12/18/07

Twas One Week Before Christmas

Twas One Week Before Christmas
And All Through The House
Many creatures were stirring,
2 dogs, 5 cats, 3 rodents, but not a mouse.
I still have the stockings to hang up with care
Is it only seven days until St. Nicholas is here?

The children are finally nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of Christmas break dance in their heads.
And papa’s fixing the leaky washing machine, and I’m sorting gifts,
When will that two week vacation begin?

When down in the basement there arose such a clatter,
Papa sprang from his chair to see what was the matter.
Away down the stairs he flew like a flash,
Opened the storage room door, and in he did dash.

The furnace wasn’t blowing, oh where was the heat?
Papa found the reset button, boy that was sure neat.
Now the furnace is blowing the warm air once more,
Only seven days til Christmas, can we take any more?

Remember that little old driver, so lively and quick
That would be me, the one who wrecked when the road was slick.
More rapid than eagles the insurance papers came,
And now we must play in the settlement game.

Purchase a Dodge, a Ford, a Chrysler or a Buick,
A Honda, a Kia, Toyota or Chevrolet,
Dave Smith what can we find on your lot
That will get us driving on our way today?

As the snow and the rain continue to fall,
Next on our list is having a ball,
With rehearsals for the upcoming play at our church,
Still looking for props, I’ll continue to search.

And then, in a twinkling I heard from mom,
Wanting the menu for Christmas Eve dinner at my home,
Joyeux Noel, this year we celebrate France,
Maybe we will even do a special Christmas dance.

Tonight I am dressed in my comfy pajamas,
While To Do Lists are swirling in my mind, because
There are only 24 hours in my way,
I’ve got six more days to go until Christmas Day.

So, it is wrapping, and preparing menus, and being quite merry
As it is time for the family to gather, please don’t tarry,
But I pray you safe journey and you drive through the snow,
Don’t be like me and need your car to get a tow!!

It is getting late, and this blog post is too long,
So I’m not going to quite finish the whole Christmas song,
A Merry Christmas to all in vast blog land tonight,
I’m going to sleep, my slumber I’ll no longer fight.

1 comment:

Inland Empire Girl said...

Ahhh... I am up way too late and trying to get inspiration for my annual letter... yours could be copied and it might be better!
I am glad you got the washer and furnace going. That is par for the course. Let's see.. by Monday the drawer will fall out of Mom's frig or coffee overflow behind the stove or the snow will flood Zoe's room. TNTL.