Aside
Counting down the days until Carolyn and Bill arrive on the 21st.  Perhaps a bit too much time on my hands, or a bit too much port.  Some poetic license taken here.

TWELVE DAYS OF WAITING

On the first day of waiting, this is what I bought:
Lots of very mundane things,
And a Bottle of Ten Year Old Port.

On the second day of waiting,
Carolyn Skyped to say,
She was bringing a Trader Joe’s Care Package
To go with the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the third day of waiting, I bought a Lovely Xmas Tree,
Made a place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And had a sip of from the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the fourth day of waiting, I bought a box of Foil Wrapped Santas,
To hang on the branches of the Lovely Xmas Tree
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And another sip of from the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the fifth day of waiting, I bought a Big Fat Goose for Roasting,
Admired the Foil Wrapped Santas
That hung on the Lovely Xmas Tree branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And sipped some more from the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the sixth day of waiting, I bought some Chestnuts Brown and Glossy
To stuff the Big Fat Goose for Roasting.
Bit the head off a Foil Wrapped Santa
That hung from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And had another sip from the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the seventh day of waiting, I bought a Pound of Spicy Sausage
To mix with the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy
That I’ll stuff in the Big Fat Goose for Roasting.
Ate the body of the Foil Wrapped Santa
That hung on the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And swigged down some more from the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the eighth day of waiting, I made a Dozen Delicious Mince Pies
I’ll serve them after the Pound of Spicy Sausage
That I’ll mix with the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy
And stuff in the Big Fat Goose for Roasting.
Decapitated another Foil Wrapped Santa
That hung from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And tipped up the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the ninth day of waiting, I bought some Aromatic and Gooey Cheeses
To have after the Dozen Delicious Mince Pies
And after the Pound of Spicy Sausage
That I’ll mix with the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy
And stuff in the Big Fat Goose for Roasting.
Ate two more Foil Wrapped Santas
That hang from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
Gulped down more from the Bottle Ten Year Old Port

On the tenth day of waiting, I bought some Fancy Savory Crackers
To eat with the Aromatic and Gooey Cheeses
After the Dozen Delicious Mince Pies
And following the Pound of Spicy Sausage
That I’ll mix with the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy
And stuff in the Big Fat Goose for Roasting.
Looked for lurking Foil Wrapped Santas
That hang from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package
And polished off the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the eleventh day of waiting, I felt a Ravenous Hunger
Which caused me to eat the Aromatic and Gooey Cheeses
They went well with the Fancy Savory Crackers
I devoured the Dozen Delicious Mince Pies
Cooked up the Pound of Spicy Sausage,
Resisted the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy,
Defrosted the Big Fat Goose for Roasting
Found the last of the Foil Wrapped Santas
That used to hang from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package.
Too bad there’s no more of the Bottle of Ten Year Old Port

On the twelfth day of waiting, I bought a Box of Maalox
Should have ignored the Ravenous Hunger,
Not to mention the Aromatic and Gooey Cheeses
That went with the Fancy Savory Crackers
I really ate a Dozen Delicious Mince Pies?
Not to mention the Pound of Spicy Sausage?
At least there’s the Chestnuts Brown and Glossy,
And the bones of the Goose for Roasting
Alas, no more Foil Wrapped Santas
Hanging from the Lovely Xmas Tree Branches
Next to the place for the Trader Joe’s Care Package,
But I’m buying another Bottle of Ten Year Old Port.

Merry Xmas!

Waiting . . .

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5 comments on “Waiting . . .

  1. Loved this Christmas email. Laughed out loud while having my first cup of coffee. Your France Adventure has been great fun for this reader and fan

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, CAROLINE, BILL, AND THE TRADER JOE’S CARE PACKAGE.
    HO HO HO
    BETSY AND BRUCE
    PS You must let us know what’s in the package!

  2. Pretty cute–and probably more truth than fiction!  Merry Christmas!!!

    ________________________________

  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you. I have been printing your stuff so mom can read about your adventures. She is still waiting for the new book.. I am sharing the Christmas tree with lots of folks. I hope you don’t mind. Love Kirsh.(aka Carol)

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