Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In Which Connor Sleeps And Derby Comes Full Circle

So I'm sitting here on the couch, icing my left knee and coming down off the adrenaline high that I always get after roller derby scrimmages.  Don't worry; there's nothing really all that wrong with my knee.  I just came down a little hard on it during a superman dive in the middle of a scrimmage, and I tend to baby the heck out of my knees because I want to play derby as long as possible.  I certainly didn't have to stop scrimmaging, and it's not even swollen; it's just a little sore and I'll probably have a bit of a bruise tomorrow. 

I'm just super paranoid like that. 

Anyway, the scrimmage was really, really fun and it was made even more fun by the fact that I was not completely delirious because my child slept last night.  Yes, Connor decided that it was finally time to actually sleep, and he only woke up a couple of times.  Of course, he threw up all over the place when he did wake up-- he's still having a little trouble with the transition to colder weather at night-- but once we got him cleaned up he went right back down and slept through until morning.

Speaking of the weather, it absolutely could not make up its mind about what it wanted to do today.  First it poured.  Then the sun came out.  The it drizzled.  Then it was just cloudy.  Then it poured again.  Then somehow it managed to be cloudy and sunny and pouring all at once.  It was very confusing-- basically it looked like the seasons were having a giant fist fight up there.  I'm not sure who won. 

I hope it was summer, though.  I'm not ready for the rain yet!

Anyway, back to the scrimmage.  My team, the Trampires, have several bouts coming up this month and next month that we're gearing up for.  To help us prepare, the Rainy City Roller Dolls graciously drove up all the way from Centralia to scrimmage with us.  So not only did I get to skate against a fantastic bunch of gals, but it just so happens that their coach, Thurston Gore, is the guy who graciously explained what the heck was going on down on the track to Jeremy and me when we attended our first bout ever in September of last year.  It was great to see him again and a ton of fun to play his team!  Who knew that roller derby would end up being such a huge part of my daily life?

~Jess

2 comments:

Julia O'C said...

Oh, hey, look! Another comment telling you how AWESOME you are for setting your sights on becoming a derby girl, and working hard to achieve that goal.

I love the thought of you and Jeremy as an elderly couple, comparing aches and pains: his from being blown up and yours from roller derby. You are a unique and wonderful couple.

I'm so happy that Connor decided to sleep. Let's hope this trend continues (but without the throwing part).

Mary said...

I'll be honest. When you told me you were going to watch a derby bout, I had a pretty damn good idea that this was going to become a huge part of your life. Just a hunch. ;)

 
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