Last evening our family went to see
Sight and Sound's Miracle of Christmas
Show. It was great, as usual.
I liked it better because we didn't
have people talking on cell phones
or amongst themselves the whole time
as we have had in the last couple of
attempts to see the show.
Last night, in fact, it was a small
audience but an involved one. I
love watching people enjoy it...since
we get to go every year because Warren is
an employee. This means that I know when
the "good parts" are coming and get
set to watch someone's reaction near me.
Last night it was a guy who looked like a
linebacker a few rows ahead. He was
literally on the edge of his seat leaning
on the balcony rail in front of him.
You could "feel" the excitement and enthusiasm
coming from him. He was the first one up
in a standing Ovation at the close of the show...
To hear the
exclamations of appreciation for the
camels, flying angels, and the story
itself...makes me delighted.
Anyway...before we left to go to the
show we had been watching Anne of Green Gables,
The Sequel. None of us had taken the time to
notice that it was four hours long.
We just put it in and watched and watched...
I quickly heated leftovers for dinner because
the movie continued...and I was into it.
Besides, the leftovers were good and we needed
to eat them.
Finally, we absolutely had to walk out of the
door so Mikey turned off the DVD. There were
groans of disappointment that came from all of
us...including a teenage boy...Jonathan! It
was funny how we were all totally into the story.
Once back in the car and on our way home after
the show and a quick stop for a sundae at McDonald's
on the way home, Chelsea asked if we could watch the
rest of the DVD when we got home. I didn't answer
right away. I didn't know how much was left or how
we might be feeling when we got here...however, at 11:30pm
after we were settled back in, I agreed that we could watch
up to a half hour more.
There were cheers and we settled in...with blankets and
enthusiasm. Chelsea started the DVD.
We watched the last 60 seconds of the movie and the credits
Another big groan and then lots of laughter
from the entire family!
Oh well, the anticipation was fun!