Monday, December 31, 2007

Twas the Week After Christmas...

Wow, it is the 31st already? The week after Christmas has really flown by. The excitement of the holidays have not escaped our house yet. The kids are still bouncing off the walls. Obviously they are still on their little candy cane sugar highs. Ha, ha. I just love their age right now. It made Christmas and the magic of Santa so much fun. It is going to be sad taking down the tree tomorrow. I always hate putting away the Christmas decorations. It will hard going back to the regular routine of life. However I won't miss how hectic the weeks leading to Christmas were. I really must get more prepared and organized next year.

Anyway, I hope every one has a fun (but safe) New Years! See you in 08!

'Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt

I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
"Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie - not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore
But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

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