Who stole my week?

I would like to inform everyone running for president in 2020 that my vote will go to the candidate who vows to legislate a mandatory five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, hey, if you throw in the abolition of Daylight Savings, I’ll even contribute to your campaign. Now that’s policy reform I can get behind!

Immediately after last year’s holiday, I wrote a multitude of future notes to myself in my calendar. Insulting little pop-ups that began in July and increased in ferocity through September. The ones in October became downright threatening. Honestly, I would stop speaking to anyone else who addressed me in that tone. “Sit down NOW and do x, y, z for Christmas” was the gist of them all. For instance, in early October “Buy red ribbon NOW, you idiot!”

And did I heed even one of those notes?

Of course not. Why would I listen to all that haranguing? I smiled tolerantly, deleted each reminder, and went right on playing Wordscapes.

And now I sit here in a red-ribbonless frazzle, hopelessly un-ready for the holiday.

Do you know that there is actually a day less than a month between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year? That is not quite even four weeks! People, this is a national emergency!

Fortunately, the CE and our dear friends Julia and Grant with their two little elves, made the house look like we’re ready.




And at least I can make everyone else’s to-do list a bit shorter. Don’t buy me anything this year! I already have everything I want for Christmas: all the kids (and almost all the grandkids – we’ll miss you Thomas and James!) will be home for the holiday. Who could ask for anything more? Well, just one other thing, and I have that, too:


I’m writing some pretty nasty notes to myself in my 2020 calendar. But in the meantime, I’m feeling so truly blessed in the spirit of Christmas.


About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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5 Responses to Who stole my week?

  1. Katherine says:

    “Wordscapes” 🤣Same! And I know you have great elves b/c your home always looks so merry and festive every year. Whatever you’re doing it’s working.

  2. Cat says:

    Love the photo with Lily❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


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