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Staying Warm For The Winter. And Merry Christmas.

Updated on June 15, 2012

Staying Warm For The Winter, And Merry Christmas

Short Poem by stars :


Santa comes once a year,

just to bring family cheer.


My little sister got a dolly,

She simply calls it Polly.


My BB gun is strong,

I cocked it all night long.

I plugged my big brother in the butt,

And he treated me like smut.


Santa came to town,

I told him what I wanted.

He asked me if I was good.

I said, maybe I was,

As good asI could be, considering,

the cuss that I twas . 


Then Santa said,

You better be good or,

you will pay the price,

for being naughty,

instead of nice .


So I have been sweating all night ,

tossing and turning a fright.

And over stuff I have done,

at least once or twice.


So Santa Claus,

Spare me the rod,

and give me lolly pops,

instead of the nod.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

I haven't done much writing. Been cooking and helping around the house, and we all went grocery shopping to shop for groceries to prepare for the long cold month of December. We also shopped for Christmas Dinner preparation.

Our old house trailer has some holes in it so I covered some areas with blankets until I can make repairs later on. The weather gets cold this time of the year. After property taxes, I managed to have some money left for and electric heater. Our thirty year old house trailer has had electric issues so I am careful when it comes to hooking up electric heaters to wall outlets.

I was wondering what I would buy Joann for Christmas. She has everything ,she tells me. She has watches, and jewelry, and clothes everywhere. She has more shoes than a parade of ducks with flippers, so I thought to myself I'll just buy and electric heater.

I have a few gifts I need to buy I guess, but what is most important to me is that my family is warm, and that there is good food , and a roof over our head, and a good running car. Now that I bought a better heater, our home will be warmer, and so will our cats too.

My cat Boo, last night decided to crawl under my blanket to go to sleep. Later during the night I checked our new electric heater to see if it was working right. I checked the wall socket about six billion times to make sure it was cool. When I shopped for a heater I wanted a very heavy duty cord that was safe , so I spoke to customer service people about the best kind of cord.

Your really not supposed to hook heaters to and electric cord, but I wanted something they told me would be safe. The cord was very heavy duty, and was a 12 gauge cord. It was expensive, about twenty five dollars. The heater was only forty nine dollars, but it is nice. Like I said, I would not suggest hooking a heater to a cord unless it is very heavy duty, very heavy duty. Bad electric can burn up a family . I know because one of my Veterinarianslost five of his grandchildren one Christmas to improper electric cords. A Christmas tree caught fire and burned his family up.

We had a small heater, but the cord to it got hot and burned a little portion of the plug. I hate to throw the heater away, but your not supposed to repair electric heaters because they may kill you, so I am going to toss it in the garbage can after I finish writing this hub. I just have to get rid of it.

The new heater works like a charm. Joann checked it ten billion times yesterday, and I checked it another ten billion times. The wall cord, the heater cord are both cool. I keep the heater on the lowest setting , and it warms the house.

We have a large heater that came with the mobile home thirty years ago. It is still going strong. It uses floor vents to keep us warm. It was repaired once. And electrician found a squirrels nest and pecan shells in it. He cleaned it up and it works fine. The heater I just purchased works nicely. I get up all during the night on these really cold nights to check everything. Everything looks safe.

Soon it will be time to start cooking again. We really over did it cooking for Thanksgiving. I said we would not do that again, but we went and bought much of the same food again, so I guess we will be cooking our brains out for the holidays again.

I have not put a tree up yet. With nine cats I wonder if I should just forget it. I know there going to tear it up unless I hang one in the center of the ceiling. Then they will jump up in the air after it. You can not win with cats. Their fun, but they get into trouble all the time.

Becky has been nice and warm, and likes the new heater. She is waiting to see what her grandma told Santa to give her.

God Bless Everyone.

Merry Christmas : )


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    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Icg4jc : God Bless You Dear Heart. You are a very sweet young lady. Merry Christmas.

    • lcg4jc profile image


      7 years ago

      I loved your poem it made me laugh. As for your hub what a beautiful way to share your family's love with us. God bless you and may you and yours have the most Wonderful Christmas ever.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear pastella : Thank you for visiting. We are all doing fine, and wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season. You are a wonderful person too. GBY.

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      7 years ago


      I hope you and your family and all those gorgeous cats are well. Thank you for leaving me some lovely words. You write some really good poetry.

      Have a wonderful Christmas and God's blessings to you all.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Hello hello : Thank you for visiting, and wishing you wonderful pleasant Holidays ahead. God Bless You.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Glad to hear from and keep warm. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Dave : Thank you for writing, and glad you liked the hub. Noticed a few double negatives in this hub. I guess a little tweeking as they call it will have to be done. I constantly try to improve on anything I write. That can be good , and bad sometimes, but mostly good because some stuff needs a little touch up. God Bless You. Merry Christmas And Happy New Year.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      nice christmas hub thankyou I love the poetic nature of your writing.

      Brother Dave

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mentalist acer : Thank you for passing threw. I will be hop scotching your way to see what new stuff you been writing too. God Bless You, and wishng you a nice relaxing Holiday season.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A toasty Hub indeed,Mr. Lee,lol;)


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