Oh, hai.

I like to think I’ve been getting better about writing more regularly, but I just realized I haven’t been posting as consistently as I thought. I blame this in part to the fact that we are somehow barreling through March at a breakneck pace (seriously, I’m pretty sure it took twice as long for us to get through February and it’s 3 days shorter!), but it could also have something to do with the fact I’ve been busy. I am taking comfort in the fact that this is partially due to the fact I’ve been writing other things for other sites. That counts for something, right? Continue reading

You take the good, you take the bad, you take ’em both and there you have…

So today wasn’t my most stellar day, between showing up to my doctor’s appointment on the wrong day and running out of gas on the side of the road. But some good things happened, too. I was reminded there are friends in my life willing to buy a can to get me gas, people willing to write the script I need ’til my next appointment, friends willing to help me learn how to properly take hits in derby, and a husband willing to make dumplings at 11 pm when my tired ass finally comes home. So maybe it was a good day after all 🙂

I got a brand new pair of rollerskates; you’ve got a brand new key….

So, while people have been flocking to the shore on their Saturdays, trying to soak up some beach and sun, I’ve been throwing on knee pads and wrist guards and borrowed skates and looping around in infinite circles at the skating rink where I grew up taking lessons and attending birthday parties.

I decided about a month ago I would try out for roller derby, much to the chagrin of most of my family and befuddlement of many friends. Continue reading