sorry, no post from yesterday. i spent most of the day with the man-friend at the ER. guess he's a bit stressed from all this grad school business. studying for your phd isn't easy . . . glad that he's ok, but chest pains aren't something to trifle with! so, i finished off the long afternoon of waiting with a bottle of oregon firesteed pinot noir and the notebook with miss S. plus yesterday was my monday (i work on weekends, sad i know) so i've been a bit beat from work (the students are back! work was NUTS today!). but no complaints. it's nice to have the work.
on friday night, i went to the birthday party for miss K that i mentioned (see post about "cupcakes") . . . turns out it was a photo scavenger hunt party that included bagging groceries and pumping gas for strangers. some pretty clever and creative photos were taken and . . . the birthday girl herself got the best birthday present of all!! an engagement ring! so awesome.
when i got home from the party, i checked my email and THERE WAS THE EMAIL THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!! a invitation to officially join the providence roller derby!!! so stoked. i've been going to league practices and new skills clinics for months. passed the first round of assessments with no serious problems and just had my interview last week. now to keep training and get even more awesomer (it's a word) so i can play in bouts when the season starts! so excited.
now, i need a derby name.
funky cold medina
knight 2 dismember
aaahhhh, i need some help here! any good ideas?
lastly, i've started rearranging my art space. keeping my easel behind a door was NOT encouraging me to paint. and always putting things on my drafting table that needed to be taken downstairs (because it sits right by the stairs) was NOT encouraging me to be creative either. so cleaned out the tiny bedroom/big closet that i was storing my massage table in (i am renting a room to do massage elsewhere) and am converting it into CREATIVE SPACE! so. excited. took some preliminary photos and will post them soon.