Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Augh! Geoff is unexpectedly grading for his 3rd dan in kobudo this Sunday! Without any time to prepare! And it means he's gone six days in a row this week!

(Translation for people who aren't dojo-wives- Geoff has been asked by his sensei to do a 3rd degree black belt grading in Japanese ancient weapons. Usually you find out you're grading months in advance, and prepare rigourously. Geoff has five days).


nolonger IFBx said...

I'm hijacking this post, I guess, but I was trying to figure out how to respond to you comment on "Permission to Live" without hijacking her post. (-;
I just wanted to tell you that my former boss was diagnosed with diabetes as a child. We lost him last year, but he was 61 years old and diabetes treatments have come a long way since he was a child. He was possibly the most wonderful person I've ever met, touched so many lives, and accomplished some very great things. I understand that the every day dealing with this disease, especially with a child, is not easy, but somehow I hope this comment may encourage you in some way.

lissla lissar said...

Thank you. It does. I know that we're very blessed to live now, when there are very good treatments, and his prognosis for a long life is good. I didn't mean to whine, I just wanted to fight back against the horrible and smug assumption that bad things only happen to people who deserve them. Less suffering= less personal holiness is such a disgusting and self-righteous assumtion.

Err, not that Young Mom believes anything like that.