Today is the First Day of…


…the rest of your life? Exactly….but today is also the First Day of December which means Christmas music, holiday parties, magical outdoor lighting and indoor decorated trees, Santa sightings, frantic shopping sprees, too many cookies – not enough fiber, too much eggnog – not enough water, too many rum cakes – not enough veggies…too many reindeer – not enough sleighs.

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Annual Cookie Walk in Montgomery, Texas

Ellen’s busy giving away the farm with her Twelve Days of Christmas, and Pretty is busy wondering why we aren’t in the audience for one of those days. I told her we would make that part of our financial plan for 2017. As a matter of fact, we can make that the cornerstone of our financial plan for next year.

So clearly in the spirit of the season, the president-elect is tweeting “we the people” our leadership gifts for the next four years.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me

a partridge in a pear tree –

 a promise to drain the swamp in D. C.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me

two turtle doves –

(Breitbart Steve and Reince)

and a promise to drain the swamp in D.C.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me

three guys named Mike –

(Pence, Flynn, Pompeo),

Breitbart Steve and Reince –

and a promise to drain the swamp in D.C.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

three billionaires and their Goldman Sachs adviser –

(Betsy, Wilbur, Donald, Steven),

three guys named Mike,

Breitbart Steve and Reince,

and a promise to drain the swamp in D.C.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

five Golden Tweets –

three billionaires and their Goldman Sachs Adviser,

three guys named Mike,

Breitbart Steve and Reince,

and a promise to drain the swamp in D.C.

Ah, the joys of the holiday season in a presidential election year. I can hear the bells going jingle, jangle – or is that my nerves.

Party hearty.

 

 

 

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press is publishing her collection of first-person accounts of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBT organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBT history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and a group of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly. Her Texas roots are never too far from her thoughts.
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One Response to Today is the First Day of…

  1. Luanne says:

    They can’t take away your sense of humor.

    Liked by 1 person

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