Saturday, December 23, 2006

"But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!" ~ The Night Before Christmas, 1822

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'Twas two days before Christmas and I'm writing my blog

While my mind seems to be wandering & lost in a fog.
The cheesecake I'd baked was in the refrigerator o'er night
And I'd wrapped all my gifts - what a beautiful sight!
Amanda was downstairs and watching TV
While the cat snoozed beside me & in her sleep wheezed.
I sat at the keyboard - yearning for bed
While various blog topics danced through my head.
When what to my wandering mind should I think
If I rewrite this whole poem I'm on insanity's brink! ...

Okay, so much for waxing poetic - I don't
really think I'm up to rewriting the entirety of Clement Clarke Moore's epic The Night Before Christmas tonight - though I have done it in the past and it was kind of fun. Of course, that was the far distant past when I was a kid and had lots of free time and energy - neither of which I seem to have in great abundance anymore. Ah, the joys of growing old! Someone remind me again of what they are - please??

At any rate, I think I am going to take a few
days off from posting and wanted to let my faithful readers know that I haven't abandoned you - just that I figure that you won't be reading on the holidays as you'll have lots to do outside of sitting at your computer screen! At least I certainly hope that you do!
It is my fervent wish that you all have a very happy holiday season - that no matter what you celebrate this time of the year it b
e joyful and full of wonderful blessings; that you have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends both old and new; and that the spirit of the season enfold you in its warmth. May your heart's desires come true and "may you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten".

As they say in Ireland
'Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi shonas duit' or - translated - a prosperous and happy Christmas to you! "God bless us everyone!"


2 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you too Linda! I hope you and Amanda enjoy your Chritmas (well what you have of it together), and I hope Santa brings you what ou wished for :)

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  2. Hope you have a great and peaceful holiday!! =)

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