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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thoughts Today

Well, after messing up blogger real good lets see
if I can get a post for today. Then spend the rest
of the morning trying to get back to something normal.

I was thinking this morning you know why fairy tales
like Beauty and the Beast and Snow White all take place
when the girl is young and not married? Because if she
was married there would be to much work to get finished
before she could ride off on the white horse with the prince.

I know now why Monday's are not date night. Yesterday,
my dryer decided it was going to be fussy and take two hours
to dry a load. I had so many loads of clothes to do so that
when my husband came home expecting to see a woman
ready to go on a date, he was met by a woman still folding
laundry, still wearing sweat pants and hair in a pony tail.

I fixed dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, folded one more load
of clothes. Then went to get ready. Make up is really such a nice
invention. But as I was getting ready, I had the thought that in
one of my favorite book series by Jan Karon, the first called
"At Home in Mitford." There is a lady named Miss Rose Watson,
and she will dress in old army coats and clothes she finds.
I thought last night getting ready, I am thinking of going with the Miss
Rose look. I got dressed and we left.

It has been a while since we have went to anything like this, I mean a long
while, like 1978, summer Boz Scaggs tour. The only time we really go
down town is the library and jury duty. So the place where we park is
now for city officials only. We found another parking garage, and parked.
I had brought my camera because I was going to take pictures but when
we got to the doors, that weren't opened yet, there were great big signs
that said "NO Cameras." So we turned around walked back to the car
and left the camera, walked back and they were letting people in by that time.

One thing I noticed was how nice everyone was and how helpful. We went up to
a very nice young man and showed him our tickets and he showed us where
to go in and then we began the climb.

UP and up and up. We kept climbing to the very tip-top of the place. To the
very back wall at the very last row. I was laughing the whole way up because
that is the first and only time I think I will ever buy tickets to anything.
The seats are really close together and really little. Like maybe 5 year old's would
fit really nice. Our seats were in the very middle. The was a older gentleman with
a long white beard at the aisle seat. His clothes were a bit worn and he had his belongings
in a grocery bag. He was all by himself. I hated climbing over him but he was
One of the ushers I talked to said it was all sold out so we knew that we were going
to be sitting really close to people. Everyone around us was polite and nice
and excited to be there.

The sets were wonderful and if you have seen the cartoon it was just like it. The
guy who plays Gaston's side kick in the cartoon well the guy who played him in the
play did all of these amazing falling and rolling and it was amazing how he
could do all of the jumping for 3 hours.
On the cover of Beauty and the Beast DVD, Belle is wearing a yellow
Gown. She wore the exact one on stage. It was just beautiful and these
pretty gold shoes. So glad I had binoculars.

I still don't know how they make the Beast turn into the prince. I watched
the whole time with the binoculars and he changes so fast and it was so
magic I have to say when all of a sudden there he is as a man.
The kid they got to be Chip was awesome and so perfect and tiny. His
little voice was so sweet.

I am so glad I got to go and I enjoyed it so much and when I got home,
I finished putting away the laundry I finished and I thought you know
it is fun to be doing things like this but really I am so glad I have my home
and my family and people to care for and come home too and I
think really this kind of fairy tale is the best kind to live.

I hope you have a great Tuesday, I will be trying to get my blogger
back to normal, and hopefully not break it again.
I can only post one picture right now.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your date, even if it was after a harried day! :)

  2. Oh, it sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    How is it broken? Sometimes it won't let me upload a lot of pictures at once, I have to open the image thing each time and upload them one by one if I want more than one pic.

  3. I was hoping you had a good time last night! Wasn't it a wonderful play? You see why we've talked about it all these years!

    Too bad you broke Blogger. I haven't a clue what you must have done, because it always behaves just fine for me. In the far-distant future, when everyone is well, I'll have to come take a look at it. Fortunately you have other people around to help you out.

  4. Hi Kim,
    So glad you enjoyed your evening out. It's nice to get out of the house once in a while and do something different. The play sounds wonderful.

  5. I'm so glad you had a good evening. I was thinking about you all evening yesterday. I know there is this time difference thing, but I was still hoping you were having a wonderful time.

    I am an absolute Jan Karon fan. I love, love, love her writing- even her children's books. I want to be like her when I grow up!

    It's amazing that beast made such a smooth transition to prince in the performance. If I had been folding laundry when I was supposed to go out with hubby, I'd have had to run upstairs and hurry. One glitch, it takes twice as long now to look half as good as I did years ago! I'll have to find out how those theater people do it. Special f/x for Patrice!

    Today is my 5 month blog-a-versary! I got your note today. So sweet!

    Have a good day-

  6. I am so glad you enjoyed it! The "Princesses on Ice" came to a city nearby and I really wanted to go see that....mainly because I like ice skating, but I knew the costumes would be beautiful. too. But I couldn't think of anyone who would go with me. I don't mind going to the movies by myself, but... well, you know. Anyway, I'm glad you got to do "what you said you would do" and that you had a great time!

  7. I am soo glad you enjoyed it. I wonder if it was the same play I saw years ago? It was soo spectacular...the scene with the dishes and the song "Be our Guest" I won't ever forget. I know what you mean though. You are living the best kind of fairy tale. Oh, I have been having a problem with the pics on blogger for a while. Is that what you are talking about? Have a wonerful rest of the day... HUGS

  8. Hey Kim

    Sounds like a good time! Lucky you to have that experience. Even if it only makes you appreciate what is right in front of you. I love this post.

  9. What a wonderful date night! A little lipstick and a quick brush of the hair and I am good to go!

  10. Well despite the high seats it sounds just wonderful. I just know the sets and costumes were magical. I'm glad you all had a great evening together all gussied up. I have to say--you just got even cooler in my book (if that is possible)...Boz Scaggs--awesome!
    Hugs, Amy :)

  11. Kim, I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening out even though you had a little set back with the dryer. For one thing, it made you appreciate your home and family life. I've only seen the Walt Disney cartoon video version of Beauty and the Beast. I still have a load of laundry that needs folding but Martha Stewart I'm not. lol. JB

  12. Well, I hope you were able to put the early part of the day out of your mind once the performance started. I was really hoping you would have a wonderful day.
    I'm very intrigued by the old man on the edge of the aisle. I wonder what his story was.


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