Friday, December 11, 2020

What the Elf?

I don't need to tell you that things are pretty elfed up right now.

Because they are.

For all of us.

But instead of wallowing in the what the elf, I've decided to put my energy into 'Where's the Elf?'.

Meet Elfanza:










 

A sassy imp who jumped ship shelf to help us through this elfing season. Hopefully her antics will make you smile

Smiling is her favorite. (and Buddy's, too!)

Elfanza fell for Blue!
 
Then when others went low, Elfanza went HIGH!

She was caught lifting weights being lifted by weights....

...then sinking into the couch post workout.


Unfortunately she ran into trouble when rummaging through a drawer looking for candy...






...then she got stuck in the blender...pour her.







This choice of hiding place just wasn't cool.

Her favorite spot is looking over a picture of a Christmas-past (Colleen and Maureen circa 2004).







 

Today's poem was written for another purpose, but while pilfering looking through my files, Elfanza came across it and decided to modify it to fit her elfing antics. Enjoy!

If I bend, stretch,
coil and twist,
my rear and ear
suddenly kiss.
I'm an elf.
©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.
 
Today's consummate Poetry Friday host is 
the one and only Buffy Silverman! Join the poetry fun!
 


32 comments:

  1. HA! Thanks for the giggles. I usually don't give a ELF. But, Elfanza really did get me to giggle...possibly at her more dangerous stunts. Oh, Bridgit. Thanks for the laugh. It's Dark o'clock here and it put me in a good mood for the rest of the day.

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. I'm glad you had a giggle. It is dark o'clock here as well and I have made a very deliberate decision to look for the lighter side of things or I will lose it. Your comment has put me in a good mood too. :)

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  2. Too, too naughty! (And clever.) Thanks for the giggle...s!

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    1. You're welcome, Kat! The state of the world requires naughty fun and I'm here to deliver (along with Elfanza). :)

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  3. This is so fun! Yes, thank you for the smiles. I especially love Elf in the couch cushions!

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    1. Elfanza (and Buddy) are thrilled you smiled, Liz! Extracting the ol' girl from the couch was quite the rescue operation that require a secondary hat rescue. Phew. :)

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  4. I like the one in the drawer looking for candy. This one seems like a wonderful story for wee ones. Really cute and creative.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanette! Joe and Maureen have been instrumental in Elfanza's antics. We take turns "hiding" her. :)

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  5. That photo in the blender is cracking me up! I love seeing what everyone's elves get up to.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Elvanza gets herself into crazy predicaments from time to time. :)

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  6. I love Elfanza! What a fun post -- her antics are wonderful. She is so elfin flexible. And yay for her embracing blue. :)

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    1. Elfanza is flexible when it comes to all things except for voting blue. That's a must! ;)

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  7. So much fun--thanks to Elfanza and you!

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  8. This is hilarious, Bridget. You are so good at puns! Imi & I just did a real search in the Christmas boxes for 3 elves from my own children's toys. They are her favorites, too, & they were found, & now sit under the tree waiting for the next visit. Perhaps I'll introduce Imi & my elves to Elfanza? It'll be an elftravaganza!

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    1. Yay for elftravaganzas! Maybe Imi and you can play 'hide and seek' with your 3 elves? From what I understand, elves are flexible in their pursuit of fun. :)

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  9. Hooray for Elfanza and her ability to take our mind off reality!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! Yes, hiding Elfanza every day has helped the collective mental health in our family recently. Whatever the elf works... :)

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  10. Elfanza is a delight, thanks for sharing her with us Bridget and her mischievous antics, especially pouring from the blender–nice little elf ditty too!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Elfanza got all mixed up when she picked that hiding place. ;)

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  11. HA! Thanks for the laugh!! Your puns are too much, and I'll probably be caught saying "What the ELF?!?" in the near future...because of YOU!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary Lee. Elfanza is thrilled that you added 'what the elf' to your lexicon. She's elfing proud. ;)

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  12. Heeeeeee "stuck in the blender--pour her!" I'm not a fan of the elf on the shelf concept generally, but what the elfing elf! I'm in love with Elfanza!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! Elfanza couldn't stand being confined to a shelf and staged antics. She had her own elfing ideas... :)

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  13. This was so fun! I loved the sinking into the couch. You are so clever, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Janice! Elfanza almost sacrificed her hat trying to extract herself from the cushions...luckily she's as squishy as she is flexible.

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  14. You created a wonderful post full of elf antics with an adorable, playful character, Elfanza. I enjoyed her twisting and turning. Someday when I see my little granddaughters I will tell them Elfanza's tale and hope they enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I hope there are many elf-filled antics in your granddaughters and your future. Happy holidays to you as well. :)

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  15. Thanks for the fun, Bridget! It seems like Elfanza should have her own movie :-)

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Elfanza would love it! She's a bit showy. ;)

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  16. Just the lightness and brightness we need right now, Bridget! Happy holidays!

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