Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Me and My Drum

I had a beautiful little post written up. It was quite hilarious, actually, and yet somehow also heartwarming, and a bit poignant. But the universe apparently was not pleased with it and swallowed it whole before I had a chance to save it. And now it's nearly Christmas, and I haven't the time or (*sigh*) the heart to write it up again.


I realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, but I think we can all find the songs of Christmas to be inspirational. The Little Drummer Boy always made me cry as a kid. I was quite poor for a long time, and I was able to relate rather easily to this little boy who had nothing to give to the infant child except his music.

So, in lieu of a hilarious, heartwarming, poignant post about a little girl and her dog and a butterfly with a limp, here is my gift to you this season:

Merry Christmas...Happy Hannukah...Happy Kwanzaa....

May your days be merry and bright, and may the sorrows fade from your life....


  1. Merry Christmas, Carol! Thanks for the lovely songs :) Enjoy the holidays.

  2. I love the little drummer boy--the song has special meaning for my family as well. Thanks for sharing this, and I hope you have a great Christmas time full of joy and peace and hope.

  3. Merry Christmas, good lady. I confess to having an illustrated Little Drummer boy book, and the first few times I read it to my kids, I got a bit sniffly. I know, I know. Yes, I can be a sap at times. Don't even get me started on I'll Love You Forever...

    Here's hoping your family stays healthy and happy this season, and that your manuscripts find happy agent homes next year!

  4. Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

  5. I love the Little Drummer boy. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  6. Oh, all SUCH great songs!! (I mean, you already know I'm in love with two of them!)

    Merry Christmas, Carol :-)

  7. Who doesn't love the Little Drummer boy! Simply delightful. Look forward to hearing more from you (and about you) next year, my friend.

    You are a diamond in the rough. Keep shining. Merry Christmas Carolina :)

  8. LOVE TSO...

    Sorry but I had to - you are tagged

  9. Love Christmas carols! Thanks for visiting my blog, merry Christmas :)

  10. Oh, such lovely responses. Thanks, all! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!!

  11. Aww...don't you just hate it when the universe decides to swallow your work! It really sucks. And it's always the really funny and clever pieces, too! Why can't it EVER be the sucky pieces?

    Oh well. Thanks for sharing the songs and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Gorgeous songs! Thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  13. Merry Christmas and thanks for the songs to put us in the right mood!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  14. Aww, great mood magic. :) Merry Christmas to you too. Please read my xmas poem when you get a chance because you are mentioned in it. Click for my holiday message!
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  15. Don't you hate it when that happens? Ugh. I feel your *sigh.* Annnd, you must check this out:

  16. Hey Carol. won another award on my blog today. Not sure if you've won it already, but if you want to pick it up you can find it here:

  17. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!! :)

  18. Kimberley, I just lost two pages of new writing last night too! Crazy. I need to do better about saving, I think. Anyway, wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

    Lisa and Laura, same to you!

    Elizabeth, thank you! Hope you're rocking the season this year!

    Karen, you are crazy clever! What a lovely poem. Thank you for the sweet mention!!

    misdaventures, what a beautiful song!! I'm digging this version. Very nice. Thank you for sharing it.

    Shanon, you sweet thing. Thank you for the award. I'll be sure to post on it soon! It's beautiful award, for sure.

    Rhonda, same to you, dearheart.


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