menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

A Menopausebarbee Gets Some Balls…

I have asked in previous blogs when was the last time you did something for the first time?

I am always up for a new adventure, so I like to frequently ask that question of myself. So when my dear friend, Susan Johnson invited me for guest day at the Overlake Golf and Country Club yesterday, I found myself on the greens.

Twenty years ago, I took lessons, but never played the game. I have countless friends and family that are passionate about golf, and truthfully, I never could comprehend the obsession.
Or for that matter, I thought I’d have to go to night school to pick up the lingo. I had a humongous learning curve which I thought was my handicap with words such as over par, bogey, front 9, mulligan, sand wedge, putter and which iron to use. Gimme a break, I wanted to scream! But, I soon learned a Gimme is when the ball is certain to make it in the hole.

All the new verbiage, in addition to finding solutions to what to do when a ball goes in the water or trying to spot where a ball landed with my menopausebarbee cheater eyeglasses, and learning to keep score was quite taxing!

I am not huge on patience and quite frankly crown myself as the queen of multitasking, so I admit I did go into a panic attack when Susan shared that I would be without my cell phone for 3 hours!!! How could I stay in touch with all the urgent matters needing my attention and stay focused on chasing a little white ball?

Susan told me to relax, cocktails would be served, we would only be out for 9 holes, most people play 18, and we would be playing best ball (another new term) and we had a nice foursome. So at Susan’s patient direction, I kept my eye on the ball and actually made contact! The bloody Mary’s and Screw Drivers were a huge bonus! A sporty drink made us all relax,plus tolerant and fun team players with Janet, Katie and Susan, I found I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I may have lost two balls, but this menopausebarbee will be back swinging!