Sunday, December 28, 2008

The melt continues

The roads were much better when I came home from work last night then they were when I took Christian to Tae Kwon Do. On my first trip down the street, I could not brake or excelerate. I just gently guided the steering wheel until I could get the van on some bare pavement. Once we got off our street it was fine. The major two lane streets are still 1.5 lane streets and cars are parked quite a ways out on some streets, which makes it harder to drive.
Another sign of the thaw is our neighbors cat Pasha. She is back out and about. Our cat Luna does not like Pasha and gets very upset when Pasha comes into a yard, which is often. I don't think cats can get their minds around the big picture. Like there is a lot of snow out and the neighbors are keeping their cats in until the weather improves. I think Luna thought she had scared Pasha off with her jungle cat powers. She was very unhappy last night when Pasha appeared on our back patio. She went over and started slapping our cat Bronte to work through her anger and resentment.
A couple of other notes from yesturday. Christian passed his test in Tae Kwon Do. He is now a third degree white belt. He has two more tests to pass to get his yellow belt. After he passes is forth test he can go to the intermediate class. He is going to take Tae Kwon Do twice a week in the winter. He does it all over the house all day, so we decided to get him in class more. An older boy who has his black belt came in to help in class. He was so polite and respectful. It is the best advertisement for keeping kids in Tae Kwon Do.
I signed Liam up for an Art class once a week. He is very passionate about his art and I would imagine some good pictures will appear on this blog in a few weeks.
I am registered for ballet this winter. It feels good to have all the classes paid for. The other thing that felt great was weighing myself yesturday. I am down 28 pounds now. I lost about seven pounds in Decemeber and that was with Christmas and after getting snowed in with my kids.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the weight loss... I, too, have lost over 20 lbs so far... I want to lose 40 more! When my son was younger he was in Karate, and it gave him such a sense of confidence and self esteem... it is such a great thing for children! Thanks for stopping by my blog... you should join the garden... it is soooo much fun! Have a great New Years, and I hope to see you again!

:::Melanie::: said...

Congrats on your weight loss! What a huge accomplishment! I wish I had your will power. I hope you get fully thawed out soon!

Mary said...

Huge Congrats on all the Weight Loss, WTG I so need to get my butt in gear this is total motivation!!!
And congrats to your ds for passing on to his next step!

JanMary said...

Wow - losing weight over Christmas! - wish I had :)

Merry Christmas from N Ireland.

Amanda said...

Congrats to Christian on his Tae Kwon Do test. My oldest used to take it, but it actually fueled his aggression rather than channeling it. I know he's the exception tot the rule as most of those kids are very polite and respectful.

Art classes sound fun too. I used to take them as a kid. They'll help with the winter boredom.