Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mega Milestone Year

Sorry I haven’t been blogging or blog reading in a while but there has been so much that has gone on since I last blogged and will be going on this year, I’ll have to give you the more interesting snippets in a nutshell; there’s just too much. I haven’t even been knitting as much as a result; something had to give. My compensation: improved health, reduced stress and ability to handle stressful situations SO MUCH better, an activity we can do as a family (my husband just joined us in family karate a couple of weeks ago), and improved self image. It hasn't been an all up year, I'm just not going to focus on the downs.

Knitting
Friends’ Baby Blanket

Daughter’s Dragon Hat – (mitts to follow)
Personal
My husband and I are both turning 40.

It’s our 15th wedding anniversary on May 6th so we’re going to France the first two weeks in May. I’ll be leaving my children for the first time since they’ve been born. My husband’s father and step-mother have been kind enough to offer to come and stay with the kids. They really are wonderful people.

I got my yellow belt in karate! My grading was on January 29th. I will be getting a yellow dragon tattoo (my first ever). Yellow is for the belt and the dragon symbolizes Goju Ryu karate.

I’ve dropped yoga because of time constraints. Karate takes a decent amount of training time. And I’ve started kobudo; gee, do I love martial arts or what. That will definitely take me a lot longer to make progress in; working with weapons changes a lot. I do miss the benefits of yoga for my back. Karate just can’t do that for me, so I practice certain yoga stretches and home and that seems to work. Like I said, a milestone year.

1 comment:

yarndork said...

Good to see you back! I too have been a little uh, shall we say busy? But you'll have to visit my blog and read back to mid-February to see with what...

I'm so excited for you to go to France. I went on a class trip when I was 16 and stayed with a family there for a week, in Beauvais, outside of Paris. Everything there is so beautiful and I dream of someday going back. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.