Alan Rickman is the one that hurts the most for me personally. And I don't think it's even fully hit me yet. I heard his voice during the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" preview Thursday night and it was like a punch in the gut. For me, Alan will always be Professor Snape. He was an amazing actor and he brought Snape to life for me. It's hard to think about seeing him in the Harry Potter movies. And I don't think I'll ever be able to watch that one scene in the boathouse again without tearing up.
About a week ago, I discovered tsum tsums on JCPenney's website. I finally was able to get a few of the original ones that haven't been sold in a while. They came the other day and I'm excited to add Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and friends to my growing tsum family. They also had a few exclusive pink Valentine tsums!
Speaking of tsum tsums, my Disney Store package arrived the other day. I opened it yesterday and it's always like opening a little bit a of magic. I love the ShellieMay plush! The Valentine's Day chocolate set and Dumbo are cute too!
I had a little bit of birthday money left over, and I was excited to find a few holiday Hallmark itty bittys on sale. The Star Wars holiday plush were 50% off! I ended up getting three of them along with Ariel. It was a great deal!
Work has kept been keeping both Eliot and me busy lately. I enjoy my job and talking with our patients. Another perk of work is playing with Bear. Lisa works down the hall in our office (we share a space) and she brings her black lab dog, Bear, to work. On Thursday, I watched him for about an hour and I loved every minute of it. I pet him and he brought me his toys. We played with "Hedgie" his plush hedgehog and I rolled his ball back and forth with him. I admit, I really miss having a dog to play with.
I've also been busy with a few Happily Ever Hatter orders. Yesterday was National Hat Day and I worked more to get my shop name out there. I'm hoping to set my sights on getting new designs together once I get my office organized! Hopefully Eliot and I will be able to tackle it this weekend! I need to re-arrange some furniture!
Speaking of Eliot, he's a sweetheart. Last week, he showed up to my work with a Wal-Mart bag and insisted that I open it. He'd found some Disney slipper socks and bought them for me as a surprise. I have a weird obsession with socks! They're awesome!
Then, this week, Eliot came home from work on Tuesday with another surprise. He'd seen a tsum tsum poster posted online and went to the store to investigate. He came home with the poster, along with Inside Out stickers, and two door greeters!!! We love door greeters and we've never seen Valentine's Day ones! Now, we have Minnie and Elsa- who I think also works for Easter/spring! Yay! (We later went back to the store to buy Mickey. Minnie needed Mickey. It is for Valentine's Day after all!) He's the best!
After this long week, I'm looking forward to spending today and tomorrow home with my husband. We don't have any huge plans, other that watching the Patriots play off game later on this afternoon. At some point, we'll have to clean off the driveway since we're having another winter storm today. There's something peaceful and serene about it though, so I don't mind. I'm excited to spend time together working on our house. Eliot started putting his Vinylmation away and he's going to have me help him arrange them. Hopefully we can work on my office a little bit too!
This was a long week, and I'm relieved that another new week is just around the corner. Sometimes you just have to be wiling to find the good things in life in order to be truly happy. I'm thankful that I've always been able to find the fun. °o°