It's been a while since we've given an actual update to our three friends who access this blog. Well, we will not keep you in suspense any longer.
As you know by now, Dem performed Cinderella in Rossini's "Cinderella" this summer. Her program was located in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, which, coincidentally, is where I served my mission. She sand wonderfully, and I was lucky enough to visit her the last couple weeks she was there.
While Dem was away, Elliot spent some quality time with the grandparents. He loves his nonni and abuelos (their respective collective monickers), and had a great time with them.
We returned home at the end of July and I got immediately got back to work. Dem prepared for the upcoming school year, and Elliot enjoyed his summertime.
Dem started the second year of her doctorate program at the end of August. This first semester, she's taking performance classes and a theory class. For her graduate assistantship, she's signing in a University quartet presently named "The DMA Quartet." (They need a better name. I have suggested "The Hot Quattro," but that suggestion has met with mixed results.) The quartet is an outreach vehicle for the University that is designed to increase interest in the university's music program. A professor has also asked Dem to put together "Amahl and The Night Visitors," presumably so the university can put it on during Christmas time.
Elliot is back in what he calls school. It's actually day care, but he prefers to call it school so he can be like mom. As always, the boy's a stud. He's healthy and social as ever. We're frightened at the thought of him going to school in the not-too-distant future, but time rolls forward, no matter how much you will it not to.
As for me, I work. The firm is growing, thankfully, and I'm always looking for new revenue streams. Some days, I would prefer opening a pizzeria to being a lawyer, and that might actually happen when the student loans are all paid off. Other days, I really enjoy my work. We'll see what happens.
So, that's the quick update. Talk to you soon.