Friday, December 1, 2017

Have A Very Merry Blogmas!

-    Blogmas  Day One   .  Last  Normal  Day  of  Rehearsal  For  The  Year !   - 

It's that Blogmas time of year again! Essentially, Blogmas is when bloggers everywhere commit to posting daily material pertaining to Christmas, lasting for 25 days starting the 1st of December and leading up until Christmas! One of the easiest ways for a blogger to keep up with all the Blogmas posting is to simply document one's day. I suspect that posting good content every day isn't going to be an easy task for me, as I certainly don't consider my life to be very exciting, but I'm jaded so maybe you will think so?! Yes, I will post a little bit regarding my redundant dancing-all-the-time-life, but you can expect for me to be posting Christmas DIY's and gift making ideas, holiday recipes, as well as a whole lot of other randomness to keep things interesting on here we go!!!

Blogmas  Day One 

Considering today is only the first day of the month (yay!), I think it would be safe and accurate for me to say that: I believe today has been the HARDEST day of the whole month so far!!!  But seriously! Besides the fact that today is the first day of the month of December, and our last normal day of rehearsing our Christmas rep. before going out to perform for the rest of the month, not much Christmas cheer was to be had today. It wasn't a bad day. It was just LONG and PHYSICAL, but good.

The trainees have already started their Christmas performing season and on mornings when they have to perform and they are not available to clean the Ballet Magnificat studios, I and another company member do it for them. It is a good way to make a couple extra dollars but can be a lot of hard work. Let's just say there is a lot of floor to be covered when sweeping the floors in a dance studio! 

This morning my alarm clock went off at 5:30 am. I left the house at 6:30am for the dance studio to clean it for 2 hours, then my normal dance day commenced. After a time of worship and devotions unto Jesus, at 10:30am we took our hour and a half long ballet class which was followed by rehearsing ALL our Christmas rep all afternoon which included a shortened version of Most Incredible Christmas, Light Has Come, and the four pieces we will be presenting in a Christmas production next weekend being put on by a local church here in town called Crossgates. It was a lot of dancing, but knowing that it's Friday was the hope that got me through!

A post shared by Ballet Magnificat! (@balletmagnificat) on

After dance, I was scheduled to assist my dear friend Elisa with more cleaning of a house through her housekeeping business. Gotta save up extra money for the trip to Israel I will be taking in February!  It took us nearly two and a half hours to clean the house. We finished at 7:30pm and by that time my body was SO SORE!

The day could not have finished any better though! Elisa, Catherine, and I (The cleaning team) finished our day with having dinner together with spring rolls. We had a jolly good time and the spring rolls were delicious!

Nothing like a fresh meal and friends to help you recover from a LONG day!

  If you've made it to the end of this post, thank you for reading! I know this is not the most Christmasy Blogmas blog post but I will leave you with this beautiful poem about friendship to warm your heart. In this season of gift-giving, let us not take for granted our friendships. May we recognize this season, how much of a gift each of our friendships are, in and of themselves. 
Be Blessed! 


by Helen Steiner Rice 

People need people and friends need friends,
And we all need love for a full life depends-
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldy fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares,
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers-
For only the knowledge that we're understood,
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,
And we rob ourselves of life's greatest need,
When we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed,
The outstretched hand reaching to find,
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind,
Are lonely and longing to somehow share,
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware,
That life's completeness and richness depends,
On the things we share with our loved ones,
and friends.

*As Seen at

I hope you have a fantastic and restful weekend in the Lord!
25 days until Christmas! What will you be doing with your time leading up until Christmas?
It's a bustling time of year! Stop by for some more daily Blogmas updates from me!
 Next week we Ballet Magnificat dancers hit the roads again for Christmas tour!
Here's to hoping the rest of my Blogmas entry's are more interesting than this one!
Let me know what you would like me to write about!
I love you my dear readers!
   Have You Read...  

No comments:

Post a Comment