Friday, October 21, 2011

Have I mentioned my screwed up wrist? Cause it's screwed up.  Really, my joints are screwed up but whatever.  According to my chiropractor, my wrist joint is so loose, the radius and ulna are starting to separate.  Doesn't that sound fun?  I'm supposed to work on getting stronger with a stressball, but those are impossibly hard to find so I'm waiting on the internet to deliver one to me.

My weeks are so scheduled.  Like Monday night is taken up by so and so, Tuesday night is YOGA and so on.  It's a little unfortunate, especially none of the days are scheduled to spend time with Gentleman Caller.  However, we've recently started going on walks together.  At FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING!  That's early.  It's before he goes to sleep (works nights) and I can wake up a little (!) early for work and do it.  It just means I go to bed at 9:30 at night.  My social life has yet to suffer.  It's a good time for us to catch up on what happened the previous night and just chat.  I like it.

Why does office coffee taste so damn bad?  Even with my Pecan Pie creamer, it's just too close to nasty.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Whoa Blogger, slow down now. I'm just trying to get back into the swing of things.

So I'm doing an at home sales party without the party.  Frequently known as the "catalog party".  Ugh.  They're worse.  Because then YOU (meaning ME) have to do all the work selling.  And while I like this particular catalog, I don't want to sell it.  I think some of the crap is a rip off, but if someone else buys it - I could get it FOR FREE!  The free-ness motivates me.

My favorite purse company is having a Halloween competition.  Basically, you take one of their purses and make it into a halloween purse.  I spent most of last night on my first couple of attempts.  I think I have it mostly worked out tho, so I'll swing by the dollar store for some props.

I'm planning on making flash cards of the derby stuff I have to learn.  Overacheiver much?  Eh, it'll help.  And this way I'll have it down pat by the time I REALLY need to know it. 

[Pause for sudden need to create flashcard sized cardstock].

My mother and I spent Sunday sewing (and swearing in my case) a skirt for my halloween costume. I'm going to be a referee.  Not as fun as some of my other costumes in the past, but still cool.  I mean, I get a whistle!  And flags!  Which I still need to make... I'm excited for the flags.  A coworker is letting me use some bouncy balls that light up when they bouce.  So yay fun accessories!

Holy craft time Batman!

Monday, October 17, 2011

So I need to make this part of the routine.  And figure out how I want to talk about stuff.  That will make posting easier and probably more frequent.  Until then, let's catch up!

My hip has healed pretty well.  I can do a lot of walking and not feel the same burning tearing pain that was there before.  Gentleman Caller and I have been walking in the morning and I think it's helping.  It does still get sore, but I just rest it a little and it's usually fine.

The end of softball season rocked.  My team took third in our league's tournament, which is the BEST we've ever done.  I was asked to play in several weekend tournaments.  The first one was awful.  I was playing with a pretty terrible team, but I didn't know any better.  The second one was an improvement, but we still lost big time.  And the last one was so awesome.  So so awesome.  We didn't place or anything, but it was a pretty harmonious team and I played like a rockstar.  We're talking diving catches, massive scoops and insane stretches.  It was sweet.

My sister Gretel did tear her ACL and meniscus.  It's been pretty awful to watch.  She's a single mother and has no income because she can't do her job sitting.  Naturally, my family is doing everything they can.  And oddly enough, her daughter's father has stepped up some.  She's started pt and is almost off crutches, after almost three months of being on them.

I've started volunterring with derby.  So far, I have no idea what that really entails.  I will be officiating during bouts (keeping track of penalties, lineups and jam times) and doing some work with the public relations committee.  Wish me luck.