Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 79: Cleaning Crew

It was a day of hard work, and of good friends.

Hard work in the dojang, where I took three classes and pushed myself hard.  I'm in training mode for ToughMudder now, as is The Master, so there's no slacking.  My ice pack is my new best friend.

Hard work at home as well.  In addition to schoolwork and paperwork and chores, we have a new family therapist coming Tuesdays to work with us and The Teen.  I won't go into detail there other than to say that he's really good and that it's hard work.  Exhausting, draining, hard work.

And immediately upon the completion of the 2-hour session with him, I ran back to the dojang to clean with the Ninja buds.  Mopping all the mats, etc. is a lot of work as well, but it has theraputic value of its own.

It's kind of like a "wax on, wax off" type of thing, except with us there's laughter, flinging suds, and spontaneous sparring matches mixed in, followed by hot cocoa and awesome cheesecake together.

After a day of hard work like today, I can't begin to express my gratitude for the hugs and smiles and goofiness of these guys who brighten even a difficult day and keep me laughing so hard I get an extra ab workout when we're together. 

Between my time with the them tonight, lunch with The Master, a movie with Savageman (and my ice pack), and all that hard work I did today, I feel pleasantly exhausted.  Peaceful, even.

Grateful tonight for work to occupy my body and mind and beloved friends with whom to share the load.


Emily Shokes said...

I completely agree with you. I enjoy every minute with our Cleaning Crew. Cleaning the dojang is definitely family time at Jung Sim Do. Complete humbleness.

Kath said...

Love you guys. Working and playing together - we are definitely family. XOXO