S8 and I both ended up sick Sunday night, so we missed swimming and violin yesterday. We are going to reschedule violin for later in the week, but swimming has a tight schedule and the policy is that if you miss a lesson, you are just out. But missing was the only option, under the circumstances.
Today we felt much better and did our math and violin practice. In the evening, I took S8 to her second symphonette rehearsal. She was beaming when she came out. Apparently she was able to play quite a bit of the music and felt a little surge of pride when she told me about it. I am happy for her.