Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Twas the Night Before Xmas Blogger Style;0)

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a PC was stirring, not even a mouse.

The laptops were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St Nikki would email them there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of blogging danced in their heads.

And Gollum in her ‘kerchief, and ME in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long writer’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

We sprang from the bed to hear a plate shatter.

Away to the window we flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

But what was the lustre of the objects below?

When, what to our wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature mouse, and eight tiny blog dears.

With a sweet lady driver, so quick and so witty,

We knew in a moment it must be St Nikki

More rapid than eagles her coursers they came,

She whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Donna! now, Kathy! now, Shelia and Tiney! On, Bridget! On, Buffie! on, Bo and on Terrie!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now eat away! Blog away! Stash away all!

As Raquel prefers to swim while Schmecky only to fly,

When they meet with obstacles, Mrs. Ben and Naz saying "oh my".

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of plates, and all that fabric too?

And then, in a twinkling, we heard on the roof

The bloggers all stealing stuff seemingly aloof!

As we drew in our heads, and were turning around,

Down the chimney Nikki came with a mighty bound.

All dressed in fur, from her head to her feet,

And her bags were all full,.... saying where do we meet?

A bundle of stuff she had flung on her back,

Deb screamed "it's a peddler", quick get her pack!

Her eyes-how they twinkled! her dimples how merry!

Her cheeks were like roses, her nose like a cherry!

Her droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the white of her teeth were as white as the snow.

The remains of a tree she held tight in her teeth,

Chris slapped her hand and said "Hey that's my wreath!".

She had a beautiful face, and comments galore,

She was so pleasant, it was obviously no chore!

She was bubbly she was, a right jolly elf,

Tootsie laughed when she saw her, in spite of herself!

A wink of her eye and a twist of her head,

Soon let Jill know she had nothing to dread.

She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,

And filled all the comments, then turned with a jerk.

And laying her finger aside of her nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney she rose!

She sprang to her sleigh, to her team gave a wish list,

And away they all flew quickly, disappearing in the mist .

But we heard her exclaim, ‘ere she drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to Ozzie a good-night!"

Sorry I couldn't get all the names in I tried!!!! I had to use the ones that rhymed better, so Nikki you got the starring role;)... There are just so many of you wonderful ladies!! I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart...for being kind, and patient, for your support, your thoughtfulness and for teaching me, but most of all for being my friends~~~




and Tally too;)


SchmeckyGirl said...

Oh my! How fun! Very cool! And my name fit in! My name fit in! Very cool of you to take them time out to do that. Now do The Justine That Stole Christmas. lol.

And how cute is Tally!!!

Penny said...

Merry Christmas!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

French, You have out done yourself. This is so... cute. You are very creative my dear!!!
Merry Christmas!!
Luv Ya!!! Terrie

Happy To Be said...

Girl that was so cute..loved the story..and Nikki always gets the main parts...Hope you and your family have a great Christmas..you are too cute girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

Susan said...

Very cute!

Merry Christmas

Mama said...

Brilliant, Happy Christmas to all and Tally too, hugs, Kathy.

laurie said...

That was SO creative and cute! Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Chris said...

You are so amazing, to come up with something like that in such a busy time of your life. It is so cute. Your brain must not ever get a rest,LOL. I couldn't do that if I had a year.You even managed to get me in there. :). It has been great getting to know you and your family in these few months since I have found Blogland. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Love Ya,

Bridget said...

That was too cute! I smiled from ear to ear as I read it. Merry Christmas to you, G-man, Sam and Jacob!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Beautiful poem, and funny too! :-)

Merry Christmas!!!


Bo said...

Hey Ma'dame French...What a FUN way to start my day...LOL....You had quite the job fitting in our names to rhyme...Love it! BTW, I've posted a little sumpin-sumpin for you & the other gals on my blog this morning but I don't think the updater is working yet.
Much love & hugs, ♥ Bo

Twice as Nice said...

You've out done yourself again. It was sooooo good!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Fran and Fern

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

French this is just darling,
From our home to yours,
Merry Christmas,
Hugs ~lynne~

mrsben said...

Sheer genius Lisa! Thanks for my smile of the day. (Woke up this a.m. and it seems that I have caught Hubby's cold...NOT happy as I feel like crap.....smiles.)

Hoping Santa is good to ya-all. Hugs -Brenda- "Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Men".

Picket said...

Oh Frenchie..that was so good girl! lol lol Merry Christmas to your & yours and I love that pic of Tally! ♥

profenretraite said...

Ohhhh!! Mme French!!! How cute!! I loved it! Was that my Ozzie?? She says Oui, bien sur! (Don't tell her otherwise if it's not!) lol Have a wonderful Christmas!! Debbie

imjacobsmom said...

Merry Christmas! ~ Robyn

niartist said...

This was so much fun! I'm still laughing! LOL! Ah, Merry Christmas to you and yours French!

Betty said...

Merry Christmas from the very warm Paraguay! (hugs)

Donna Marie said...

French! You are a Poet too??? Holy Cow!!! ((((HUGS)))) That was wonderful! I loved it! This poem will go down in History Chickie!

I will talk to you sometime tomorrow!!!!!

Donna Marie

Gollum said...

Brilliant and fun--just like you, French. Merry Christmas to you and your family from the Gollumites.

nikkicrumpet said...

oh my gosh ...OH MY GOSH!!! I feel like a freaking MOVIE STAR!! This was so adorable. And thank you so much for giving me such a prized roll! I DEFINITELY have the belly for it!!! You're the best French...you were over at RMS and you are here! Thanks for sharing your life with us through your blog...thanks for making us smile and bringing us joy. You are a special lady and it shines through for all to see. I look foward to sharing more pieces of our lives in the coming year. Friendships are made in strange ways here in blogland...but the bonds are just as strong. I feel honored to have you as a friend! Blessings and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. And thanks for making this Christmas Eve a very special one for me!!! I gotta figure out how to frame this!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

This could only come from the brilliant mind of my friend Lisa! It was a joy to read! Merry Christmas!

Shelia said...

Dear Frenchiness! This was just precious! Ho Ho Ho - I'm a blogdeer! You're the most clever one! I want to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna Marie said...

Hey Girl!!!! I miss you! Merry Christmas to you, Gordon, Sam, Jake and Talley!
Donna Marie

Listen to the first song on my Playlist. It's for you!

artis1111 said...

May your face be filled with smiles.,Merry Christmas. Kathy

Naz said...

LOL LOL Brilliant!

Merry Christmas Mad'am French.

Justine said...

French! This was awesome, and soooo fun to read! Loved it!!!

Justine :o )

squawmama said...

French this was really fun to read... I just got back from my daughters and I am BEAT!!! I am so glad to be one of your bloggin buddies... and you know how I feel about you... Wishing you & your family the bestest Christmas ever... We have had a fun filled day with our family too...Love YA


Tootsie said...

hey! I love it! and I am in it too! woo hoo!
Happy new year special girl...hope this year treats us all a little better than the one we are ending!

Elizabeth said...

Great parody, Lisa! HOpe you had a wonderful day and are getting time to relax now!

Michael said...

LOL, I love it! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!!! Here's to a healthy 2009!

Helen said...

Oh, this is so very clever ... thank you for the chuckles!

tardevil said...

Too cute! You're so creative! Love the sweetie & Santa picture.

tardevil said...

Too cute! You're so creative! Love the sweetie & Santa picture.

cindy said...

You are so entertaining! Very cute! I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas, I look forward to a GREAT new year and getting to know my blogging buddies better. ~Cindy~

QtPiE said...

Wow! I dont even know what to say! WOW! Are you sure your an RN and not a professional writer? Well my mom (donna aka squawmama) just loves you, before I began all this she would tell me all about her friends on here and I do remember her talking about you and your wonderful blogsville mysteries. YOU are TALENTED sister! Multi-talented, I look forward to reading your post and talking with you for sure! Jennifer (lil donna) :~)

Bre said...

....loved it - soooo talented !

Hope your Noel was "Joyeux" :)

et Bonne Annee et Bon Sante a ta famille et toi-meme !

( really needs those accent thingys - supposed to be good health not good santa LOL)



melissa said...

that was so adorable...you always make me smile!!! Happy holidays beautiful!


Sweetie said...

Thank you so much for your sympathy over the sudden passing of my husband. I should be back to blogging by the middle of next week. You really are talented. I really enjoyed your "Night Before XMas."
With love,

Buffie said...

LOL! That was really funny AND good! :)

Hope y'all had a good one!

Tootsie said...

it is all up hill for us gals in 2009 friend....Happy New Year!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

That was great and I love the photo of your dog! Have a wonderful new year!

Chrissy said...

Great post, but I have to say your new header is STUNNING!!!!! I love it, so much!! Happy New Year to you !!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Frenchie, I hope you've had a super w/k. Thanks for swinging by to see the bowl. I'm so fortunate to be the keeper..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm sorry DH has been sick and now you have it too.. wish I could do something for you.. Would you like for me to send some virtual soup your way? I'll be saying some extra prayers for you..hugs ~lynne~

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very clever! and a good laugh, too!

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