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Christmas Eve

Ready for Top Chef!


Twas the night before Christmas, the house was all clean.
All the parties were over, or was that just a dream?
The company’s gone, and we laughed up a riot,
But right now I am happy that things are quite quiet.
We put up the trees and the lights, and we shopped.
I cooked lots of meals for our friends, ‘til I dropped.
I came down with the annual “holiday cold;”
Now I just want to lay by the fire and fold.
Over 700 cookies were baked, and enjoyed,
Most of the gifts exchanged, wrappings destroyed.
Tonight we’ll have lobster and crabcakes to eat.
And maybe some cream cheese pie for a sweet.
It’s just Brad and I now, and we’re thinking, indeed,
The next couple days’ nap times are just what we need.
A nice drink by the hearth in a candlelight glow,
Cuddled up close, even though there’s no snow.
It’s been quite a season of Christmas crazed stuff.
I think I need to learn when enough is enough!
We love private time in our tree-decked-out home,
But we’re planning next year to spend Christmas in Rome!

Buon Natale to all!

Comments (9)


Nice poem; we're watching TC now (last season though) and talking of 2010 in Rome, next year, may be Israel.


Buon Natale a voi, Palmabella.

I love the cookies!! Great poem also. Rome in Christmas sounds wonderful. Enjoy your time alone together and get well. Merry Christmas.

Shelagh (SJ):

Lovely poem, Palma.
You both deserve a rest... I'm exhausted just reading your blog: you were living it!!
Have a lovely relaxing Christmas, and make lots of great plans for a Roman Christmas next year!
(Want some snow? We have had 2 feet since last week!!)

These are so cute. I hope you and Brad have a wonderful Christmas.


Buon Natale, Palma, to you and Brad. Have a wonderful, relaxing holiday. You'll be living my dream next year -- Christmas in Rome! What a fabulous plan.

Palma-You are so creative, not only in your cooking, decorating, but also in your poem writing. Get some rest, and have a very Merry Christmas!


You are right Palma the cookies are absolutely darling!!!

Buon Natale Sorella!

Wishing you the very best Christmas season of all!
Delectable food, fantastic company and glorious weather...you have it made, living in your corner of paradise, Palmabella!
Enjoy the peace and quiet...Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year's!

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