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December 23, 2012

‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

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‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the house,

All I could hear was the grumbling of my spouse.

The dishes were piled all over the sink

Glasses and plates and utensils did clink.

Our dishwasher, you see, had sprung a great leak

To replace it before Christmas my husband did seek.

In the dining room I settled, all ready to wrap

with Christmas music playing, my toes they did tap.

When HORRIBLE sounds arose from the kitchen,

my husband was swearing and yelling and bitchin’!

The NEW dishwasher, apparently, was  broke.

“I can’t believe this!” hubby bellowed, from his ears there was smoke!

Pack it all up and return to the store,

my husband, he flew, away with a roar.

With a second dishwasher now needing install,

poor hubby was tired and frustrated with it all.

The words that he used I’ll dare not repeat,

you can guess for yourself it wasn’t lamb’s bleat.

Today as I sit here, writing these words,

my quiet new dishwasher can barely be heard.

As Santa readies his sleigh to fly through the air,

I’m quite sure that my husband has a little less hair!


  1. I had to read this to my husband. My gosh, this is the funniest poem I’ve read in a long time! Way to write! And congrats on the new dishwasher. May husband recover from this pre-Christmas stress!!! 🙂

    Comment by Kathy — December 23, 2012 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy! I was feeling a bit proud at being clever here! 😉

      Comment by Karma — December 23, 2012 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

      • You did great!

        Comment by Kathy — December 24, 2012 @ 5:59 am

  2. What wonderful fun ! Your poor hubby is a handy man to have around — almost makes me wish I was married. I said “almost” !

    Merry Christmas and a dishingly-clean New Year !

    Comment by sybil — December 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil. He is a pretty handy guy to have around the house! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      Comment by Karma — December 23, 2012 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  3. Good grief, don’t appliances break down at the most inconvenient times?!! Your sense of humour has obviously remained throughout the drama and hopefully when husband cools down, he too will see the funny side. Just have him read this, it will make his Christmas!! A very Merry Christmas to you all of your family Karen. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — December 23, 2012 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Joanne. It is true about appliances! Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

      Comment by Karma — December 23, 2012 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

      • You are so clever with words…I love this! On the other hand, I’m glad I wasn’t around when all this was going on!

        Comment by trish49 — December 24, 2012 @ 6:44 am

      • Thank you. Best plan is to just stay out of his way!

        Comment by Karma — December 24, 2012 @ 9:31 am

  4. We had one of those days ONCE – fortunately it was not at Christmas. Glad it all worked out – eventually!!

    Comment by mylifeincny — December 24, 2012 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  5. Really really cute! As I’m sure it wasn’t in real life, real time…but a great poem! 🙂

    Comment by Dawn — December 24, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Dawn. Let’s just say we’re all glad it is taken care of now 😉

      Comment by Karma — December 26, 2012 @ 8:47 am | Reply

      • I bet you are!!

        Comment by Dawn — December 27, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

  6. Hilarious, Karen! Merry Christmas and enjoy that new dishwasher! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — December 24, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas – are you back in the blogosphere for a while?

      Comment by Karma — December 26, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply

  7. Oh non ! quelle expérience juste avant Noël ! Ton mari est un ange. J’aime ton style d’écriture pour décrire cette situation. Joyeux Noël chère karen, à toi et aux tiens.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 25, 2012 @ 3:02 am | Reply

    • Merci, Isa. Je ne sais pas si mon mari est un ange – les mots de sa bouche sont diabolique! 😉

      Comment by Karma — December 26, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply

  8. Brilliant, Karma!! Clever, funny, and just brilliant. 🙂 We’ve had that happen with a new dishwasher, too. Frustrating in the extreme.

    Merry Christmas (a day late), and in case I stay behind, wishing you a very happy New Year, too! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — December 26, 2012 @ 9:28 am | Reply

    • Thanks so much Robin. Glad you enjoyed this. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Santa was very kind to us.

      Comment by Karma — December 26, 2012 @ 10:08 am | Reply

  9. You are so clever! That is so very funny! Your girls are beautiful! Thank you for your card. Peachwave is in the Longmeadow shops… take your girls!

    Comment by Becky Sue — December 27, 2012 @ 9:01 am | Reply

    • Thank you Becky. Your Christmas card was adorable!

      Comment by Karma — December 27, 2012 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  10. THAT was priceless! Probably the best thing I’ve read in a very long time! Thanks for the chuckle! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Comment by Tamara Eckstadt — December 27, 2012 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Tamara – glad to give you a laugh! Happy New Year to you too!

      Comment by Karma — December 27, 2012 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  11. […] The new dishwasher hummed quietly throughout the day!  Tell me about your day in the comments if you like! […]

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  12. OK, this blog is still the Funniest. You win a Funny Award!

    Comment by Kathy — December 30, 2012 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

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