I had forgotten how much I enjoyed playing wine glasses when I was little until we were studying Ben Franklin a bit back and learned about his Glass Armonica. His musical instrument is different, but uses the same idea. When I was little, I spent hours filling wine glasses with water and playing them, trying to get the pitches just right. I showed the girls how and we had a lot of fun. It's mesmerizing. There are some videos of the armonica being played in the link, it's pretty cool to see/hear one played.
It's been a long few weeks. We all got that nasty virus that's been going around. I'm going to spare you most of the horrible but comedic details involving barf, but I will say that a tulle canopy can hold a surprisingly large amount of vomit vertically, suspended in space, in a way that is both impressively disgusting and artistic.
Speaking of disturbing family art, I started and finished The Family Fang and really enjoyed it. I did wish for more character development of the parents. After I finished it, I had to research it right away, reading reviews and interviews with the author, because it was hard for me to accept it was over. Reading what an author says about writing can help me move on and get out of the story. I'm really interested in reading his short stories now.