Friday, May 2, 2008

The Longest 68 Weeks of My Life*

I've been in bed by eleven for TWO nights running, and I'm feeling much better. Which, believe it or not, is a whole lot earlier than one o'clock.

It also helped that LovelyDaughter insisted on giving me yesterday "off." She did the grocery shopping, and made supper, and I laid around in the hammock and played computer games.

Something else that helps is what Hubby did for me the other day. Besides taking time to just be with me, he got on the phone and he ordered me this:

With this on it:

That's a "Dahlia" five-string violin, with an L.R. Baggs pickup bridge on it. 

He even ordered the extra "acoustic optimization" service for it, to make sure it's right.

Cheer! Yay! Jump up and down! Hug Hubby!

I've been wanting a five-string for a while now, because when I play on the worship team at church-- which is all improvisation, because who has actual music?-- I've been "hearing" low notes that I can't play, and I want to play them! You just can't get there on my regular four-string violin.  But now I'll be able to do it!


It's going to be two to three weeks before it gets here. How can I ever wait that long?

*The title is a quote from a Jungle Jam episode where one of the characters sends off for a pogo stick using box tops from cereal. You know how those offers always say to wait "six to eight weeks" for delivery? Well, Jean-Claude the flying squirrel waited sixty-eight weeks.

1 comment:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

YAY! I love seeing people get just what they've always wanted. I hope you will post a video of yourself playing it as soon as you can.