1. My sister was up this weekend and she and I had a lovely time. We went to a shooting competition (steel challenge), and played lots of board games. She cam without the kids this time, and while I missed them, it was really great to spend time with her. Her kids got nerf guns for Christmas but she doesn't want them shooting at each other, so on Saturday afternoon we made targets for them. It was a super easy and fun project, and we got to indulge in a bit of "adult" coloring. Luckily I had all the paint out from my new quilt project so we didn't even make a bigger mess that what was already there.
I think her kids got a kick out of them!
2. Of course there's always a plant or flower related I like from me. You guys!! I turned my cool weird plant around this week and discovered that it had sprouted a bunch of arms on the side that faced the window! I didn't even know sprouting arms was something this plant would do! It's so awesome! I'm a bit worried because I'm not sure whether I should repot it. It's in a smallish pot, but i'm afraid it's so top heavy that I'd break it trying to repot. Anyone with insight on that please feel free to share.
3. I like chamber music! Our church co-sponsors a local concert series, and one of the concerts was this week. They had the Serafin String Quartet a nationally known touring string quartet, joined by pianist Stephanie Shames and violinist Hal Grossman. The concert was in our church and we got to sit in the very front pew which gave a great view (although made for crummy pictures). It was fabulous from beginning to end. The first half was just the string quartet playing Haydn String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 “Horseman;” and Mendelssohn e minor Op. 44, No. 2, both of which were great (although I generally like chamber music). The second half was even better, the string quartet was joined by guest musicians from the University of Oklahoma and played the Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet which I'd never heard before. It was remarkable, and beautiful, and energetic, and wonderful. The pianist in particular was a joy to watch. I left the concert buzzing with good energy.
4. I like finishing old projects! This is really a cheater, since I like this all the time, and I didn't really finish anything old this week, but I did finally blog earlier this week about a recently finished quilt that my mom, sister, and I have been working on on and off for about a decade. Check it out if you're interested!
Thanks as always to LeeAnna for linking us up, and I hope there's lots to like in your neck of the woods this week!