Mac and I visited our music store today. It's called House of Note. Isn't that adorable? Anyway, our main impetus for the visit was the fact that my teacher has deemed me ready for Suzuki Violin Book TWO! I've gotten stickers on most of the pieces in Book 1 now, and next week, she's going to assign me something from the next volume.
Of course, I originally played the songs in Book 2 when I was like 8, but never mind. I now approach them with sensitivity and emotional maturity.
We also picked up an adjustable red music stand for Mac and me to share. Mac loves it. Finally, I asked the violin guy for what's called a practice mute. It's a heavy rubber thing that you put over your bridge so as not to bother your family with your musical stylings.
"My husband asked me to get one of these," I explained sheepishly.
"Well," he nodded gravely. "That's telling."