a day in the life

I can easily say that 2008 was my year. Right up there with 2005, it was one of the best years of my life. As 2011 came to a close I started to get this feeling that 2012 will too be monumental. For what, I'm not sure, but I'm feeling something ramp up, the excitement grow, and I'm ready for 2012 to be amazing. What that seems to mean, so far, is this incredible self transformation from Diandra to Diandra the athlete. Learning about how my body works in a physical capacity and where my limits are physically as well as mentally/emotionally, and food-wise. And utterly committing myself to being a roller derby skater. I know for a fact we'll be moving in a year or two (more like two) so I want to be able to "transfer" into an established, kick ass team, rather than climb up the ranks of fresh meat again. I want another team to want me. And that's going to take a lot of work and dedication. It's super emotionally and physically exhausting, but I'm ready and I'm enjoying it.
vegan pepperoni crumbles
Vegan "pepperoni" crumbles. so good.

my new daily go to
My new go to - Larabars! Check out our post on Larabars at HOME SWEET HOME!
cabbage bean slaw
Learning to eat vegan. A mix of food from the fridge. YUM.
I've also made the commitment to go completely vegan. Two incredibly difficult transitions in just three weeks has been eye opening and a great challenge. Our menu plans are getting a little wild and I'm feeling pretty "clean" on the inside if that makes any sense.

Tonight is Stewart's 28th birthday party! We're having a TMNT themed event and I'm making lots of sheet pizzas meaty, vegan, glutenfree/vegan and stewart's making turtle burgers ala Epic Meal Time. I'll be making 5 batches of pizza dough. We're serving mountain dew as a beverage. And my mom's getting a theme cake. I'm gonna head out and take sethie to the farmer's market. Go to sweet avenue. and then come home, put that kid to bed, and make the dough. Swimming later. I love my weekends.


#14: Finish my Birthday Sweater

birthday sweater!
Birthday Sweater!
Sorry for the Terrible PHOTOS! yuck. instagram + tonal sweater + dark house = awful pics. it's cozy and its perfectly only one thing pisses me off, but it was in the last 10 inches on the arm so no way I was ripping back. this one has been on the needles for like 8 months! thank heavens it's over (and i can cross it off my list). XO


who would want to be such a control freak?

fish cake
swinging in coquitlam
at the river's park.
mmmm, meat
homemade vegan peanut butter cups
Me: "I want a peppermint patty!"
Derby Wife: "No, you want Plank!"

Hello, 2012. I'm ready for you to kick my ass. We had a great relaxing holiday. I worked more than I wanted to but am feeling energized and ready to take on this one hell of a busy year. I think I've got it under control. Refocusing my derby priorities. Get to host a juniors camp through work. Super yes! Almost done my birthday sweater. About 10 inches or less left on one arm, the other arm, weaving in, and blocking the front part. Oh, and sewing in the band to keep the neck nice and sturdy. Also inspired to do a number of home things around here (see my pinterest HOME SWEET HOME board for inspirations!!) and to finish tackling my list on the left.

Other things I'm excited for are to be OFF the board of AVRG. It's really getting in the way of me wanting to be a killer skater. I have so much work to do to be a great skater! And, as the Roller Derby Association of Canada forms itself up I wish I had more time to contribute because it's going to be amazing. I'll probably not let go of this one for dear life.

Oh, and I'm excited for rollercon! and Blood and Thunder! And the may RDAC bootcamp in Kamloops! and whatever other fun stuff comes our way!!!! Wait, 2012 will be the year of roller derby and the fifth year of marriage for me and Stewart. Super fun times await!