Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ode to a new year

It only took me three days to go back on every word and start to fuss.
If I hadn't cracked my toe, no one would have even heard me cuss.

If hubby hadn't taken the detour past the very best bakery in town,
That cheese danish would be on someone elses' hips and my weight would be going down.

If only I had sorted the stuff on the desk into a pile of his and mine
I wouldn't have missed by one day! that writer's contest deadline.

If only I'd written my thank you cards, a few of them everyday
I wouldn't have a hand cramp from writing forty-two of them yesterday.

Okay so I've broken my resolutions; I swore when I swore I wouldn't.
Instead of eating oatmeal, I'm eating junk I know I shouldn't.

So, I missed a writer's deadline and could have kicked myself out the door.
It's January fifth and I've been busy, my January submissions now total four.

Don't hold yourself to resolutions that you know you're going to bend,
Forgive yourself and start over, today is a new one, not the end!

My toe is feeling a little better; today it's back to work I hobble.
I am living in fear that one of my little darlings will step on it and I will have to gobble. (Cursing's not cool at school.)


Susan said...

Hello Linda:
I enjoy your post, every time,
Especially when it seems to rhyme.
Meant to say, please take it slow;
it's no fun with a broken toe.
Lamenting the danish on the hips is sound,
But we're still better off than being in the ground!
Breaking resolutions does bring us sorrow,
But never forget, there's always tomorrow.
So Linda, have a good day, and don't forget to chuckle,
Scrap that second cheese danish, and once again your belt you'll buckle! Hee hee Susan

Kathleen said...

You certainly do have a way with words. Great little poem, it made me smile. Kathleen.

Pat Wahler said...

Cute poem! Good luck with the toe. I've broken my little toe several times, and if you're like me, you'll be One Shoe Linda for a while! (And in the cold winter, too. Brrrrr!)


Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Susan,
Your little ditty was cute. I am laying off the danish, for sure!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for dropping in. I checked out your profile and see that you like Mama Mia. Wasn't that a great movie?

Lynn said...

Funny poem - geez four submissions, that's sick.

Linda O'Connell said...

It's more irritating than painful. I can sort of minimize the pain by walking on the side of my foot, which aggravates my knee and...well you know how one thing leads to another. Thanks for your comment.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Lynn,
I go crazy in January and then settle down.

Tammy said...

I'm impressed by your January submissions, too! Hope one of them was that poem! ;)

Donna Volkenannt said...

Four submissions already? Wow, I'm seriously impressed.

Hope your little piggy (whichever one it was) gets better soon.