Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 2008!

Well, it is 2008 already! In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, where bloggers who join agree to blog every day for a month, usually in November, they have come up with Blog 365, where if you sign up, you agree to blog every day. For a year. And since this is a leap year, with 366 days, that means that we can take Feb. 29th off. Wow. A post every day. You lucky, lucky people! Hee hee

Postings don't have to be long dissertations either; they can be short little posts, a video, a shout-out, a cut-and-paste -- whatever! We'll see if I can do it.

At any rate, here's a little ditty that my friend Bob in Ohio forwarded to me in email. Thought it would bring a chuckle this first day of 2008! Enjoy!

'Twas the week 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 marvelous 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 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 fruit cake, 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!

~Author Unknown~