Anticipation

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin’

The shopping is finished.

The gifts are wrapped.

The food that can be cooked ahead of time is prepared.

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin’

The house is clean.

The decorations are up.

The Christmas cards are in the mail.

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin’

My sister is almost here.

The girls have just sent me their train schedules.

The Christmas tree lights and window candles are lit.

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin’

I sit here….alone…waiting for the holiday to begin.

The house will be full in about an hour.

The anticipation will have been well worth it.

Happy Holidays to All!

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Anticipation”

  1. Anticipation can be a wonderful feeling -and in this case it is! You were channeling your inner Carly Simon here or was she playing in the background as you decorated and baked😉? Merry Christmas, Erika! Enjoy it all!

  2. I admire adults who find child/like joy and anticipation in the holidays. Enjoy your time w/ family. Love the way you threaded Carly Simon’s lyrics through your post.

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