Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Songs of the Common Household

Here are some songs we are singing around here.

“There’s a hole in the ceiling, dear Liza, dear Liza”

This hole has been in our living room ceiling since
it started leaking, three weeks after we had the
ceiling repainted after the previous leak.  Sigh.

With what shall we cover it, dear Henry, dear Henry?
With poster board, dear Liza.
I finally got sick of looking at that hole, right before
Thanksgiving.  Even the poster board wasn't big enough.

"Deck the halls with boughs of paper chain, Fa la la la la, la la la la!"
Our one and only decoration, the Advent/Chanukah
paper chain, is up.

" ‘Tis the last leaf of autumn left lying alone"
One last leaf on our Kwanzan cherry tree.
It is long gone now, but it's so warm the grass is starting
to grow again.

"Oft in the Stilly Night"
(sorry, no photo)

Oft, in the stilly night,
My bladder's chain has bound me,
To rise and turn on the light
And head to the WC.

"Rudolph, the red-nosed water bottle"
My Weight Watchers leader made these - one for
every person.   So cute, and zero calories!

 "Joy to the World!  The pie is done!"
My son and I made a trifecta of pies for Christmas:
pumpkin, apple, and blueberry.

"We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!


smalltownme said...

I still have a hole in the ceiling from last Christmas. It's behind a door so the hole-fixer-person has managed to ignore it.

Green Girl said...

Oh holey sight! Sounds mostly festive by you anyway, even with the holes. Have a great Christmas!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I know I've said it before, but I adore your paper chains.
Somehow, I've kept my husband from adding holes to the main part of our house (he wants to put in an exhaust fan in the kitchen) but we have ugly holes in the library ceiling, a.k.a., the pass-through from the garage to the bonus room -- and yes, they are from leaks! (And he wonders why I keep stacks of books in my bedroom instead of out in the so-called library!)

The Crislers said...

We have a hole in the ceiling of our laundry room that was made five years ago from a leak in the roof. Well, I guess it's finally somewhat patched, now, since Derek put some sheetrock in it last summer, and I mudded around the edge, but it's pretty clearly a patch since we haven;t done... I don't know, whatever comes next to make it blend? I'm so relieved to hear other people have these problems. And now I want pie. Oh! I generally use flour as a thickener in my pies. Didn't you ask that once? Maybe?