Friends! In anticipation for RollerCon I'm doing a bit of fundraising to help cover my costs and possibly get a new pair of skates which I really need! I've been doing derby on and off for almost 5 years now (skating/administration) and I'm emotionally, mentally, and physically ready to kick it up a knotch and commit the shit out of this thing. Definitely something I will be doing for the next few years and Rollercon 2012 is a stepping stone for me in my evolution as a skater, but also as a derby teacher and mentor. Donations of ANY amount would be most appreciated, but donations of $40+ will get a PREZZIE from vegas (not charlie sheen)! Thank you so much!!! XO Di.
This Sunday will be the first day of July and the slow start of summer we've experienced has kind of highlighted a trend for me. I've always lived in rainy coastal areas (except when i was in PG) and summer always comes late. And thus I'm not really prepared. The two months of the super hot summer are just 8-10 weeks where I count down the dog days until sweater, scarf, tea, and knitting weather (and the squash!!). To break the cycle of shitty days, I took Seth to the lake after dinner. I love that he's older, more stable, not totally dumb and won't just run around willy nilly and actually listens to his momma. He had a blast playing with the rocks, running in the water, and trying to push logs back into the lake. Looking forward to heading out there again.
|lotsa toddler meltdowns|
|gathering stripes in progress|
|dessert pies!! more coming to home sweet home next week.|
|chinese cemetery victoria|
|view from the chinese cemetery, victoria|
|played really hard, had a difficult time getting out of bed|
|when in victoria, fill a growler...|
|sandy ankles, i dont get to see these tattoos often, so i love being reminded of them|
|sand dollar on the beach in parksville. so many of them!|
i think we will probably live on vancouver island for a really long time. it's kind of like paradise, ya know? i put 800KM on my car in the past few days zipping up and down and over it. beaches, parks, food, friends, and lots of coffee. it was a good busy brain time but active rest from the world of work awaiting me back at this ol' computer i'm pounding away on. i think i found a solution for my work stress over the past few months and feel a lot lighter. a bit more motivated. and disappointed that something that seems so small could be such a derailer of my life. i hope people will get on board, support my ideas and decisions, and this other stuff i'm working on will fall into place.
I'm off to Victoria this afternoon to hug my sister, make out with Fernando, and do some work. Oh, and Seth is getting a hair cut at Victory Barber. Looking forward to the three days. Will miss Stewie, however :( XO
ps. my crisis about what to do with my life has ended. i'm going to be a farmer. done.
that being said, i'm shrinking, it's weird.