If I was a real blogger, I would have been making regular posts throughout the fall about the Christmas Eve production that I spent the last 3 months working on. Then, on December 25th or shortly after, I would have posted a play-by-play of how the event had turned out. I read other people's blogs and see them do this and simply wonder where they get the time and energy to blog during the heat of the battle.
Anyway, I'll keep things simple and say that Grace's Christmas Eve event went very well and was positively received. I'm not sure of the actual attendance of the two services, but I think it was down a little bit from the previous year. That was a bit disappointing, but not really surprising since we simply didn't put the money into promoting the event the way we had the two previous years.
My drama and music teams performed superbly. And with the exception of some wireless mic hiccups, both services went precisely as we planned them. Overall, I was very encouraged by the way things went.
Curtain. Blackout. Passout.
Christmas Day was a blur for me. My exhaustion was at a peak. I took a few days off and went back to the office for a few hours on Friday. Needless to say, there's a Sunday on the horizon and services to be planned.
After all that, can you believe that I got online this morning and started looking at drama scripts for next Christmas? It is crystal clear at this point - I have lost my mind!