Monday, December 10, 2007

Rituals, and saying goodbye

Tonight I stopped by my Karate school before the usual Monday Night Fights (sparring class).

I wanted to honor my sense of ritual and say goodbye to the sparring instructor, since he only teaches Monday evenings. Taking my daughter to her classes wouldn't normally have me crossing paths with him, and it'll likely be late summertime or early autumn before I see him again.

The neat thing is he took some tickets to come see my band play next Monday, conveniently late enough not to conflict with sparring class! There should be quite a crowd from the karate school showing up. That is the coolest.

I decided to adjust my walking stick one more notch taller, and that has helped the stitch I've been feeling in my left hip. I was probably leaning too far over using the stick, and I'll confirm things with my PT on Wednesday. Oh, the interesting coincidence is my PT saw the same Orthopaedic Doc for a shoulder problem that I'm seeing for my ACL!

Final thought for the night: I'm giving in to gluttony this week. I'm indulging in a little bit of self-pity. I'm gonna enjoy a bit of excess eating M&M cookies with peanut butter chips, if only for a little while.

Just for a little while.

That's OK, right?


Blackbeltmama said...

I'll be saying some temporary goodybye's for now this week as well. At my dojo, there's a flight of narrow steps that I don't think I'll be up to conquering for quite some time. My husband is going to have to take my daughter to karate for a little while until I'm done with crutches and pain. Five days to go. . .

Hack Shaft said...

Thankfully my school is ground-level, so it won't be so tricky to visit post-op. Best of luck!