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Birthday Loot!

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on September 5, 2007 - 11:16pm

I went to visit the fam today for my birthday. Mom and Dad took me out for dinner, then we came home for dessert and presies. They got me a great reading shawl with pockets, and a non-motorized traction do-hikie for my aching back. And of coarse the traditional tin of almond roca. At least this time Dad got me the small tin out of respect for my efforts to lose weight; a few years ago he got me a 2 pound barrel of the stuff. I was very popular at work for quite some time...
My cousin, her husband, and their 5 five kids are staying with my parents because they got evicted from their house. They are now in the 2nd month of the projected 1 week stay. I can't handle that many people in a not so big house, so I didn't stay long after they all got home. My cousin and I did manage to teach my Mom a little salsa dancing in the livingroom. Seeing my 60 year old Mom doing a sexy wiggle for my Dad is probably something I don't need to see, but it does give me hope for my own future.
My Dad also happens to be a Josh Groban fan, so we sang a few songs together. I'm an ovarian tenor and he's a bass, so I sing the high parts, he sings the low parts, and we met in the middle.
Speaking of singing, I'm thinking of taking voice lessons. I've suddenly begun to sprout a vibrato, and I don't know how to control it. It only shows up when I'm not trying; I can't do it on purpose. I also need some ear training, because although I sing in tune fine when someone is singing with me (if it's a note I can hit), I'm not always so good by myself. My breath control could be much better, too. Going to have to quit smoking, though...
Yes, I'm evil, I am nurse who smokes. Not a lot, but I still do it and I certainly know better. My neighbor told me about this new prescripton medication called Zylis or something like that. She has a friend who has had great success with it, and she thinks insurance has been covering it. I'm going to read up on it and I might try it. The worst that can happen is that it won't work.
Well, that's it for now. I have to go exercise to work off some the food I ate today. Wish me luck!

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