It should come as no surprise that the holidays were a busy time around here. School was out, work was intermittent as people took time off, and the karate school was even closed for a few days.
But the busy schedule has continued past the holidays. After taking several months off for an injury, Mommy's back at karate and getting ready to test for a new belt, along with Sissy. When you're trying to cram in the knowledge for the next test, it's important to go to the right classes... at too large a class or too easy a class, you're not likely to cover the advanced skills needed, in this case, to test for 5th Gup.
There are 10 Gups which count down, so white belt is 10th. Mommy and Sissy will eventually move past the Gups and into the Dans, but that's a long way off still. (Our belt system doesn't include purple, which Mommy says is a shame, since some forms of karate do.)
Now Mommy has to go write an essay about martial arts. It's only 75 words, but the words have been slow to come together.