Today I wrassled with power tools to hang curtains my daughter and I sewed during summer break. She returns tonight from a week-long field trip, and I want to surprise her with the finished product. I'm grateful for serendipity: I "just happened" to have ribbon matching the valance (which has hung in her room already for many years) so I could tie back the curtain panels. They add the perfect finishing touch.
I am notorious for beginning projects and not following through to completion, especially when it's something this huge with many challenging sub-tasks. I'm proud of myself for finishing this, and I'm pleased with the result. I hope my daughter is too!