Wednesday, December 23, 2009

christmas time

This post is going to be a bit random I think, it's almost Christmas and I'm finally finding the time to remind myself what that all entails. Mostly knitting like MAD, which I'll show you more of later. It's snowed a lot lately, keeping the bare trees delightfully frosted.

Here's the cygnet picture, I'm the one in the glasses and Odette is the one in the center back. All of the shows went well, except for the Saturday matinee, the music didn't turn on so we did our whole variation with just one of our teachers snapping the time for us backstage. But now we can at least say we did it! Dance is done for the year, and I must say I'm welcoming the break, I hadn't realized how tired I was until I stopped.

The sun rises late and sets early, Monday (when I took this) was winter solstice, it was a little after ten. We had four hours of light, I think. Some people here hate how it's always dark, but I don't this is one of my favorite times of year just because it is dark, and when it's light... well you can see from the photo.
I'm reading Emma for the first time, I've never seen the movie either so it's completely new, which is wonderful.
Here's my most recent purchase, Value Village for $7, more than I usually pay, but I figured for this it was definitely worth it.

don't you agree?

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, I might be back before it comes, but probably not for there is so much to do! We've been baking all sorts of delights, Russian tea cakes, rugalach, sugar cookies, ginger bread, fudge. And today we're building a ginger bread light house. It's so exciting and I've been away from it all far too long. I wish you all magical Christmases filled with sugar plum visions and popcorn chains.
Eskimo kisses,


magnoliaamber said...

Merry Christmas dear! the Ballet photo is so pretty:)

Anonymous said...

oh, russian tea cakes sound most delightful right now. cold winds are nipping at the sleeves of my sweaters and scarves, thank you for the eskimo kisses, they shall keep me warm ♥
you look so beautiful and graceful in your ballerina costume. I recently just saw "Ballet shoes" and you remind me of the sisters♥
have a lovely and snowy christmas, lovie ♥
your forever friend, olivia

Faux Naif said...

ooh where do i begin!

that dress is adorable, you look lovely as a cygnet, the light in alaska is just magical and i hope you have a fantastic christmas!

Anonymous said...

You look perfect in your ballet dress, just beautiful, I wish I could dance with you (or dance at all).
Have a very merry Christmas, my dear. xxx

elle s'ennuie said...

Merry Christmas, Clara! Hope you're having a great time :)

sara said...

oh clara this is so wonderful!you have to be the prettiest ballerina i've ever seen :) i'm glad you had a lovely time with your shows as well. the sky looks so beautiful in alaska ♥ i hope you have a wonderful christmas darling!

Roselie said...

happy magical holidays to you too!!oh I would love so much to be able to live in Alaska particularly in this time of year!! it looks so enchanting...and I love anything magical...I 'm thinking to start a blog of my journeys whether in reality or fantasy, I 'll let you know if you 'll like to read it!!These days I 've been watching for the 2nd time Princess Tutu, an amazing anime...I wanted to tell you in case you didn't know about it...

Eliza said...

What a beautiful post, and that picture of you is wonderful, your ballet costumes are stunning. I have always, always loved the Swanlake. Your dress is lovely, too. I hope you had a magical Christmas, filled with joy and beauty (and of course delicious sweets!). <3

Melee said...

I love the pictures, Clara!!
That dress is adorable!

Emma is my favourite of Jane Austen's books! Are you enjoying it? I love Mr. Knightley... *sigh*
Actually, I'm going to be in the play Emma! We haven't started rehearsals yet but I'm excited. :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Melee said...

Thank you. :) I am playing Miss Bates!! I am excited but really nervous... I haven't had this many lines to memorize in a loooong time.
I'm glad you're enjoying it! I love how Emma is not your typical heroine... cause she's so spoiled and all. :)

Anonymous said...

oh, this post is so lovely dearest clara, the first picture is absolutely beauitful, like something out of a fairytale, just like the picture of the colourful sky too, it is so enchanting! also, you make a lovely ballerina dear! i hope you had a lovely christmas, and i hope you have a happy new year filled with fairy wishes, much love from suzannah ♥

Anonymous said...

ooh, and i forgot to say that i have changed my link to (i used to be magical whisper)

Renee said...

Your beautiful Clara just like I knew that you would be.

Merry Christmas.

Love Renee xoxo