Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas With Our "Snowmies"


'Twas a night before Christmas
When all through the house
Keepie was rushing and stirring
Like a Santa Elf Mouse.
The places were all set
On the table with care,
In hopes that the "snowmies"
Soon would be there.

The wassail was wassailing
In its seventies crock pot,
While the Turkish tea glasses
Danced on the spot.
The tree wreath lights
Were lighted in a warm yellow glow,
Which cast Christmas ambiance
On those seated below.

When what to our wondering
Eyes should appear
But two Christmas "snowmies"
All full of good cheer.

Then the feasting and eating
Did surely begin
Until each and every "snowmie"
Was full to his chin.
The presents were piled
Up high on the right
While the child rubbed his hands
 In pure T delight.
Then off came the wrappers,
The ribbons, the bows.
And such delights that were found,
Only Saint Nicholas knows!

There was coal for the stocking
Of one naughty boy
But even that black stuff
Didn't erase his joy.

He was given a candy dish
Held high on a stick,
Note what it's made of 
And take care where you lick!
It also can serve
As a handy drink fount
When the plunger head
Is turned inside out.
The "snowmies" brought Keepie
This vintage step stool - - -
All old and distressed 
And looking so cool!

Before we even knew
Where the time had all flown,
The evening was over
And the "snowmies" gone home.

Then we looked round the place
And we said with a grin,
"That was so much fun
We must do it again!!!"

So off we all went 
To our own trundle beds,
While visions of next year
Danced in our heads.

And that's all there is,
There isn't much more,
And we hope you don't snore.

Well, YOU rhyme with "more" then.

Christmas Wassail Recipe 

 1/2 Gallon of apple cider
2 C  orange juice
1/4 C  lemon juice
4 sticks of cinnamon 
12 whole cloves
3 generous pinches of allspice
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch of nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a crock pot or in a pan to heat.

When heated, sample and 
add extra allspice, cinnamon  or ginger
to your own taste.

Serve hot in festive glasses,
Like Turkish tea glasses.

Left-overs may be stored in the refrigerator
Rewarmed and served later.


podso said...

There's those wonderful Turkish glasses! Looks like a good time and I'm sure you'll better explain that candy dish gizmo...looks interesting. Love, Love your new stool! How fun! And a nice change from the usual red or yellow you seem to see with those kind of kitchen stools.

Charlotte said...

I like your version of "The Night before Christmas" better than the original! :-) Merry Christmas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh you look like you all had a very good time! I love Wassail! hugs, Linda

Sandy said...

Love the antique stool...Jelly !!!
Love the candy dish/drink holder.....and the sayings below the pictures....You and snowmies must have had a great time of fellowship...
Love from NC

Vidya Sury said...

That was absolutely fun, Keetha. I love your verse very very much. Huge hugs!

Erin said...

Your rhyming ability is impressive! That candy dish is something else!

Lori E said...

What a great early celebration. Looks like lots of fun....and we were wondering where our plunger went just last night when hubby was installing a new toilet at our house.

Keri said...

So much fun!!!!!!

And your poem is wonderful. :)

Diane said...


Nice step stool. I love old things!:)