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Here's my daughter in her calvary costume for this year's Nutcracker. Her horse's name is Shelley. I think they're both pretty cute! The costumes and sets for PNB's Nutcracker were all designed by Maurice Sendak. A few of the monsters from Where the Wild Things Are can be seen when watching the ballet. Sendak is my all time favorite illustrator....just another reason why I love watching PNB's Nutcracker every year.
The nutty madness hits full force next week, with shows every night until Christmas. With all the waiting around I do for these shows, I've been able get a lot of reading time in. Here's some what I've been reading:
Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious- very interesting. Did you know that the words of many of Martin Luther's old hymns were set to the tunes of popular drinking songs of that day? I thought that was funny. ; )
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners- this is a charming little book with wonderful illustrations. Reading about the customs and manners of Jane Austen's day is not only interesting from a historical viewpoint, but has also been helpful in providing me with greater insight into the characters of Miss Austen's novels.
A Life that Says Welcome- simple ways to open your heart and home to others. This book is encouraging and has motivated me to entertain more often.
The Guyer Girls- the author is Trisha Sugarek, my husband's great great aunt. It's a wonderful story- and not just because it's about our family.
Okay, this list isn't the whole picture. I have to be honest here, and admit to downloading a whole lot of magazines on my Nook lately- mostly of the celebrity gossip, fashion, and home decorating variety. ; )
What have you been reading?