Gone too long!

3 Months since my last post… I have been slacking.

Except, I haven’t. I’ve been working my BUTT off. I have been faithfully attending Roller Derby practice. Take my hits, (and giving them). Earning my bruises, and aches… Indulging in Epsom Salt baths, and very possibly over dosing in IcyHot. :)

But all worth it. After all my hard work, I had my tryouts for my local roller derby team (The Rocket City Roller Girls)… and…. MADE THE TEAM!

I am now officially “Britches B. Trippin'” of RCRG! And I must say I fit into my derby persona quite well. When at Derby, if anyone calls me by my real name, I look around like, “Who’s Lindsay?” lol

I can’t really say that things have slowed down at all. Once you make the team, the REAL work begins. Now the hits are harder. The packs are tighter. The jammers are faster…. so on and on. But every practice I give 110%. Some days feel more productive then others, until the next practice, where I realize I’ve actually learned that thing I was trying so hard to accomplish last time. Yes, at some point during practice a thought hit me… “Holy crap. I’m nailing these turn around toe stops. When did that happen?”

And as I knew it would… Derby has slipped into the other parts of my life. While my husband plays video games… I browse Roller Derby Bouts on youTube. I watch San Diego Derby Dolls OVER AND OVER! I play with “boutfit” ideas. and study the rule book. I watch what I eat… (more often) lol what can I say? i’m still a sucker for a cheeseburger.
Now, I attend whichever Team events come up. And love it. If I get a chance to talk about derby I’m in heaven. Whether its promoting my team, encouraging others to try it, explaining misc rules… whatever.

Anyway, my point is… Derby is thoroughly ingrained into my life now, and i wouldn’t have it any other way.

When I started this blog, it was partly a way to entertain myself, and also a way to keep track of the miscellaneous hobbies I tend to pick up and put down. My many projects, that I never commited to. but I am incredibly proud to say that Derby is the thing that stuck.

I still have my random interests. I still love my filofax, and working out my planner, and fiddling with scheduling, and so on. I even have a new one on the way and will be tweeking my system some more. I’m looking forward to blogging about that.

Basically… my blog is taking a new direction. It is no longer distractedwhimsy, though I will keep the title. It is now my life. My Derby life. My life in Motherhood. My filofaxing life. My journey into homeschooling my son… well, preschooling my son. we’ll see where it takes us. and maybe i will change the name of my blog. Can you do that without losing all your previous posts?

We will see.

So, thank you to anyone who has followed my blog, and is still around after my 3 month vacation. Believe me, it was no vacation. ;)

Looking forward to the future.

Lynzy AKA “Britches”

Lessons in Roller Derby

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Surprise, surprise. A post that has practically nothing to do with Filofax. I say practically, because I have a hunch I will throw something in somewhere. Lol
Anywho… I’ve toyed with the idea of posting updates on how my Roller Derby adventure goes… And I decided to just jump right in. I’ve chosen Tuesdays for my weekly Derby updates, because practice/boot camp is on Mondays. So, I’ll get most of Tuesday to relax, recoup, and reflect. :)

This past Monday was only my second visit. And unfortunately, I only made it through about half. My husband had to work, and I have yet to find a babysitter for my little sprout. The ladies at derby were nice enough to let me bring him, but it wasn’t not easy to focus. And I caught myself turning to peek at him every few minutes.
In the end, this was probably best. (Having to leave early, I mean.)
Some where between my first derby boot camp and the second, I wrenched a muscle in my thigh REALLY good. Isn’t it funny? Don’t even have to be on skates to bust something. Lol.

I knew when it happened it wasn’t going to be fun. I bent over backwards to get it back in derby condition before Monday, but it was no good. My first one knee fall, and the pain hit me pretty good.
I cannot begin to tell you how disappointing it is. I finally find the thing that I’ve needed for so long, and BAM! I’ve got to slow down, and take care of muscle’s. But it’s ok! Because I’ve learned some stuff.

1) Epsom salt = worth it’s weight in gold.
2) Ace bandages = not just for ankles!
3) Aspirin = my new best friend

Tips for noobs:
Stretch like your life depends on it. Before and after, daily in between work outs. Keep your muscles loose.
And, Fall like nobody is watching. (A little cheesy, but seriously… No one is judging you for falling. If anything there is a sense of pride. You fell and you got back up, way to go. Now do it again.)

That’s all I will post for this week. There is tons more… But I’ll pace myself. ;)

Weekly peek #4 a day late

I actually did this yesterday, and somehow lost it… It was confusing and frustrating.

But, here I am again today to start over. :)
My pic this week:

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Between running all over for roller derby, renew drivers license, and my birthday dinner, house cleaning catchup… It’s been a busy week.

I’m also trying a new journaling technique. I added another week on two pages and write just a bit each day. I’m enjoying it. But will probably alter that later on, when I have some down time.

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Ta Da!

Weekly Peek #3 and a revamping rundown

First off, I switched out my paper size. I wanted to do a test to see if I would like Franklin covey size pages, and this test went swimmingly. I found I had, in my box of goodies, a Mead five star notebook (7″x5″) perforated. After the pages were torn out, they came to 4.25″ wide. I decided to leave the 7″ instead of trimming down to 6.75″.
So, now I have super easily replaceable pages. Simply tear out and hole punch.
I do have to go through and make my own set up, but I find that rather therapeutic. Although, next time I will probably invest in a date stamper, just for design sake. My handwriting is not what I wish it was.
I should probably point out that I did have to figure out a page marker solution, since the regular personal size filofax one doesn’t work with 7″ pages. But that was a simple fix as well… Cut down extra a5 page marker I had lying around. Eventually, I will be making something more dressed up. But for now I’m just glad for function…. Form will work itself out later.

As far as paper quality goes, it’s just notebook paper, but I find that I rather enjoy that.

I did switch to top and bottom tabs instead of the traditional simply for space reasons.

Anyway, here is my weekly pic. I’m very seriously considering doing a YouTube video (my first) on my current layout. Maybe tonight I get bored, and brave…. Lol who knows?

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An Update on Me :)

First of all, I hadn’t checked my site stats in quite some time. So imagine my surprise when I log in and see that my all time high is 689 views! Thank you Philofaxy!

Anywho, I had intentions of writing sooner. As it is, the week is nearly over.

Not that I’ve had a particularly busy week. Hmm… I take that back.

First we got kittens. Love them. Still figuring out names. Maybe I’ll post pictures soon. Not that I want my blog to become a sad Cat Lady blog. ;)
Uhm…
Also got some time out of the house, with my little one. We went exploring for Franklin Covey intel. Haha… I have been playing with the idea of switching from Filofax *GasP* I know!
But, what I have learned that I’m still a true Filo-fan…. that dabbles in other inserts. hehe Anyway, that is for another post. We also explored Barnes and Nobles for some SUPER CUTE planners I saw on facebook through the Philofaxy group. No such luck for me. :P

Other than that, I have been spending my other time catching up on housework I was behind on. Still haven’t quite managed. Heh.

In other news… I have something coming up that I am incredibly excited about. Something I’ve wanted to try for a very long time, but never had the guts.
Come Monday I will be joining in the local Roller Derby Bootcamp. I’m keeping a straight face, but I’m freaking out inside. giddy school girl jumping up and down inside kind of freaking out.

Occasionally, I have moments when I think “HOLY CRAP! what am I getting myself into?” and then in the next moment I think, “Can’t wait to kick some ass!” LoL
Its going to be a strange culture shock I think. To go from Susy homemaker to a Derby Girl with a name like Dodge Slamm, or Dixie Trippin’. hehe…

Anyway, for now that is all I have.

Wish me luck on Monday! ;)