Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dangerous little turds

Gage's school had their skateday today. So I take him because he has had to miss the previous 2 times. I don't wear my pads because I don't plan on going fast or crazy, but make sure Gage wears his. We weren't out there 5 minutes before my feet were knocked out from under me by 2 little girls obviously trying to bowl humans. My ankle gave way, luckily I have pretty strong ankles, but I had to bite my tongue not to snap at them. I did let out a "please be careful" though. The rest of the night was like dodging bullets from all directions. Steven said it was good to practice for derby. I replied that it was not, as normally I would be going back at them trying to hit them back. The poor skating ref guy had a hard time corraling them. He was blowing his whistle and telling kids to turn around all night. And I can't believe how tough kids are, they were falling all over the place without pads and not steady falls either. Legs were up in the air and arms were waving all over the place. Made me realize we rollergirls are nothing compared to these tough hombres. But gosh they sure need to practice some self control.

My ankle is ok, just a bit sore, but I still couldn't help but see the irony in having to tell my story had I been badly injured. I am used to getting knocked around by grown women but it takes 2 3rd graders 5 minutes to have me begging for mercy.

Monday, February 18, 2008


I once again have bronchitis. What started out as a small cold turned into this crap overnight about 4 days ago. I just got over this in December. Ever since I first had it while pregnant with Kieran, I have gotten it yearly. I blame the stupid Indian Hospital in Talequah! I had it for 3 months!! Went up there I don't know how many times and each time they told me it was viral and only gave me cough syrup. I mean come on viral bronchitis does not last no 3 months. It isn't supposed to last 10 days. So every time I get even a smidge of a cold it shows it's ugly head again. It is very unnerving. I do not smoke, never have, yet I have more lung issues that most who do. With this luck I will be one of those lucky people who lung cancer who have never smoked in their life.

So anyways I spend all day at the Doctors only to wait over 2 hours for my prescriptions. Again, I hate freaking Winter!! This time I didn't waste my time going to the Doctor. I have a bout in Stillwater this Sunday and hopefully this crap will be gone by then.

Something tells me this Spring is going to be outrageous! Bad thunderstorms, terrible tornadoes similar to the one in OKC in '99 I believe. God I hope I am wrong, but this weather is just really crappy!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mangled Mess

I guess in most cases when I don't blog for awhile the assumption is that I don't have much to say, in this case my reason is because too much has gone on or is going on the thought of a blog is somewhat intimidating. I feel like I have been in a constant battle of trying to refrain from getting sick. I am constantly taking immunity fighting herbs and meds, several of which cause me side effects which make me stop taking them. I think my fight is up though, I am feeling somewhat light headed today and just not "right". My small cold like cough continues but seems worse today. As far as what it is I might have, who knows, there is too much crap going around, and I have utterly cursed this winter until I have no curse left. Is it me or is this year beyond bad? Gage got over strep a little over a week ago. Ryker has had a cold for 2 weeks straight and the last few days has spiked a dangerously high fever. Found out today he has a double ear infection. His first ear infection since he was born. And then Gage has to come home early from school with a stomach flu. I am thinking my lightheadedness may be the first sign of this, plus this strange heartburn I have.

Well enough about the rugged sicknesses, I am sick of hearing about them...

This past weekend was our trip to Dallas for our first season bout. The trip itself was not that bad. Arriving there was another story. Steven and I broke down in the terrible traffic jam that engulfed much of the area we were staying at. Steven had to push the car out of the traffic, until it cooled down enough to start again. It overheated. Apparently a safety feature of the car. Then we get lost trying to get to the place where the league was meeting to eat. We arrive an hour and a half late, just when everyone else is leaving. Honestly surprised they were there that long. So we eat in a rush and head over to the rink. Luckily not getting lost then. I will not go into every sordid details of the bouts. Both our teams lost by a large amount, but more importantly we learned things and kept our heads held high. I definitely have to give it to my Betties, we had several newbies with only 1 month of training and OMG you would never have known it. This was also my first game jamming, which was a blast, even though I got tossed around like a abused rag doll. Good news is I did get up everytime and left with only a few bruises that I didn't feel until the next day. I even had the energy to go shake my bootie at the bowling alley after party. Received a nice blood blister on my toe because of that as well. The next day Steven and I slept in and then went and ate at Chedders then drove to my sisters at Atoka, OK. Then to my parents to pick up the kids. We left Texas where it was almost 70 degrees and arrived in Arkansas that night to a Winter Storm advisory. I really hate Winter!!

This week I managed to complete my application for my licensure exams, and what a pain in the butt that was. I can't imagine the tests being that difficult. Now just waiting to hear back on that. Less than 3 months to graduation, and nervous anticipation is somewhat seeping in. I suppose that is normal. At least I hope it is.

On a another more positive note, we have finally completed the 1023 form for the non-profit status of Fight the Blaze. Been working on it since 2005, and had the legal clinic at the U of A working with us for the last 4 semesters. A very long process if I must say. But now we are officially waiting to hear back on that,
which according the IRS site takes 10 weeks at least. I guess we have waited this long, won't hurt us to wait longer.

Well, I told you this was a mangled mess, my apologies if you made it this far. Feels like I'm forgetting something, so you are lucky. But I am done now, you can go back to your Starbucks and bon bons.

For your enjoyment some pics from the bout.

Both teams...


The Betties...


Me jamming...






And one of my flying incidents...


Monday, February 04, 2008

Still undecided?

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Unless you were lucky enough to be in one of the "important" states for earlier primaries you should be voting tomorrow. I am not one to throw my political opinion around. Heck to some degree this is the most undecided I have been in my whole adult life's voting career. Of course the good news is I have actually had to research issues and candidates. Now I will not tell you who I think you should vote for, but I will tell you that you as an American Citizen, you need to exercise your American right to vote. And vote for the candidate who agrees with issues close to your heart, not the one who is cuter, same color, or same sex as you. If you have no clue who that is, then take one of many online tests. My fav thus far is http://glassbooth.org/
Take the 10 minutes it takes to see who you agree more with, and then go vote, and then no matter who wins, whether it be your chosen candidate or not, you can bitch, moan, or brag... otherwise if you don't, I don't want to hear a dad gum thing about so and so sucks! Also I can guarantee you ever citizen over the age of 65 is up at the crack of dawn voting their butt off while we young people are the ones sitting on our asses doing the complaining about how our Government reaks. Makes no sense to me.

And yes this is just the Primaries, but I will also be preaching when real election time draws near. Possibly every election. At least until I can move to Ireland.