Category Archives: Mum
This is something I’ve been working on for a bit… a ‘new-home’ for Sarah on the Road…
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the help and encouragement in creating this new ‘blog’ (I was like a fish out of water, still am but at least I’ve made it back to the water!) Two people I’d like to specifically mention are Jen and Lisa! It was Jen that helped me get off my butt and actually get a domain. (I had been wanting to do this for awhile…like probably over a year)… It came up one day when we were talking on Facebook and it came up and then she helped ‘walk’ me through the process of getting a domain and hosting…. Lisa has always been my ‘go-to’ person for blog help! In the past 2 years she’s been the one that has helped me create headers, set up my blogspot layout for me… and always around for me to bounce ideas off of… She listened to what I wanted.. and then went searching for a layout that would work.. and then set up the formatting of that layout for me… (wordpress is still kind of a foreign language to me!) lol Without these gals… this would have NEVER been might never have happened so quickly! 🙂 thanks again!
I’m not saying it’s perfect… I’ve done a bunch of ‘tweaking’ but am happy with the result! Not to say that there might be other changes in the future when I have internet again at home! But for now… I’m happy with it!
Sorry for making everyone ‘update’ their feeds on their blogs.. (it’s a pain I know!)
About a month ago, I received an email from a co-worker…telling me about the Red River Deep Freeze (Roller Derby Event!). She was wondering who else wanted to come out.. I was totally in for going to a new event. I looked at the date of the event, and realized my mum would be out… so I booked 2 tickets… and then had to tell my mum that she would only be able to go to 5 of the 6 Moose games that were scheduled. (She of course asked why… and I kept it a secret…) until just before we left for dinner!
We met up with 2 of my coworkers for crepes.. at this amazing crepe place that is like a 10ish min walk away from my apartment! (I so love that my place is a walk away from so many good places to eat, and have coffee!).
We drove to the Winnipeg Convention Centre…met up with another co-worker, and her two kids… we were all pumped to see what the night would bring…. I must admit I was pretty amazed at what a big crowd was there! And was thankful for my co-worker that was able to get us seats–that had a good view!
I took the following photos from the program… to show you the ‘team rosters’….
Here’s Winnipeg’s Murder City Maidens….
Who took on Red Deer’s Nighshades!
As we watched the players warm up…. we looked at the “Quick Derby Primer’ in the program… which is below…it’s a good thing that was there… but even reading.. I wasn’t 100% sure what was about to happen during the ‘derby’…..
The acoustics were pretty bad–It was way loud..but you still couldn’t understand what the announcers were telling you!
Here you can see the “Jammer” (with the star on her helmet)..moving through the “pack” to score points–they get one point for every opponent they pass legally–but they have to make it through the pack once before they start to score…. the first jammer (there are 2 one from each team)… through becomes the ‘lead jammer’ they have the ability to call of the Jam at any time… (usually if their team isn’t in a scoring position but the other team is!)…
I think the funniest part of the night was when mum turned to me and told me that my dad was a big fan of roller derbies back in the 70s/80s….another random fact that I know about my dad I suppose!?
There were some falls, a roller skate fell off at one point… and lots of yelling…. (Once I figured out how the derby worked… there also was some cheering!!)
In the end… the Red Deer Nightshades… won…. 🙂 it was a fun night…
Happy Valentines to all my family and friends… may you have an awesome day.. and know you are loved, today.. and more importantly all the other 364 days of the year!
|taken today at the Forks during our Ride!|
|Sunday at the Forks… self portrait…|
Mum and I were there… had tickets in the ‘upper’ bowl.. it was sold out house!
My cousin got a goal in that game.. and then we all went out to dinner after! We didn’t get home until 1:30am…(apparently my ‘late’ nights are rubbing off on my mum!)
Sunday morning, after a lazy start we headed down to the Forks! I had what has become my FAVOURITE thing… from the Pancake House! Banana Choc. Chip Pancakes—have you had them? If not.. you NEED to try them! which always remind me of Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancake” song…
There were TONS of people out on the River Trail…
..a shot of the look out tower, at the Forks…
We decided to go on the ‘free’ wagon ride… pulled by two horses! It was great fun… during our short ride.. it started to snow, the temps had dropped as well! After some hot chocolate and a look at the fantastic toy shop… we headed home!