Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Random Thoughts....

....getting to meet author Jen Lancaster Friday at her book signing was a treat! She is just as funny in person as she is in her books.
...Happy 7th Birthday to Maggie! (the girl on the left is her momma and a good friend of mine) Seven years ago, she gave me the scare of my life by being born at 23.5 weeks gestation. It was that scare that gave me the strength and hope to get through Erin and Griffin being born at 26 weeks. Yesterday we took those three miracles to the park to play. And you would hardly realize that those were the same kids who were not even six pounds between them at birth! Thank you to the P clan for the wonderful time and the wonderful gift of your friendship.
...Saturday found me in Lebanon, IN at a karate tournament. I was in no way prepared to actually participate in the thing. Well, physically in sparring, I felt like I was, but wasn't prepared by simple essentials....such as a uniform! You see, I was going to take a step back and simply enjoy watching. Watching Collin. Watching and learning from the others while they sparred. But what wound up happening is that there was only ONE other woman who came. And it stinks enough that there were only two of us competing, but for her to have signed up and to not be able to even compete against ANYONE would have been horrible. So I bought an extra gi (can never really have too much workout wear, though I hadn't intended to spend that money...roll on economic stimulus check!) and signed myself up. Thinking they were going to run the tournament schedule the same, I raced to the dressing room to throw my gi on....only to miss Collin's first and only chanbara match. *hangs head in horrible mother guilt* Collin, despite the fact that he didn't place in anything, is getting better and better with competing. And we had the conversation that I'd been reluctant to have with him, since people already call me a stage mom. I'll give him the tips that I have if he wants them. And he agreed. So we'll have our work cut out for us. Now....I did wind up beating my buddy in both chanbara and sparring (coming back from behind both times). Not sure if it has any merit, but it was fun.


Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

I am so glad you kick long as it isn't mine!

8:42 PM

Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

I also found it interesting on Jen's blog that Rachael Ray is universally hated by cab drivers. Hmmmm

8:39 AM


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