Merry Monday: Obstacles


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I’m fighting with squirrels. They are intent on eating my 3rd-floor balcony garden. This, of course, has given me ideas for the scenes in my novel that involve squirrels. To be clear, I already had squirrels in it, but the scene is better now.

And as I learned to shoot guns this weekend, those critters are lucky I live in a condo instead of the country. I’ll stick to shooting bad guys in Uncharted.¬†For now.

I bought some wood to build cages with chicken wire so I can hope for something to harvest later this summer. Cayenne didn’t seem to help much in the squirrel war.

It was a tough day at martial arts yesterday. Early on, my quadriceps began to seize up in protest. Did I give up? No. I drank a bunch of water and switched to standing versions for a while. After a bit, my legs were fine and I could do it properly. Well, as proper as my current rank and fitness levels allow for, at any rate.

Today, I had an exercise stress test to check my heart out. That organ is a family weak spot, so it’s something to monitor now and then. They rubbed my skin with alcohol, used sandpaper on it, then stuck electrodes to me. My skin still burns. It’s rather like the burn after a tattoo only I don’t have pretty art to show for it, just damaged skin. Oh, and as my legs were already super sore from yesterday’s iaido class… Well, that was loads of fun running on a treadmill. My quadricep pain is my own fault for missing two classes, though.

Well, this week is a good one to get back onto my exercise schedule. Tonight is yoga, which will feel fantastic on my sore muscles. But first, groceries because I have almost no food in my house. Well, I have no meat I mean and I either need some of that or tofu to make a stir fry.

Ciao,
R~

 

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