My boss's husband makes beef jerky. I just got a batch today and I can't stop eating it! It's salty and slightly spicy and ripping your teeth into it is so primitively satisfying.
My daughter has decided to take up the violin starting next fall. She'll be in third grade. Only lessons for strings start in 3rd grade, is that because they are harder to learn than brass and woodwinds? Her school also requires all students to learn to play the recorder in 4th grade. Though I don't know if they skip that in favor of another instrument, I'll need to ask someone about that. Tomorrow night we go and get her 'fitted' for a violin. I thought they only came in 2 sizes - I was wrong. I hope she learns to make music quickly. I dread the 'cat in heat' sounds I know I will undoubtedly be subjected to. But I am already picturing the scrapbook layouts I will create. I hope they don't mind me taking pictures tomorrow night, lol!