And this morning, I hopped on the treadmill and partied with Cruella for a 20 minute hill climb.
Now do you remember when Cruella was Difficult for me? Yeah - me too. Now it's a good workout - but nowhere NEAR what it was back then.
Deb asked me in an e-mail if it was easier getting around WDW now than it was before. YES YES YES a thousand times yes! And I'll NEVER go back to how it was.
You'd think that I'd go into my Friday MouseFest report today, wouldn't you?
You'd be wrong.
You see - I'm a movie buff. And at the holiday season - I love holiday movies.
Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th Street (the Natalie Wood version, thank you), and more. We've already watched them all.
But last nigh we watched my favorite - and it always touches me. I sit and cry through it from the music and the wonderful story. I know what you're thinking: "It's a Wonderful Life"? WRONG.
In 1970, Albert Finney starred in what I consider the definitive version of Charles Dickens Immortal Classic: A Christmas Carol - entitled "Scrooge". It's a musical, and you simply MUST see it.
And during his visit with the Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge protests that he hasn't learned enough from him yet - that they have more to discuss - and the Ghost explains something to Scrooge that rang through to me last night. And I wanted to share it with you now. It's inspirational. Touching. Poignant. Appropriate. Everything.
"There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember, Scrooge, time is short. And suddenly you're not there anymore."
And in that spirit, and the spirit of the children we will help together, and in the spirit of Team Voice, and AATM, and WDW Radio, and MDP, and EVERYONE who is on this journey with us - everyone who reads, sees, or comments:
I would like to wish to you, your family, your loved ones, your friends, and everyone across the Earth, the very Merriest of Christmases, and the Happiest of Holiday Seasons. You all have helped me make MY life worth living to it's fullest.
MAIN STREET AWAITS!