Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny
In the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny,
A ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
Then God bless you.
The music to Christmas is Coming was composed by Edith Nesbit Bland in the late nineteenth century.
The author of the lyrics is unknown but the popularity of this traditional Christmas song
is handed down from generation to generation in the form of a nursery rhyme.
Christmas not only came - it went for 2011. Our Christmas was busy, but, in a good way. We had one group of family for supper on Christmas Eve and another for Christmas Dinner. Some were in other states, but, we did get to talk to most. Eight children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 on the way. Add to that spouses, etc., and we add another eight more.
My best laid plan of writing this little wish was pushed aside by cooking and celebrating. Not a bad way to get side tracked. As the above little poem/song indicates: If you can't do it all, then downsize until you can do what your situation allows and "Then God bless you!"