Thanks to a good friend, I have have the confirmation I needed to be able to share our family news. I know this sounds a bit strange but I really did not want to post unless I knew this was a sure deal. About two weeks ago, both Colin and Claire auditioned for a short movie/documentary. The theme is dance, of course, and to be honest with you all, I am not sure exactly what it is about. I think, mind you I am reading between the lines, this has something to do with the history of the Stone- Camryn dance school/company that was based in Chicago in the (1941-1981). There is a fictional element with it as well as non fictional. Mrs. Svalander, the owner and director of the Judith Svalander School of Ballet (where my kids dance) use to dance at that school and knew the choreographer who also danced there. And that is about all the details. Via email last night, I obtained the rehearsal schedule (intense for three days). The filming schedule will be coming forthwith. So I will take them into Chicago and basically stay there waiting for up to 8 hours each day. We have to work out transportation details because parking is non existent in the city. The filming will take place in Evanston, which is doable in a car but it is a good 1.5 hour drive. Parking is better in Evanston. I am excited for both of them for the obvious implications (you know, being discovered by ballet company directors etc..). The film is supposed to be sold and might go the route of film festivals. And there you have it. More details will follow I am sure.
On top of my getting back to working on the computer, this should prove interesting. I will have a very hectic and busy next two weeks. Today we are going with the dance school to see Billy Elliot! Yea. My kids are so stoked! So even thought a was dealt a basket of lemons these past weeks, there was a cool glass of lemonade waiting for me with this news.