29 August, 2008
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Fifteen pounds gone. Fifteen more to go. Fifteen years in, fifteen years to retirement. (Not that I’m all about retirement, mind. I will probably never completely retire; I’d drive my family stark-raving mad. Pretty sure I’d end up sleeping with the fishes.)

Sometimes I regret not having started teaching when other people my age did. Those folks are now looking at only three more years until retirement. But then I think back on what I did while my contemporaries were going to college — raising my sons and being a stay-at-home mom during the day and a working musician at night — and it was actually very rewarding. I’m glad I did it that way. So it’s all good.

Speaking of good, I had my first rehearsals with most of the choirs yesterday. My vocal jazz ensemble shows real promise, as does my high school choir (only 83 this time — a much more workable number). Sixty-seven in 7th/8th choir, and ninety in 5th/6th. Lots of music to do this year, as well as the fourteen thereafter…

Enjoy your Finkday. Weekend’s almost here.

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29 August, 2008 6:55 pm

15 pounds, girl!? daang! well u are lookin mighty fiiiine i say, sexy really :D hahaa
so what is ur secret, Fink? and don’t tell me ‘food discipline’ cuz thats a load of pure fresh crap! i have weighed a solid 160 lbs since i has like 9 years old. pathetic! its ridiculous! ridiculous…pssshh :P

and i’m glad u think BG is ‘promising’….i think i just need to find some more patience…and humility. blaaaah

have a fabulous 3day weekend!


30 August, 2008 9:16 am

Finkly –

Watching you in the clothes you tried on at the Mall last night almost brought me to tears. I am so proud of you. You have worked so hard at eating right and losing weight. You’ve made it a “life choice” instead of what diet to go on next. You’re my inspiration, luvy.

I love you!