Last night my Anna went to school where we picked out a violin for her to play in orchestra. She is so excited. Doesn't matter that she doesn't know how to play it yet, her face glowed as she stroked the lovely wood of the "refurbished " (read used) violin. I'm happy she wants to learn and I'm happy they have a reasonable method of renting instruments. If it turns into a true passion, I will find a way to buy her a good violin. If it is used happily to play in school, renting is the way to go. She is already talking about her upcoming concerts in December. She already can play piano so that may help the learning curve. We will see.
Emily is healing beautifully from her surgery. I'm so happy we are over that hurdle and nothing new needs to happen until next summer. The people at Children's hospital were all wonderful to us but I'm glad we don't have to go back until summer.
My knitting is slowing at the worst possible time. I have a craft fair in 6 weeks. I sell baby socks, hats, scarves and mittens. I try and use up my left over sock yarn, it helps pay for the yarn, and the timing of the show helps me pay for Christmas gifts. The last couple weeks have been heavy with family medical stuff and I've been so tired at night, I'm lucky to do a couple rounds on a sock or a simple rolled brim hat. I'll keep working. I'll update with pictures soon of the craft fair items.