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It's Been a Long Time, Baby. by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Then it all changed when I moved three years ago (has it really been that much time already?), selling a business I worked very hard at building, uprooting my family ... Read on »
Plowing through by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts At the risk of losing precious sleep (a teething baby does not allow for a restful night) I will update. I so miss writing on a regular basis. When I look back on my older ... Read on »
The trip of a lifetime. by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts It's been sad not having time to blog about my martial arts adventures lately. On the other side of that, I haven't really HAD any martial arts adventures for over a year n ... Read on »
I'm back! by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Well, after six weeks of recoup I finally began my journey back into shape. While karate was out for me until the baby gets bigger and finds his sleeping pattern, I decided ... Read on »
He has arrived by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Two weeks ago, on September 23, Bishop decided to make his way into the world. My water broke with this one (that didn't happen with the first son), and I actually think Bish ... Read on »
When the breath becomes important. by Karrie L. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts So, here I am updating. Yup, still alive, and yup, still pregnant. Although that came into question this past Friday evening.... My life has been a bit crazy over the pa ... Read on »
Well.... by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Wow, it's been a while since I last wrote here. Part of it is due to me not having a moment to write when I'm awake (ah, kids. Four year old kids.) The other part is I have ... Read on »
Life in Second Trimester by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Ah, second trimester. The floating time. No more nausea, no more bad taste in my mouth. And the realization that I'll never, ever go through first trimester ever, ever, ever a ... Read on »
Pregnant karate by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Man, can we say whiny? Yeah, my last post was a bit glum, but I was not in a happy place. From now on I will only write in my happy place. That being said.... There ha ... Read on »
I'm still here by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I find it so difficult to sit down and right here these days. Before, when I would pump out two blogs a week some months, I was working and had the time to sit and write. No ... Read on »
Where did the karate go? by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I've been asking myself that question over the past two weeks, which have been completely lacking in karate. My last class was given the week before Christmas (happy holidays ... Read on »
My life by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Ooo, bad blogger! I've been very distracted with something quite important. See, I've decided to pursue another career, Nurse Practitioner. Here in Burlington, VT, we hav ... Read on »
Shiai! by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts This past Wednesday I travelled south to my home dojo for a brown belt shiai. It was all guys. It was intense! This was the first time I'd been back to the dojo since moving, ... Read on »
Halloween by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Wow, three posts in two days. Can it be? I thought I'd share some cute pics of my boy going as Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Wh ... Read on »
It's not ciabatta by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts My good karate friend and former masochistic partner in crime, Ray Chen (check out his link. He's a chef, whose recipes show up in Bon Appetit) was kind enough to enlighten m ... Read on »
My week by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Okay, I'll see how far I get in this post. Kiddo is watching Alvin and the Chipmunks and I'm just itching to write! First off, last week was the best martial arts training ... Read on »
Ugh... by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I've never been so sore, not since field hockey practice, and that was back in the late '80's! When I was a field hockey player back in high school, we would start traini ... Read on »
My first class as a shodan by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Today was the first class I went to after last week's test. For some odd reason I was nervous to enter the dojo wearing a black belt. There is definitely a little "uncom ... Read on »
Stalling by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Okay, I've really been stalling about writing an entry. However, I haven't been able to make the time until now, holidays and all. They were good, but I'm glad they are ov ... Read on »
Post delay! by Karrie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Oops, I meant to post long ago, but the days have gotten the better of me. The shoulder is doing fabulously and I've been a "good girl". Really. Most of the time when I'm ... Read on »