Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas

1-On the first day of Christmas, my true love said to me:

I wrote and sent all our Christmas cards, except those of your friends. Did you write them?

Hu…I haven’t started yet.

2-On the first day of Christmas, my true love shook his head and asked:

Are we done with the Christmas presents for the children and grandchildren?

For the grandchildren, yes, but I didn’t buy anything for their parents, or my mother either.

3-On the first day of Christmas, my true love lifted his eyebrows and said:

What about your Christmas meal? Is it already cooked?

Only one dish. I still have four more to cook and a lot of baking to plan, I said, feeling guiltier by the second.

4- On the first day of Christmas, my true love cleared his throat and gently said:

Don’t worry about the gifts, I will give the kids a check to buy their own gifts. With the bad economy, they will appreciate it more. Do you want me to order ready-made dinner for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

No way, dear.

5- On the first day of Christmas, my true love grumbled:

So what were you doing for the last week?

I was extremely busy, my love, editing my new book. (Averting my eyes here)

But don’t worry, I will start cooking tomorrow, then I will write my Christmas cards at night, then I will decorate the house later.

6- On the first day of Christmas, my true love kissed me:

I am sure everything will be wonderful, like last year and the year before.

My true love left the room and I started to plan an emergency to-do list.

If only we could have the Christmas fun without the stress. I am glad I have already set my Christmas tree, a very pretty, very classy, pre-lit 2ft tree.

Two gorgeous Santa Clauses, one winking and one frowning, adorn my cocktail tables and credenza.

All my knickknacks have been removed and replaced by Christmas candleholders. Actually, this is a safety measure to protect my precious items from exploring little hands. My table is set with a Christmas tablecloth and a large golden candle as a centerpiece.

Red Christmassy towels hang in the bathrooms, while Santa Claus soap dispensers and bubble-blowers sitting on the bathrooms counters, add a fun touch.

All in all, I am not doing too bad. I may even be able to enjoy a stress-free holiday if I can follow my to-do list without delay.

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Elaine Cantrell said...

Merry Christmas, Mona. I loved your winking Santa. Your Twelve Days of Christmas is cute too.

Mona Risk said...

The winking Santa was made by my Mom's best friend. A lovely lady who passed away from lung cancer due to cigarette smoking ten years ago. I always remember her when I look at her Santa. Merry Christmas Elaine.

Helen Hardt said...

Hilarious, and so true! Loved this post!


Mona Risk said...

Helen, I am glad you enjoyed the dialogue. I bet you go through it in your house too.

Mary Ricksen said...

Great post Mona. I hope the rest of your holidays go as well. You're in a good mood at least, right?

Beth Trissel said...

Darling post, Mona. I loved it.