‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

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Well, here we are, 4 days to Christmas and I’m so excited as I look forward to all the Christmas activities I have planned for my family this year. Yes, I said activities. It’s hard to ensure quality time together as a family when your children are grown with lives separate from your own. So, in recent years, I’ve started planning events for my family. Activities we can all enjoy for longer than it takes to unwrap a present. Sure, I still give out a present or two. But, in theses last few years, my gifts to my family and myself have been our adventures together. Last year, my sons, sister and I drove to Palm Springs for the day. This year, on the day before Christmas, (thanks to a generous friend), we are going to Universal Studios. For Christmas Day, it’s dinner and a movie at the Gold Class Cinema in Pasadena.

Now this idea is fairly new to me but evidently may of my friends and their families have been doing these kind of things for years. My friend David meets up with his family for a week-long camping adventure. Another takes his family to Big Bear every year for skiing and snowboarding. Who knew?

Regardless of what your plans are, remember that it is a birthday we’re celebrating. So whether you’re at the snow with the kids, on the beach with your husband or hanging out with Fido in front of the tv with a rented movie and delivery pizza, take a moment to reflect on the joyous meaning of this day.

On another subject, I did ask friends on FB if they’d like to write their own versions of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” and that I would post it on the blog. I can remember, as a kid, doing this and thought it would be fun for some of my friends. Oops! Guess MY idea of fun was mine alone. 😦  Me with sad face. Now, I’ve only mine to post. Standing alone, corny and goofy as it is, here you have it.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house there was evidence of mischief scattered about. Bows here, ribbons there, powdered sugar dusting the walls. But not a soul would lay claim to causing it all. 
Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang out the door to see what was the matter. When what to my wondering eyes did I see, two cats leaping through boughs of the Christmas lit trees.
Their fur dusted white, they bounded with glee as they pulled at the strings on the brightly lite eves. Then I called to my kitties to stop all their fun as I raced back inside to find my squirt gun. The moral is none, because as you see Cats will always find mischief even on Christmas Eve.

My Christmas Lights

Merry Christmas!

K.L. Parry

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4 responses »

  1. Twas the night before Christmas
    When all though the night
    The snow was a fallin’
    A blanket of white.

    Snuggled in bed, I had not a clue
    When I should awake, what would I do?

    My cats were cuddled, asleep in my bed
    We were all quite warm, and happy, it could be said.

    When, from across the room there came such a blast
    The alarm sat us up
    Slumber was over
    A thing of the past.

    Grabbed gloves and my sweater
    Then looked for a shovel
    Praying all the while
    “Job be no trouble!”

    I flung the door open
    To head for my chore
    Then saw I’m in Burbank
    My snowy dream, sadly no more.

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night ;~D

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