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Josh and I went to his, possibly, last tae kwon do class with Hawkeye Tae Kwon Do. There weren’t many people there, about 10 I think, and we didn’t do anything terrible exciting though I was sweating like crazy due to the ~85F temp and Christy’s leadership. I am pleasantly sore due to our somewhat forced hiatus from tae kwon do these past months and my run on Tuesday morning. I hope we can find a club or school in MN that we like. I have found one that intrigues me. They don’t have tae kwon do, but a bunch of other things and you can take them all for about $100, which is a bit steep for me right now.

Josh starts his new job on Monday so we are moving most of our stuff this weekend. We are loading almost everything Friday afternoon and evening, which won’t be fun with the predicted 100F heat index, though Saturday should be cooler. We are going to have quite the caravan head to our new place with Josh’s parents and their truck and trailer as well as my mom joining us at Eldora, Josh’s truck and my car. Josh’s new employer has offered three times to send a guy or two over to help us unload. I think I like these people all ready.

I will be sticking around until the end of the month in my mostly empty apartment. At least I will be left with a TV, DVD player, laptop, yarn and an air mattress as well as my kitchen and a few essentials. The first thing I thought of besides missing Josh, was the food I would be able to make with out considering what Josh would eat. What does that say about me?

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Eating, shopping, baking, Wii-ing, jogging, crocheting, picture taking, and grilling; not a bad Saturday.

First up are bird parts.

I have started three more birds for my army to bring the total to 9. I purchased the red yarn and two F hooks at our new Micheals. Not the greatest yarn selection but now I can get Cotton-Ease locally.

Next is the first of my ribbed socks made from TOFUtsies yarn.

Last night after tae kwon do, I helped Josh with his one steps. In one of them he does a leg sweep as I do a round house kick therefor landing on my back. I landed wrong the first time because I forgot what exactly was going to happen. I landed rather hard; I am pretty sure I am going to have a very lovely bruise in a few days. Luckily it didn’t hurt while I was doing my workout today. It didn’t hurt too much while I tried out a bunch of things on Wii Sports that I hadn’t tried before.

Ok, now for some cake!

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Eating, shopping, baking, Wii-ing, jogging, crocheting, picture taking, and grilling; not a bad Saturday.

First up are bird parts.

I have started three more birds for my army to bring the total to 9. I purchased the red yarn and two F hooks at our new Micheals. Not the greatest yarn selection but now I can get Cotton-Ease locally.

Next is the first of my ribbed socks made from TOFUtsies yarn.

Last night after tae kwon do, I helped Josh with his one steps. In one of them he does a leg sweep as I do a round house kick therefor landing on my back. I landed wrong the first time because I forgot what exactly was going to happen. I landed rather hard; I am pretty sure I am going to have a very lovely bruise in a few days. Luckily it didn’t hurt while I was doing my workout today. It didn’t hurt too much while I tried out a bunch of things on Wii Sports that I hadn’t tried before.

Ok, now for some cake!

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Crap! I think I have a cold. It started last night during the youth tae kwon do tournament our club hosts on a yearly basis. I was judging forms and really wished I had my water bottle with me because my throat was scratchy and dry. I was fine during the subsequent tournament shortened class we had, probably due to all my concentration being used to make my limbs do the combinations of kicks. After class my throat got progressively scratchier, and I started coughing. It’s no better today, and I doubt teaching three tae kwon do classes tonight is going to help. Actually I don’t usually do much for the third class since Josh likes to take that one.

I wish I could sit at home tonight with a mug of tea in front of the TV and knit. I have joined a couple knitting related groups the Sock Knitter’s Pentathalon 2008 and Sock Wars III. Luckily they don’t happen at the same time.

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I woke up this morning with an awful headache. I blame the nadobans(a jump spin roundhouse kick) we did at tae kwon do last night. My cervical vertebrae are prone to getting out of alignment and giving me some lovely headaches.

I took two naproxen sodium right away this morning, but the headache is still hanging on. I hope my coffee helps a bit. I guess it could make it worse if the caffeine just makes me more tense. Oh well!

ETA: Speaking of tae kwon do, last night it took me about 25 minutes to get from my apartment to the Field House. Normally this is a 15 minute drive, which made me glad I got bored at home and left early. I am not sure why traffic was moving so slowly, but by the time I reached the Field House my feet were numb. I took off my shoes in the dojang and noticed several of my toes were rather white and others verging on purple. It took at least 10 minutes before I could feel any of my toes. My feet are usually cold, especially my toes, but I don’t remember them being that numb in quite a long time. I guess sitting in a cold car with one foot on the clutch and the other hovering near the break and accelerator is not good for circulation.

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Getting back to tae kwon do last night was nice. I didn’t realize how much I missed it, which I think was part of the reason I had trouble making myself go last semester. I get a little burned out teaching tae kwon do six hours a week so it was hard for me to think about enjoying it when I wasn’t teaching. I love to kick things, and I am somewhat good at it occasionally. I am not horribly sore, but the soreness will probably hit me tomorrow when we have class again. We did a lot of kicking last night so I know my hammies will be feeling it soon.

I am a little worried that I may have lost my most favoritest hat ever..est. It’s the one in my profile picture. I either left it in Josh’s truck or the room we do tae kwon do in, but I am still paranoid that it is gone forever. I am heading to the building we workout in to buy a new fitness pass and may head upstairs to check for my hat. Josh hasn’t called me back yet about the possibility of my hat being in his truck. I love that hat! I want to make another one just like it because I can, but that is a little hard when it is not in my presence. At least I still have the matching mittens. I am unnaturally attached to this hat.

I changed the background color because,…well I don’t know why. I just did.

ETA: Found the hat. It was in the truck! Yay! I am totally paranoid about losing that hat. I am amazed I am willing to wear it. Thanks for looking Emily!

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I meant to only take out the bind-off, but I ended up frogging the whole collar on the Ribby. I bought another zipper, the one I meant to get, and I had ordered it a little longer because I decided I wanted a longer collar after trying my sweater on a few times. I wove in my ends really well apparently because I couldn’t find it, so I decided to snip a little bit at the edge I knew it would be on. I am not sure what happened but I ended up frogging the whole mess because I had two strands of yarn, and I couldn’t figure out where the other came from. I am still not sure. That is what I did Friday night before I went to tae kwon do. I am still sore from all the push-ups we had to do and the fact that I hadn’t done push-ups in awhile. At least kicking stuff made me feel better. The collar is almost long enough now, maybe two or three more rows are needed, so I may actually be able to put the zipper in sometime this week. It may not be done until this weekend though because Tuesday night, my only guaranteed free night, is probably going to be taken up with laundry.

On Saturday, we intended to drop the motorcycle off at Josh’s parents’ house for the winter. Josh rode it there while I went to work to for about 30 min and then followed in my car. I got a call from Josh about half-way between here and his parents’ house. The throttle cable had broken, but luckily he was near a gas station and in a town where he had some family. I met him at his great-aunt’s house and his dad arrived later with the trailer. Josh had to ride in the trailer with the bike! He said it was interesting, especially the turns. We took it to the guy that fixed it up initially.

We then went to lunch with his parents and returnedto their house so he and his dad could build stuff in the garage. They made me a swift! I brought the directions with me and we dug through the scrap wood pile and found everything we needed in the garage except a bolt. It’s not the prettiest swift in the world, but it spins!

I need a new scarf, and while the prospect of knitting a scarf is totally unappealing, I really don’t want to buy one either. I am trying to decide between this one and this one. Cables are another option.

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