1. Riding a virtual pig on a Kinect Carnival game (new for Christmas) and trying to steer the recalcitrant thing around hay bales and mud puddles.
2. My seven-year-old daughter's continuing enthusiasm for her violin -- a whole two weeks after receiving it. She keeps bugging me for practice sessions. I thought she would be sick of it by now, as it seemed only a passing whim when we bought it.
3. Seeing the scale lower than it was yesterday.