A Savannah Pre-Christmas-ing

If you’ve been checking out my blog at all lately (and I know at least four of you have–admit it), you may have seen that I have really–I mean REALLY–been enjoying the Christmas season 2013 in my gorgeous hometown of Savannah, GA.

A few more joyful Yule Happenings:

1.  Christmas Cabaret 

Last Saturday evening about six pm found me at the backstage door of the beautiful Lucas Theatre …

HawdJEAo6PkAZUnp.jpg

… here in Savannah.  I had tickets for On Stage at the Lucas’ presentation of Christmas Cabaret: A Roger Moss Christmas.  Well, Roger is a buddy of mine who used to live in the apartment above me on Abercorn.  (I’ve overheard him practice his scales many a Sunday afternoon.  Actually he has lulled me to sleep with scales practice.)  But he didn’t lull me to sleep this night!  What a delightful evening of music and fun.  Featured singers Cat Yates (another buddy), Trae Gurley and Natasha Drena regaled the 100 member sold-out audience with Christmas favorites and joyful bantering.  (Am I sounding a little 1900’s-ish?)

M2XB9FOkjhJdpmC0.jpg

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Upon arriving and venturing inside, I saw Kevin Pittman and Savannah (the fox).  How cool are they?

Nv3gFdlz7DYNkL5R.jpg

How cool are WE?

xYpgKoCyUZ1ahtMV.jpg

And, look!  Snow!

yjXsMjJnkSvVjS4A.jpg

i0LtDSxB5XsNhBLp.jpg

omiF8SkUOSdX5DJ7.jpg

nTs6pprGuTTlQBe8.jpg

Roger and Cat:

en9sxiIjDCzOtpeT.jpg

UkZ3bTFjzY0KuIa4.png

PxWoFWSNO0J8awqV.jpg

FK252kfBpiOgo6h4.jpg

After the show, me rushing up to the stage area and shamelessly simply OWNING the space and harassing the stars, all in the name of a blog:

HVGjuGsj9pIlksl6.jpg

ASvh3YeK8E81SgEw.jpg

(WHY do I do things like this?!)

4Bnpky4Ypx10irDv.png

Oh9wP85FrlGo8ZWy.jpg

cLe6TrBd7pa05lME.jpg

Belting out a Broadway tune with Cat.

pwCgeTn7iIxEli4y.jpg

yYRw5KlHu6tZZMf0.jpg

I have decided that I really must become a Broadway star.  I owe it to all of you.  That’s just all there is to it.

JZ5xqpgg8QGSSUoS.jpg

I can see it now.  Next year:  Christmas Cabaret: A Neal Saye Christmas.  Do you think I could learn to sing or dance or tell jokes or look cool (or get rid of my HORRIBLE FEAR of falling off the stage) by next Christmas?

2.  Gingerbread Village at the Westin

I LOVE this annual Christmas display at the Westin across the Savannah River.  So, umbrella-ed, Robert, Pang and I went last rainy night.  Here’s a bit of what we saw:

D4feSHJOO0LIqxxa.jpg

Wx8wR38mVyKEKCQD.jpg

78bt93QPrJovQaNQ.jpg

meb0LrtiUdKYBazC.jpg

6epXrSHQDIlUhRWP.jpg

S6NWF4MhnhJDEZxR.jpg

iydD3YRXXXEoIRDk.jpg

ata5qYFo69ikiOXa.jpg

6SkvvXSgb4twcUE5.jpg

OL4DtIr0OXnjRLrz.jpg

n9d49I0XNbuDYU9J.jpg

uDFzZrHQy7gUaZka.jpg

DPEh84zf5zipkg3F.jpg

FulCDYte8EfxQL2J.jpg

nkQitD1Sws82XNHE.jpg

KUNCbsep5t6BBbyq.jpg

b02a5iRNf11HKRJ8.jpg

l8pc1PMYQ1zk6GlR.jpg

Such fun!

3.  Christmas Puppy

Grandsons Daniel (6) and Gabriel (3) received an early Christmas present last night .. a new puppy!  His name is Spyro (after the Skylanders game).

Daniel with Spyro.

2uvqF33JEOC9jrY6.jpg

U2hDJjgaCbCdpK4T.jpg

Mom Amy.

tJx8ryZ2nkMqCK5U.jpg

wx88pfgGdmL2iTLs.jpg

Next door neighbor come to meet the pup (with other grandson Gabriel).

js0ovOhaGh9KfN3i.jpg

And Yours Truly.  (I’m seriously considering stealing the puppy.  But am having difficulty working that out morally.  Should I simply forget morals this time?  My grandsons are young–they’ll forget soon.)

7TyFAnAzKXgXajsf.jpg

eJK4n6nLWSBK0ZLf.jpg

VqmXMfNUfMVKcbdR.jpg

lrnUonY98VXtHIlZ.jpg

F2ppVWt8RRk62Rlo.jpg

4.  Yet one more post about my Wreathing in Joy

Christmas wreaths make me So Happy.  I’m not sure why.  But here are a few more I’ve seen in the last few days.

A shell wreath across the street.

g5zvgiuOn1eaKEI4.jpg

KbeLJh1qjv8mAU37.jpg

NPv2tUMJhmuFF63e.jpg

YpmmlQWD8obkvgKE.jpg

(PLEASE ignore my huge legs.)

DZNJp4XZvdNLpZYS.jpg

Q2XrNXpRj9Q8krdj.jpg

GH9itJriHDCINGre.jpg

71YpruuDwOpBaxnW.jpg

NmCletmzPwFj5XHC.jpg

HjL763wuVaEVDGVv.jpg

bS9DkkQb9ox6yGCO.jpg

o0rCZwb2USa0E729.jpg

EcXVKMqmauCwyfSX.jpg

Duck1

Wreathing in Joy One

Wreathing in Joy Two

 

Happy, Happy Christmas Eve!  Much Holiday Love to You All.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Keith on December 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    And a Merry Christmas to you and yours. A truly joyful blog!
    your D— Yankee friends, Keith&Mark

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: