Dec 23, 2012

'Twas the night before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a person was ready, except for the mouse.

The stockings weren't hung by the chimney with care,
they were still in the laundry at the bottom of the stair.

The cookies are burned, the cards were never sent,
being this far behind was never my intent.

The trees were ready for ornaments and lights,
but I put off decorating for yet another night.

More time has been spent running to open the sash,
for cold air to come in and relieve my hot flash.

So if you don't get a gift, a treat, or a card,
it's not a personal matter - don't take it too hard.

The old fart is now nestled all snug in her bed,
She drank too much nog and it went to her head.

So she's packing it in and saying good night,
May your Christmas be merry and New Year be bright.


Margaret said...

I love it!!! Happy Christmas to you and yours, Marly! Hope you have a Christmas with no hot flashes. :D

Sandra said...

That is fabulous. You have missed your calling. I know you could sell that. Merry Christmas in spite of yourself.
Homespun Elegance

Kim said...

Oh, this is perfect! Love it.
Merry Christmas and thank you for that gift of laughter.

Karen said...

Hi Marly,
I love this little poem...I've never heard it put to these words before.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
Merry Christmas to you! May you have the merriest Christmas ever. Thanks for all the laughs!!!
Christmas hugs :)

Patti said...

Thank you so much for the smiles tonight! That is exactly how I feel tonight ;)
Merry Christmas to you! Mine has been made merrier because of you!
Blessings, Patti

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thanks for making me smile! Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

This made me smile, and I needed it, thank you!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Vera said...

What a great poem Marly! Best wishes for a "cool" Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

Mouse said...

Hahahahah ... love it ... seems to be me as well :)
hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year too :) love mouse xxxxxx

butterfly said...

Happy Christmas, and warm wishes to you and your family .Thank you for such great posts.

vale-tina said...

Merry Christmas!
I wish you good health, new ideas, inspiration and festivity!
May the joy of living more in your hearts!

Patty C. said...

Merry Christmas

Mary said...

Priceless! Thank you for the gift of you, Marly!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Dear Marly, I love it so much :)
I wish a very Merry peaceful Christmas :)))


Barbara said...

ROFLMBO Marly you hit it right on the head.
Merry Christmas

Bertie said...

The best Christmas Poem so far, you have me in stitches!!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

barbara said...

OMG Marly! I'm at work, it's stressful, and thanks to you I am laughing despite it all.

Sweet Sue said...

Thx for the giggle, great way to wake up & start the day:) Wishing you the very bestest flash-free Christmas ever!

Vickie said...

Marly, you're the best! A Blessed, Merry Christmas to you.

Primitive Stars said...

Love it Marly......Merry Christmas you old nog drinking Fart, Hugs Francine.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

HAHAHA!! Merry Christmas!

Jan said...

LOL! Just what I needed this morning. Now I know I'm not the only one who is behind this year.

Merry Christmas!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas Marly!!

Lanie said...

Merry Christmas, Marly!

Thank you for always entertaining, always inspiring!

Wishing you many blessings in the New Year.

Barb said...

Priceless absolutely priceless Marly, you are just such a tonic. Hope your Christmas is not too tropical , more ice anyone.
Have a lovely time you and yours. Now awaiting the New year one.

Linda said...

What a great poem. Merry Christmas.


Melissa said...

That's just too funny!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Marly! Thank you for all the entertaining and informative posts throughout this last year!

Judy said...

Love it! Thanks for the entertainment. Your talet is endless!

Have a "cool" Christmas!

Judy heartland stitcher

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hahaha! Oh well....who says everything has to be done??? Christmas comes no matter what!! :) --Jan

Mollymaja said...

Hihi LOL so funny!
I too have a very similar way to approach christmas time.
Wish you a peaceful 2013.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh this is so good!! Christmas came up on me so fast this year I didn't get the first card out either!
I hope your Christmas was merry.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Very funny! I'll be adding this one to the collection that I read to my son every year.

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