‘Twas the week before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house

No one was ready, least of all my spouse.

Stockings are ready to hang in a few,

But what will go in them, I haven’t a clue.


Hubby’s off on his errands with traffic to battle

In our ’99 Jeep with a muffler rattle.

And I at my keyboard go over my list,

Creating and pondering what items I’ve missed.

Around me, shipping boxes and packing peanuts galore

Give an aura of disaster to the kitchen floor.


Then, lo, in my inbox, what do I see?

It’s a Christmas ham gift from the bosses to me!

O joy–quelle surprise!–how it warms my poor heart

To know that even Scrooge is doing his part

To share the love this Christmas season.

Alas, to be Grinchy, there is no good reason.


I  croon Christmas carols and  light up the tree,

I do my gift-wrapping with renewed sense of glee.

As hubby battles crowds to shop for his wife,

I smile and think, “It’s a Wonderful Life!”

About maywoodliving

French teacher by profession, beach girl by birth, and "pioneer wife" by, well, marriage, Kathy Harp lives with her husband John in a log home in the "Hereford Zone" of Baltimore County,Maryland. When not zipping along the highways and byways to work, they tend bees, harvest herbs, mill lumber, and (usually) enjoy country living.
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One Response to ‘Twas the week before Christmas

  1. Paul Fronc says:

    That’s GREAT! Very well done…. Thanks, and…….CHEERS!


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