Hello Dear Friends! We are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day... things are busy and getting busier. Last night though, Tony and I took some time to enjoy each other... with no stress or fuss. For 'date night' we went to the local performance of The Nutcracker. It was put on by an area dance school, Sherry's Dance Workshop, and performed in the beautiful Albert Taylor Hall at Emporia State University. I had not seen The Nutcracker since I was a little girl... a long time ago. This performance was so charming... and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The grace and brilliance of the older dancers is just so amazing. However, I especially enjoyed the sweetness and giddiness of the younger dances... the little girls that were just learning to dance. There was one little one ~ she was maybe 3-4 years old ~ that didn't care much about the dance... she was just smiling and waving at her parents out in the crowd. She was so sweet! The performance was very heartwarming... and so very touching. It is always nice to take a break from the stress and tension... sit back and ENJOY! (Although... the Mouse King was still frightening!)
I hope that you too are enjoying the festivities the season provides... the joy with loves ones... and that you are not too wrapped up in the stress, hustle & bustle, and marketing. Enjoy your family and friends... cherish the joy of Christmas and surround yourself with love.
Wishing you warm smiles...