I hope everyone is having a fabulous Christmas. my life of course is never without its adventures. And while last year I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean this year found me spending Christmas eve by the side of the freeway.
I had gotten tickets for my mom, her husband and myself to see the Frozen Disney Show at the El Capitan in Hollywood. I decided to take my pink van and leave early because the bookcase I had on lay away was ready to be picked up. So as I am talking to my mom I hear this really loud strange noise. I tell my mom I have to get off the phone and sure enough my car was dying. I was driving on the 14 Freeway south from Palmdale which is basically driving through the desert and no mans land. But hey I’m not worried I have AAA. I call AAA and get a dispatcher that can not understand what I am telling her or the location of where I am at. I have to repeat the information to her quite a few times. I was told that the tow truck would be arriving in about 30-45 minutes which is the usual. No biggie I thought to myself I’ll just put on my make-up while I am waiting. Make-up is finished, kind of that scary old lady make-up put on in a car type of thing but still no tow truck. No biggie I’ll just do my Christmas cards for my niece and nephew while I am waiting. Christmas cards done and an hour later still no tow truck so I call AAA to get an update and I am told the dispatcher called a tow truck company in the wrong city and another truck was being dispatched which should arrive in 30 minutes.
30 minutes!!!!!! You have got to be friggin’ kidding me. I have been waiting on the shoulder of the freeway for an hour and it was now 2:30 pm and the tickets were for the 4:00 pm show. Now the anxiety is beginning to kick in. Well I have to get dressed in the van as I was losing time now. I had worn jeans and a t-shirt out the door because I was supposed to be getting the bookcase. No biggie, I thought to myself. I have changed in and out of costumes by the sides of roads many times in career as a kids entertainer today would be no different. I am all made up, Christmas cards have been done, and I am wearing my Christmas clothes and still no tow truck. I call AAA to get another update, this time the driver was told I was off the freeway and he took a different route via the streets. I’m like no I have been on the shoulder of the freeway for the past hour and a half. Look for the bright pink van–you can’t miss it. It felt like an eternity waiting for that tow truck to arrive.
Finally it arrived–what a relief!!! We made it to the show by 3:45 pm, just enough time to park, get pop-corn and go to the ladies room. The evening was cut short because now I needed to get a ride back home. So I will see my sister’s kids on Sunday as I got tickets for all of us to see the ice sculpture exhibit and winter village at the Queen Mary as their Christmas gift.
Seriously I can not wait for 2013 to be over. I can not believe all that I have gone through in one year. It’s time for a new start and new beginnings.
Below are a couple of pictures of Christmas in my home and me at Frozen.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.