Well, I am travelling a lot this week. While I am back in Phoenix I just want to go down to Barrow and sit there until they see me.
While in the hotel here I have Barrow dreams of my last stay there and realize it was just no fun. I had a minimum of two IV's, oxygen, oygen sensor, auto blood pressure cuff, monitors on my chest, a catheter, and "squeezers" on my legs that inflated and deflated to aid in circulation.
Then of course the hourly (24 hours a day) neuro
My first individual comp in well over a year, and I'm sad to say i didn't actually miss much of it. Yes, I missed the actual fencing and the social aspect of it, but the rubbish refereeing, equipment problems, and long waits? Nah, you can keep them.
In my first poule, I had a poule of 6, and managed to win them all easily, until I lost concentration. I only won that one 5-4 when it should've been a grannying. Total indicators? HF-25, HA-7. 3rd seed. Not a bad start, given my complete
It appears that none of the fencers I know on the Virginia Tech campus are among the fatalities or injured. Relief, however, seems selfish in light of the enourmous tragedy for the campus, and our fellow Virginians.
School got delayed by two hours this morning but I didn't hear the phone so I went in; then, since I was in school, I missed the call telling me school was cancelled. After a while I figured it out and came home, and slept for nearly three hours.
At fencing I talked to Ahren a little bit, and he agreed to work with me on sharp, correct attacks. Lesson was beat-attack to arm, double-retreat parry riposte, then beat-attack to arm, step in, followed by simply making correct attacks--lunge,
This is a very challenging year for me. I moved last year, took on the department chairmanship, won the Veteran Worlds, and can't go to the next Veteran Worlds so I don't have a long-term goal to motivate me. My mother's condition continues to worsen. I don't have time to cross-train or even fence often enough, and though I'm doing better there was a long period where I was regularly waking up bolt upright at 3:00 a.m. obsessing about something at work. My husband's job gets him stressed. The