What can I get? hmmm…. (rubbing hands together)

The other day my neighbor stopped by to let me know that he’d seen my post and to let him know if there was anything he could do.  I pointed at my weeds and said “see that over there?.. This yard could use a little weeding.”  Of couse I cracked myself up over that one ( I think he was a little mortified)  and I’ve been chuckling about how to use this situation to become bothersome to others..

OK, that might be horrifying but isn’t it funny?  What if I were to reply to all of the people who asked me to let them know if there is anything I need and start asking them for say, a sandwich or a foot rub?

I could start a schedule of things I want and start whining to people, or start a contest to see who does the most stuff for me?  I might start devising a plan to be the most annoying cancer patient one could ever imagine. 

If anyone wants to do something for me feel free to log into http://supportmyderbyhabit.com and buy some art! Or one of my T-shirts.  Or donate to my derby leagues at http://www.gofundme.com/fta9s 

That might prevent me from having to beg people to raise money for me! I don’t want something for nothing; I want to work for my income,

I just want my leagues to stay healthy and to get by. I want build a job for myself and others. I want to have a stable home for my son and keep sharing the love without losing it all.  I’ve come SO far and I’m SO close to making ends meet.

So about that weeding………… how about right by the driveway there?



About thehotflashseattle

I'm a person who found derby at JUST the right time in my life to give me hope, make me stronger and experience something that had been waiting for me all these years! My mightiest goal is to mainstream the sport of roller derby. My selfish goal is to help other people find ways to skate,connect and inspire each other to get back on track when they begin to slip off and help them up when they fall. Doing this helps me believe that there are others ready to do the same for me. In 2012 I had four surgeries, two of which were mastectomies and now at 57 I'm cancer free and back on track. Three years ago on this profile I claimed not to be a "great" coach but wanted to share what I knew. I am revising that statement at this time because I have figured out that I'm a survivor, a warrior and a damn good coach! I am the founder of OneWorld Roller Derby in the Greater Seattle area. We are sharing our resources to help other leagues form and we're creating a circuit that is coming together utilizing USA Roller Sports as a common link. We are bring roller derby to schools, colleges, parks departments and community centers across the US. Helping each other through the pack is what makes life work for me. In the world we get knocked down, get back up, reset and help each other through the pack. We look ahead for the holes to jump through. We gain momentum to find the endurance we need to be able to make it around the track one more time even when we don't think we can. Derby = life = Derby; It's all the same game to me.
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One Response to What can I get? hmmm…. (rubbing hands together)

  1. Jen Kiernan says:

    If I’m recalling correctly (it’s been a while since I read it), Anne Lamott writes in her book _Operating Instructions_ about her best friend, who in the book has been recently diagnosed with cancer, using her newfound status to con Anne out of M&Ms at the movie theater. …However, she also talks about her own challenges of being a single mom raising a newborn, and about how one day, dear friends came over and offered her whatever services she needed most. With some mortification, she told them that what she really desperately wanted was someone to scrub the bathroom for her. The friends fired up the sponges and the Comet, and gave the bathroom a thorough cleaning. I think it’s OK to ask for what you need, including weeding, or sandwiches, or foot rubs! Sometimes what we most need is something practical. Your friends are here for you. Derby love ❤

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