A lot of people have asked us if we are missing the fact that we are usually in the midst of a gigantic Christmas production at church during this time. (the church opted to take a sabbatical from the Christmas show this year) To that I have to say no. Sarah had already decided that she wouldn't be a part of it this year due to her commitment to Trunk or Treat. Me? I was taking a wait and see attitude but was leaning toward a break before they decided not to do it. We do miss the sense of community that surrounds a production like that but we do not miss the time and the work involved.
Because we haven't had to do that this year, we have been able to take advantage of quite a few comps for shows that have come our way. So far we've seen You Can't Take It With You and Black Nativity. Tomorow night we're going to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Wednesday night we're going to see The Lost Dogs Christmas concert. Friday night, we're going to the Taize service at our church which includes the art exhibit Stations of Christmas. On the 17th we're going to see The Christmas Foundling at Taproot and on the 19th I have an art opening. On Christmas Eve we'll be at church and then off to a party with friends. On Christmas Day I'm sure we'll end up over at some other friend's home to play games. As you can see, we're pretty busy this holiday season. We will both be quite ready for some time off by the time Christmas rolls around. Sarah is taking the week of Christmas off and I'm taking the week after off. It's too bad we couldn't take a week together but our work schedules just wouldn't allow it.
So, don't worry about us. We're plenty busy. I'm really looking forward to January when things slow down again. The holidays wear me out.