Friday, January 9, 2009

My January Thoughts

I got this poem from my friend Julie, i hope she doesn't mind me sharing it. I thought it was so funny!!

'Twas the Month After Christmas & I Ate Too Much

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!


Laura said...

Kathy it has never been said so well. Hope you don't mind if I post this too. I love it.

marianne said...

That is great. And soooo true.

The Davis Fam said...

That was hilarious, although since you read my last post you know how I feel about carrots now! I miss you so much and love ya tons!

Mag Family said...

That was a funny poem, and that is exactly how I have been feeling. I love the background, it is really cute.

The Birds said...

I know this is totally random, but Jenn Christensen found my blog and that's how I found your blog! Hope you don't mind me peeking in on your cute family! I sure miss seeing all of you around so this was really fun for me to find you! Plus, I do have to keep an eye on that little Talmage of yours. He is husband material, you know (in about 20 years!)!! I absolutely cannot believe how big your kids are getting! My how time flies! Hope all is well. Tell Mark I said "Hi" too! Would love to keep in touch!
~Chandi Bird

The Birds said...

PS - Love your blog background! Great minds think alike!