Sunday, January 06, 2008

Post Christmas Story

'Twas after Christmas, and all through the house,

Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog 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 reared,

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 I only can,

"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!

"So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,

Get rid of the fruitcake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,

Till all the additional 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 hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore.

But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet

Thanks Sandy R.

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