One of my first grade piano students broke his arm a few months ago. When I was explaining a new song I assigned at his lesson last night, he said, "I should probably wait a couple weeks to play this - I don't want to break my arm again." I asked what he meant, and he explained, "Well, it says to play it forte, and I don't want to play too loud and break my arm again. I should probably just wait to play it." I still assigned the song, and we agreed that he'd just play "forte" carefully.
This past weekend was sooo very wonderful! My best friend from home came to visit, and we treated ourselves to a day at the spa (including a facial, a massage, and pedicures). Neither of us had done something like that before, and it was fun to do so together...and it was very relaxing and refreshing for us two teachers! My family was also in town, so I got to spend some quality time with them. They stayed with my aunt and uncle, and their neighbor cat had kittens a few weeks ago (and they've basically adopted my aunt and uncle's front porch as their home). The already awesome weekend was made even more great by these four, precious, tame, playful baby kitties: