I knew it would, too. It was just a matter of time --and believe you me? Time is the operative word here.
As I was teaching one of my piano students today, I demonstrated how she needed to play the E with her thumb and cross over the #2 finger to play the D (fellow pianists should understand what the heck I just said). As I did this, I saw my piano teacher's hand as clearly as if I was 8 years old again and she was demonstrating something to me. I even smelled her perfume in my mind. It happened quickly, but it was such a sudden and specific memory that I lost my train of thought for a few moments and thought the following:
- I loved my piano teacher. She was wonderful, but had a hard life. I hope she is happy right now.
- Here I am, 20 years later, doing exactly what she had done. Helping children find their talents and patiently teaching them how to bring music to life with tiny, tiny hands. Did I ever wonder or hope to be a piano teacher? I can't remember.
- When did my hands start to look so...old?!
Okay, so the weight loss updates haven't been very good. I have my excuse. But I can't let it stop me from being honest...so...over Thanksgiving, I gained 3 pounds. Yep. And last night I lost... only .4. Not even a half a pound! ~sigh~ Brandon's doing great, though. He did gain one pound over Thanksgiving, but he made up for it this last week. He's down THIRTY-FIVE POUNDS! I'm not quite to my original 27! But that's okay. I'm just going to work harder this week. But one more positive note:
I bought a pair of size 14 jeans on Monday. I have not worn a size 14 for years! But, not only did they fit, they were a little loose! I'm wearing them right now and wowzers, it feels great. :)
If you don't get a Christmas letter and card from us for a while, I apologize. I'm taking longer getting this stuff done than I usually do! Too much blogging, I tell ya'... :)