Thursday, December 24, 2015

Team Breakfast

In the cold morning the elves arrive.
Santa greets each with a cheer and high five.
It's one day 'til Christmas and the busiest thus far,
They'll be packing the sleigh like an overfilled box car.
It'll have presents for little ones, presents for me.
It'll have skis and puppies, and a little stuffed bee.
And way at the top, stacked high to the sky,
Will sit Santa Clause, the happiest guy.
He'll spend the day resting, just sitting around.
He'll need the energy, to get all over town.
And from town to town, and pole to pole,
Which way he goes, I'll never know.
Santa changes it each year,
But always bringing presents, and a whole lot of cheer.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Little Over Prepared

For Suzie, a truck in yellow and red,
For Ben, a bat and a helmet for his head.
For Becky, a dress in the smoothest silk,
For Kelly, some cookies and a glass of milk.
For Zeda, a warrior's bow and arrow,
For Joey, a birdhouse for his pet sparrow.
For CC, a doll pretty in pink,
For Jonah, karaoke so he can lip sync.
For Alli, some paints and paper to draw on,
For Caleb and Kevin, matching sweatshirts to don.
For Nathan, a game for the Xbox this time,
And for Anna, a new doll to hug at bedtime.

Such good little kids deserve all that is nice,
They are the sweetest and one present won't suffice.
Two days to go, I'm running out of time.
So many presents to wrap and the clock's about the chime. 
Off to the store to buy one more,
And below the tree, to litter the floor. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Counting the Days

The first week of Christmas
I washed all the dishes.

The second week of Christmas,
I bought presents at business after business,

On the third week of Christmas,
I said goodbye to fitness,

On the fourth week of Christmas,
I ate something delicious,
And not at all nutritious.
And hung out with my family, the ones who wouldn't miss this.

And on the fifth week of Christmas,
I said thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! to everyone on my wishlist.

A Bit Warm for Winter

I'd say I'm chilly,
But it's actually quite nice.
No snow to speak of
And definitely no ice.

You must be warm,
Under that hot winter sun,
Why don't you come into the shade.
Before you're undone.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Real Santa Clause

What do you mean I'm not him?
Seriously, not nice friend.
But I'm decked out in red!
Ok fine, I'm not well fed.
But Santa can be skinny!
And mini.
And named Jinny.
I'm mean, come on
What else do I need to don?
Some boots, a sleigh, 
Maybe a few reindeer and a runway.
I'm going to give out gifts!
To all the houses, even those on cliffs.
So I'm him (or her)
Or at least I will be if you concur.
Am I wrong?
After all, who's singing this song?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Day in the Park

Sorry I'm late! You wouldn't believe the traffic over the other hill. Ants everywhere!! You'd think there was pie nearby or something.

A Day in the Park

I'm singing, I'm dancing
I'm almost prancing.
It's a day in the park,
To roam free, play games, and bark.

Good friends, good times,
And it doesn't cost a dime.
Just sun and some air,
And me without a care.

I love this day, I love this week,
I think I've hit my peak.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dreaming of Snow

I flew a million miles,
I traveled near and far,
I came here just to see you,
I came following a star.

But there isn't any snow,
Not a flake or a flurry,
I was hoping to go skiing,
I guess I got here in too much of a hurry.

If I come back tomorrow,
Do you think there'll be snow.
I was hoping to make a snowman,
Now, I just don't know.

I guess I'll stay at least for a few days,
We can talk about the weather 
We can wait for the snow,
Or maybe something a little bit better.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I'm Checking the List

Do you have it?
Here's the think Santa. Mike lost it.

There is NO LIST

What to do when there is no list.
No names to check, 
No good kids to enlist.
Are we all just good?
Or are we all just bad?
Maybe we'll all get presents!
That would sure make me glad. 
Maybe I'll try to be nice, 
Just in case.
I'd hate to see an angry Santa,
A glower on his face.
Maybe a naughty child stole the list.
I think that naughty child from the list will be dismissed.
So I better be good,
And mind my folks,
In case this missing list thing is just a hoax.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Crochet Achievement

We made it to the top and didn't flop!
We didn't fall over, we didn't stop. 
We kept going when it was tough,
When the terrain got rough,
We trudged through all that stuff.
Now we're here, let's cheer!

But we've got work today. 
It took all weekend to go all this way.
We didn't get to sing, didn't get to play,
And now we'll be late....we can't stay.

I didn't think about that.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sometimes a Molehill is a Mountain

Get up there, we're going to miss it.
I'm trying!! If I could just. get. my foot...up
Just do it already!
Do you want to try this? Because I'll be happy to step aside.
Just go.

That Molehill

Climbing up rather than down.
Makes me unhappy
Makes me frown.
It's just so steep! And horribly rocky.
Why did I think I could do this?
I was obviously too cocky.
I need to fake an injury,
Lest I begin to cry,
This hill is a monster,
If I fall I might die.
Oh no! Watch out!
There's a mouse screeching angrily 
And looking about.
It might see me and attack,
I better not risk it,
I better turn back.
But look how far I made it!
I was nearly to the top.
See, I knew I could do it,
So I should just stop.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Rafting Good Time

Down the rushing river,
Around the crashing turns,
Down we go,
To where the water churns.

Through the jagged rocks,
Over the rotten leaves,
Among the skittering fishes,
If you please.

Fast as a moth
Flees from a bat,
Down we go,
No time to chat.

The water pushes us forward,
The excitement spurs us on,
The splashes brings us laughter,
Down the waterfall and we're gone.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Swimming at Christmas

It's December on the lake,
And the cold I couldn't fake.
The dog was getting cold, 
But man this swimming won't get old.
Because I love to swim!
love to swim, LOVE TO SWIM, love to swim!

It's cold, that's for sure,
But just shiver and go Brrrrrr
Because the lake is where to be,
When Santa comes to see 

Where are you going to be this holiday?
Shivering or Splashing?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Lights Are Up

Wow, this is pretty spectacular
Thanks, that mean a lot.
Sure. I was just going to kick catnip around, but now. Now I might need to get some dead mice.

The Lights Are Up

The lights are up,
The bows are hung,
The cookies are out,
The work is all done.

The tree is chosen,
The tinsel applied,
The presents are wrapped,
The food is all fried.

The pie is baked,
The turkey is roasting,
The stockings are hung,
The chestnuts are toasting.

The mistletoe is hanging,
I've got ice cream chilling,
I need to find the chips,
And the dip for the filling.

The invitations went out,
People are starting to arrive,
It will be a great party,
Or I'll be happy to survive.

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Restful Weekend

"I'm tired!" I said as I lay back in bed.
We'd been up since dawn, I needed feathers to lay on.
My back was a wreck, oh gosh, my neck!!
First the lights needed hanging,
Now my head won't stop banging.
And the tree was so heavy,
Dragging it got me all sweaty.
Then I tripped in that hole,
I think agony was today's goal.
At least tomorrow I have work,
I won't have to watch you go berserk.
Next weekend we can try again,
To create that Christmas zen.

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Long Day

When the work is all done,
And I've come to the end of my run,
I can lay in the sun,
And have a little fun.

I can think about the day,
As I lay,
Watching the clouds drift away,
And think about the things left to say.

Merry Christmas will be one,
When this month is done,
And Happy holidays to some,
Those that come to my house for cinnamon buns.

What a great thing to look forward too.
Making ornaments and eating a cookie or two.
And for dinner, a flavorful beef stew.
I think that's exactly what I'll do.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I'm Telling You A Secret

It's a little something nice,
With a bit spice.
Wrapped in red,
And tied with sparkly thread.
I made it for you,
Because that's what I do.
I make presents for friends,
And you're definitely that, Brin.
Your hilarious and smart,
Great at music and art.
And you're my sister, which means you're the best.
Better than best, better than the rest.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Don't Hide in the Dark

Once upon a time,
A few bunnies were getting out of line,
They were looking for their friend,
They were running out of time. 

The day was getting dark, 
And on a lark,
They decided to play hide-and-seek at the park.

All were lost in a see of green,
In the fading dusk, none could be seen.

One by one they each found home.
But one was left to roam.

So out I went,
With a flashlight I was sent,
To find the lost bunny so his friends would be content.

I looked high and low
And wouldn't you know?
I found him right away, holding his elbow
And walking slow.

He'd run into a tree,
And hit his knee.
Poor kid, he'd gotten scared and tried to flee.

So I brought him back
And he had a snack,
And now he's ok, he's a luck guy that Jack.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Getting Dressed Up

I don't think those are even.
Yeah well, one of your ears is bigger than the other. Go with the flow.

Collect all the lights,
And put them up just right.
The bows all in there place,
The tables decorated with lace.
Invite all your friends,
To help with the odds and ends.
Like mistletoe and candles
I'm sure that they can handle.
Then bake a lovely pie,
That will make them all gasp "my my."
And then sit in the glow,
And wait for the snow.
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