Thursday, January 17, 2013


My blogging mojo is still absent but I like to keep in touch so another poetic contribution that I hope you will enjoy and find amusing.  Author unknown.

T'was the month after Christmas and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the chocolate I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
 I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces, and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt...
I said to myself, as only I can.....
"You can't spend the whole year, disguised as a man!"
So, away with the last of the sour cream dip;
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additonal ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie, not even a lick,
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread or  pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly  cry.
I'm hungy, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore...
But isn't that what January's for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!!

I must admit I was fortunate in not putting on one ounce/gram over Christmas but in my case it's just as well I didn't. : )


  1. Remarkably close to the mark for many of us I suspect. Anon, or unknown, was a very clever cookie.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed this one EC. Incidentally if you should read this Karen has had her op and is in IUC and her hubby rang just after 5pm our time and said all went well and was about to go to hospital to visit. He will ring me when he is back home to let me know how she was when he saw her. Fingers crossed all will be well from now on.

    2. Thank you. I was going to contact you today to see how she was. Wonderful news. Please, pass on my love to her when you can.

  2. This is great! Thank you, and thank you to the anonymous person who wrote it.
    Now, if only celery came in a chocolate flavour....

    1. Chocolate flavoured celery....what a wonderful idea. There's something a horticulturist could work on perhaps.
      Glad you enjoyed this little offering and not fattening too. :)

  3. Hahaha, so true. I deliberately restrained myself over the christmas season, only eating what I truly wanted/needed - but still, it's hard with so much happening!

  4. We too were very good over Christmas and only occasional indulgences allowed. It certainly is hard over the festive season and then my birthday after that but then we only had one piece of carrot cake so reasonably healthy.
    Thanks for popping in..great to have you visit. xx

  5. A huge thank you, for the update on Karen. I really appreciate it.

  6. A wonderful poem - and oh so true.

    1. Hi there Molly....great of you to pop in. I have few followers so a new face/name is always so welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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    1. Hullo Button....glad you too enjoyed the poem. I am not an expert blogger not do I do anything exciting these days but it always great to have someone new pop in and visit. Hope you do so again before too long.

  8. Hi! I popped over from Delores' blog. Nice to meetcha. Loved the poem. Funny in a poem, but alas, not so funny in real life. Count me in as your newest groupie.

  9. Hi there Susan and a big welcome to my blog. I do appreciate your visit. As I said to Button I don't lead a very exciting life and only write about everyday things and sometimes family. At my age there is little else to write about. :)