Unfortunately, last Friday Starla and I both felt ill, probably from something we ate during Thursday night's dinner at a local restaurant. So we ate my mom's cooking at home all weekend and stayed in. We finally got over whatever it was on Sunday, and went to visit a long-time family friend and went out to dinner with them. They were our neighbors in Beijing before I was even born, so our families have been good friends for at least 33 years. They're such a nice family and it's always nice to see them again.
So the second week of classes begins. We hope to start planning our vacation soon and prepare for Starla's parents arrive in early August. That's it for now. Class is about to begin.