Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Twas five days before Christmas
and all through the house...
The shopping's NOT done.
I feel like a louse.

The days off from the Emergency Room
were planned to the MAX!
Wrapping presents and cooking
and taking time to relax.

But what occured was NOT in the plan
A trip to the hospital to spend days with my dad.
"What's with that cardiac rhythm?"
Turns out it's not that bad.

So back to work I go,
for three upcoming days.
Still have lots to do,
I'm sure we'll find a way.

What is really the best...
in this crazy time of year,
is loved ones and health
and "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

So things might not be perfect.
Things just might be late.
The chocolates still sit...
please try not to hate.

Things might not be what I wanted.
Things will remain somewhat undone.
But the things that matter most,
Is the Birth of the Son.

Merry CHRISTmas 2011


Furry Bottoms said...

Merry Christmas, Tauna! :) Things don't often go as planned... but you're right, it will all work out in the end! It always does! :)

Saimi said...

Check you out girlfriend, LOVE the poem!! Now I know, not only are you a great candy maker, but a poet as well!!

Good job and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Valerie said...

Fantastic poem!
Life always seems to interrupt our perfectly laid plans. :)
We spent some time at Urgent Care this week (daughter has cracked ribs and sternum from a fall at the tumbling gym...)

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Kim said...

My thoughts exactly, except the trip to the ER and the sitting chocolates, mines pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

But I will wait patiently for my chocolates *wink, wink*

love you

Emmy said...

Great poem! Sorry about your dad, glad it wasn't too serious.

Hilary said...

Just so you know, Toys R Us (at least out here) is open 24 hours a day till Christmas Eve, so if it's the grandkids you need to do shopping for, you can do that any time :)

Barbaloot said...

You are super talented!
Hope things turn out okay for your dad and for Christmas I hope you get the gift of extra time:)

just call me jo said...

Look at you--all poetic and stuff. You're a good woman to roll with the punches. It'll all be over soon.

Julie Harward said...

You certainly have that right..and poetry too?! Amazing! I have simplified everything this Christmas since I was a kid! Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours. :D

jen said...

Sounds like we were in the same iambic pentameter today. Glad your dad's ok. Hope Christmas in the ER isn't too bad. Watch for Heidi next semester. I think her rotations are at Madison.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I loved it! And you photo absolutely makes me smile...we need to teach all that this is the feeling of Christmas!! Happy Joyous Merry Fun Christmas to you and yours!

lesa said...

Love it! Merry Christmas and don't stress, it will all be good.

Kristina P. said...

I hope you still get lots of relaxing time!

Cherie said...

Hope your dad is a-OK that is definately the most important.
Everything else will get done or it won't but Christmas will still come and be lovely.

Your rhyme is divine - I could never find mine!!

Connie said...

Very well said!!!
Merry Christmas and don't worry about the things that don't get done.

Connie said...

You creative poet! Love it and it says a lot.

I hope your Dad is doing better.

I have NO excuse to leave so much undone this year. No excuse at all! But here it is, 4 days before Christmas and I still have lots to do.

Take care, my friend and thanks for the reminder of what this season is all about.

tammy said...

I'm glad your Dad is okay.

Love the poem, and the picture! Hope you have a very Merry!

" Hit It......." said...

Love this poem; you did a great job. Don't you hate how stressful the holidays get?

LKP said...

i. love. you.
glad dad's stint in the horse-puddle turned out to be not as bad as first assumed.

Cynthia said...

AWESOME! And so spot on! Who cares if things are a bit late?

Cynthia said...

AWESOME! And so spot on! Who cares if things are a bit late?

Ann Marie said...

You are amazing Mrs Tauna.

I love the picture.. I love you.. and I love that you are focusing on the important stuff.

Merry Christmas my friend!♥

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Loved the poem! Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Merry Christmas my friend!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Goodness honey you can even write poems.
Your right somehow someway things will get done. I am just sorry that your running around like me trying to finish it all at the last minute.
Glad your Dad is going to be okay.
Try to be good to yourself because you deserve the best Merry Christmas ever.
Love ya

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How did I forget to tell you I love love this picture. You are just too precious.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

You are soooo cute! I love your fantastic attitude and poem. My excuse is not as good. My mom flew in and I just want to play. Hurrah for another day...right?

My poem for you:

Keep up your kissing and forget the rest,
Thank heavens for that baby, He was and is the best!


StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your poem - and it's so true! May your Christmas be merry and bright and filled with joy. blessings, marlene

gigi said...

Wow and you are a Poet too??!! You so amaze me with all your talents!

Glad dad is okay and back home! That's the main thing!

Just give all the crazy sick people at the ER a shot of chocolate and send them on their way!

MOST of the time my plans never go right!! That makes you even more special being able tp roll with the tide!!!

Merry Christmas Twister!

WhisperingWriter said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

Love the poem.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is perfect and the birth of the Son along with the health of our family members is ALL that matters!!! Great job.

Momza said...

Perspective is everything, isn't it! And yours is, as always, GREAT!

g.suzie said...

Awww, that picture is sooo cute! Add another
talent to your list...Poet!

I hope you Dad is feeling better.

Have a Merry Christmas Tauna,

Luv ya,

Amy said...

Great poem and the picture is adorable.

Yvonne said...

Wonderful job on the poem. So sorry about your dad, but I'm sure glad he's okay.

You are so right--it is all about Him.

Merry Christmas.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Excellent poem! And a beautiful ending.

I'm so grateful your dad is OK. Have a very merry Christmas Tauna!

Sherrie said...

Nice poem! I can relate on how things don't go as planned. Remember that Life is what happens in between those plans.

Hang in there and don't worry about all the little stuff that doesn't get done and just enjoy time spent with your family and your dad.

Merry Christmas my friend! Thanks for the joy and laughs your blog posts bring to me!

Anonymous said...

I am happy your dad is home also. God bless you all during this Christmas season. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year also. You have been such a blessing to me through blogging, Tauna.

Vern said...

Oh my gosh I totally copied you except I didn't know it. I guess great minds think alike!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Great poem for a great season. It's hard to ruin Christmas if we remember what it's really about!

Warmly, Michelle

Queenie Jeannie said...

HUGS!!!! Who really gets everything done anyway??? Stressed out folks - that's who, lol!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Laura said...

What a lovely poem! Christmas didn't turn out how I planned around here either, but somehow, it might be even better. Will pray your dad is okay! Merry Christmas, friend!

Mikki said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Tauna!! Sorry your dad hasn't been well, hope he's all better asap.
You're so right, everything else will keep, we just need to stay focused on the most important things.

Chatty Crone said...

I am here from Debby at Just Breathe and see some of my friends here! Sandie

Kerin said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Sorry about your dad... that's scary stuff!!

Love your picture with your hubby... how nice to see a happily, and madly in-love couple!!
Great poem too :)

Nezzy said...

I so enjoyed your prose and hope you had a most wonderful Christmas sweetie!

Happy New year too!!!

God bless and have a great day! :o)

mCat said...

Obvio I am quite late, but Merry Christmas! Glad that everything with Dad turned out okay. And I think you and Howie are one of the cutest couples I know!

Heather said...

That was cute!

Doran & Jody said...

Hope all went well with your plans and dad.