Michele, I hope there is nothing serious with Avalon's foot, and she will be ready to jump for joy when she finds her presents just a few days away!!
Toots, enjoy the ballet... I also went to see the Nutcracker ballet once when I was in San Antonio. It was done by a local company and not exactly a "Bolshoy", still all the same it was a wonderful atmosphere booster just a few days away from Christmas
Have a beautiful night out!
Cris may be getting in late, as he has to sort out all the loose ends before Christmas at work.
I will prepare some pizzoccheri for a warm, comforting treat!