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Because I keep meaning to update but I never get as far as posting… 
21st-Apr-2012 07:23 pm
mr and mrs dorky
Because I keep meaning to update but I never get as far as posting the damned thing.

Twilight Fan is on vacation with her husband and parents so I anticipate the next few work days to be really boring. It's been kind of weird at work lately, lots of dramarama between various co-workers, spilling over into other areas. Lots and lots of butthurt to go around. Twilight Fan was at the center of one of them, so even though I'll miss her, I'm kind of glad she's taking a break since it will give some things a chance to die down.

Funny story: She and I were in The Boss' office the other day when he was trying to get some help with a program over the phone. He had the lady on speaker so we could tell she had a heavy Oriental/Asian accent. The Boss is Whitey McWhite and had the damndest time understanding what she was saying so Twilight Fan and I traded off 'translating' for him. The woman was speaking English and I could understand her plain as day. It didn't occur to me until later that night that Twi and I understood her because both of our mothers had heavy accents - mine was Thai and spoke in a mixture of Thai and English, mostly Thai tho, and hers is Mexican and speaks in both English and Spanish. Hee.

My daughter tested earlier this week and earned her yellow belt.

She likes karate enough to want to go back every week but getting her to do her practice katas is such a chore, sometimes I just want to say forget it. But I believe the discipline will serve her well one day so we keep on keeping on, no matter how much it hurts. Obviously she's been paying attention, and I'm very proud of her.

I haven't been too happy when I've looked in the mirror lately, especially the side views, so I've modified my eating and started (hopefully for the long haul) short walks in the evening. I'm hoping it's enough because I do not have time for more than that. *sigh*

It's so hot right now, I went and bought the fam some shorts. Then I heard on the news (that my husband religiously DVRs and watches) that we might get rain towards the end of next week.


22nd-Apr-2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Wow..your kid is awesome for keeping it up like that. I remember losing interest in taekwondo around that age..

I could have been a kickass slayer by now.
27th-Apr-2012 03:10 am (UTC)
It's a struggle with her sometimes but she's been more interested in karate than anything else to date, so I think she's going to go all the way to black belt one day. And kick ass as a slayer...without the controlling patriachal presence of course. :)
25th-Apr-2012 08:06 am (UTC)
Good luck with your long haul! Fingers crossed on the outcome, but I do think it should be enough -- only it'll likely pay its dividends more in the long run.
27th-Apr-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm counting on dividends in the long run because I need this to become a habit.

So far, though...*sigh*
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