Plinky asked, "What was the last thing you got really excited about?"
My ukulele! I wish I had a photo of her to post, but I don't. She's a travel tenor, which means that she's a bit bigger than the "standard" (soprano) ukulele most people are used to seeing, but also thinner than a normal tenor. She has a lovely voice, a little deeper than a soprano uke. She isn't a toy like the one on which I originally learned to play, either. And she's mine all mine!