Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Don't worry, Santa, I got this

So here's the Help the Elf story...
A few weeks ago Pete the Elf had a touch too much Eggnog at the Holiday Christmas Party and as he stumbled home, he lost Santa's NICE LIST. (can you believe!?)

The North Wind scattered the papers to all four corners of the world, and The Bookshelf Muse put out a call to help find them in order to SAVE CHRISTMAS. Ever since I read about it, I've been on the lookout. And then today, EUREKA! Yes that's right...I found part of Santa's missing NICE LIST  There it was, fluttering in the wind, half caught under the corner of my welcome mat. And shock of all shocks, I recognized a name, and I bet you will too.

This is what it said:


NAME: Dana
LOCATION: The Daily Dose
NICE LEVEL: 95%
NAUGHTY LEVEL: 5%
OBSERVATIONS: Dana is a wonderful mom and inspirational blogger. Her only flaws are being overly critical of herself at times and I can't remember the other one.
RECOMMENDATION:     a) Coal                   b) Gift

~ ~ * ~ ~

Because poor Pete is dashing all over the place trying to hunt down the rest of Santa's missing Nice List, I decided to take care of this one myself.

Dana, I have known you since the beginning of my blogging journey and you've stuck around all this time always leaving me a kind word. Someone I can always count on. Can't thank you enough! Enjoy the gift I sent to your inbox and have a wonderful Christmas!

Photo credit: assorted gold baubles (christmasstockimages.com) / CC BY 3.0

And to bring a little family fun to the holiday season, my Sensational Haiku Wednesday -

Families are...

Insane, idyllic,
Irritating, intricate,
Irreplaceable

Sure security,
Sheltering sanctuary,
Sharing soothing smiles

Dynamite Dads, Brave- 
hearted Brothers, Sweet Sisters
Magnificent Moms

Enjoy your family and friends! Merry Christmas!

35 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet you just made Dana's day!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Tara.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You certainly got into haikuic (sorry, I had to make that one up!) alliteration this morning!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to Dana for being on Santa's nice list!

Juli Page Morgan said...

Congratulations to Dana for making it onto Santa's nice list! :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Fun stuff, Tara! A nice surprise when opening your inbox is kind of like opening a gift on Christmas. :)

Angela Brown said...

Good on you for helping Pete out. I'm sure he appreciates it as much as Dana appreciates her gift.

And as always, you woo me with your talent with haiku. Loved it!

Al Diaz said...

congratulations to Dana. I love the family car. Merry Christmas :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Have a great Christmas, Tara! :D

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yay. You found Dana. What a lovely tribute.

mshatch said...

sweet post and nice of you to help Santa and his elf out ;)

And Happy Christmas!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice alliteration in your haiku!

Congratulations Dana!!! That's wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

BTW, my banner will be up in the next hour or so . ..finally, I'm so slow.

Stephen Tremp said...

A very merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Merry Christmas!!! Love the haiku.

Jeff Hargett said...

Congrats to Dana. And your blog title really resonates. Nice!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Enjoy your gift Dana! I definitely believe Tara can give Santa a hand My fave haiku today was this one. Great job Tara!

Insane, idyllic,
Irritating, intricate,
Irreplaceable

Dana said...

Aw, thanks so much, Tara! You're too sweet, and I'm so glad we found each other's blogs! (How did you know that I needed this good news today?) And you're right; this does go very well with my blog post. ;)

Thanks, everyone!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Have a merry christmas!

Sherry Ellis said...

Yay, Dana! I agree, she's definitely nice!

Angela Ackerman said...

Hurray for Dana! I am so glad you two found each other. I have visited her blog in the past and she's a lovely person.

Love your poem at the end as well--I so admire people who can make words dance like that! Pete and I are both wishing you a very wonderful Christmas, and heartfelt thanks for joining in on this event!

Angela

Gwen Gardner said...

That's so awesome that Dana is on the Nice List. I'll bet you're there, too.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Tara!

Jazzbumpa said...

Great take on family dynamics.

Cheers!
JzB

Laura Marcella said...

I'm glad Dana is getting a gift instead of coal!! :)

Wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas and new year, Tara!!

Julie Luek said...

Merry Christmas, Tara!

Christine Rains said...

Wonderful post! Dana is such a wonderful lady. Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

D..J. Kirkby said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours too! Wishing you a home filled with love and laughter in 2013.

Carol L McKenna said...

Haiku 'spot on' ~ well done ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^


Happy Holidays to you ^_^

M Pax said...

A very touching haiku and much fun for Dana.

Happy Holidays, Tara!

Kelley Lynn said...

Yay Dana!!!!

Lynda R Young said...

Yay for Dana.
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas.

E. Arroyo said...

How cute. =) Have a great Holiday!

beccagivens said...

Oh what fun!! :D

Kinfolk Traditions

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Enjoyed your haiku a lot...
great write...
Merry Christmas.

randi lee said...

Aww, congrats to Dana!

J. A. Bennett said...

Awe! That's so sweet! Love your poem about families. It all rings true :)

Tara Tyler said...

thank you all so much! and safe & happy holidays to you!