Happy New Year

To ALL the wonderful friends of mine at RedBubble who have been sending me BMail and leaving special holiday greetings I want to say thank you so much and bless each and every one of you! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.
Time has not been on my side of late; but I hope that soon I will be able to return and catch up on all that has been going on here!
Huge Hugs to All! Terri

Twas the Month of December

Twas the month of December and all round our house,
everyone was busy; and jousting about.

The stockings were hanging for dear life on the door,
While ornaments from the Christmas tree were knocked to the floor.

The hope that “St. Nicholas soon would be there”;
Was met by my panic and tearing out hair.

The cats and the dogs nestled snug on their beds,
Was just an illusion that I came to dread.
While visions of sugar-plums danced through my head;
The dogs were devouring fresh home made bread.

Me in my ‘kerchief, and Billy in his cap,
would get up each morning to a loud thunder clap,
between mopping floors, and laundry to do,
Cleaning out litter pans, and feeding this crew
There wasn’t much time for holiday cheer
In the weeks before Christmas I needed a beer!

I’d rush through my chores when in the front I’d hear hackin’
Low and behold a cat, hairball was smackin’.
Away, grab the mop bucket, return in a flash,
Tear open the paper towel and pick up the mash.

The moon on my breast as I lay in a heap
Gave way to the notion that I was in WAY TOO DEEP,
The computer was humming and calling to say
“You’ve missed something else on Red Bubble today!”

When, what to my fading eyes should appear,
But the date on the calendar indicating that the 25th was here.
So we patted our crew and packed up the car
Promised we weren’t going to go very far
We watered and fed them and hoped for the best
Cause Coco was looking really depressed.

My husband, the driver, who knew where to go
gave me a chance to nod off and doze.

More rapid than eagles we seemed to arrive,
I composed myself and wiped the sleep from my eyes

My husband he whistled, and called them by name;

“Hey, Sherry! Hey, Rita! Hey, Joe and Larry!

There’s, Sammy! Hey Lara! Ethan and Ron!

So good to see you! Merry Christmas to all!

Now where is the dressing? I’m hungry yawl!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
Up to the table the family they flew,
with wide open mouths and large appetites too.

And then, in a twinkling, I filled my own plate
Devoured smoked turkey, that was really first rate.
I drew in my chest, for a deep breath and sigh,
Went out for a walk and came back to have pie.

Dressed in light clothing prepared to expand
I offered my husband a strong loving hand
to get him to move up out of his chair,
And over to the sofa where he’d have some more air.

His eyes – looked like saucers! He had pudding in his teeth!
Mashed potatoes encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face still smeared with Rotel,
and I thought I detected veggie dip as well.
Never chubby or plump, just full as a tick,
I laughed when I saw the carrot sticking out of his lip;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know it was time to go to bed;
We spoke our goodbyes, and headed straight home,
Removed all tight garments and threw down with a groan,

Then laying beside me on the sofa that night,
My precious cat Cody snuggled me tight.
Her purr was like angels singing on high
Letting me know that the worst had finally passed by.

As 2009 disappears out of sight
Blessed 2010 to all, and may everything be bright!
TLC, 2009

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