Saturday, February 02, 2008

Family day

We went bowling as a family today. It had been awhile. The kids all practiced this morning on the wii hoping it would help them in their games later in the day. I woke up with a headache. I was pretty sure it was from a lack of caffeine so I took some Excedrin and had a cup of tea. I still had a headache when we left a couple of hours later. On the way to the bowling alley we stopped for lunch, and I had a diet Coke. I was trying to feed my caffeine addiction so my headache would go away and so that bowling could be enjoyed. No such luck! We got to the bowling alley, and the loud pumping music just made my headache worse. I bowled. I did horribly. I cried. Well, I didn't really cry, but I'm sure everyone around me thought I was. Tears were pouring from my eyes, because my head hurt so badly. I'm sure the other bowlers were thinking I was crazy. I mean it's just a game. Nothing to cry over. Yet, as long as the music was blaring and the smoke from the cigarettes of the bowlers in the lane next to us filled the air I was going to cry. I still managed to bowl a 79 which beat Erica's 77, Will's 75, Jacob's 73, and Anna Grace's 50. Brian scored 144. Oh...and we all bowled without bumpers so the kids did way better than I expected.

ps...I got home and took a Zomig for what ended up being a full blown migraine, and exactly one hour and fifteen minutes later I was headache free. I was walking around in a cloud, but at least my headache was gone. Thank goodness for migraine medicine!


Gina said...

I didn't know they had bowling alleys in Turkey!! But the smoke would do the same to me; we are lucky here to have a 'smoke-free' place to bowl.

Natalie said...

gina - they do have bowling alleys here. quite a few actually. the music is loud and in english, but i have never ever heard the songs before. and they are all the long extended dance versions so we can pretty much play an entire game to about three songs! and there is not a smoke free zone to be found!

Gina said...

Well, perhaps I could just wear one of those 'surgical masks', but I will have to say that while over there, the smoke didn't seem to bother me as bad as it does here!! Weird, huh??