Monday, July 28, 2008


Glad I got plenty of sleep last night. Today was a hit the ground running day. Weird thing though was even with all the extra sleep I got, I still felt fuzzy. Maybe allergies? After running the kids here and there, I went to tkd. Led the tiny tigers and then rested until XMA. Led that - luckily we have gotten to a step where I don't have to do the moves as much as give the students tips on what to do to make it look better. Then black belt class - did JB stuff. Gonna be sore tomorrow. Fun doing "sparring" with those! Makes the weapon feel like a real weapon when you spar someone with it! Also, found out my instructor passed his rank test at Worlds so he now is a 4th degree - Woot! His daughter passed her test and now is a 3rd degree!!

On another note, found out a good friend of mine and her hubby got the house they put a bid on! So excited for them - plus they will live even closer!!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Gotta love them. After about 4 hours of sleep I got up to go to Church. Great service. Then we went to pick up the kids since they stayed with their grandparents last night. After a yummy lunch at Rancho Grande, we headed home. Then it was nap time! Yes, I took a long, lazy Sunday afternoon nap. Now we are all just sitting around being lazy, watching movies. One thing we did get done is get Ty his new instrument. Yikes! Expensive, even on payment plan, but it should last him through high school I hope.

Side note: Some of my friends have gotten their results from testing at Worlds. Congrats to them! Awesome job!

Dark Knight

What a night! First - party at the Fox and Hound- free pool and food! Got to see some friends from the good "ole" days. Then we went to a late night showing of the Dark Knight. Wow! Pretty intense movie. The joker was played to perfection. Convinced me he was a bad dude!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Night Out

Boy time flies! Did realize how long since I updated. Oh well. Tonight got to go out with my friend, Karen. We went to see Wanted and then out to dinner. It had been a long time since we'd been out together. Lots of fun and catching up to do! Movie was pretty decent, food and drinks were yummy, and the conversation was priceless...

Been having some ups and downs with health lately. Monday I taught all the classes and then went up to lead day classes the next day. After that I went into a neighborhood to put vip's out on doors. I was wiped out! However I knew I had to teach the 5:30 class, but thought I could survive because some one would be there to teach by six. NOPE! I ended up teaching the next class and 1/2 of another before someone else came that could instruct. I had to stay to deal with a some parents and such, but finally had to go because I was afraid I wouldn't make it on the drive home, I was so tired and my body hurt so bad. I was pretty worthless on Wed. I hate that my body is still not up to par. I used to be able to work full-time, train full-time, take care of the kids and keep up with the house without missing a beat. Now that is impossible. Hard to be patient sometimes. Maybe after my brain surgery and recovery, things will improve.?.... I did see the neurologist on Monday as a follow up to an appt for my headaches about 6 weeks ago. Headaches have improved, but started having some new symptoms - my face starts tingling like when you get pins and needles from your hands/feet "falling" asleep. They are checking my blood for a few things. Said it could be something called hyperventilation syndrome (to go with everything else) or I could possibly be having some small strokes, or it could be my vasculitis. Oh well. It isn't painful, just annoying.

Got some other things on my mind that I can't really post about yet, but could be a big decision on our part. I know it will work out the way it is supposed to, but definitely needs some thought....

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Had another testing at the tkd school. I was nervous because I didn't do as well as I envisioned I could have done at Worlds. Been having some trouble with my balance and still get gassed pretty easy. BUT - I did a pretty darn good job at testing. I made it through the repeat round kicks without trouble and hit the crescent, rev. hook, round kick combo without losing my balance! My midterm scores will still be low since I can't spar, but I know I did a good job! I did something to my back - pulled a muscle or pinched a nerve or something because I have been in pain since testing, so I need to take it easy for a bit.

We went and saw Get Smart last night. Fun movie. Kids enjoyed it just as much as we did. I actually liked it better than I thought I would. Still are several movies out that I want to see, but it is so darn expensive. I definitely like renting from Red Box for $1 instead. We recently watched Definitely, Maybe. Cute movie!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tired Body

Wow! I've been pushing myself in class and I can tell it. Right now I think every muscle or joint or whatnots HURT! Glad I have a day off tomorrow!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We're Back!

We had a great time in Little Rock. Some of the best things were playing tourist with the family the first day down there. We hit the Discovery Museum, River Market area, and went to a free movie in the park! Thursday night we went to Laurie's house. She lives in LR and invited a bunch of ladies over from her division to have dinner and hang out. Total blast! Friday night Todd and I went to the Peabody Rooftop Party - Yowza!!! Need I say more! Sat. night we got to go out with Michelle and her family for dinner and to go swimming. I wish they lived closer :-) Sunday night we went out with the Daniels to Famous Dave's for a post-World's Celebration.

Todd competed in top 10. He didn't place, but he did awesome in weapons and forms. None of us placed for the new season, but we did great! I actually got the worst scores I have ever gotten, but we know that would probably happen going in. Just stepping into the ring was a win. Plus I had so much support from all my friends and co-competitors! Like all vacations, it flew by so quickly! Guess we should start saving for next year...