Monday, December 22, 2008

"On The 12 Days BEFORE Christmas...."

Instead of a Partridge in a Pear Tree. . . .
On the 12 days before Christmas, and thinking in a new green way,
A sign of the times....recycling.., with a "dash-of-humor-holiday"!

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"On the twelfth day before Christmas,
Time for stamping, punching, glittered and pasted,
Handmade Christmas cards, no time to be wasted."

"On the eleventh day before Christmas,
The cards were stuffed, labeled and stamped,
Then off to the post office, I merrily tramped!"

"On the tenth day before Christmas,
The menu for dinner, was planned including rolls,
With cranberries, pie, and a green bean casserole."

"On the ninth day before Christmas,
Wow, oh yes the prize, the sale that was a winner,
Was the $4, 16 lb. turkey, for our holiday dinner!"

"On the eight day before Christmas,
So now for the presents, with a budget so meager,
Definitely a stash of treasures, for regifting I was eager."

"On the seventh day before Christmas,
The wrapping and sorting, a gift to each, just right,
For everyone on my list, not one is left out this night!"

"On the sixth day before Christmas,
To the recycle bin for, containers, boxes and a shoe,
Ornaments for the tree, crafted with some glitter & glue."

"On the fifth day before Christmas,
This was my secret day, helping Santa with a surprise,
Of gifts for the big kids, just waiting for him to arrive!"

"On the fourth day before Christmas,
The home store had a lot, of extra, trimmed boughs just right,
So I fashioned a tree, like Charlie Brown, complete with lights."

"On the third day before Christmas,
Lots of remnants of fabrics, were needed to make three,
I pieced them together, to make stockings for our chimney."

"On the second day before Christmas,
We made our Chex Mix, went to buy our apple pie locally,
Then we rushed back home, to decorate our green tree."

"On the first day before Christmas,
We baked, cooked, and roasted our Christmas beast,
Then we all sat down to, enjoy our great holiday feast!"

"On the day of Christmas,
What a special gift we received, we know it was all planned,
Santa's present to us, tickets to, you guessed it, Disneyland!"

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This year, Christmas is being spent in Ladera Ranch, CA at my son, Robert's home with his puppy, Kobe. We will be thinking of everyone in our family from coast to coast, and as far away as the Czech Republic, who will be celebrating in different ways and knowing we will all be thinking about each other even though we are distanced by so many miles.

Santa filled our stockings to the brim....
he was very good to us!

Christmas has many different meanings for everyone.
For me, it means; to be kind to your fellow man; to cherish a loving, caring family; to enjoy every day and what it brings, and mostly.......
to be thankful for all the gifts god has given me. I am truly blessed.

"Our toast to you all, for a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!"

Postscript: Robert and I downloaded an app on our iPhone's that created some of the coolest sepia pictures. We had a lot of fun playing with our iphones and creating some really great videos with music on Animoto. Check it out!



Bet's Crayons said...

From: Sally Fasano
To: 'Bet's Crayons'
Sent: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 8:28 am
Subject: RE: [B e t's C r a y o n s] "On The 12 Days BEFORE Christmas...."

Can’t wait to hear the rest of this poem. You are so smart! I am sooooo jealous!


Bet's Crayons said...

From: Christopher Corsaut
To: Nana Corsaut
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 7:57 am

Very creative poem!

I also had to be frugal with gifts. I made special oplatkys for a few people. also wrote special touching notes. they appreciated it!

i like what you said about the meaning of christmas and this year was an opportunity to really remember that!

love you,

Anonymous said...

i really like the background photo on your blog header - cool design!

great picture of you and uncle bob at christmas.

the fun is just getting started!