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Monday, December 26, 2016

'Tis the Day after Christmas

I was going to do a re-post of my day after Christmas blog of 2009.
But things sure have changed around here since then.

My husband was still working in 2009. He is now retired. My dad was still alive and we had family over for Christmas. How I miss those times. I love being with family during the holidays. This year it was just my husband and I and two of my boys. And we enjoyed temperatures in the 50s.  In 2009 there were patches of snow on the ground.

Times do change. Here is a portion of my post of seven years ago, which includes a poem I wrote --

Charley worked day shift this week and had to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so we opened our presents on Christmas Eve night. He works 12 hour shifts and went to bed around midnight and got up at 3am to go out to work on Christmas Day. So we are tired and not doing much of anything today.

My son and his wife, my sister and brother in law and my dad came out on Christmas Eve. We had a nice dinner and a good visit with each other.

'Tis the day after Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature is stirring
Not even my spouse.

The papers are strewn
All around the floor
The boxes are stacked
Up against the door.

The house is a mess
Don't know where to start.
To haul off this stuff,
We'll need a big cart.

I think I'll sit down
And rest my tired feet.
It'll be a while
'til my home is neat.

I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas!

Do any of you have your house straightened up yet?


  1. This is a great, very true poem! My house is mostly straightened now; I didn't put out many decorations, so the cards are put away, the tablecloth is washing, and the leftovers ... well, they don't taste as good today. :)
    Have a wonderful New Year, Janet.

  2. I love your poem. I've been remembering Christmas' past. This year has been different. Just me and the cats. One son is flying in today for a short visit. Another son called on the phone. My middle son lives nearby, so he came over for a while. A quiet Christmas. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. Janet, sorry it has taken me so long to stop by. I am so glad I did. this poem is spot on! Happy New Year to you.

  4. Your poem is just relevant for the Christmas eve. Its really nice and possess the spirit of the occassion. Happy New year to you and your family!

  5. I love your poem. I've been remembering Christmas' past. This year has been different.


  6. Welcome to the blog writing world again. This poem is interesting and i must say you write the simple things in a different way very few people can think of explaining the house decore the way you did in the poem.


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