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Tai chi...

I guess I'd better to what vivh is planning to do, get on with Christmas card stuff.

Today, oh joy at the letterbox, I received another BEAUTIFUL postcard from moth1, it's of a Dom in Aachen - I'll go scan it ...oh here you are:
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I won't talk about work, except to say our new secretary has quit after three days. It was too much, she said. And the Board is finally showing some guts. More on that in the future, maybe.
The weather is finer. I am just doing my third load of laundry for the evening, since it has finally finally stopped raining. Finn hung out all the white washing, and said it looked like we had a priest in the house!

Asian food week continues - tonight, crispy noodles with beef, spring rolls and dried crunchy noodles, and gulab jamons for dessert (indulgent but we made them ourselves *g*)

There is a park at the end of our street, a most English-sounding park called Crawford Green. In the mornings, there is a group of Chinese people who do tai chi. They used to meet at seven but they are now meeting at eight, so they're there when we come past. Asher watched them, digesting my talk about being in Hong Kong and seeing people doing that everywhere... and what did he ask?
"Can you kill someone with tai chi?"
"Very slowly," I told him.

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vivh
Nov. 22nd, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
I'm very impressed with the way you are carrying on with your Asian food week, it all sounds delicious too, perhaps I should try it...

I can't help thinking that three days isn't much time in a job, I don't know that you can really make a decision that quickly...I do hope that the board can make a stand, I think they really need to!









natesmountain
Nov. 22nd, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
Well, we're hoping for an Indian week this coming week, and then Mediterranean. I have a can of dolmades and some Turkish delight at the ready *g*

-I can't help thinking that three days isn't much time in a job, I don't know that you can really make a decision that quickly
I know, she would barely have got a grasp on anything yet. And in time it is all so familiar... *sigh*

-I do hope that the board can make a stand, I think they really need to!
It was all discussed in committee. Let's just say they're investigating their options in all seriousness... I'll keep you posted.
moth1
Nov. 22nd, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
Glad the cathedral pleased. It's gorgeous inside, too. There is a huge chandelier in the shape of a crown hanging above the nave, to commemorate the fact that Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne was crowned in the original church (parts of which are still incorporated into the building) and the stained glass is wonderful.

Chi kung (which I tried on the dance weekend0 is a bit like Tai Chi but easier to access. And it would take forever to kill someone. LOL!
natesmountain
Nov. 23rd, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
It sure is a striking church. We don't get much of that around here.

Chi kung - the newest murder weapon - Police are responding slowly... *g*
greenpizzazz6
Nov. 22nd, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Only three days...that's crazy! It must be a tough job to do.

Our weather is good here too. It's actually sunny and reasonably warm!
natesmountain
Nov. 23rd, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
-Only three days...that's crazy! It must be a tough job to do
It's just a very varied job that doesn't have good systems in place. She has been convinced to stay on for a few more days, give it more of a chance!!

I'm glad you're getting warm weather. We get a good day, then a wild day, then a good day... spring *g*
fledge
Nov. 26th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
ROFL

Actually, if you speed the movements up, it's a very effective form of martial art. I don't know about killing people with it, but they've pitted Tai Chi experts against Kung Fu and Ju Jitsu experts in the past, and the Tai Chi guy won.

Maybe you could convince Asher that waxing the car (or painting the fence...) is serious martial art meditation ;-)
natesmountain
Nov. 27th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
OMG you're kidding!!! The boys are very impressed with that information!!

I might just get Asher to wax the car this weekend! I'll show him the movie first *g*
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