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Merry Wednesday?


Sorry. I really thought I had posted on Monday.

The seminar went well. It was an informal and intimate group and we learned a lot because there was no need for translation. We also didn't need to discuss a single movement for 30 minutes. We covered setei (zen ken ren) and went through Omori-Ryu before closing the day with a nice set most of us hadn't seen called Keshi-Ryu. I have pictures I need to get posting soon, but life has been busy.

Also on Saturday, the Shifting Shards anthology became available, so there is a book with my name on it in the world! You can get your very own copy from any of the links on my Books page: https://raeannegroy.com/the-books/

We went to a pub before dinner. Doubles were on special so I celebrated the completion on the seminar and the publishing of the book. Then dinner brought sake and eventually my dojo friends decided to revamp my dating profile. This may have brought me one man with potential. Time will tell on that.

After dinner, we returned to that pub and I had another double but shouldn't have. It made the next day rough.

Sunday, I joined the Jodo class an hour late and had a great time. I'm going to start going to it more often as soon as I figure out something health wise.

Monday was spent tweaking some previous work before having it sent to the client for review.

On Tuesday, work changed something with my email, which changed my Google drive access and so I was stumbling around blind for  several hours trying to figure out what I needed to do without the document that has my plan of what to do. It was fun. Then once it was fixed, I started having network issues, so now I'm working in a different folder that had cloud backup with local connection rather than cloud only.

I had a date last night with a different one than the one mentioned above, which ended all to typically with him trying to convince me to let him tuck me in. I could go in depth, but suffice it to say that there probably isn't a "game" I haven't seen. 

Anyway, I have work to do.

Ciao

R~

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