So is everyone sick of snow at this point?
I think every picture on Instagram this weekend involved snow - snow fall, playing in snow, crying about the snow, hiding from the snow.
I was just glad our snow held off until Friday.
Why? Because my weekend started off on Thursday when we went to see Beauty & the Beast. Talk about lucky. With the snow on Wednesday causing a mess, & knowing it was coming back in on Friday, that we got tickets a month ago for the one day that was fine, I was high fiving Jesus on that one.
Of course, I always love me some Beauty & the Beast... but I honestly was so confused. Let's just start by saying I have seen the Broadway edition so many times that I can say pretty much the entire play, & definitely sing all the songs... except this time? Everything changed.
They took 2 songs out which totally threw me off.... they used puppets in place of people in scenes which confused me.... the set was TOTALLY different & while it was OK, it just wasn't the full Beauty & the Beast effect it always had. Like before, there was a whole stair case just like the movie - a scene that looked like a real library (an important part of the play) - & an actual looking tower where the Beast's rose was... this time, it was a 2 part set that just got spun around in different directions. SO weird. & the costumes? All different. The main 3 of Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, & Lumiere? I've seen better high school productions of costumes then these 3. All the other times I've seen it? So beautiful! Breath taking! This time? Just cheap looking at times. Honestly, I could have made Mrs. Potts costume.
& they took out MAIN lines of the show. I mean, Mrs. Potts line is like my life motto...
& they changed it. She said something like, "Don't you worry about a thing Belle. Everything is just going to be fine. It all will be just be hunky dory".
WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!!?
That would be like taking Dorothy's "There's no place like home" & changing it to something like, "that house I sleep in will be nice to get back to"... WHAT?!?!?
... & the biggest blow me away part? The yellow dress... ICONIC... that's how everyone knows who Belle is, right? Well, first, the yellow dress again looked cheap. I'm not even joking when I say that the middle school version of the play I just saw had a more beautiful yellow gown then this did... & then at the end, they covered it in PINK TULLE!! PINK TULLE? YES! Pink tulle!
I literally raised my hands in the air & said LOUDLY, "WHAT IS GOING ON?"
|My expression for most of the play|
... but again, I'll never turn down a Beauty & the Beast production... even if it messed with my brain so much, its all I could think about all weekend long.
Ricky & I were lucky once again because we had already planned on taking off on Friday so we didn't have to feel rushed on Thursday night to get home & get to bed... so when it snowed & was a yucky day, we got to take it easy.
... even though 'taking it easy' meant we rode down to Target & Starbucks in the middle of the snow storm.
We have priorities.
|Starbucks iced coffee in the middle of a snow storm makes everything better|
We got home right as the roads were getting fully covered & there we were & there we stayed.
The rest of the weekend involved a lot of coloring, crocheting & knitting, laundry, catching up on my DVR... all the big things in life.
|Another head band to add to the pile|
... I GOTTA start that Etsy shop
We never went outside all of Saturday. Who'd want to get out in that mess anyways?
Sunday had me sleep in later then I meant to & we ended up missing church. I can't rely on Ricky to keep an eye on the time & wake me up. He gets caught up in cartoon world on the weekend mornings. Bless him. Oh well... I had an appointment anyways with a bride & groom that I'll be photographing in September so it worked out all OK anyways.
I met them at Starbucks & loved seeing the groom again - he's a brother of one of my previous grooms. I so love when I get to go back to families I've worked with before. September will be here before we know it.
I picked up some more yarn - because you know... yarn - got some lunch for Ricky & I & it was back home & time to make out bills....
|with all my dental issues, this is WAY too true|
I was happy to stay home & watch the snow melt away a little bit at a time. My kitchen floors can't handle doggie feet tromping through snow all day long. I feel like my Swiffer mop is just an extension of my arms all of winter.
I did wrap up my weekend by being a good wife & making some dark chocolate brownies for my hubby. He panics when he doesn't have anything either A) full of sugar or B) lots of chocolate or C) All of the above... I was actually out of vegetable oil because I NEVER use it. I guess you need to bake on a regular basis to use that stuff? But I ran down to our new local Dollar Store - or as everyone calls it in our area, the Greenville Walmart. It's been a lifesaver a few times for us where we didn't have to drive down to civilization.... but I took Bruno with me to get the vegetable oil & back to making Ricky's weekend complete with a sugary, chocolate smile.
I did good by getting in my yoga - FINALLY!!!!! ... & then it was time to settle in for my Downton Abby. Anyone watching the show afterwards? Mercy Street. I'm really liking that too. Am I old that I'm starting to like PBS programming lately?
So how was your weekend? Survive the snow storm?
Are you like me & counting down till Spring? .... 54 days if anyone wants to know....