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.

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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:

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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.

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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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