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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015
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What a fun-filled two days. We all rush around for weeks (or more) getting the perfect gifts, hiding them, finding them and wrapping them, and then the day arrives. There is the family church service with the lighting of the candles and singing of Silent Night (my personal favorite). Then it is gift time and chaos ensues, but it is a fun, controlled kind of chaos. Merry Christmas. Finding the right gift, the perfect fit, is always fun. Sometimes we miss, but more often we hit the mark. christmas dec15 (1)

christmas dec15 (2) Giving is more important than receiving. Tonight the torch was also passed to my son who cooked the Christmas dinner for our family and his roommates and extended family. He did an amazing job and I was so proud of him!kyle christmas (1)

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We had a great holiday and I hope you all did as well.
Here is a revised MG Night Before Christmas rendition for you:
‘Twas the night before Christmas and it feels likes spring, the branches are bare and the ground is still green.
The roses are blooming and mulched just in case to protect them from damage if winter appears
The perennials are nestled all snug in their beds while visions of spring danced in their heads.
The bulbs were all planted and been soaked by the hose to settle their roots for the long winter’s doze.
And out on the lawn, the winter weeds are a growing with mild weather and sunshine and no snowing.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a truck full of gifts for gardeners all year!
Saint Nick was the driver — the jolly old elf. And he winked as he said, “I’m a gardener myself.
I’ve brought bulbs and pots, and amaryllis too. Gardeners can try them and see what they do.
To start new plants, an inside light kit. Sparkling new shears, and work boots which fit
To seed your new lawn, I’ve a patented sower; in case it should grow, here’s a new power mower.
For seed planting days, I’ve a trowel and a dibble. And a roll of mesh if the rabbits should nibble.
For the feminine gardener, some gadgets she loves; plant stakes, a sprinkler, and waterproof gloves.
For the vegetable gardener there are plenty of seeds, and a hoe to take care of all of those weeds.
Here’s a pallet of flagstones for a new garden path, and bird seed and feeder and also a bath.
And last but not least, some well-rotted manure … a green garden year round, these gifts will ensure.”
Then jolly Saint Nick, having emptied his load, started his truck and took to the road.
And I heard him exclaim through the motor’s loud hum “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a green thumb!’’

Hope you and yours have had a great holiday!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wanda Madera permalink
    December 25, 2015 9:50 pm

    Love the ‘pome’.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Jo Anna Parker permalink
    December 25, 2015 9:51 pm

    Love the poem!!! Did you write it yourself, Janet?

    • uamg permalink
      December 25, 2015 9:55 pm

      Wish I could take full credit, but I tweaked anothers. Happy Holidays.

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