I won Sluggy's blog give away! I am so excited. If anyone else would like to send me packages feel free. Hub's and I so enjoyed going to see Sluggy and her husband. Hub's talks about it quite often. I want to go back and get them to go to downtown Philly with us. I want a picture of Slug's and I at the top of the William Penn steps shouting ADRIAN.
Funny that yesterday I was in rehearsal until 2 and then came home and started to get ready to do projects, and I started to sneeze and within and hour had all the symptoms of a really bad cold. It just came on so fast no warning. So I slept in this morning until 1 p.m. Can you believe that? I am still shivering and head achy and drippy. All I can say is that I am grateful it struck now and not the beginning of next week when we go into Nutcracker.
I really dislike that feeling behind your eyes that you get that makes you feel like your head is going to explode. My head explodes regularly teaching and I just go get a replacement head. Sometimes I tell my students not to push me as I did not bring an extra head with me and the results are really ugly.
I am starting to make lists of all the things I need to get done for the Nutcracker. Mouse heads, for one. A party dress for a dancer, alterations out the wazoo. Not really a bad year. The shop has a lot of things to do so I will be very busy the next week, plus I will need to be at the theater checking up and helping in the evenings.
It will be nice when it is all over and I can concentrate on Christmas. I wish I loved Christmas more, it was just such a stressful time when the kids were growing up. Lack of money and time just made it so un enjoyable for me. I am sure that I put more stress on myself than I needed to that added to the woes. So I am trying to see it from a different light. I have never been a person that concentrates on what I am getting or wanting. I always want everyone else to be happy. I love giving and get great joy out of that. Every year I try to cut back and only do that which make me really happy and that has helped.
Learning to shop the Rite aid and Walgreen freebies over the years, means that all my stocking stuffers are done. Thanks Sluggy! I think stockings are one of the funnest parts of our holiday traditions. I am looking forward to the day when I can just stuff stockings and write each of the families a check for Christmas. Lazy I know but such a stress relief.
I am going to lat down
Have a restful Sabbath.