Sunday, November 25, 2007


We're putting up the Christmas tree today.
Though the day started at 3:48 a.m.
with the Callie Cat garping on my sheet.
Not auspicious.
And I slept too long to get a shower.
My head itches.
Not auspicious.

We're putting up the Christmas tree today.
While Malibu burns houses down
and the cost of life just tripled.
Not auspicious.
And the day is truncated by a kid movie
My heartburn kicks in.
Not auspicious.

We're putting up the Christmas tree today
Though omens everywhere warn against.
Like, for instance, every toilet paper roll
empty at the same time
Not auspicious.

We're putting up the Christmas tree today.
Come hell or high water.
For days now I'm pounded with
Do we put it up today? today? today?
While Third Grade Teachers stop teaching
Algebra is not understood 
The milk carton is leaking
The kitchen sink is broken 
Mother's finances, Mother's finances! need attending.
There's no time to fix, replace or contain
all that decays in the house. And outside the house.
Not auspicious. Not auspicious at all.

We're putting up the Christmas tree today.
maybe that will help.
I'm skeptical. 
Not auspicious.


Wyldth1ng said...

At least you have your health.

sfhousewife said...

Come on. Be positive !

Sue said...

Starting the day with a cat garping on your bed is so unfortunate. But really, the day can only get better from there.

Singing Owl said...

I hope it all went up from here!

Not up in smoke...UP as in improved. LOL

Anonymous said...

What a day!

Jan said...

What a day! and with a Christmas tree!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Singing Owl: LOL!!
The tree is up. It's beautiful. The movie was surprisingly good (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium) despite bad reviews. Pizza for dinner, without turkey on it. The mile stopped leaking. So the day went just fine. Though we did not go to church......May have to pay for that one.

And the empty toilet rolls at the same time in all the bathrooms is still troubling.

Rev S S said...

I put my tree up today too ... but might not have if I'd been faced with your challenges! Glad you got to see a good movie too. I almost always like the ones with the bad reviews, and too often don't like the ones with the good reviews. Not auspicious ((o)) Serena