Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Life is What Happens to You While You're Busy Making Other Plans...

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
That's a line from a John Lennon song. And I don't know about you, but I think the man was brilliant. A little eccentric, yes, but brilliant. Anyway, that line falls in line with the way my life goes about the same as my other favorite ascerbic life motto - "Blessed are they who expect nothing... for they are not disappointed."
My self imposed boot camp has been sidelined for a day or two. I am sick in the head. No, really. Inside my head - it's not feeling well. Can you tell by the way I'm writing? Or is it just the Dayquil talking?
Other than the queasy feeling in my stomach from all the sick in my head draining down my throat and into my stomach, I feel fine from the neck on down. Now, I've toyed with the idea of going ahead and doing some karate since my body minus head feels okay. And kata is supposed to be of the "mindless" type of martial arts. (You know what I mean...) So, why not?
I'll tell you why not...Because the huge cat fight going on inside my head prevents it. There's a tabby and an extra fluffy persian in there duking it out to see who can get out through my nostrils first. (Okay, I think this just confirmed...it IS the Dayquil talking!) I think if my okay-feeling-body were to do some jarring sparring (hee-hee) or some equally moving kicks, those cats would go slamming up against each side of my head and make it even worse.
So, instead, I'm planning my agenda for when the Kitty Cage Match is over...my head being the cage. I am hoping for some relief soon so I can get back on task.

8 comments:

Diver Daisy said...

oh no! how horrible. Now listen to me. I really mean it. You have got to rest. No, really. This time of year wears you down anyway. It is better to loose one day of productivity than have 6 days of half productivity! Let yourself get well!Because I said so! (I don't get to say that too much :))

Ikigai said...

That line from John Lennon really is brilliant.

Martial Arts Mom said...

I agree - it sure seems applicable in my life anyway..."In My Life" - another John Lennon song is one I'd like to have played at a memorial service for myself someday. Again, the guy was so "far out there" yet he apparently felt all the same things we "normal" people feel because he always seemed to capture our emotions too.

Perpetual Beginner said...

Seconding Daisy Diver -get well first, then get active when you and your head are ready to go.

CrimsonPhoenix said...

I hope you get well soon! I was down with a cold for about two weeks and I still managed to go to class -- and now I realize that it wasn't the best idea. I could have gotten better faster. Hope to hear that you're better and raring to go on with your bootcamp! :)

Martial Arts Mom said...

Well, the stuffiness is not so bad now, but now I sound like Wolfman Jack...when I'm not sounding like a foghorn. I just can't stop coughing - or rather hacking. The kitties are gone but a pit bull with chip on his shoulder has replaced them...

Michele said...

Sorry to hear that your not feeling well.

Hope you feel better soon!

Martial Arts Mom said...

Thanks for all the well wishes, everyone. I was awake all night coughing. More tired/sleepy than anything this morning. Meetings most of day. Hoping that by Sunday I'm feeling well enough to initiate boot camp! :)