Seriously… someone STOLE some of my Christmas decorations! WHO DOES THAT?!
But I’ll get to that in a moment. Today was the Nutcracker!
The usher brought me to my seat and said, “You are that one lone seat in the middle”. Yep, thanks Nutcracker usher, I’m quite aware that I am on my own. Boo. Anyway, as I mentioned, I have never seen the Nutcracker and really didn’t know the story.
I’m so happy I went! I definitely woke up this morning and wanted to stay in my sweats. I would have missed an amazing production! My favorite parts were the little rats – they were adorable! – and the snowy scene in the Pine Forrest. The music was beautiful and the dancers were incredible. I would love to see this again and again.
When I got back home I was determined to finish decorating my apt. I have really been lazy in this area and still hadn’t finished my tree or my mantel. That’s when I noticed – SOMEONE STOLE SOME OF MY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! Yeah, I still can’t believe it. I’m not going to lie, I feel sucker punched. I LOVE (ed) my garland that I put on my mantel with Christmas lights – it just had a magical feel to it. Of course I can purchase the pieces again and will do so tomorrow. But still, its sucky. I know I’m supposed to say, “maybe they need it more, blah, blah” but nope. I don’t feel that way. Bah humbug!
Here is my tree – all finished. Yes, it is leaning a bit – the poor thing has been put through the ringer. I am not sure how much longer it will last. It no longer folds up so I have it “up” all year round in storage. I do take off the ornaments, although it’s getting kind of rough around the edges. Still pretty, in a Charlie Brown sorta way
I wrapped up empty boxes a few years ago and put those under it too :) I’m totally bummed about my missing decorations. Nevertheless, when I was pulling decorations out of boxes I was just setting them aside. So the following pic is completely accidental but brightens my mood a bit (definitely more than this lovey-dovey Christmas movie, 12 Dates of Christmas on ABC Family!)
I’ll post the pics from the Ugly Christmas Sweater party tomorrow