting wasn't such a pain in the ass. If I didn't have to putt, I'd be golden, because I like to smack the ball. Sadly, that isn't a good approach from the green. I need to work on finding some finesse.
Golf isn't my only sporty return, but I will also be making an appearance back on the tennis courts again in the very near future. If you know me, you know how tennis was a huge part of my life for so many years.
So there you have it. The rumors are true. I'm back on so many levels. I hope you'll come along with me as I document my adventures back into the world of blogging, Tweeting, and sports that have messed with my head. I'm sure that it'll be a bumpy ride with lots to talk about.
Oh yeah....I will be guest blogging at someplace really really cool in the very near future. I'm kind of excited about it. Okay, I'm REALLY excited about it. When it goes live, you'll be the first to know, so keep checking back!
I have the day off work today, it's 75 degrees and sunny, and I'm off to the driving range. It's a perfect day! Happy Easter and have a lovely weekend!