A wonderful whirlwind with
sugar and toy-jazzed grandkids
wrapping paper and toys everywhere
trampled chocolate and gum in the carpets
To do list growing to two pages
10 point charactors
Enough to fill 2013
which isn't even here yet.
Only 361 days until next Christmas
Exchange Karen's sweater for smaller size
Repair engine on Conner's train set
Repair net on the basketball goal
To do list growing to three pages
or just reduce the type
to 9 points
If I make the typesize small enough
I won't be able to read it and maybe
it will go away.
Missed the Friday Shootout
and I had a good blog planned too...
Pictures still in camera.
Maybe I'll do a belated blog.
Add it to the To Do list.
BUTLER: "You know, if you stopped wasting time making a To Do list and just did each task as it came along instead of adding it to a list..."
BAGMAN: "Forget the tasks. Just look at the faces on Conner, Noah, and Kay..."
Karen's car pulls into the driveway
I can see it from my window.
Door slams downstairs
Feet running down the hall and up the stairs
"Diggy! Diggy! Diggy! Diggy!"
No time to edit, just
push the publish key,
turn off the computer and lock it
(some things need protection)
from the whirlwind,
Jimi Hendrix song in my mind:
"The wind cries Diggy."
Beat the footsteps to the second floor hallway,
drop to my knees, open my arms
and let the whirlwind
blow me, smiling, up.