Every once in a while, a day is good from start to finish. My day began with ideas. I awoke, and there they were, just waiting for me. I scribbled in my notebook as fast as I could write, trying to get all my thoughts down before they disappeared in a mist.
At 1:00 p.m. I met Daughter #1 and her daughter and son at the movie theater to see Phantom of the Opera. I have seen the play twice, once on Broadway, once in Boise. I have listened to the CD countless times. I loved the play and the music, and now I can say I loved the movie. It didn’t feel like I was in the theater for two and a half hours. I was transfixed. I like some of the things they added for the movie, and I have to say that the unconditional love and forgiveness of Christine was so much more clear in the movie than it was in the stage production.
Then it was off to eat at Goodwood Barbecue in celebration of Grandson #2’s birthday (his birthday was last week but he was off in the mountains so we had to wait to go out for our traditional birthday lunch).
When I got home, I found out that Catching Katie has landed on the Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2004 list. Now there was a shocker. A very pleasant one, to be sure.
And to top it off, this is CSI: Miami night, and it isn’t a rerun.
I’m glad this was a good day. Tomorrow I see the dentist, and I’m pretty sure that isn’t going to be as pleasant as seeing Phantom of the Opera.