Date Night the Nutcracker Ballet

Date Night the Nutcracker Ballet

This morning, I had hair appt then we were going to see the Nutcracker. I was so excited to go. I love the Nutcracker ballet. When I was younger, my mom took me to see it a couple times. She never really was into the ballet, but I thought it was so magical. When I was younger, I took dance classes. I always took ballet. I tried tap, jazz, and gymnastics, but ballet was my thing. When Drew and I were dating, we went to see the Nutcracker with our moms, but this was the second time seeing it together, but first time by ourselves as a married couple.
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The evening started out at dinner at Ten Penny. Drew made reservations and everything. I was so happy. We had a both chose the steak and I had a couple glasses of wine. We talked about how things are slowing down, and we were ready for winter break. We talked about school and our accomplishments and what we want to accomplish in the future it was nice. I couldn’t wait for the ballet.
After dinner, we walked to the Benedum hand-in-hand. It felt like old times, like we were dating again. It was nice. Once inside the Benedum, we got our tickets at will call and then made our way to the wine. In order to take your wine, or your alcoholic drink of choice in to the theater you have to buy a Cultural trust cup that comes with a lid and a straw. You have to keep the lid on and the straw in the cup in order to enjoy your drink during the performance.
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After we got our drinks, Drew bought some sugar-coated almonds and he also bought me a Christmas ornament, ballet slippers. I was so happy. We made our way downstairs to use the restroom before the performance.  A sugarplum fairy along with a photographer was placed cattycorner from where the restrooms are located. You could get your picture taken with her. Drew paid for me to get my picture with the sugarplum fairy. I was surprised. He is so thoughtful.
After my picture with the Sugarplum fairy, we made our way to our seats in the theater. We had pretty decent seats, orchestra center. The ballet began and it was magical. I was so glad he was there with me. So many times, have I been to the ballet and have seen women with their significant others, and I wondered what that would be like, having your significant other actually want to be there with you and I have to admit it was a good feeling. I am a lucky and blessed woman.

Barre Class

Barre Class

This morning, I am not sure where I got the energy, and I was a little sore from the multiple games of cornhole, but I decided to get up and go to Barre class.

When I arrived, I got my chair, my mat, and weights. It had been so long since I attended a class.

This morning, I am not sure where I got the energy, and I was a little sore from the multiple games of cornhole, but I decided to get up and go to Barre class.

When I arrived, I got my chair, my mat, and weights. It had been so long since I attended a class.

I did like this instructor better than the other one. She was nice and very encouraging. I noticed she would look at me and shout, “Good Job” every so often. I worked my butt off. I did have some ballet training, so I was able to remember the proper forms and arm positions, as well as feet positions.

After class, I knew I was going to be sore. I was on my way to put my mat back when the instructor pulled me aside and said you did so well! Great job! I tell you have had some training in ballet.” I told her my story of how I quit dancing when I was 15 and I regretted, but I have been trying to get back for a while now. She was glad to hear it. It always makes me feel good when instructors compliment my skills in dance.

After barre, I went home and got a shower, did some laundry, cleaned the dishes, made lunch. Then stopped over my parents to see my dogs and visit my dad. I stayed for an hour then went home.

When I got home, I fell asleep on the couch until 5pm. I was so tired. When I woke up, I started to cook dinner and noticed I had an email from the director of the Social Sciences department. She welcomed me to the department and gave me the itinerary for after orientation. I am to begin training immediately. I am glad to get started and thankful for the position. I am so excited!

When Drew got home, he went to the gym for a few hours, then came home and we relaxed until we went to sleep.