Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Wonderful Day

Jane and I went to The Nutcracker ballet yesterday afternoon at Bridges Auditorium on the gorgeous Claremont Colleges campus. It's four or five miles from the house, and although I've driven through the campus before, I've never gotten out and walked around.

We had to park a couple of blocks away and walk. Such a gorgeous day, and seeing everything so lush and green on the campus was fabulous. I commented to her that it reminded me a lot of the LSU campus with all the big trees, except there were no azaleas. No sooner than I said that we spotted some blooming azalea bushes. Talk about make me homesick! If only there were blooming gardenias!

The ballet was such fun! I was particularly partial to the mice because I danced the Nutcracker for 10 years when I was a kid, and I think for about six of those years I was a mouse! There were several truly extraordinary dancers in the cast. We really had a great time! Of course, we were both humming the music when we left there.

We got out just in time to head to the employee Christmas party at Ginger's. There was so much food there! I mean, lots and lots of food, from a baked ham to every sort of homemade cookie and cakes and pies you could imagine, and Ginger's famous homemade potato salad! I may have gained back several of those pounds I lost a couple of weeks ago! We had a gift exchange, and I came home with a gift certificate to Starbucks! Ginger and Linda were so sweet to give us all a gift also. One of the items in my package was a tube of gardenia scented hand lotion! The day was complete!

This shop is really special in that Ginger and Linda encourage folks to just drop by and visit. There's always something to nibble on there and the coffee pot is always on. You just feel like you're home when you walk in. I especially love that I always get hugs when I'm leaving. Heck, I never turn down hugs!

I had a wonderful day yesterday, but it will be nice to stay home today. I'm finishing up one small project today, and will be a binding machine next week! I've got three bindings to get done! Daisy will be happy because I'll be sitting next to her on the sofa. LOL

My gratitudes today and every day are the wonderful friends and "family" I have here in SoCal. I can't imagine how I ever got along without them in my life!


Beth said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day! Gosh, all your talk about the Colleges makes me miss living in Claremont soooo much! I might have to head over to the Village one of these days and wander.

I'll be sure to give you a hug at the next Applique Club! I gave Jane one last time, so you got cheated! LOL

Mar said...

Sounds like a spectacular day! Enjoy your Sunday!

Sweet P said...

You did have a great day yesterday. I hope you enjoy your Sunday too.

Erin said...

I am so happy for you! glad you had a very nice day! hope you enjoyed your day with Daisy!

JudyL said...

I thought about you and knew you were enjoying the ballet and the party. Sounds like Ginger's is a wonderful shop!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I've got to get over to Ginger's. I was going to go this past Friday but you know hubby had to go and get hurt and that has messed up everything for me. LOL Oh and for him too huh?
Great gift you got. A Starbucks gift card. WOOOO HOOOO The gift that keeps on giving. Well till it runs out.

Kim said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Vicky! And I like your red bow--good thinking!

Kairle said...

We went to The Nutcracker on Saturday, too. Our DD10 performed with the Utah Regional Ballet as a soldier. What a wonderful experience!

So glad you had such a nice time at the party!