Today was a busy day. The photo session in the morning went well, we all behaved ourselves, well until the very end. The photo session ended with silly faces, thanks to Pasha blocking my face my silly face is perfectly hidden!
We got ready and went to Cozy Grill, a nearby diner, for a quick brunch before going to the Nutcracker ballet at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). The Cozy Grill is a popular diner and we had to wait about 6-7 minutes until a table became available. We enjoyed the brunch and when Nana and Mina went to the ladies room Elif asked me if I remembered to take the tickets with me! Oh, no, I left them home. Luckily, Cozy Grill is only a few miles from home and we took a detour back home and I got the tickets. After filling up the gas tank we went downtown Providence and parked a block away from the entrance of PPAC. As we got close to the entrance it became obvious that I remembered the starting time incorrectly as 2:00 PM, it started at 1:30 PM. No problem, it was only 1:00 PM and we even waited for a few minutes until they opened the doors.
We took our seats and killed another 30 minutes looking around. When the seats in front of us got filled Mina had to switch her seat with Nana so that she could see since the person in front of her was “size-advantaged!” PPAC is an old theater renovated some years ago to its original ornate appearance. It has gilded decorations on the walls and all around the stage as you will see.
The performance was lovely, it took the audience to fairyland for a couple of hours. After the performance, Mina did not want to go backstage although Misha had called and invited us there after the show. She has a bit of a cold and did not feel up to it, so we walked back to the car and drove home. Now it’s the time for chocolate chip cookies, Mina and Nana are busy in the kitchen and I am waiting to receive a sample from the first batch. They are really good when they are warm!
Happy holidays to everyone.