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I always remember someone saying the knee is a good jiont for a four legged animal...
We broke Rw on Monday. oops.
He disappeared over the blue crashmat. A red, and in severe pain, face appeared briefly and then he just lay there. An ambulance was phoned, his leg (with dislocated knee cap) was strapped up in an orange inflatable (!) and he got wheeled off by the men in green jump suits. Get well soon Rw!!
That's the first time I've ever witnessed a serious injury although apparantly a beginner put his knee out in only about his third lesson and never came back. (wow am I self centred or what?!? everything comes back to me...)
Iaido was good. It's my grading next week! Hurrah. I'm actually looking forward to it which is very unlike me. I want to show what I can do and I'm enjoying the constructive criticism for once in my paranoid life. Thankyou Sensei Den, you've done wonders... So far you and Roy are the two people from whom I can take any sort of advice or criticism without wanting to lash out.
Roger is still off after his knee operation. There was a before and after picture of the cartiledge in his knee. The before was all frilly and the after looked like a giant plastic ball bearing... It's amazing what they can do with keyhole surgery...
aaand in other great news, Grant (the Buddhist man) is not going to Tibet/Nepal until October. I can get info off him about going on a Buddhist retreat . Plus, I was hoping to see him before he left anyway, go climbing again (abs of steel anyone that's me by the way not him although he works as a builder so who knows ), maybe Friday can be my new climbing day. That would truly finish me off for the weekend!
Sunday - Iaido
Monday - Aikido
Tuesday - Iaido or could be Kung Fu
Wednesday - Aikido
Thursday - KungFu or Aikido
Friday - Climbing??
As you may have noticed there isn't a single week night to myself in there. Is it any wonder the skin under my eyes is permanently a shade of purple!? I would rather loose a day at work than a session of Martial Arts but I don't think being tired is helping my attempts to improve my work... zzzzzzzz mmmmph? yer wha? I'm still at work? ... rats.
I will have to organise my cooking so that I can have my own fast food outlet. Small and fast to cook, as that's often what makes me late, particularly on Tuesday and Thursday when both sessions start at 7 (I get back from work at 6!)
This weekend I'm off to visit my former flatmate in her huge new house. I'm looking forward to it but I'll be even MORE knackered by next week!
This is going to be a busy month..what with me turning THIRTY. eek! *hides behind sofa* I must book another meal at my favourite chinese restaurant. The Dragon comes of age.