Going To See Some Derby!
Here you are, for those of you who missed it, the Famous Weeping Angel Honey! The Birdchick goes into no little detail about our Honey Extracting Adventures over HERE if you would like the Full Story. I can't tell you why Weeping Angel Honey, I will have to just stick with Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time.
Here's a close up of the Little Dear. Don't Blink.
And onto something I know is going to be one of the Best Ideas I Ever Had, tomorrow I am nipping off to see the Naptown Roller Girls bout with Chicago in Indianapolis! It's my first ever live up close and personal Roller Derby Bout!
I suspect one of two things will happen. Either I will become firmly convinced that this is a Bad Idea and Very Much Not a good sport for me to participate in, or I will come back completely convinced this is a GREAT idea, can't possibly be safe but what the heck, life is short and what a Fabulous way to get REALLY FIT and I have never really been a safe person anyway.
I am pretty sure I know which way it's going to go.
Some things you just know, and this has been creeping at me, teasing my heart, weaving dances around me and sending me dreams (the cool kind which may or may not be Night Mares) since I got that darn calender from Joan of Dark a year ago.
(I believe she sent it to my Boss, but only because she didn't know ME at the time, I think it was simply Fates way of hooking us up)
And, you know, I have a score to settle with Skating. Once upon a Time, I was a figure skater, a competitive one. And a good one. Might have been a Really good one. Might have been. Got the rug more or less yanked out from under me at 16, which happens in families, and had to find a different path. Which led HERE and now, so I'm not complaining. Nor blaming anyone, I could have found a way. But therein lies the score to settle. How many times do you get to go back and Do Over?
I want to skate. And I've never forgotten how it feels to skate. Skate hard. To fall and get up, again and again. Competing with yourself, and seeing just how far you can go, and how good you can be.
Yeah. I want to skate again.
Wheels this time. Life's like that. There's a reason for everything in this funny old world.
So I'm going to see some Derby this weekend!
Here's Good Night from Bengals Venus and Magic. Actually, it was this morning, but they aren't particular about sleeping hours, so who's counting?
Just me. And the hours until it's time to see my first Bout.
Love and Derby,