Dec 23, 2009

A Letter to my Dear Friend Christmas

Dear Christmas,

Thank you so much for arriving sooner than I was prepared for. It was so nice of you to forget I needed at least a month more to do my shopping, wrapping, holiday eating and other exciting holiday tasks.

Luckily, my children can't wait to see you. Please don't tell them Santa is just a figment of mommy and daddies' imaginations just yet. We really appreciate the leverage Santa gives us. How else are we supposed to get our kids to clean their rooms, listen and behave? Just one more year Christmas, or five.

I also wanted to thank you for this awesome cold you gifted me this year. It was not enough to have a double ear infection on my birthday, but now a sweet rocking cold for Christmas. You shouldn't have! (No really, you really really shouldn't have...sigh...)

In closing loving awesome Christmas, please feel free to take your time next year. We love to see you every year, but you just seem to sneak up on us. Please bring with you better Christmas music, more parking spots at the stores and an abundance of Christmas Bonuses! (Why yes that was plural. You can never get too many bonuses!)

Well I guess I'll be seeing you in a couple days. Watch out for the snow and travel safe!

With Love (Or something like that),

Poppins


Dear Blog Friends,

OMG it's our First Christmas (and/or other holiday) together! We totally need an ornament for it! Well I just want to wish you all a very Happy Holiday. I'm not sure how much I will be posting after today, but I'm sure I'll be here to ring in the New Year with you all.

So Merry Christmas and Happy Yule/Winter Solstice and Happy Hanukkah and Merry Kwanzaa and have a Lovely Muharram ... did I miss anything?

Love you guys!

22 comments:

Caffeinated Bliss said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! Hope you're well enough to enjoy the holiday!!!

Jessica M. said...

Happy Festivus! lol

I hope you're feeling better by Friday :( yuck!

I wish I could get a holiday bonus...my holiday bonus is an extended winter break...considering I'm paid by the hour, I'm not sure how awesome that is sometimes LOL oh well.

Have a happy holiday :)

PS: weren't you letting word verification name your next character?? This one is great: Ptiong

Rock on.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

We do need an ornament! :)
Happy Christmakkah and any other holiday we forgot to mention. Hope your cold goes away.
Click for my holiday message!

ajm said...

Happy holidays! Hopefully next year's Christmas brings you better gifts!!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Merry Christmas, Friend! I hope you feel better!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Yay Happy Holidays!!!! Love that pic from Love Actually too!!! Be careul on Christmas that you don't get too much #windinyourhaaaaaaaiiiiir

Patti said...

Christmas is definitely coming too fast. Love that movie. Merry Christmas.

Natalie said...

Merry Christmas Marybeth!

Simon C. Larter said...

Merry Christmas to you too, good lady. Happy holidays and stuff. I agree--it always seems to sneak up on me, too.

So, in that spirit, in the immortal words of John Lennon (kind of)...

So this is Christmas.
And what have you done?
Procrastinated gift buying?
Have you even begun?
And so this is Christmas,
It's s'posed to be fun.
What's with all of this pressure?
Can I just shoot someone?

A very merry Christmas...
And a happy new year...
It arrived too damn quickly...
I think I need a beer!


Repeat chorus as necessary...

Marybeth Poppins said...

Thanks Anne! I hope you have an awesome Christmas too!!!

Thanks for pointing that out Jess. And I'll work on the character naming thing. Maybe you should name your first baby that?! Just sayin...

Karen I think you are in charge of ornament making. I expect to see a mermaid on there!

Thanks AJM! You too!

Kristen Merry Christmas to you as well :)

Frankie...Love Actually is just the best movie EVER! And I'll totally be careful to avoid any #windinmyhaaaaiiirrr

It did come fast Patti. How dare it! Merry Christmas to you too.

Merry Christmas Natalie!:D

Simon....the day you stop commenting on my blog I swear I will start crying....and possibly hunt you down...You crack me up! Merry Christmas good man!

Hilabeans said...

Merry Christmas, Marybeth! Looking forward to more books of yours in 2010. :)

hhs

Um, the word verification is "tailiker" - yeah.

Jody Hedlund said...

What a nasty gift to leave you with a cold! But hey, looks like you're editing right through it and making great progress! I'm so proud of you!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Merry Christmas Hilary! I can't wait to share more books with you in 2010...not to mention read your sequel! (PS Re: Word verification...so is that how you feel about me??)

Jody I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! And editing never waits for colds...sigh...lol

Sande said...

Well done. You were very politically correct. And tell me if Santa delivers ... you could start a rush if he does.

Jessica M. said...

I'm posting again just for another word verification.... roothio. It's got a nice ring to it ;)

Foursons said...

Can you send the Christmas Bonus elves to my house to? Pretty please?

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Happy Yule and Merry Christmas to you too, Marybeth! Can we have cookies for our first Christmas?

You've won an award over at my place!

http://m-wolfe.blogspot.com/2009/12/infamous-harry-potter-questionsand.html

Southern Princess said...

Happy Christmas...

oh darl'n sorry but yep, I tagged you...
http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com/2009/12/frankie-did-you-realize-that-there-are.html

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hahaha! You poor thing. So sorry to hear of your woes. But how great for me to have encountered you and your blog. I wish you a happy, healthy Christmas. But if all else fails, double spike your eggnog and you won't notice.

Shannon Messenger said...

Aw, I really hope you're feeling better. (I think you caught a cold from all that #windinyourhaaaaiiiiiir) and um, I gave you an award today. No work this time (since you've already won it) but it's there for you if you want to pick it up)

http://ramblingsofawannabescribe.blogspot.com/2009/12/stuff-and-things.html

Word Designer said...

I love the letters. Too cute on the Christmas letter. Thank you for them both.

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

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Have a wonderful Christmas! Hope you're well enough to enjoy the holiday!!!

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