Let me start by sending out big THANK YOU-s to those that helped make my Christmas special. Many thanks to Bob, Joseph, and Steve - among others who chose to remain nameless - for my lovely Christmas gifts. They each brought a smile to my face, so thank you SO much. :)
My holiday was nice - very low key. I slept in, then woke up and opened presents. I made phone calls to my family, and it was nice to speak with many of them. I bought a new jungle-gym for my cats, and assembled it. They absolutely love it, which made me happy. Had a nice holiday meal with some friends, and enjoyed playing Scrabble by the fire that evening.
Yes, I love Scrabble. Yes, I am a bit of a nerd. What do you expect? I used to work at a library. I mean, really? C'mon.
I also took a few hours to thoroughly clean out my flat. I cleaned out my closet, and have 2 bags of clothes I have to drop at the donation center. I also went through my files and got rid of what I no longer need, as well as re-filed items that were misfiled. My flat looks better than it has in a while. I was also able to catch up on some reading. :)
I had a few days off from work, which was nice. Finally finished creating a website for Ring Wars Carolina. It's not spectacular - but I did the best with what I had to work with, and it didn't come out to bad. In fact, feel free to sign up for the new RWC Forum and keep up with the current news and feuds and such.
Speaking of which - I have a match coming up this weekend. As you can tell from my blog title (or not) I am currently preparing for war. I have a match against "The Genuine Article" Ash Walker, who is upset about me being named RWC 2010 Wrestler of the Year. He can't believe that me - a girl - the RWC FLOW Champion - won it. He can't believe I beat him - the RWC Heavyweight Champion - for it. That being said, we'll be having a match on January 8th in Lumberton, NC: my Wrestler of the Year plaque against his belt - winner takes all. He's a great wrestler. But I've made it my duty to defeat him and show him that women DO belong in the wrestling ring and our sole purpose is NOT to wear cute things and bake tasty treats in the kitchen.
My knee is feeling pretty decent. We're at about 80% recovery. I have some of my strength back, but nowhere near where I want it to be. I don't have nagging pain anymore - just sharp pangs every now and again, usually when I've over-extended it. I'm still in a brace, and will continue to be for a while. But I finally have a solid starting point.
I've started this year off right. On January 1st, I spent 3 hours training in the ring. The next day, I got in almost a 3-hour workout, followed by a short nap, then another 2 hours in the ring. Today - more of the same.
This is a whole new year. You'll see a whole new me. This year is going to be great. I can feel it.