Some news and an anecdote featuring Albus

Beethoven concerto is coming along, I have been working on re-learning it by memory, and I find it so much easier than the last time I did it! Of course, it could be because the last time I learned it, I just had a concussion... All joking aside, I am feeling more confident in my skills as a violinist lately, which is really great! In all honesty, and from experience, I know that this kind of feeling comes and goes, so I plan to enjoy it as much as I can while it lasts and get some good practicing done!

On a completely different note, I have some exciting news to share, I have been accepted to a Bachelor of Interior Design online through the RCC Institute of Technology! I am so happy and excited about this! Don't worry, my work as a violinist won't suffer, all it means is that instead of watching TV, I'll be learning a whole new skill set! By the end of the degree, I'll be able to design a home, isn't that amazing? That won't be for another 3 years though...

And now a little about Albus... He has been very good, except for the last two times we took him out for a walk in his harness. He has been very jumpy when he's outside, and as a result, got out of his harness twice..! That is terrifying for Ian and I because we have a busy street nearby... So here's what happened. The first time, Ian got my phone for me (I was holding the leash) from the table in the yard, and as he was coming back towards Albus and I, Albus got spooked and bolted, taking the leash out of my hands. He ran through the neighbor's yard, still trailing the leash, then realized it wasn't his house, and went through the fence between our yard and the neighbor's. The leash handle got stuck in the fence, and he managed to get out of his harness. Panicked, he ran THROUGH the screen door and inside the house. We were afraid he got hurt, but he was fine, just a little freaked out. The second time was many days later, and we made sure his harness was nice and tight, but he still got out of it by circling a tree (Ian couldn't follow him, he was going so fast!) and backing out of it... That time the glass door was closed, and he had the good sense to stop and meow for me to open the door. After all that, I don't think we'll be taking him out for walks again... Anyway, I leave you with a cute picture of the little bandit, check again soon for another post!