26 December 2009

the day after





(San Sebastian Port)

It´s the day after Christmas and I feel as big as a house.
Why did I eat like a pig, and not like a mouse?
The decorations are still up reminding me of good cheer.
But all I want to do is curse the champagne and beer.
Don´t get me wrong everything tasted delish.
But now I must live on lettuce and fish.
How long will this last? I´ll keep you posted.
I´m off to eat a raw carrot... oh how I wish it was roasted...









42 comments:

life in yonder said...

Oh...I hear ya'

These days make new years promises like "I will eat less in 2010" so much easier.

A walk makes it everything better.

Sammi said...

Hahaha! I love that poem I just copied it and e-mailed it to my best friend she will find it hilarious!

Joyce said...

Jane it sounds like you had a fab time and it was worth all the carrots too! Enjoy and many hugs. xo

Grey Lemon said...

Wow, it sounds like you had pretty serious Xmas meals!! Hope you'll be ready soon for the next round / on the 31st!

Love the photos!!

Kaylovesvintage said...

sounds just like me...

nicola@which name? said...

you know, that feeling makes me feel so lucky. (and then that barfy feeling kicks in!)

your sights are beautiful and the air looks fresh. soak it in.

happy holidays!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

likeschocolate said...

Me too, but I think I will be eating carrots and lettuce much longer than you. What a beautiful day and gorgeous photos! Too 2010! Happy New Year!

la lune dans le ciel said...

:))
je te souhaite de digérer tout ton repas et surtout une belle fin d'année !
des changements dans ma vie ne me permettent plus d'être aussi présente que je le souhaiterais sur le blog.mais je pense à toi et tes visites me font toujours très plaisir !
je t'embrasse !
elodie

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

Is that a picture of the three wisemen?

kim said...

love the bird shot - wow!!! love them all, actually~
talk soon!

Di said...

Great poem!! I agree! Have moved as far as the neighbours across the road today where I ate yet more!!

aimee said...

because of the wit in your well-crafted words

is why i come back for seconds and thirds.

Conny said...

I absolutely Love your poem! Thanks too for the dose full of sunshine - I really needed it. Cheers ~ Conny

Cate said...

jane, nothing with you is mudane! xoxo

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh I know. My end of the year tight waistbands are my least favorite part of the holidays... Luckily, there is so much more to love. And the new year's resolution to drop that dress size is right around the corner...

Francesca said...

What's the Spanish dinner like on THE day? You live in the perfect place to go on looong walks (while munching on carrots).

Kamana said...

but wont you be needing something else once you finish your carrot? everything in moderation, including moderation!

Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear that your Christmas was filled with good things to eat (and raw carrots are really only for reindeer this time of year!).

Elisabelle said...

Oh... i understand this so well...I will be on soup for the rest of the week!
Beautiful pictures!

Olga said...

Wonderful pictures! I love the symmetry of the third one. The feeling of being overeaten will pass soon and we'll again miss the good Christmas food for the rest of the year :)

RNSANE said...

Jane, what a wonderful post-Christmas poem, reflecting my own sentiments!

Hayley Egan said...

I hear you...

Ocean Girl said...

I want a piece of Spain..I so want.

Crescent Moon said...

I think this poem may become a post-Christmas classic, it speaks to all of us.

Christyn said...

Thanks for your comments Jane
et.....il faut commencer la nouvelle année en pleine forme, alors,
restons légers sur la nourritures des fêtes, tu as raison, un peu de carottes nous fera du bien !!!
bises
christyn

laméditerraine said...

I also feel that big, I ate a lot!
Donostia looks great these days :)
Big hugs and besos

Emma said...

But Xmas is ...once a year.So, cheers...and lettuce after sounds fine for me too!
Just before another wave of yummies...for the 2010 year..(already!)
Enjoy!
Emma from SAn Francisco
( merci pour ta visite je l'attendais depuis lonnnnngtemps, c'etait un petit cadeau de plus! Merci)

trinsch said...

love it! so you are a poet too, dear jane, a true renaissance woman :)

Lisa said...

TOO FUNNY Jane! The pics are gorgeous! Glad your Christmas was "delish."

Bee said...

All of that blue is very bracing; and I can almost smell the salty air! (But then that reminds me of ham, turkey and stuffing, and I feel full again.)

Fun poem! I hope we all get lots of exercise in 2010.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha! Welcome to my world :-)
xo

Puna said...

I love your poem! I wish I had read it before attempting mine. Merry late Christmas to you!

alexandria said...

Great poem! This gave me a big smile for I too indulged in chicken enchiladas on Christmas Day and wondered...oof I ate too much!

simplycaitlin said...

ditto.

Cacahuete_sr said...

HAHA! great little poem :) Hope you had a nice christmas :) :)

MODsquad said...

Oh, do these words ring true! Protein shake, here I come...

ticklishfromadistance said...

hahahahahaha! Love this. And am with you.

MaddyG said...

Can't tell you how much I love your photos. And your poetry's not too shabby either! Hope your Christmas was full of warmth and laughter. ; )

Cobalt Violet said...

Love the poem! I completely understand!

By the way, the day after Christmas my family was sitting around the living room playing with my mom's new macbook Santa brought her and I was showing them all your beautiful blog! They love Spain and loved your blog!

RosaMaría said...

hahahahahaha! that was great! beautiful pictures!!!

KathyA said...

Funny!

Dira said...

hey, i just discovered ur blog today.... and I like it. I've just wrote something about Spain in my blog too (from traveler point of view)
Cheers.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo