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Merry Monday: Or is it Tuesday?

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Sorry. I was exhausted after a weekend full of martial arts and my draft was only on my phone rather than the computer, so I went to sleep last night without posting.

Well, it seems Ottawa is having a cold spring so far as it was -16 C on Sunday, but I'm not letting it stop me. We're also expecting a huge dump of snow tomorrow, so I have a doctor's appointment, naturally.

I'm training a little more in martial arts now. I made it to karate on Saturday after meeting my Camp NaNoWriMo goal for the day. And on Sunday, I finally started Jodo before Iaido, which I'd been planning to do since January. At iaido, we did a really awesome partner exercise that involved throwing our opponent to the ground and punching them in the face. It was like an aikido meets iaido moment.

As sore as I am, my body mostly feels better. We did a lot of roundhouse kicks at karate and I think they helped loosen my tight hips as they feel better. It good to be getting back to being more active again. My right Achilles could use some Voltaren, but otherwise, I'm feeling great. Oh except for my abs. We only did 10 sit-ups and 10 leg raises, but my abs are killing me. I suppose the roundhouse kicks may have exercised my obliques as well. It hurts to climb out of bed in the morning, but in that good, making-my-body-stronger way.

I'm finished chapter 9 of 24 today after attending a write-in at Starbucks in my neighbourhood. I think I might start hanging out at the one inside Chapters in the future as it's very close to home. The dairy free white chocolate mocha was scrumptious, but a bigger size is preferable for next time.

I often feel like my early versions were written by or for a child, so there is much work ahead of me to make it appropriate for the readers. Someday I'll be finished revising... Not soon, though. As I was removing things, I stumbled upon a character that was almost written off, but I decided to give him a way more important role in the series. He went from cannon fodder to potentially an integral part of Josy's future.

Grammarly is arguing with me about the spelling of neighbourhood because it doesn't realize I live in Canada. It is, at least, helping me improve my comma usage.

On that note, I have an early morning tomorrow combined with a possible snow storm and need to go to bed early.

Ciao,
R~

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