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Monday, December 26, 2011

I was dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS...

We had the most beautiful 

candy cane

'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,

Author Unknown


Pondside said...

That was too cute!

Kelly said...

Hilarious!! Whoever wrote this must have known from personal experience. Ha!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

hehehehehe...cheers to that!

Shelia said...

LOL! Too cute, BJness! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and it was white! I'm not jealous at all!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Funny! Too true for many! So glad you got that white Christmas! hugs, Linda

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

White Christmas! Really? Wonderful. Even in TX.

Up here in the NE, we woke to a lovely sprinkling of snow. Didn't last long, even though it's cold. But it was pretty.

"The soup simmers all afternoon, the fragrant steam wafting through the kitchen, warming our faces and tempting our taste buds as we take turns giving the post a friendly stir." ~~Susanne Barrett

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun that it snowed!!! I remember this time last year we were hit with a pretty big storm. Love the poem:@)

laurie said...

oh my gosh thats so cute, beautiful photos!

Barbara F. said...

BJ, your snow looks so lovely. I was happy that it is still getting into the 40's here. That poem is very cute. And very true. :) xo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Adorable! Glad you had a good day!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

giggle.. thats soooooooo true..

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Touche'! You must have gotten our snow. Here in Michigan, Green Christmas was the theme. I just needed my sweater over my shirt to be comfortable. Glad to here you enjoyed the snow! LOVE that true!

weissbunt said...

No snow here in Germany, I'm so envious ;-). But apart from the snow and some sickness in the close family ranks, I venture to say we had a perfect Christmas :-). You have a beautiful last day of Christmas, too! maks :-)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

That was great. My computer was out too days just for my trying to get my new Kindle Fire up and going. I so loved your previous post also. Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

BTW no White Christmas in Ky. Hooray for you.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- TTTTOOOO cute! We got a surprise and had a white Christmas...just an inch or so of snow but it was white! Merry Monday- xo Diana

Designs By Pinky said...

SOOO cute, I love it! I just finished cleaning up too!!! XO, Pinky

Ann said...

Cute, cute poem. We really wanted a white christmas but it passed us up this year. Probably good thing, we have lots of family on the roads today.

xinex said...

Wow! Lucky you, BJ, cause even Chicago did not get a white Christmas. Happy New Year!...Christine

Rita said...

That is so cute; we had snow on Chritmas eve; just beautiful!

Julie said...

Classic! I am so glad we paid cash to avoid that nightmare!! Ha ha - merry Christmas sweet BJ!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Great post! Thank you for the laugh! Hopefully everyone listens to Dave Ramsey, so there won't be any credit card bills!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful site! Holiday hugs, my friend! ♥♥♥

Marydon said...

Oh, how lucky ... a white Christmas! Envy!!

Love the darling share ... chuckle!
Happy New Year

Vee said...

Look at that! The snow so lovely in your yard. I'm impressed.

Learned my lesson the hard way some years ago...nope, it's not going to happen. No more going into debt for Christmas. The other stuff is all true. ;>

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TexWisGirl said...

saw on MSN yesterday about the panhandle area getting a white Christmas. good for you!

Madeline's Album said...

That is a cute poem. I am glad I am not in that category. I am so glad you got your white Christmas. The photos are great. I am already putting up my Christmas decorations. Will put out my snowman collection for the month of January. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Kathie Truitt said...

Funny! I thought maybe you'd written it! I'm glad you got a bit of snow. Just enough to be pretty but not enough to make driving hazardous. I love your blog and look forward to 'seeing' you more in 2012. Also, just a shout out to let you know that my second novel will be out March 27th. It's called "The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe". It's totally fluff, fiction and fun - a LOT cheerier than "False Victim". Ha! Anyway, I'm glad you had your White Christmas. I am hoping to get through the winter with No Snow.

Adrienne said...

Stopping by a bit late to deliver holiday wishes - they are the same now and before! Hope your Christmas wishes came true.

Blondie's Journal said...

Love this!! And love that you got snow! We are warm and dry!