What Happened to April?

So we had a busy month, with only a tiny bit of dancing, and no exchanges, which is a first in a long time.
We were hoping to go to the lindy-hop exchange in DC (DCLX), but neither of us registered early enough, and although we were on the waiting list, we never made it.  So we had several weekends at home. It was a nice change of pace, but we’re looking forward to attending Cbus6 in May and Show Me Blues in June. 
There was a quick trip up to Ann Arbor Easter weekend, to attend a workshop taught by two good friends, Renata and Paul. It was Renata’s first formal teaching experience, and she did a fabulous job.  Both of them, actually, taught really well together.  
We also made it down to the Columbus area this weekend to visit friends and family, and to see a “rock ballet” titled The Seven Deadly Sins.  The ballet was magnificent.  There were separate pieces for each sin, and the Shadowbox Live band played for the pieces and between them.  Some were better than others –  of the seven pieces, I have to say that Sloth, Envy, and Greed were probably the best done, but they were all very impressive.  (Note: Evil Dead, the Musical is also coming to Columbus, Ohio in June, July, and August. Not only that, but on our way into the ballet, we ran in to a friend of mine from high school, Whitney Thomas-Eads, who is in the production!)

We joined Megan and Aaron for the ballet and breakfast the next morning. They made blueberry and currant scones fresh for breakfast (Megan makes the best scones). For lunch we met up with my parents and visited my family for a bit.  We saw some of Rick’s soccer game (he’s an excellent defense-man).  And we had coffee for a bit with Elizabeth.  It was really lovely to see all my folks back in Granville. We finished up the trip by having dinner here in Cleveland with Emm, so it was a fully-scheduled weekend.