Saturday evening I went with my parents to see "A Christmas Carol" at the VBC Playhouse. The production was put on by Fantasy Playhouse and was just as good this year as in years' past. We arrived about 15-20 minutes before the show started and found our seats. My parents were sitting on the floor in the wheelchair section and I was two rows behind them.
A few minutes after sitting down, a couple came in and had the two seats
to my left. Their two seats were in the curve of the playhouse seats
where two sections met and therefore, there was a lot of space between
the two seats. this couple was probably in their 50s and did not have
wedding rings but appeared to be head over heels for each other. I
gathered that they were probably in that lovey-dovey stage of their
courtship. Long story short, I traded seats with the man so that these
two could snuggle up beside each other. The woman thanked me over and
over again and practically hugged me. I told her it was no big deal as
my parents were sitting in front and I wasn't on that row with anyone.
I actually love those seats in the curve because you get a heck of a lot
more leg room than you would otherwise have. Unfortunately I ended up
sitting by a squirmy kid whose mother would not discipline. Seriously,
the kid had her feet practically on the head of the person in front of
her. She wallowed around in her seat and over onto my seat at times. She
bounced up and down and moved the seat up and down and all the while
the mother sat there either oblivious to what was going on or she just
ignored it. At intermission, the girls' sister came over and the two of
them crammed into the seat beside me to the point where the squirmy girl
was practically in my lap. I asked her to please sit in her own seat
thank you. I was hoping she would fall asleep during the second act, but
It was the first time I had seen the play in about three years and there
are many lines I think I could quote due to the fact that I've probably
seen it close to 15 times. The songs for sure I know and I know what is
coming up next; but, it is always a good show and quite enjoyable. This
particular show was sold out and they asked if anyone had any extra
tickets to please turn them in for a tax credit so they could be resold.
I'm not sure that anyone had any extra tickets. The show on Sunday was
also sold out. I think this is probably one of the most popular
Christmas performances in Huntsville and always does really well. If you
have never seen it before or it's been a while since you have, check it
out next season.
Sunday night I joined some of the girls from my Sunday school class for a
Christmas party of sorts. Some of us get together for a prayer group on
Sunday nights and although I'm not really a regular, I have been and
was invited to the party. We brought finger foods and played Bunko and
just generally had a great time. I had never played Bunko before and had
a great time playing. We each brought a Christmas ornament and the
winners of each round got to trade with one of the losers if they
wanted. I ended up with a poinsettia ornament that was really pretty.
We played three games - six rounds per game - and then gathered in the
living room to see who won prizes. There was a prize for the most Big
Bunkos the most Little Bunkos and the most wins and the least wins. I
won the prize for the least wins and got a really pretty photo album.
After the prizes were dished out, I gathered up my things and went home.
Since the Survivor season finale was on, I wanted to make sure I had
time to watch it before going to bed. The hostesses were twin sisters
and as I was leaving they gave me a mug with a "n" on it that was filled
with homemade biscotti, marshmallows and hot chocolate balls. Apparently you put the hot chocolate balls in a glass of warm milk. I'm
looking forward to giving that a try once the weather cools off, or if
the weather ever cools off. I'm assuming they got a mug of goodies for
everyone because they are very sweet girls.
I made it home in time to watch Survivor and be shocked at the winner.
Then I got a wild hair and purged my winter closet of some sweaters I
haven't worn in years, some of which I know I've had since 2001. I
finally made it to bed around 11:00 p.m. and even turned out all the
lights and guess what - there were no rodent scares!
It was a really great weekend full of Christmas cheer!
P.S. My most loyal commenter, Erika, is on vacation this week and
therefore does not have access to a computer. So, if someone could
please leave a comment or two this week to let me know someone is
reading, it would be most appreciated.