How The Procrastinator Stalled Christmas [- gift-shopping…]

Posted: December 29, 2011 in Fantastic Ideas, Random stuff
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I almost missed Christmas – the whole Christmas season!
But it wasn’t my fault – and for very good reason.
I won’t say it had nothing to do with my slacking
And I won’t even blame it all solely on packing!
My intentions were good, I just had to postpone…
And only because I do not have a clone!

Try as I might, I can’t be here and there
There’s only one me and that just isn’t fair!
I’ve had more than enough to keep 12 of me busy
So my one measly brain has been all in a tizzy.

See, back in September I had a great thought
A marvellous plan of the gift-giving sort.
“Christmas is not just about spending money,
The presents I give should be heartfelt – or funny!”
I made up a list of gifts right then, it’s true
I’d order them early, before they were due.

It would have been perfect, had it all gone to plan
But soon after that, you-know-what hit the fan.

The house we were renting was put up for sale
Assignments were looming – I feared I would fail
My puppy turned three and my baby turned one,
My mother-in-law came to stay with her son
Lil Miss Awesome forgot how to sleep
(though mum-in-law claims to have heard not a peep)
My best friend got a job and he moved far away
But he gave us a Lease – in his house we would stay!

With my parents away and my husband at work,
It was all left to me – I was going berserk!!
I had to do most of the move on my own
Without any power, the Net, or a phone.
I thought I could manage – we weren’t moving far…
Then someone slammed into the back of my car.

So my plans for the presents had to be pushed aside
But family and friends, please remember – I tried!
“My intentions were good but it all got too hard
So you’ll have to make do with this heartfelt Gift Card.”

A very belated Merry Christmas to all my blogging buddies!
Thanks for reading – and here’s hoping I can get my act together in 2012 🙂

(I’ll keep the bad rhymes to a minimum, I swear.)

  1. Oké Acton says:

    Awww, I love the poem but it sounds like you’ve had a terrible few weeks!! Hope everything gets better soon xoxoxox

    • Thanks Oke! A lot of other things happened that I wasn’t clever enough to find rhymes for – but now that it’s all behind me (*knocks on wood*) I’m just grateful it wasn’t worse. All the best for the New Year – 2012 is going to be great, I can feel it 🙂

  2. jakesprinter says:

    Great Blog entry Happy Holidays to you 🙂

  3. The Hobbler says:

    Sounds horrible…all the things that happened…not your poem. Anyway, I’m glad to see you back.

    • Lol, yeah there’s a reason I don’t like poetry…namely because I suck at it 😛 Meh, it all seems a bit petty now but when everything was happening at once it was all a bit overwhelming. I’m still thanking my lucky stars that Lil Miss Awesome wasn’t hurt when the car ran into us!

      • The Hobbler says:

        Really, I think your poetry is pretty good. The poems I don’t like so much are the ones who pretend they’re poems, but they don’t rhyme at all. I am very glad your little one and you weren’t hurt too. It is crazy how all that happened right around Christmas.

      • Oh I know! Most of the poetry I’ve had to read for Uni has been like that. My lecturer wasn’t very impressed with me when I said it seemed as if someone had just flicked through the dictionary and selected words at random and then pretended there was some ‘hidden meaning’. He said I was too closed-minded 😛 I hope you and your family have a fantastic New Year!

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