After Christmas Wishes (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

Elaytonthumb First things first!  I loved all the responses to my Christmas memories blog.

I loved the recipes, the scout reindeer, the horrible artificial floral arrangement that never stopped being given, the recipes, Liz’s gingerbread, tales of scungilli and charity baskets, the last minute bestest gift, the singing, the candies, the trees, home made breads, warm hearths and hopes and expectations.  Your memories sad and glad…  you guys are truly something wonderful.

XmasBut as I promised, I got all random on you, and so if Nina P. will kindly send me her real snail mail addy, a Christmas Anthology will go to her.

And now, for this one day after Christmas report, I have glad wishes for all of you to take with you into the shiny New Year.  A caution and a admonition:
      

Go for it! This festive week, when you go to a dinner, or a cocktail party, or a family get- together, do NOT deprive yourselves.

CookiesHave the chocolate whizzies, the gummy snabbles, the vanilla coated razzles and the iced Booton berry cake.  Partake deeply of the roast beasts, the fricasseed squabbles, the fried patty cakes, the top Belly Up stew.  Dip your breads in the battered gravy, loosen your belts and try the trussled nodcocks, and don’t forget a nice big slice of the Munced Pie!  Pile flavored greases on the fatatoes, and drink all the spirits, nogged or not.  It’s Holiday Time.

Diets will be with us always, so don’t deprive yourselves this joyous time of year.

I tell you this because I had to cancel all my Christmas plans because of a tum that went on the bum.  I’ve had ginger ale and toast, not a sniff of roast.  Gas-X and Tylenol instead of punch from the bowl.  My desserts have been mush, not Stromberry crush; of the forty nine fried fishies of Christmas Eve there wasn’t a taste, what a waste!  My Beouf du Chine, my very own dish?  I wish.

Even gingerbread.  Not a crumb made it to my bed.  Do not even speak to me of crandleberries, in fact, don’t dare whisper a tasty syllable.

I would have killed for a much maligned fruitsycake, I’d have eaten anything you could bake.

If I could have. I had none of the above.

I had, instead, a flu, a fluke, a cruel pain in the belly, and so, not even one snitch of jelly.

But I devoured your memories – thank you one and all. So since I know too well that Fate might have a bug in store, I urge you to eat until you can’t anymore!

NewyearsTo you dear friends I earnestly wish a Happy New Year, a prosperous, healthy one too…filled with yummies and Hullabaloo!

Now go – eat.  Do not stint!

60 thoughts on “After Christmas Wishes (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)”

  1. Ah, Spouse shares your pain! We actually delayed Xmas eve dinner to Xmas day in the hopes he could eat it. Better advice was never offered!

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  2. Ah, Spouse shares your pain! We actually delayed Xmas eve dinner to Xmas day in the hopes he could eat it. Better advice was never offered!

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  3. Ah, Spouse shares your pain! We actually delayed Xmas eve dinner to Xmas day in the hopes he could eat it. Better advice was never offered!

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  4. Ah, Spouse shares your pain! We actually delayed Xmas eve dinner to Xmas day in the hopes he could eat it. Better advice was never offered!

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  5. Ah, Spouse shares your pain! We actually delayed Xmas eve dinner to Xmas day in the hopes he could eat it. Better advice was never offered!

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  6. I feel your pain. I just found out I have Diverticulosis and spent five days in the hospital, on Pain killers and antibiotics. So needles to say my Christmas dinner was very limited.
    Tracey

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  7. I feel your pain. I just found out I have Diverticulosis and spent five days in the hospital, on Pain killers and antibiotics. So needles to say my Christmas dinner was very limited.
    Tracey

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  8. I feel your pain. I just found out I have Diverticulosis and spent five days in the hospital, on Pain killers and antibiotics. So needles to say my Christmas dinner was very limited.
    Tracey

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  9. I feel your pain. I just found out I have Diverticulosis and spent five days in the hospital, on Pain killers and antibiotics. So needles to say my Christmas dinner was very limited.
    Tracey

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  10. I feel your pain. I just found out I have Diverticulosis and spent five days in the hospital, on Pain killers and antibiotics. So needles to say my Christmas dinner was very limited.
    Tracey

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  11. Ah, Liz’s poor spouse, I hope he ravished his belated dinner.
    And Tracey, typo or pun, your “needles” to say about a hospital’s Christmas dinner was just the right word!
    I hope you’re home and hungry again.

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  12. Ah, Liz’s poor spouse, I hope he ravished his belated dinner.
    And Tracey, typo or pun, your “needles” to say about a hospital’s Christmas dinner was just the right word!
    I hope you’re home and hungry again.

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  13. Ah, Liz’s poor spouse, I hope he ravished his belated dinner.
    And Tracey, typo or pun, your “needles” to say about a hospital’s Christmas dinner was just the right word!
    I hope you’re home and hungry again.

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  14. Ah, Liz’s poor spouse, I hope he ravished his belated dinner.
    And Tracey, typo or pun, your “needles” to say about a hospital’s Christmas dinner was just the right word!
    I hope you’re home and hungry again.

    Reply
  15. Ah, Liz’s poor spouse, I hope he ravished his belated dinner.
    And Tracey, typo or pun, your “needles” to say about a hospital’s Christmas dinner was just the right word!
    I hope you’re home and hungry again.

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  16. Hi Wench Edith!
    What a great time of year to be a winner! Hurrah for me! 🙂
    Loved your post. You could be the next Dr. Seuss. And, I’m sorry you were ill. I can relate. I’ve been fighting pneumonia since Thanksgiving. Even though I made it to all three of my 21-member family’s celebrations, I feel like I slept through Christmas.
    But, the good news is, this too shall pass.
    Get well hugs to you, Wench Edith.
    Nina
    P.S. I sent my addy to ELaytonfelber@gmail.com

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  17. Hi Wench Edith!
    What a great time of year to be a winner! Hurrah for me! 🙂
    Loved your post. You could be the next Dr. Seuss. And, I’m sorry you were ill. I can relate. I’ve been fighting pneumonia since Thanksgiving. Even though I made it to all three of my 21-member family’s celebrations, I feel like I slept through Christmas.
    But, the good news is, this too shall pass.
    Get well hugs to you, Wench Edith.
    Nina
    P.S. I sent my addy to ELaytonfelber@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Wench Edith!
    What a great time of year to be a winner! Hurrah for me! 🙂
    Loved your post. You could be the next Dr. Seuss. And, I’m sorry you were ill. I can relate. I’ve been fighting pneumonia since Thanksgiving. Even though I made it to all three of my 21-member family’s celebrations, I feel like I slept through Christmas.
    But, the good news is, this too shall pass.
    Get well hugs to you, Wench Edith.
    Nina
    P.S. I sent my addy to ELaytonfelber@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Wench Edith!
    What a great time of year to be a winner! Hurrah for me! 🙂
    Loved your post. You could be the next Dr. Seuss. And, I’m sorry you were ill. I can relate. I’ve been fighting pneumonia since Thanksgiving. Even though I made it to all three of my 21-member family’s celebrations, I feel like I slept through Christmas.
    But, the good news is, this too shall pass.
    Get well hugs to you, Wench Edith.
    Nina
    P.S. I sent my addy to ELaytonfelber@gmail.com

    Reply
  20. Hi Wench Edith!
    What a great time of year to be a winner! Hurrah for me! 🙂
    Loved your post. You could be the next Dr. Seuss. And, I’m sorry you were ill. I can relate. I’ve been fighting pneumonia since Thanksgiving. Even though I made it to all three of my 21-member family’s celebrations, I feel like I slept through Christmas.
    But, the good news is, this too shall pass.
    Get well hugs to you, Wench Edith.
    Nina
    P.S. I sent my addy to ELaytonfelber@gmail.com

    Reply
  21. Edith,
    Feel better soon! Your writing ability is clearly not impaired by that nasty flu bug gripping you in its evil clutches!
    Healing wishes to anyone else who might be ailing during the holidays….

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  22. Edith,
    Feel better soon! Your writing ability is clearly not impaired by that nasty flu bug gripping you in its evil clutches!
    Healing wishes to anyone else who might be ailing during the holidays….

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  23. Edith,
    Feel better soon! Your writing ability is clearly not impaired by that nasty flu bug gripping you in its evil clutches!
    Healing wishes to anyone else who might be ailing during the holidays….

    Reply
  24. Edith,
    Feel better soon! Your writing ability is clearly not impaired by that nasty flu bug gripping you in its evil clutches!
    Healing wishes to anyone else who might be ailing during the holidays….

    Reply
  25. Edith,
    Feel better soon! Your writing ability is clearly not impaired by that nasty flu bug gripping you in its evil clutches!
    Healing wishes to anyone else who might be ailing during the holidays….

    Reply
  26. Edith, what a wonderful, spritely, fantabulous blog — and it must be a sure sign that you’re on the mend, which is very good indeed.
    So sorry to hear that you were sick enough to miss all the family Christmas fun, though they will be more than eager to make up for it soon, I’m sure. New Year’s Eve is coming up….
    And rest assured that I’ve had more than my share of goodies this week, no doubt your share as well included in that. 😉
    I hope all the Wenches and our Word Wench visitors had lovely holiday celebrations. Best wishes to all for the New Year!
    Susan Sarah

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  27. Edith, what a wonderful, spritely, fantabulous blog — and it must be a sure sign that you’re on the mend, which is very good indeed.
    So sorry to hear that you were sick enough to miss all the family Christmas fun, though they will be more than eager to make up for it soon, I’m sure. New Year’s Eve is coming up….
    And rest assured that I’ve had more than my share of goodies this week, no doubt your share as well included in that. 😉
    I hope all the Wenches and our Word Wench visitors had lovely holiday celebrations. Best wishes to all for the New Year!
    Susan Sarah

    Reply
  28. Edith, what a wonderful, spritely, fantabulous blog — and it must be a sure sign that you’re on the mend, which is very good indeed.
    So sorry to hear that you were sick enough to miss all the family Christmas fun, though they will be more than eager to make up for it soon, I’m sure. New Year’s Eve is coming up….
    And rest assured that I’ve had more than my share of goodies this week, no doubt your share as well included in that. 😉
    I hope all the Wenches and our Word Wench visitors had lovely holiday celebrations. Best wishes to all for the New Year!
    Susan Sarah

    Reply
  29. Edith, what a wonderful, spritely, fantabulous blog — and it must be a sure sign that you’re on the mend, which is very good indeed.
    So sorry to hear that you were sick enough to miss all the family Christmas fun, though they will be more than eager to make up for it soon, I’m sure. New Year’s Eve is coming up….
    And rest assured that I’ve had more than my share of goodies this week, no doubt your share as well included in that. 😉
    I hope all the Wenches and our Word Wench visitors had lovely holiday celebrations. Best wishes to all for the New Year!
    Susan Sarah

    Reply
  30. Edith, what a wonderful, spritely, fantabulous blog — and it must be a sure sign that you’re on the mend, which is very good indeed.
    So sorry to hear that you were sick enough to miss all the family Christmas fun, though they will be more than eager to make up for it soon, I’m sure. New Year’s Eve is coming up….
    And rest assured that I’ve had more than my share of goodies this week, no doubt your share as well included in that. 😉
    I hope all the Wenches and our Word Wench visitors had lovely holiday celebrations. Best wishes to all for the New Year!
    Susan Sarah

    Reply
  31. Edith,
    Hope that you and your tum is feeling better so you can make up for lost time. Remember some dishes can taste better the second day because the flavors improve upon setting a bit.

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  32. Edith,
    Hope that you and your tum is feeling better so you can make up for lost time. Remember some dishes can taste better the second day because the flavors improve upon setting a bit.

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  33. Edith,
    Hope that you and your tum is feeling better so you can make up for lost time. Remember some dishes can taste better the second day because the flavors improve upon setting a bit.

    Reply
  34. Edith,
    Hope that you and your tum is feeling better so you can make up for lost time. Remember some dishes can taste better the second day because the flavors improve upon setting a bit.

    Reply
  35. Edith,
    Hope that you and your tum is feeling better so you can make up for lost time. Remember some dishes can taste better the second day because the flavors improve upon setting a bit.

    Reply
  36. Oh, poor Edith! While I giggled through your post, you were recovering from the bug. If it makes you feel better, so was I. I ate something that disagreed with me, and for 3 days before Christmas I was laid low and limp as a noodle. So my Christmas house cleaning and baking got put off until the last minute, and then I had to race. I’m still wobbly, but was well enough Christmas day to enjoy myself.
    And we had snow on Christmas! Lots of it, and I got some great pictures. Right now, I’m on a post-Christmas sugar hangover, so I’m taking your advice and having a little hair of the dog: cookies for breakfast. With caffeine. If you see something zooming around the ceiling in a blur of bright colors, that’s me. *g*

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  37. Oh, poor Edith! While I giggled through your post, you were recovering from the bug. If it makes you feel better, so was I. I ate something that disagreed with me, and for 3 days before Christmas I was laid low and limp as a noodle. So my Christmas house cleaning and baking got put off until the last minute, and then I had to race. I’m still wobbly, but was well enough Christmas day to enjoy myself.
    And we had snow on Christmas! Lots of it, and I got some great pictures. Right now, I’m on a post-Christmas sugar hangover, so I’m taking your advice and having a little hair of the dog: cookies for breakfast. With caffeine. If you see something zooming around the ceiling in a blur of bright colors, that’s me. *g*

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  38. Oh, poor Edith! While I giggled through your post, you were recovering from the bug. If it makes you feel better, so was I. I ate something that disagreed with me, and for 3 days before Christmas I was laid low and limp as a noodle. So my Christmas house cleaning and baking got put off until the last minute, and then I had to race. I’m still wobbly, but was well enough Christmas day to enjoy myself.
    And we had snow on Christmas! Lots of it, and I got some great pictures. Right now, I’m on a post-Christmas sugar hangover, so I’m taking your advice and having a little hair of the dog: cookies for breakfast. With caffeine. If you see something zooming around the ceiling in a blur of bright colors, that’s me. *g*

    Reply
  39. Oh, poor Edith! While I giggled through your post, you were recovering from the bug. If it makes you feel better, so was I. I ate something that disagreed with me, and for 3 days before Christmas I was laid low and limp as a noodle. So my Christmas house cleaning and baking got put off until the last minute, and then I had to race. I’m still wobbly, but was well enough Christmas day to enjoy myself.
    And we had snow on Christmas! Lots of it, and I got some great pictures. Right now, I’m on a post-Christmas sugar hangover, so I’m taking your advice and having a little hair of the dog: cookies for breakfast. With caffeine. If you see something zooming around the ceiling in a blur of bright colors, that’s me. *g*

    Reply
  40. Oh, poor Edith! While I giggled through your post, you were recovering from the bug. If it makes you feel better, so was I. I ate something that disagreed with me, and for 3 days before Christmas I was laid low and limp as a noodle. So my Christmas house cleaning and baking got put off until the last minute, and then I had to race. I’m still wobbly, but was well enough Christmas day to enjoy myself.
    And we had snow on Christmas! Lots of it, and I got some great pictures. Right now, I’m on a post-Christmas sugar hangover, so I’m taking your advice and having a little hair of the dog: cookies for breakfast. With caffeine. If you see something zooming around the ceiling in a blur of bright colors, that’s me. *g*

    Reply
  41. ‘Tis the season to get indigestion. And worse, it sounds like. Sympathy to all who missed out on some of the goodies, but I offer a silver lining; at least you won’t have to diet them off next year!
    Hope everybody is feeling better!

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  42. ‘Tis the season to get indigestion. And worse, it sounds like. Sympathy to all who missed out on some of the goodies, but I offer a silver lining; at least you won’t have to diet them off next year!
    Hope everybody is feeling better!

    Reply
  43. ‘Tis the season to get indigestion. And worse, it sounds like. Sympathy to all who missed out on some of the goodies, but I offer a silver lining; at least you won’t have to diet them off next year!
    Hope everybody is feeling better!

    Reply
  44. ‘Tis the season to get indigestion. And worse, it sounds like. Sympathy to all who missed out on some of the goodies, but I offer a silver lining; at least you won’t have to diet them off next year!
    Hope everybody is feeling better!

    Reply
  45. ‘Tis the season to get indigestion. And worse, it sounds like. Sympathy to all who missed out on some of the goodies, but I offer a silver lining; at least you won’t have to diet them off next year!
    Hope everybody is feeling better!

    Reply

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