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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

PhotoHunt - December 18th 2010

As I promised in my New Year's review I wanted to get all caught up with my PhotoHunts, so here's one down... and many to go!

The theme on December 18th was "Male"  Wow, it was hard to pick just the right picture, and make it a significant picture.

This is my buddy Jason from Taekwon-Do, I would say I've known him for over 10 years now.  I knew him as a teenager, just starting to drive, but he was always a black belt.  In all of these years he's been a great friend, motivator, and inspiration.  He's hit a lot of milestones this year and I'm very proud of him.  He got married this past July, in November he tested for his 4th Degree Black Belt (a huge milestone in the TKD world), and this year he's expecting his first child.  What a year he's had!
Jason at his 4th Degree Black Belt Testing November 2010

We both took a step away from Taekwon-Do over 8ish years ago when I went back, I joined up at Almonte Taekwon-Do to be closer to my new house.  After running into Jason and finding out that he wasn't training, I persuaded him to come train with me in Almonte.  He used to train with our head instructor and got his first Degree Black Belt under him, but moved to Lu's Taekwon-Do where I started out.  This is where we met.

So Jason is my "male" inspiration.

I have stitched a little bit tonight, I completed another 10x10 on The Accolade and got a good start on the "water" block of Art Deco Spirits.

My migraine was gone when I got up this morning for work, I was very energetic to start my day but by lunchtime I wasn't feeling very well again.  My headache was coming back, but ducked away again, just didn't feel great.  I came home and slept for a few hours after work, but that didn't leave me feeling much better.  As of 9PM my migraine seems to be coming back and I don't want it.


Meadows08 said...

I hope you feel better tomorrow after a good sleep tonight. Take care!

valerie said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine! I hope you feel better. I find Excedrin Migraine to be a lifesaver, along with lots of water, heating pad and plain relaxation. Take care.

Cole said...

Lovely story Dani, it's so great to hear about other peoples inspirations and motivations!

I hope you're feeling better ~ rest up :)

Alice said...

I love the Mulan moment in that picture. Sorry about the migraine...they are nasty. I get cluster migraines at this time of year too; I think it has something to do with the strange quality of the winter light. Take care.

Erica said...

Dani, I am so sorry to hear about your headaches! I used to get these in my 20s and 30s. They were crippling. The only thing that helped me was heat, darkness, and lots of water.
I don't know what happened but one day, just like that, they just stopped. I can even remember the last one I had. I have tried to figure out for years what caused them, but never could. I have talked to other people who had the same experience.
Hang in there! There are few good things about getting older, but they do seem to diminish as you get older.
Feel better!

Julie said...

A great action shot!

Lots of folks seem to be suffering recently with headaches, hope yours soon goes away

Lesleyanne said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine. Great story about Jason.

Anonymous said...

Hope the migraine has finally left you - as a fellow sufferer I don't envy you at all! Lovely story about Jason - great choice for the theme :) I've been bad lately too, and need to do a catch up again one day!

Wendy said...

wauw, is that you flying through the air like superwoman ??

hope yuor head feels better soon, I never head migranes, but I can imagine they´re no fun...