But then you see, there was a "monkey bar incident" before supper last night. A reach, a slip, a ground-hit, and a certain right elbow--the bow holding arm of course!--found itself dislocated and with a sliver of a fracture. Marissa was a trooper through it all. We had a nice 3 hour one-on-one session at the emergency room yesterday evening, watching some sort of "Wipeout" show and her first glimpse of bull-riding--good times had by all. ;o) But, when speaking with the violin teacher today, he said the little fracture could put playing the violin on hold for possibly the rest of the summer. (Movement of the elbow is essential for drawing the bow across the strings the correct way). We see an orthopedic doctor tomorrow to get the nitty gritty, like if she needs a real cast or if the splint will suffice, and stuff like that. And I'm hoping she won't be sidelined too long, because Grandpa and Grandma's pool is just calling her name. :o( There might be some long weeks ahead when swimming, tree-climbing, roller skating, etc. are removed from the picture.
And it appears--for awhile anyway--my cool little card system will just have to wait. (Although, I don't think Marissa is nearly as devastated as I). ;o)