Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 243: I Would NOT Believe It If I Wasn't Typing It With My Own Fingers

But I'm about to post a Joyful Moment about violin for the SECOND DAY.  IN A ROW.

Keep in mind, normally violin practice is the bane of my existence.  The thorn in my side.  The rotten apple in my barrel.  Got it?

Okay, so back in May or June (brand new baby back then, so the memory is a little foggy), Sweet P's instructor gave her a challenge:  She gave her a sheet of paper with several squares on the front and the back.  Fill in a square for each bow circle (a finger strengthening exercise) she did for the next few months.  Fill in all the squares on the front and back of the sheet of paper by September 30th and Sweet P would get to go to a pizza party.


Wanna know how many squares?  5,000.  Per side.  That equals 10,000 squares total, for the numerically challenged.

And then we took the entire month of July off from practicing to spare my sanity as Sweet P went through the horrible adjustment to her implant.

We both wrote off the pizza party until one day in August when she decided she wanted to go.  Which meant that we seriously had to increase how many bow circles we were doing per day.  For the past month, or so, she's been doing at least 240 per day.  That is just crazy, my friends.

Guess what happened today?!  SHE FINISHED!!!!

I literally cheered out loud, at the top of my lungs, with both fists held high in the sky in triumph.

Yeah, that was a total and complete Joyful Moment.

So complete that even though the rest of the family had ice cream tonight to celebrate (my idea), I didn't feel sad, deprived, or jealous at all.  They can have their ice cream.  I am done with bow circles.

The End.

Wishing you all total and complete Joyful Moments that don't even need ice cream to feel total-er or complete-er!


Melanie said...

Congrats to Sweet P and to you! That's wonderful.

Becky said...

I want to know how big this piece of paper was in order to fit 5,000 squares on it (times two)!!!


Meg said...

Yay! You did it! And she did it! :)

Linda said...

I'm so proud of her - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I wish I'd caught up on your blog long ago so I could have called to congratulate her.)

My joy tonight is that even though some serious things happened (such as hyperextending my knee)so did some great things (such as having dinner ready in spite of unplanned interruptions) SWEET!