Just random schtuff that's been sitting in my brain...
1. My husband's good at taking hints. ;) For Christmas and our anniversary, he added to my ring collection. The top one pictured here was for our 20th anniversary (white topaz and beautifully sparkly). Under that is a ring he got me for our anniversary three years ago...then a ring he got me for Christmas either in 2002 or 2003...then my word of the year ring that I picked up for this year. And the bottom ring was one of my Christmas gifts this year.
Happy. Just fyi, also, I generally either wear the top one or the bottom four, not all five together. Because, apparently, all of my rings (other than my wedding ring) only fit on that one finger. ;)
2. Back in January, Nathan also brought me this lovely floral arrangement. It graced our table for more than a week, and I think I may have enjoyed how it looked toward the end (so dramatic and rich) more than when he first brought it home.
3. Last weekend, Noah participated in yet another JOAD tournament. He set a new personal best! His specific division is perhaps the most competitive of all the divisions...which means that even with commendable scores, he's rarely toward the top of his group. (There are 30 divisions when you break it down by age, gender and type of bow. In his, the scores are always very tight.) For his next tournament, he's considering switching divisions...shooting barebow instead of compound bow. Fortunately, I already have a barebow set-up that he can use (it's not ideal, but it's better than not). If it goes well, he's thinking about getting his own set-up for next year's season. Personally, I think the change of pace is refreshing.
4. Asher's violin lessons continue to go well. His instructor pretty much loves him...and is delighted to be teaching a beginning violin student who doesn't need lessons on how to read music. :)
The boy sounds good. :) (And I definitely prefer listening to violin practice over recorder practice or the occasional off clarinet note, lol.)
And that's that for now. If I owe you an email or other response, I apologize. Just lots of balls in the air here...not big, bad balls by any means...just lots. ;)