Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Busy, Busy,

Well first of all I have been extremely busy the past three weeks.  I have been working forty hour weeks. I've been to Portland, Or for the college graduation of one of my best friends from high school and a sister of my heart.  We went tot the Rose Festival too while we were there.  I went with my son and another dear friend and sister of my heart from high school.  We had a great time.  I really enjoyed seeing the ships for Fleet Week.  I took my practice sword with me.  I diligently stretched and trained while I was gone.  *smiles* 

I ordered two crates of glass, received it, cut it up, priced and put it all away.   Made a new logo pattern and made a custome logo.  Have to make it again as I missed putting a line in correctly.  Still teaching,  Have a new student starting tomorrow.  Getting the order for the next crate of glass together.   

I have added thirty minutes of meditation to my daily routine and am doing a free weight routine every day now too.  Taking the advice of a friend I have switched up the free weights a bit too.  I split my reps in half.  I am doing half slow and easy and half quickly to build speed along with muscles.  I think my arms are looking more toned.  My friend who is into MMA has agreed to take me on as a student.  I am excited about it.  The only problem will be coordinating schedules for lessons.  I worried over that quite a bit.  I decided that since this wonderful opportunity exists I will believe and trust in fate to make it work out.

I missed this month's second meeting for the graduation.  The third meeting he had to cancel due to family obligations.  Despite the lack of HEMA meetings we have been given homework to read and study.

Also I have started playing guitar again after ten years.  I am blaming my friends at the bar for that.  Anyway my other son is so nice to me.  He is letting me borrow his electric guitar to practice on.  I play simple stuff.

Well, I have to get back to work on my glass list and studying!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Just Keeping Up

Not a lot going on.  Nothing new.  I was too tired at our meeting on Saturday and ended up sitting it out.  I just wasn't able to track well enough to follow along.  So very frustrating.  I still watched and listened.   I did get clarification on a move we had been working on though.  This one is a block with a fendente, drive one's opponent's sword into the ground, stomp on it.  Follow through with a false edge sottano into a true edge sottano.

I did pick up an escape artist dog out of the street and returned him to his owner to and from my meeting.

I have been keeping up with my push-ups and sword practice.  Still very random with the free weights.  I do them while reading manga or watching anime at night before I go to bed.  I have been out with friends a lot lately at night instead.

Sword training will be increasingly difficult as we are hitting our peak heat season.  I may have to forgo training some days as my o nly free time for it will be in the heat of the day.

Oops, I lied I picked a guitar up and and am playing again. So I guess I do have something new to share, lol.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Very Trying Day

Today has been one of those days.  It started out nice and mellow.  About four hours into my work day I started worrying and it went down hill from there.  This was one of those times where my patience was constantly tested over and over for hours.  And the same when I first arrived home.  Some of it was too much too do and to little time to do it in.

After I made it home I lost my temper finally.  I chose to finally let it go.  And it was really umm..........flat, a big let down-disappointing even.  There was no catharatic release what so ever.  I think it will be easier to contain it in the future.  No release means no reason for losing it.

I would like to believe this is the result of my taking up martial arts, regular stretching, exercise and meditation.  Living a healthier lifestyle.