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Saturday, December 26, 2009
'Twas The Day After Christmas
Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurting -- even the mouse.
The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.
Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor, while
Upstairs the family continued to snore.
And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
Went into the kitchen and started to clean.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.
The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
The patch on his jacket said "U.S. POSTMAN."
With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox
Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox.
Bill after bill, after bill, they still came.
Whistling and shouting he called them by name:
"Now Dillard's, now Broadway's, now Penny's and Sears
Here's Levitz's and Target's and Mervyn's--all here!!
To the tip or your limit, every store, every mall,
Now chargeaway-chargeaway-chargeaway all!"
He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk.
He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
Driving much faster with just half a load.
Then I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
"ENJOY WHAT YOU GOT ... YOU'LL BE PAYING ALL YEAR!"
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It's 49 degrees and the wind has been blowing all day... it rained all day yesterday, so between the rain and the wind the sky is so blue and clean...
Today was my sixth day in a row working, only two more days of work and I am off Christmas day and the day after... the good thing is I go in early so I get off early... but getting up every morning before 5:30 am wears one out... luckily the boys are not up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morn so we can sleep in a bit...
I am grumpy today due to being tired and just grumpy... works not helping with some things going on... hoping next year at work will be better but then every year we change either the system or the supervisor so probably not... can never move forward and feel like we are being successful, just keeping it going...
Our Christmas movie marathon continues... we've seen Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas...
the boys are enjoying their first week of vacation, sleeping in, barely getting dressed and playing video/computer games... son3 is having a blast... he does not need a Wii system as every system he plays he does not sit down but jumps all around while playing... he has been playing a football game and I think he has run all the yards...
son2 has a Christmas exchange tomorrow with the friends... they do it every year... it took two hours yesterday but they finally all got together in one spot and drew names from the Santa hat... he is now off with hubby picking up a few last things we forgot for Christmas and picking out his secret Santa gift... probably a CD... they didn't have the CD so he got Halo Legos...
son1 was off for two days and now has three days to work... still only getting about fifteen hours... and still planning on going to Disneyland with girlfriend's family this Christmas weekend...
I made a big pot of stew yesterday and a big pot of chicken soup the day before... waiting for hubby and son2 so we can heat it up... we are supposed to go look at neighborhood lights tonight but windy and cold so we shall see... the boys are happy with TV and just being comfy cozy so even if we don't go we are good...
The ham is thawing in the fridge... can't wait to get it in the oven on Christmas eve...
Holly is mad cause it is too cold to be outside and no one will sit long enough for her to get comfy on a lap and I won't let her sit on the laptop so she is in the garage on a time out as she is an ankle biter...
Son2's report card came today: Geometry D; PE B; Spanish 1 C; Psychology C; Computers A; World History C; English C; Biology D... he says next semester he is going to do better and he is not happy with himself for not doing his best the first half of the year or last year either....
Everyone is home, even son1 so heating up the soups...
Twas the Night Before Christmas Cullen Style
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Shire,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a vampire.
The mountain lions were chained to the chimney with care,
In hopes, in the morning, they would still be there.
The vampires were canoodling, all romped in their beds,
While visions of reindeer danced in Alice’s head.
And Esme in her lingerie, and I in my sweater vest,
Had just settled down for an evening of 'rest'.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to a crouch to see what was the matter.
Away to the front yard I flew in such a mad dash,
I tore my pant bottoms at the back of my ass.
The moon from my backside felt the fresh falling snow
Gave an interesting peepshow for my family to bestow.
When, what to my golden eyes should appear,
But Emmet, my son, with eight tiny reindeer.
My mind reeled with concerns so I calmly inquired,
“Aren’t reindeer endangered? How were they acquired?”
“They were at the petting zoo, when I whistled they came,”
Emmet smiled, then shouted, and called them by name!
“The girls can have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen!
Us men will take Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen!
They are plump from overfeeding and smell really yummy,
They will sustain us til’ morning by filling our tummy!”
I pondered if we should return the stolen reindeer.
If we killed them we might feel guilty all year.
After all, they were someone’s beloved pets,
If people found out there might be some threats!
And then, in a twinkling, I heard from behind me,
The tiptoe and sashay of my little pixie.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Alice leaped into my arms with one fluid bound.
She was dressed in fur, from her head to her toes,
She pouted her lip, giggled, and kissed my nose.
My vote to suck reindeer was dramatically swaying,
I sighed and waved my hand to allow for the slaying.
Emmet’s eyes twinkled with joy. His dimples were merry!
Then the blood bath came like a scene out of ‘Carrie’!
The moonlight shone upon us, my children's teeth aglow,
As blood dripped from their chins down into the snow.
The stump of leg was held tight in Jasper’s teeth,
Steam pooled from the carcass around his head like a wreath.
Edward pointed his finger and grinned mischievously.
He shook when he laughed, his voice filled with glee!
“All done!” Alice sang like a jolly little elf,
I chuckled when I saw this, in spite of myself!
With a roll of her eyes and a twist of her head,
Rosalie was finished her meal and Vixen was dead!
We all spoke not a word, but went straight to work,
Cleaning up the bodies and Edward gave a smirk.
Picking up a clump of snow and tapping his nose,
He gave a quick nod, and threw it at Rose!
He sprang to his feet, to his brothers he did whistle,
And away he flew like a self-propelled missile.
I spoke as the game started and ran from the snow fight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”