I spent a three day weekend with my 80-something parents in another city. I went there to help my father after he got an operation, but he was recovering fine. Instead, I was helping them with other crises, health and otherwise. It was a good weekend for me to be there--and I was happy I could give a break to my brother, who lives nearby and who bears the brunt of the care for them.
I've missed three martial arts classes in the past week, due largely to my trip. First things first.
It's just killing me that my shoulder hasn't healed yet--I'm going to see a doctor about it.
In the one class I made this week, when I told my sensei I couldn't do pushups because of my hurt shoulder, he had a real kick-ass alternative: "Do one-armed pushups," he said, and promptly showed how easily HE could do them.
One of my friends in class said, "You should have told him you have TWO hurt shoulders."