‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house
No one was ready, least of all my spouse.
Stockings are ready to hang in a few,
But what will go in them, I haven’t a clue.
Hubby’s off on his errands with traffic to battle
In our ’99 Jeep with a muffler rattle.
And I at my keyboard go over my list,
Creating and pondering what items I’ve missed.
Around me, shipping boxes and packing peanuts galore
Give an aura of disaster to the kitchen floor.
Then, lo, in my inbox, what do I see?
It’s a Christmas ham gift from the bosses to me!
O joy–quelle surprise!–how it warms my poor heart
To know that even Scrooge is doing his part
To share the love this Christmas season.
Alas, to be Grinchy, there is no good reason.
I croon Christmas carols and light up the tree,
I do my gift-wrapping with renewed sense of glee.
As hubby battles crowds to shop for his wife,
I smile and think, “It’s a Wonderful Life!”