Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting in the Christmas Spirit?

It’s a weird Christmas for me.  I’m done shopping for my family, but I still have some friends to buy presents for.  After getting my outside lights and Christmas trees up before I went home for Thanksgiving, I’ve been dragging my feet about decorating.  I finally got a bunch of ornaments on the trees last night.  I may do a bit more decorating tonight, but I’ll probably about done with that.

And yet.

Thursday, I headed down after work to see Glendale Centre Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.  Despite all the years I’ve been going down there, this is the first time I’ve actually seen it.  I enjoyed it.  The special effects weren’t that great, but the play itself was really well done.  I especially enjoyed their carolers, who usually sang a cappella.

And Saturday, I made my monthly trip to Disneyland.  I didn’t get there as early as I had hoped, but I did get there in time to ride the Christmas version of it’s a small world twice before the lines got too long.  I waited 10 minutes once and 20 minutes the next time.  Mind you, that was back to back.  The line was looking to be at least 30 minutes long when I left, so I got there just in the nick of time.

I hit Star Tours twice as well, thanks to fast pass.  Did Haunted Mansion Holiday once and then headed over to CA Adventure long enough to wander around a bit and stop by the Ghirardelli store.  Man, that place is addictive.

I left last afternoon because I didn’t feel like waiting in any more lines even though I had my book with me and hadn’t really read much.  Also, my legs were killing me.  I am so frustrated since I don’t know what is wrong and how to make them better.  I haven’t been running much, which does seem to help, but I want to run and play ultimate Frisbee.  Patience has never been one of my virtues.

Now to get presents wrapped and I’ll be all ready for Christmas!


Brian said...

You didn't stick around into the evening for Candlelight Processional? If you have never seen it, you would really like it. It's very well done. I highly encourage you check it out sometime.

BTW ... I'm no longer in Attractions. I transferred to Disney Vacation Club. Still training, but I'll probably be done by the time you make your January visit.

Mark said...

Actually, you told me about your transition during my November visit. :)

I didn't stick around for the processional. I thought about it, but I wanted to get home and get some things done. And my legs were absolutely killing me. Plus it looked like it was going to be a madhouse with them already trying to corral people coming and going, and I didn't feel like dealing with the crowds.

Some other time, I guess.

That Loud Redhead said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, since I just got back from "the World." How fun that they give a holiday spirit to some of the rides! I did get to see part of the Candlelight Processional at DW with Blair Underwood--it was neat!

Rest up--hope you feel better!!

Mark said...

Small World is fun at Christmas (then again, I love it year round), but the Mansion is amazing. It's a completely different ride in a couple of scenes.