Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Bruise Blog

Okay, they don't call me Fonda Bruises for nothing. I've racked up quite a few in the past month.

This lovely is the result of my first night of scrimmaging. I fell hard not once, but twice on the same spot. I ended up with a huge hematoma that lasted for two weeks.

I finally get it healed and guess what? I go down hard in the same spot again. This time the bruise isn't so spectacular. You can still see an ugly, yellow shadow of the original bruise.

This beauty was a gift from Blissy Sadistic. I took a couple of her wheels to my shin when she was going down. She doesn't even know that she branded me!

This lovely bruise was compliments of Bekkie MK Ultra during Full Contact Musical Chairs practice. I went to sit on a chair and she slid in under me and slammed me into the side of the chair that was to the left of me.

Which also resulted in my shin getting trapped between the two chairs.

Finally, this is a most impressive bruise. Sadly, it isn't a result of derby, just me falling down my basement stairs. This bruise, however, did coin my skater name FONDA BRUISES!!

Update on life

It's catch up time. A lot has gone on in 2007, some good, but mostly bad. Here's the low down:

My mother is now a permanent resident of Kittanning Care. She just is not motivated to do anything but lay in her bed all day long. Nothing said and no one can get her to even get into her wheel chair to leave her room. She eats every meal in her room. This fucking sucks because she is 60!!!!!!!!! God gave her TWO more chaces at life and she is still just laying there. What a waste.

I now have the wonderful task of clearing out her apartment and getting rid of all her stuff including her car, which I can't locate the title to. I need to be out by the end of May since we can't afford to pay for both her residence and the nursing home. I have been really unmotivated to do this. There are other things I would rather do. So, I hope to give myself a good kick in the ass and get this knocked out.

I have decided not to tell my Mom that I am clearing out her apartment and getting rid of all her stuff. I fear that it will send her into a deeper depression. I figure if a miracle happens and she is able to live on her own again, we will just buy her new stuff.

Two weeks ago, Nick's mom was life flighted to Pittsburgh for bypass surgery. She pretty much flat lined twice in ACMC. She is doing good, but having some complications. Nick's mother wants to live, while my mother doesn't. Crazy world.

Now for the good stuff........roller derby is going great. Our draft is Thursday! I can't wait. I hope I get picked for a team.

I found out yesterday that I qualified as a Young Nails Educator. I flew to Los Angeles in early April for the workshop. Greg wanted to see us work, witness how we present and all that jazz. I am really happy about this. I love this product and I have used it exclusively in my salon since it opened.
The Purple Pinkie is rocking! We are booked solid for weeks. We need help. I am trying to find one or two nail techs. I need someone that is willing to come in, learn, work hard and they will be able to build a good clientele. They need to be willing to pay their dues, which means, you have to practice when it is slow, make yourself visible and be ready for when the busy seasons come and go.

I am excited that spring seems to finally be on it's way. I was able to clean my pond out yesterday. I got it all filled up and running. I love to sit and listen to the water flow. It relaxes me. That is something that I need to work no right now RELAXING.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I rocked Easter 1972

This is a little late, but here is a photo of me Easter 1972. I was on the front page of the local newspaper because I collected the most eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt.
This is a black and white clipping, however, I would like you all to know that I was rocking PURPLE cords and a PURPLE coat with a red and black plaid babushka. What the heck was my mother thinking????