Sunday, December 25, 2011

Challenge: Christmas Countdown - Z

'Zee' End!

Something I wrote in 1997 - when both our "kids" were in college . . .
a parody on Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Stopping in the Laundry Room Over Christmas Vacation

Whose clothes are these, I think I know,
They usually reside at college, though;
The owners'll be pleased if I wash them here
However washing and sorting is often slow.

It does seem odd they're on MY floor
As I rarely see them anymore . . 
Time between visits at home can take
Longer now as at their studies they chore.

I give each garment a little shake,
Dousing items important is a mistake - 
The only other sound's water's rush
Like that a waterfall would make.

The clothes are lovely, memories sweep,
Where did the years go, I seem to squeak!
But I've much to do before I sleep,
So much to do before I sleep!

This poem is the property of
Please do not attempt to copy.

Merry Christmas to Each of You!!!


'Zee' Beginning!!

Looking forward to 2012 with You -
my family, friends and garden blogging buddies!!

Thank you for accompanying me on the Countdown!
I've truly enjoyed it, even though it did add a little more of an effort this past month!
Thank heaven's one can schedule posts!!

Enjoy a memorable Christmas and holiday season with family and friends!!


Randy Emmitt said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Z end for now my dear.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Randy! Z end of the year, almost! :-)

Shady Gardener said...

And Merry Christmas!!

Rose said...

Frost's poem is one of my favorites--love the parody:) I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Shady!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, It was a great day (as well as the visits leading up to it). Thank you, Rose! :-)

Christine @ The Gardening Blog said...

Hi Shady! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you Christine!! Right "Back At You!" Looking forward to 2012 posts! :-)


Hi Shady, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I missed most of your countdown. Sorry. Too dang busy these days. I believe 2012 will be a fabulous year for us all.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace, I understand Completely!! I don't know where I found time to do it, myself!!! ;-) Yep - we can look forward to 2012. And your posts!

joey said...

Do hope your Christmas was grand, dear Shady! Happy New Year and may your gardens grow :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That was a very clever poem! That reminds me I have a load of towels in the wash. Our daughter needs to be bringing her work clothes over to wash.

God's blessings as we approach a new year.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey, On Christmas day, we were able to be with both Moms! :-) We were with mine for a few days prior and left that morning. We were with "Mr. Shady's" mom the rest of the day. Very good.

Hi Sue, Thanks! Isn't there Always laundry? ;-) Looking forward to 2012!