Poetry Friday: ‘Tis the Season

Thank you to Laura Shovan for hosting Poetry Friday. Head over to her blog for a beautiful wintry poem that is sure to get you in the mood for Old Man Winter to come knocking at your door. If you live where I am in northwest Montana, you are getting rather impatient with his late arrival this year. My skis are in the basement waiting for an upheaval in the mild winter weather we have had thus far. My last check of the forecast isn’t looking good…to even consider that we wouldn’t have a white Christmas is unthinkable.

This brings me to my poem for today. Christmas and all of its hustle & bustle is upon us all. The Christmas cards went out this week, but I am still trying to whittle down my gift giving list. I just haven’t had it in me to brave the mall or box stores with list in hand, but instead have found myself shopping primarily online. Sipping a cup of hot coffee with my laptop and a dog on my lap is a far more pleasant shopping experience than scouring parking lots, fighting crowded store aisles, and enduring painfully long checkout lines.

How is your shopping coming along thus far?

12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: ‘Tis the Season

  1. Shopping is ridiculous. I can’t believe how quickly things got congested. Commercialism on steroids! We had a statewide bushfire emergency a couple of weeks ago – and with people having to flee homes with no warning, it really put things into perspective. We’re going small but meaningful (jest/heart/need) this Christmas. And I’m avoiding queues as much as possible!!

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  2. lindabaie says:

    I’ve done your ‘point, click, ship’, too, but braved one favorite shopping area last Monday, not too bad & it holds lots of favorite independent shops I love. We are in the fifties & sixties this week in Denver, not likely to have snow either like you. Wishing it weren’t so; we need moisture! Merry Christmas, Dani!

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  3. I take your point….lol. I have four teens. Seriously, who has time or patience for all that physical looking and buying and schlepping to the car, to the hidden place before wrapping. I am surprised that you are waiting for snow! I actually had a snow day here in Virginia this week (OK, I didn’t see any snow but a tiny corner of my county was icy–I’ll take it). Enjoy the coffee, the dog in the lap and the holidays.

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  4. maryleehahn says:

    Happily, our gift-giving has trickled down to just a few for each other and just a few for the niece and nephew. Amongst our friends, we put a collective halt to the exchange of STUFF a few years ago. (Plates of cookies and bottles of wine at our solstice gathering are always welcome!)

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