24 Dec

T’is the day before Christmas and sadly, I fear
my friends may conclude I forgot them this year.
The workload I’m handling has gotten so huge,
it’s caused me to seem like a Grinch or a Scrooge.

The house has no tinsel, no cards were created,
all due to the work with which I’m inundated.
Though I managed to fly out and visit my Mom,
my main Christmas shopping was amazon-dot-com.

But I shouldn’t complain, and I shouldn’t be stressing.
This fourth-quarter bounty has been a real blessing.
With so many others hard-pressed to find work,
to whine about business would make me a jerk.

So as one more deadline gets shoved out the door,
(…and knowing, come Monday, there’ll be several more…)
I wish Merry Christmas to friends I hold dear,
though I can’t do it justice till the end of the year.



  1. Bob Souer December 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm #


    Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the New Year be filled with good and prosperity and health!

    Your friend,

  2. Rowell December 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    thank you, bob. and i hope you enjoyed your “merry birthday and happy Christmas”!

  3. Bob Souer December 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm #


    I sure did and the only reason you didn’t know is because I’m living the same kind of life you are these days. I’m sorry to fall down on the “thanks job”, but know I’m really looking forward to enjoying your gift when my head gets above water!

    Your friend,

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