And so it begins – and ends.

Yep. This is it. It’s over.

Today I begin the last post-graduate class I will ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever take.


Fourteen weeks from now, I will be done. Expect a hue and cry heard round the world. Come January, it will be the first time in three years that I will begin Dinner Theatre rehearsals without having to go home afterward and work for two hours. I won’t know how to handle myself.

I will be winding down just as the Thriller starts up. Nice to just proofread research papers instead of compose them. Huzzah. Can’t wait.

Here are some other things I can’t wait for. Notice how we always say, “I can’t wait.” Why is that? We have no choice but to wait. “I can’t wait for tomorrow!” Well, you have to. But I still like to say “I can’t wait” for stuff.

The “Can’t Wait” List

I can’t wait for:

  • this class to be over
  • BoomR’s visit in October (W0000ty hoo)
  • my cast members to learn their music (sidelong glance at Samuel & Meg)
  • today at 3:30 when Bando comes to visit
  • Saturday, when I will see the entire family for my birthday feast (yippity!)
  • this cold to get overwith — ick
  • my Saturday morning cluck with Mavis
  • my two vacations next summer: one to Florida and the other to Texas with the Thriller
  • this Sunday morning, when I will sleep in and generally act lazy

Everyone has a “can’t wait” list. What’s on yours? As always, I covet your….

Fink OUT the door

20 thoughts on “And so it begins – and ends.

  1. PKPudlin

    My grandpa told me not to wish my life away. But yes, I have some ‘can’t wait’s too.
    1. Sept 14 when I start with my new voice teacher.
    2. Sept 14 when the studio reopens and I get some $$ in the door.
    3. I get my serger paid off and can put that bad boy to work.
    4. I reach my goal weight.
    5. We can move out of the gawd-forsaken apartment into a home of our own.


    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I had to look up the word “serger.” Wow! You are a sewing maven! And I’ll give you an advance WTG on #4! Go for it, ladybird!

      1. PKPudlin

        Yeah it’s a Viking 396 5-thread with coverstitch capability – something my current machine does not do. There ya go- more things to look up LOL.

        I learned to sew when my eldest daughter ballooned to about 100+ pounds at age 8. It was learn to sew or the child would go naked. I bought a used machine for $100 and literally nagged the daylights out of the people at my local JoAnns until I figured stuff out. Since then, it’s become not only a hobby but great therapy. :)

        And an advance WTG heading out to you for your VERY LAST CLASS! I prouduvya.


      1. Tom Hanks

        I forgot you were giving up coffee. Had I remembered I wouldn’t have mentioned it. Truth be told I ended up walking downstairs and having tea. It was great.

        1. Rat Fink Post author

          Hey friend — I only gave up coffee for that first week. I can reintroduce it at any time if it doesn’t bother me (which it doesn’t). It’s all good! ‘Sides, I can’t live without my DD….

  2. BoomR

    1. October (AU Homecoming weekend) to see Finkey for a couple days of uber-geeky computer/music stuff… Well, that & to finally meet Thriller & generally hang out/eat/ drink/be merry with mah sistah!
    2. Rice crispy treats during #1…. :-)
    3. A little get-away to The Cape with Bluvox (I’ve never been!)
    4. For a relaxing Labor Day weekend by the pool!!

    B to the oomR

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Sweetness, you will be swimmin’ in RK treats, gare-own-teed. And how long are you staying at the Cape? Visiting B’s fam while you’re up that way?

      1. BoomR

        Mom Bluvox is actually here in Dallas (and in the hospital as of a couple days ago – doesn’t look good :-( Blood clot in her lung & they’re pretty sure liver cancer – biopsy scheduled tomorrow – so say a prayer!) Older brother & family are in So Carolina. And depending on how things shake out over the next week or so, Cape may be canceled.

        BTW, yippee on the Suzie-Q’s – can we find some of the banana flavored ones, too? :-)

  3. Stein

    1. See the results of building.
    2. Get the ceremonial aspect of marriage out of the way.
    3. Be a recognizable enough figure in my own town that people acknowledge my existance.

  4. Mavis

    1) Can’t wait for my coffee/cluck with my sister!

    2) Can’t wait for the birfday bash for my sister! (I wish we could have pony rides. Wouldn’t it be great to see the Finkster sitting on a pony? HA. Good times.)

    3) Can’t wait to reach my goal weight and feel healthier.

    ** Many prayers going up, BoomR!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Whaaat? No pony rides? :P

      Or we could do as you suggested in email the other day, and just have Seamus haul me around the yard on the lawn tractor. HAR


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