The View From My Window

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Holly, jolly chicks December 11, 2007

Filed under: The Adventures of "Fat Chick" — auntlelo @ 9:34 am


Fat Chick: “Do you realize it is December 11th? You haven’t even decorated your office for Christmas yet! What’s the matter with you?”

Henrietta: “Yes, dear, you do seem to be a bit late getting on with your Christmas duties. Why, there’s not a sign of yuletide spirit to be found in your office.”

Me: “Sorry, girls. I have the best of intentions, but, as usual other things seem to have gotten in the way. You know, little things like football stuff, ice storms, office projects. Time does get away from me these days.”

Fat Chick: “Well, get a move on, will ya? It’s like a dungeon in here. I could hear them all decorating down the hall last week and we didn’t get to put up a single light!”

Henrietta: “Maybe you could take a few minutes this morning to decorate before you start your day?”

Me: “Okay, but, I’m in a bit of a rush. I don’t have time to go out and get a tree. How about we just make do with the plant on the table?”

Fat Chick: “Well, if that’s the best you can do, go ahead.”

Decorating commences in a rather haphazard fashion.

Henrietta: “Oh dear, oh dear. Chick, this is awful! Do you think she intended it to look this way?”

Fat Chick: “And what way would that be? Like the ghost of Christmas present just threw up on the table? I don’t think so.”

Henrietta: “Whatever shall we do? My holly’s all askew and that bow you’re wearing makes your butt look very large.”

Fat Chick: “Ya don’t say? This isn’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we were going to get to decorate a tree or something!”

Me: “Complain, complain, complain. Isn’t it enough for you that we took turkey completely off the Christmas menu? We’re not having chicken or quail or pheasant or any other flying companions either. We’re having prime rib on Christmas Eve and something else on Christmas Day. Not sure what, but, something not poultry. Can’t you be happy about anything? I’m kinda busy, you know?”

Henrietta: “It’s okay, we understand. We’ll just make this work for now. Maybe we can do better next year.”

Fat Chick: “This never happens when that Niki person is here. She always makes sure things look presentable at the holidays. If she weren’t at home taking care of the new baby chick, she’d fix us right up!”

Me: “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, Chick. That’s her plant you’re babysitting. If it weren’t for Niki and her plant, you’d be sitting next to a pile of pine cones this year!”

Henrietta: “Maybe we should just put ourselves in a better mood by singing a few Christmas carols! What should we sing first?”

Fat Chick: “How about Deck the Halls and make it neater, fa la la la la la la la la…”


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