Monday, June 22, 2015

Music Monday

This video features my roller derby league: Fountain City.  We are amazing and this put a smile on my face to see this, this morning.  It's like I have just that warm and happy feeling inside.  I love my derby family.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bunny Butts!

They are the cutest, yo!  I do not need a bunny, I do not need a bunny.  Just guinea pig food.  That's all.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Alli's Animals

The cutest Junior Girl Scouts are still working on their Bronze Award Project.  One thing they wanted to do was to visit an animal shelter and get a tour.  After the tour, I'm surprised I don't have another two cats and three dogs. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Toxic People

Toxic People.  I’ve tried to write this one a few times.  Toxic people are all around.  They seep into your being and slowly poison you.  Finding those people and cutting them off before it goes too far is advantageous  for your well-being and soul. 
I’ve had a lot of toxic people in my life.  Most of the time, I find out too late.  I want to write so much more on this but I can’t pull my thoughts together to do it right now.
I wrote a similar post a few years ago, okay, maybe four years ago.  I would copy it, but both of our lives have changed so much since then, it’s not relevant now.  Actually, reading back, the post makes me sad.  Sad that our friendship was put on hold for three years because of that incident.  I think we both took the advice I gave in that post and grew up. 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Hey, so these six incredibly cute Junior Girl Scouts have done the entire Bronze Project on their own.  The Bronze Award letters have stepped back and only been observing.  They are making raised Pet Food Feeders to donate to a local shelter.  If you have any donations or ideas, send me an email and I will get them to the girls.
Contact me if you can help!

The Gladstone Lowe's Donated all supplies needed for their Project!
Shelter Guinea Pig

Sunday, June 7, 2015

So, I have this kid.  He’s almost 16.  How do I have an almost 16 year old?  Seriously?  How did this happen?  This Summer, he is working at a Boy Scout camp.  And he looks really happy.  I'm getting super creative in my writing today.  But, yes, super proud of this child. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Finally, some decent derby pics of me!

I've been playing derby for three years now.  I always wait for pictures to come out to see if there are any awesome action shots of me.  Never happens.  Until this last game!  There are finally some great ones!  Not like the other ones weren't good, they just weren't awesome.  Everyone wants some good pictures of themselves sometimes.

Next game, June 14th!  The Shotgun Sheilas take on the Royal Pains, followed by the Lovely Lethals and Deadly Sirens!  Two amazing match ups!

If you want to attend, let me know.  I can sell you all the tickets!

Fountain City Roller Derby

Photo Courtesy of Kate Woods Raclin

Photo Courtesy of Kate Woods Raclin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I want your selfies!  I like selfies!  This blog post sums it up perfectly!

I love your selfies on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter!
You can even text them to me!  Actually, that's the best!
You can post one in the comments. 
Even if I don't know you, I still want your selfies!
Happy Hump Day everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

And they lost....

I love baseball.  If you know me, you know this about me.  I love my Royals.  They are amazing and I love going to games.  Tuesday, the Royals took on the Cleveland Indians.  And lost.  But, I had a blast anyway.  You know, who doesn't?
My friend and co-worker, Julie at the Game

I make new friends everywhere I go!

Sue told me I didn't yell loud enough!

Monday, June 1, 2015


I need a weekend from my weekend!

It was so busy, but so much fun.  I’m exhausted, but it’s worth it.  Who needs sleep anyway?  The weekend will have it’s own separate post!

It’s June 1st!  That means the 30 Days of Blog Challenge begin.  Last year, was only a half win.  I blogged for about half of the month.  And June 1st is also a Monday.  What a flipping Monday it was!  It’s not like it was completely horrible and terrible.  I was just tired.  When I am tired, it is hard to smile.  (I do have someone that tries super hard to make me smile though, mostly successfully!

I woke up with no voice.  I talk to people on the phone half the time at work.  This does not go well when one can barely project their voice.

Every case I touched had something that needed to be fixed.  An easy case was nowhere to be seen.

Things just weren’t going right, yo.

Then, I get a message.  It wasn’t the one I had been dreading.  It’s one that turned my crappy day into a better position.  I have made the roster for the Sheilas game against the Royal Pains.  This couldn’t have come at a better time.  I, even, have people to come watch me! I. AM. SO. EXCITED.  Hard work and determination pays off.  I just think of all the practices I didn’t want to go to because I was tired.  I did go to them.  I worked hard.  I learned things.  Like blocking backwards!  I need to practice that more.  I like it.  It made me not afraid of skating backwards again (You know, concussion and all)

At work, I got slammed at the end of the day.  It gives me anxiety!  All day long and at 4:00 pm, I get bombarded with work.   I expect this all week.  The first of the month is busy busy.  I do what I can and I do a good job.  I’m a perfectionist that can’t seem to get anything as perfect as I want.

Grocery shopping took way longer than it should have.  Half the shelves were empty.  I got everything I needed.  Line was annoying. 

But getting home and knowing that I would have hot water was amazing!  I haz hot water now!  You don’t know how much you miss it until you don’t have it for a day.  A DAY!  It was so long!

That night, we had scrimmage.  It was amazeballs!  I had so much fun with both my coed team and women’s only team.  My coed team was spot on with communication and walls.  We looked amazing!  My women’s only team is phenomenal.  It was just so much fun.  I am so redundant there and I don’t even care.

How was your Monday?