Mom made two resolutions for this year. The first is to lose some weight and the second is to go to bed before 10:00 pm. She has done well on the first (she only started on Tuesday) but tonight she is not doing well on the second. So she has to get herself in gear.
Tonight was also her first Black Belt class of the New Year, and the first back since the school shut down on the 21st of December. She was happy to be back. She started learning Form Four, which is very long but mom thinks it might be easier than Form Five (which she learned as a newbie Black Belt.)
She also learned this great technique which involves elbowing your attacker in the solar plexus, hammer fisting them in the groin, elbowing them under the chin, buckling their leg, flipping them over by their neck, kicking them in the groin, kicking them in the face/chin, kneeling on their face and then leaving them alone. Mom did the first three moves on a 280 pound, 6'3" ish 16 year old, who told mom that it was okay to "thump" on him. So mom did. Especially after he called her and Mr. Karate "midgets". Mom got him twice really well in the solar plexus (mom is only 5'4") and a bunch of times on the groin shot. He called over to Mr. Karate that "your aunt hits harder than you". Several students heard that and laughed. Of course, mom only hit him that hard because he can take it and he told her it was okay. But it was funny when she nailed him in the solar plexus and he wheezed out "that was a good one".
At least, it was funny to mom.
But now we are getting way past mom's bedtime so I have to drag her off to bed. It's cold here, you know, something like 2 degrees and it feels like -8. Yup, I'm cold. let's get to bed.