12 days of Christmas, RFTM style

Sure, it’s January, but I think we can all agree the holiday spirit still hangs in the air.  At least long enough for me to get one last Christmas post out there, right?

‘Tis the season to cut a girl some slack.

And now, without further ado, may I present The Twelve Days of Christmas, RFTM style. 

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On the first day of Christmas the season brought to me: my first Amazon delivery.

On the second day of Christmas the season brought to me: 2 extra parties, and another Amazon delivery.

On the third day of Christmas the season brought to me: 3 days of coughing, 2 extra parties, and a box sitting near the garage.

On the fourth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 4 loads of laundry, 3 days of sniffling, 2 extra parties, and a box much too heavy to lift.

On the fifth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 5 Sto-len Snacks (Gracie!)…4 loads of laundry, 3 days of sneezing, 2 extra parties, and an early Amazon delivery.

On the sixth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 6 wish list changes, 5 Sto-len Snacks (Gracie!!)…4 loads of laundry (still), 3 days of snuffling, 2 extra parties, and an Amazon pile on my porch.

On the seventh day of Christmas the season brought to me: 7 missing gift bows (Gracie!), 6 wish list changes, 5 Sto-len Snacks (Gracie!)…4 loads of laundry, 3 days of aching, 2 extra parties, and a dog chasing the UPS driver.

On the eighth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 8 urgent errands, 7 missing gift bows, 6 wish list changes (dang it), 5 Sto-len Snacks (Gracie!)…4 loads wrinkled clothes, 3 aching muscles, 2 extra parties, and a box of power bars to get me through.

On the ninth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 9 neighbors’ baked goods, 8 urgent errands, 7 missing gift bows, 6 wish list changes, 5 Sto-len Snacks (GRACIE)…4 loads wrinkled clothes, 3 teas with honey, 2 extra parties, and a last minute gift for (ssshh, don’t tell).

On the tenth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 10 light strands tangled, 9 neighbors’ baked goods, 8 urgent errands (can you stop on the way home?), 7 pooped out gift bows, 6 wish list changes (seriously?), 5 Sto-len Snacks (for the love of God, dog)…4 loads dirty laundry, 3 pounding headaches, 2 extra parties, and a box marked “This Side Up.”

On the eleventh day of Christmas the season brought to me: 11 late nights wrapping, 10 light strands tangled, 9 neighbors’ baked goods (I can’t eat these!!), 8 urgent errands, 7 pooped out gift bows, 6 wish list changes, 5 Sto-len Snacks (if I have to take you to the vet…)…4 loads of laundry, 3 used tissue boxes, 2 extra parties, and a last minute Amazon Deal of the Day.

On the twelfth day of Christmas the season brought to me: 12 wi-fi problems, 11 late nights wrapping, 10 light strands tangled, 9 neighbors’ baked goods (ack! the chocolate!), 8 urgent errands, 7 pooped out gift bows (the yard is looking festive), 6 wish list changes (fuhgetaboutit), 5 Sto-len Snacks (GRACIE!)…4 loads of laundry, 3 vicious backaches, 2 extra parties, and a pile of empty boxes for recycling.

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Happy new year, everyone.  May 2018 bring us all peace, joy, and good will in the world.

8 thoughts on “12 days of Christmas, RFTM style

  1. WordPress says it’s going to ignore me when I push “like”, therefore, I want to say I enjoyed this post. My kids are grown, and it is just the 3 of us for Christmas, so we have done away with all the parts except the spirit, spirits, and dinner. So much easier.

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    • So true. I was proud of how much of this piece was a stretch — I did my best job ever this year with minimizing stress leading up to the holidays. 🙂 Next year I hope I do even better!

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  2. I always feel guilty for being sick, but getting back on WordPress today has been crazy, everyone has been sick this year! Totally jealous that your neighbors brought you baked goods! I live in hoity toity country club and received NOTHING! lol Happy New Year!!

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    • Germs — the gift that keeps on giving. Don’t be hard on yourself. T-man came home from school with norovirus yesterday. Now THERE’S something I could have done without in the first week back to school.
      It’s a pretty tight group here at the back of our neighborhood; we found out the first year we moved in it’s kind of an unwritten neighbor thing. December 18th onward is a steady stream of doorbells or finding little treat boxes on the doorstep, so basically the kids are on a sugar high through New Year’s. 🙂

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