My bestie, who I will refer to as Brewsn, one of many derby nicknames, and I are having healthy cooking misadventures. And trying not to eat our feelings when the going gets rough. But, pictured below is a great mix of quinoa, yellow and green summer squash, and mushrooms, heavily seasoned.
In December, we attended the Roller Derby World Cup, which was held right here in our city. So we did that. And it was beyond fantastic. Especially because there is a train that runs from our neighborhood to right by the derby venue, so there was no driving. Which worked out great because we sure didn't need to be.
|My bestie calls this my "Bro Bag." It is a 6-Pack brand bag that I got through Dana Lynn Bailey's website, where it was customized for her. 6-Pack makes really amazing bags. They're pricey, but worth it.|
|My new favorite leggings for the gym. My dad thinks they're so, so gross.|
|Parker James helping me cook bison.|
Another exciting event, for those of you who know me, is that Fred the Asshole died in January. I broke my left ankle playing roller derby pretty severely a little over three years ago. Once I really started lifting, the hardware started giving me trouble and keeping me from running, so I had it out, and OH MY GOD. What a difference! I didn't realize how much that metal sucked until I was free of it. It also helped that I was working out a lot before the surgery and went back to the gym for upper body six days after surgery (it's not huge surgery). The rehab was incredibly fast, and there's no more daily pain and swelling.
|Birthday cake that didn't suck.|
And right as everything was settling into a comfortable groove, my sweet mama found out she had a golf-ball sized aneurysm in the center of her head. The next week, in mid-May, she had a craniotomy to clip off the artery feeding the aneurysm. Life with Mom is a lot different now as she rehabs.
|Me, Mom, and my sweet sister.|