Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!
-Clement C. Moore
The Twelve Days BEFORE Christmas
1. Christmas tree in a bucket
2. strands of lights that don’t work
3. wise men in the creche
4. camels (? one must be the pack camel?)
5. dozen cookies made
6. bows that match to tie onto the chandelier
7. rolls of wrapping paper needed
8. potted palm trees in the garage so they don’t freeze
9. boxes of ornaments for the tree
10.trips to the grocery store
11. gifts to deliver
12. bags of groceries on the final run
The Day AFTER Christmas
T’was the day after Christmas and all through the house,
the dishes were stacked, to be washed by the spouse. (that would be me)
The palm trees were nestled snug in the garage,
alongside the piles and piles of garBAGE.
And I in my running clothes out for a jog,
accompanied by my faithful dear dog,
went dashing beneath a clear, cold blue sky
to burn off that third yummy piece of my pie!
When out in the kitchen arose a strange thing
Oh! it’s my new phone, just starting to ring!
How do I answer it? I do not know;
with all gizmos hi-tech, I am very slow.
Then what to my confused eyes suddenly appeared,
but a very smart daughter, who thinks it quite weird
that her mother needs so much help with her phone.
So she started a tutorial, beginning with step one.
More rapid than eagles she pushed this and that
to set my “aps” “tones” and “calendars” right there as we sat.
To Facebook! To e-mail! To finding a ring tone!
In a very short while, I did it on my own!
My eyes how they twinkled, my smile was so merry;
you might think that I’d been nipping the sherry!
She laughed as she saw me in spite of herself;
To celebrate, we got some wine down from the shelf.
We sprang to the living room to sit by the fire
And listen to melodies sung by a choir.
How nice to relax in the fire’s glowing light…
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
(pewperson said she’d return on Jan. 8, but lied the first time. Now I really mean it)