Sunday, August 10, 2014


Lately, my life has been spinning out of control. Faster and faster it spins and the only way I can get a grip to hang on is art. I could paint all day long. But the problem is, when I spend time doing this, then the other issues become even larger. Kids' behaviors, finances, health, relationships, house repairs, and more all seem like too much to take on. Even with a wonderfully supportive husband, it's all too much! I need to get control of some of it soon. This fall I am going to be working on this. I need to start by committing to fewer outside things and becoming more cautious before making plans. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Oil Pulling Experiment

Tomorrow I will begin a daily oil pulling routine and see if I notice any difference at all by September. I use coconut oil from Trader Joes. Here is some helpful information on oil pulling:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Home from RollerCon

Wow, what a week! I can't believe how quick time flies when you are learning so much. I was so busy, I didn't take many pictures. Boo.

I took a doTerra essential oils class. I received some great free samples and learned many new things.

A blurry shot of the class registration line on day one.

Here is me this morning. We decided since we had to catch the shuttle at 5 am, we should just stay up. There was a fun pool party almost all night long. And we had to pack. 

Our flight home was quite the adventure. It's the first time I have even been in an airplane that had to turn around and land because of engine issues. We waited around in the airport for another plane and were five hours late coming home. But so thankful we made it!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello again!

It's been a long time.  I decided to come back to blogging, give you an update on what's new, and journal my journey.

I am still playing roller derby.  I just finished my second season as a skater, and my husband is a referee for the same league.  Right now we are currently in Las Vegas for RollerCon 2014.  We got here early on Tuesday and it's been go, go, go ever since.  I am enjoying a quiet morning in the hotel room, since we were up so late last night.  I am learning a lot and having fun!  The kids are at home with Grandma, and they seem to be doing well.

I am working part-time at a pregnancy clinic.  It's been great, but I seem to be having a hard time juggling everything at once.  I also am working on my art business, White Rabbit Arts.  I have sold several paintings this year, and am setting up a booth to sell art and crafts on Aug. 2-3rd.  I have a lot to do the week I get home from Vegas!

The kids are doing ok.  L. will be a senior this year! I can't believe it.  C. is going to be a sophomore, K, a fifth grader, E. a third grader, and S. a first grader.  I hope life will get a little easier, now that three kids are all at the same school.  E. has been going to therapy/counseling for attachment.  We found a wonderful local woman who understands attachment issues, having been adopted and gone through it herself.  She is great!

I have been working hard at getting fit.  I am only 20 pounds away from my goal weight!  I have been following a beachbody eating plan, and started doing PiYo, a combination of pilates/yoga dvd workout.  I am part of a small group of people online to encourage and support each other.  I am drinking a protein shake every day that I love, and it's vegan.  I can't eat whey, and soy is not good for my thyroid issues, so I LOVE it.  It even tastes great.  I am so excited about this healthy program, so I recently became a beachbody coach.  If you want more information, please leave a comment or contact me!

More updates about this week and hopefully pictures soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Great Derby

I had a road trip last weekend with my friend. We drove down to Olympia and watched a bout with some amazing athletes. It was good to watch and fun to hang out with a friend.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Preschool Graduation

S. graduated from over two years of preschool today! I think he is going to miss his friends and teachers, but he has a whole new adventure coming up.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Derby Break

I just finished my fresh meat season and our wonderful team won the league championships on Saturday night! I am so thankful for my league and team mates for the relationships I have formed, motivating me and teaching me. I can't wait for next season! The first bout will be sometime in January. I am planning on working hard, to continue learning skills and the game, and to get stronger and faster on eight wheels.