Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas is Coming

So I decided to keep things light this week as Christmas draws ever closer. It seems we all have horrific lists of things to do that keep us hopping throughout the holiday season. It's still my favorite time of year.

With that said, here's a light-hearted stab at the crazy pace this season can often inspire. This ditty can be sung to the original tune of "Christmas is Coming."

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming
I think I’m getting fat
All of these Christmas parties
Are taking care of that.

My lights are all a tangle
In a box I lugged upstairs
A few glued mirrors—it’s a disco ball
Retro 70's nightmares.

My tree is leaning sideways
Despite the fish-line strings
I’m hoping it will hang tight—
The joy this season brings.

Christmas is coming
I haven’t signed a card
I’m not sure where I put them
I hope my spouse did not discard.

And still there is the baking
The presents that need wrapped
The house to clean and sparkle
Before my nerves have snapped.

The holiday visitations
The beds to have prepared
The cold that I am fighting
A gift my children shared.

Christmas is coming
It’s almost ‘round the bend
And so am I, I must admit
A holiday dividend.

Cheri J. Crane
December 2007
P.S. The good sport posing in the picture above is my wonderful mother who has taught me the wisdom of finding humor in all things. =)


Tristi Pinkston said...

Yay for Cheri's mother! :)

Cheri J. Crane said...

I second that motion. She's pretty awesome.

Candace E. Salima said...

Cheri - I found you again! Your link to LDS Blogs isn't working (, but, if you'd like to link to the site I write for, please do:

Be sure and tell all your friends, family and blogland friends to come to my site and vote for your husband. I'm so pleased with the nominations and finalists this year. Your husband is a one in a million!

Cheri J. Crane said...

Candace, thanks for the opportunity you've given us to wax eloquently with regard to our husbands. It has been a fun reminder of what's important. ;)

I'll post your link in a few minutes. Also, if you'll scroll down to the link for mormon blogs, it does work, just not the pretty box.