#36 Roller Derby!

On my 36 things to do when i am 36 – i included attending a roller derby. Something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never quite gotten around to it.

So a few weeks ago we headed out. It was a night of intrigue, drama and good outfits! Dockyard Derby Dames had the championship bout and it was awesome. Having never been before I was not quite sure what to expect – but knew to get there early as it was open seating in one of the old warehouse buildings along the Tacoma waterfront.

One whole side was roped off as part of the beer garden – the other side “family friendly” but none under 13 allowed ringside. We kept ourselves busy with 3-Dollar Rolling Rock Tall Boys.

At one point the sun was streaming in through the top windows illuminating all of the rafters.

20110705-075617.jpg

20110705-075842.jpg

We stayed for the Femme Fiana and Marauding Mollys bout, but left 1/2 way through the Trampires and Hellbound Homewreckers.

I loved it and will be back to cheer those tough ass ladies on!

Spring!

Today was the first weekend day with actual sunshine since what feels like last fall. The high was a balmy 50 degrees- but the sunshine made it feel like the tropics.  We went a bit weekend warrior crazy and managed to cram a ton into one day. It has been so rainy for so long a glimmer of summer makes me giddy happy.

The girls were up right around 7 and so had a leisurely breakfast. Hubs got the girls ready when I was out in the garden weeding and starting some more seedlings inside. I made the mistake of letting the girls a few weeks ago pick and plant from seed packets – so have a bevy of very healthy who knows what.  So managed to plant some of them strategically around the yard – the weather tonight is supposed to plummet into the high 20’s so will probably freeze everything out there.

So first stop was the Zoo which is a lovely location that has a view of commencent bay and if you get there right when it opens not crowded at all. Polar bears, carousel and lots of special activities because of earth day. We all had a blast.

  HAPPY

Back home for the little ones naptime and with Maren outside – gardening, chalk drawing, and smashing up various plants to see if we could make a paint that would dye paper.

Then after nap, dug out the bikes from the garage and headed for the playground. That had it’s ups and downs – literally – and was obvious it was time to go home after a bit.

Chinese take-out for dinner and now all snuggled in our bed in pjs watching a movie.

Ahhh I love weekends and I love spring!