The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Friday, June 2, 2017

June 2, 2016


The highlight of yesterday was Justin coming home after a week in Curacao with his dad. I have been busy working but I have still missed him so very much. Luckily, I have had Scout to keep me company ;)


Before I turned my calendar to June I had to smile at how many Gold Stars I got this month. I hope June goes just as well.


A rare day Reg and I were both home so we went and played squash. He won the first game and believe it or not, I won the second! Best workout ever. It reminds me of how I used to hit tennis balls against the garage door all summer when I was a young girl. Something so satisfying about it, so freeing. Just hope my hands don't hurt tomorrow.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, look at you both celebrating physical activity! I feel like we should give out some... omg, what's it called? The athletics badges and pins they gave out when we were kids?

WTG, Shannon, that's a lot of gold stars. You really rocked May. I know you can do it in June too.

Suzie, that's amazing. Yay you for not only playing but even beating Reg in a game! I hope it felt good to whack that squash ball! I remember those summer days of tennis balls against the garage door. I can hear the sound now. Did you ever go to Elkhorn and play against the wall? Remember, they even had a line up to indicate the net.

Suzie Ridler said...

Was Scout on catnip?! OMG, what a cutie! I had no idea Justin had been away Jamie, so glad he is back home with you and hope he had a great trip.

Way to go Shannon!!! Oh and it was the damn Canada Fitness Test with the badges Jamie, that one still stings. But awesome job Shannon!!!

One thing I love about squash is how crazy it can be, unlike tennis which is so linear. I do like sports that have short bursts of movement, like volleyball, those things I can actually do and my hand was only a little sore this morning.

OMG, I must have made such a "racket" for those inside the house all summer long. Mom eventually bought me a tennis ball on a string probably because of that. Yes, I used to play at Elkhorn but there were too many bullies that gave me a hard time so I mostly stayed at home instead. I loved doing it and would love to do it again. Completely meditative for me.

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness, that is a super cute picture of you and Scout, Jamie! He looks more than happy to keep you company! I'm so glad that Justin is home, I know you missed him oodies!

I can hear the rhythm of your hitting tennis balls against the garage door, Suzie! Glad to hear you got out and enjoyed some physical activity , and won a game too. Woohoo!

Hahahah.. Canada Fitness Test badges. Oh man, that was not a fun experience. I didn't even get a badge, "participation" was only a ribbon. What a way to make people feel set apart, lol. I make my own badges now, huzzah!

Suzie Ridler said...

I realize now as an adult that constant banging probably wasn't fun to listen to in the house which is probably why Mom finally got me one that was attached to a giant elastic.

Ah that sucks about the ribbon Shannon! And yay for making your own badges!