The Night Before Christmas (Bloggers Version)

Yeah, I know, there have been so many versions of this written that it starts to get sickening. But guess what? You’re going to have to punish through another poorly written “The Night Before Christmas”  sort of poem. It was just for fun and really more of a tribute to  all of you to let you know I appreciate your visits and your friendships. I couldn’t possibly mention everyone by name, but I managed to work in the names of some of your blogs.

So here goes…

T’was the night before Christmas ‘round the old blogosphere,
The bloggers were all sleeping; it had been a great year.
By the looks of their stats they were becoming well known,
Their reputations on the internet had steadily grown.
 
But lo in the darkness one blogger was posting,
Someone named Laura, her blogging friends she was toasting.
To let them all know just how appreciated they are,
All her friends on the internet the near and the far.
 
To all of the bloggers who stopped by last year,
Your comments were welcomed, your friendships so dear,
Together we shared, the good and the bad,
The books that we’d published, the spam that we’d had
 
To the ones “Freshly Pressed” your subscriptions were rising,
Not sure how you did it, but I am kind of surmising, 
That word tags and content is what does the trick
To Carol, Linda and Wendy, it was really quite slick
 
To see your great blogs on the “Freshly Pressed” stage,
Was really quite something, you were all the rage,
A little excitement to keep spirits high,
And to make all this blogging stuff feel worthwhile.
 
Here’s to those times when “I know I made you smile,
And to the “five cats” who stroll along the blogosphere mile
While we might not be “Herding Cats in Hammond River,” it is plain
Trying to think up great content sometimes boggles our brains
 
I hope you don’t mind these  “ramblings from the left
Some times I’m “….half awake and sleeping ” and not very deft
But as “A New Day Dawns“, I’ll  still be “Write here, write now
And all my online friends should really take a bow.
 
To those times you might have thought I was “Out of my mind”
When really dear bloggers there is nothing more sublime
Than “Doing the Write Thing” on the blogging scene
Those who post every day, you are really quite keen. 
 
Had it not been for blogging we never would have met
Even  the”Brightest Blue” sky can’t replace the time I’ve spent
Reading Careann’s Musings and the “Cluclutz writer’s “posts,
I have added so many in Google Reader, I’d kind of like to boast.
 
To be sure there are blogging “moments that take your breath away,”
We’re living a”A Life Less Ordinary“, all we really have is today,
To share our thoughts at one moment in time,
I know this poem is bad, I’m just trying to make it rhyme.
 
While some blogs just got started, others faded to the dust
You need to  post in the New Year, oh really, really  must!
For what would I do if you all disappeared?
I’d be all alone in the old blog-hemisphere.
 
So to ALL of you bloggers my hat goes off to you,
There was no way I could fit all your names in, it is true.
Just know in your hearts that this message is for you
So “Unleash the Flying Monkeys” and Happy New Year to you too!
 

So, I promised a poorly written poem and I delivered.

Now feel free to add your own lines in the comment section, use your own name or the name of your blog if you wish  because we could keep this going on forever if we wanted to. Note: I said if we wanted to….. In the meantime I hope you had a giggle enjoy the holidays!

 

The Christmas List

I love my kids…I know, you’ve all said that one before.

But my kids really are great.. (Yeah, you’ve said that, too)

A few years back, they all chipped in to buy me a laptop computer for writing. Opting not to buy Christmas presents for each other, so that my present would be within their budgets, they used their imaginations and creativity, and made gifts for one another. I think that was one of the best Christmas’ we ever had. Maybe my judgement is cloudy and perhaps they wouldn’t agree with me on that. Who know? Maybe it was one of the best for me because I got a laptop in the bargain. Seriously though, it wasn’t the laptop, it was the lengths that they all went through to get it for me… See what I mean?

Great kids.

Besides being great people, they all have a quirky sense of humour that I adore. They make me laugh and they love making me laugh.

For me, laughter is one of our greatest gifts..

Today I received an email from my son. I had asked him a while back to make a Christmas list to give me some gift suggestion for things he either needs or would like to have.

Well, there’s no point in expecting a dull old Christmas list from Matt Best. No siree… Here’s a bit of his email:

As the festive season inevitably rolls around, you no doubt are asking yourself: “what does one get for the perfect son who has everything?” Well, I’m here to lay those worries to rest. For I have devised a plan to relax your spirits and allow you to enjoy the holidays all the more.
I’m going Atheist, buy me any kind of Christmas gifts and shit will hit the fan, for no one will be received from me.

Gotcha! Actually the plan I have devised is much more unruly and racket worthy than that….

He goes on to say that he’s met a nice Mormon lady, has quit school and is running away to Utah to start a new life. That means you don’t have to buy me any Christmas gifts….

The list, did I say list? I mean meandering letter, continued…

Well perhaps my true plan will be that much less threatening now that I have built you up: I present to you “Operation: Christmas gifts” a.k.a. my Christmas list. Enjoy this honor I have bestowed upon you.” Hmmm, I notice he used the American spelling for honour.

He then lists several gift ideas, but goes on to say that nothing on his list is expected or required….

See what I mean? How do you not laugh at a Christmas list like that?

Is there anything special on your Christmas list this year? What is one of your fondest Christmas memories?

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