Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy busy busy

I love this poem... I did not write it, but I think it describes perfectly what all us homemakers try and do!
The girl is a whirl...
by Vickie
Look at me, look at me, look at me now!You could do what I do If you only knew how. I study the scriptures one hour each day;I bake, I upholster, I scrub, and I pray. I always keep all the commandments completely; I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly. I help in their classrooms! I sew all they wear! I drive them to practice! I cut all their hair! I memorize names of the General Authorities; I focus on things to be done by priorities. I play the piano! I bless with my talents! My toilets all sparkle! My checkbooks all balance!
Each week every child gets a one-on-one date; I attend all my meetings (on time! Never late!)I’m taking a class on the teachings of Paul, But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all …
I track my bad habits ‘til each is abolished; Our t-shirts are ironed! My toenails are polished!
Our family home evenings are always delightful; The lessons I give are both fun and insightful. I do genealogy faithfully, too. It’s easy to do all the things that I do!
I rise each day early, refreshed and awake; I know all the names of each youth in my stake! I read to my children! I help all my neighbors! I bless the community, too, with my labors. I exercise and I cook menus gourmet; My visiting teaching is done the first day! (I also go do it for someone who missed hers.It’s the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.) I chart resolutions and check off each goal; I seek each “lost lamb” on my Primary roll. I can home-grown produce each summer and fall. But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all …I write in my journal! I sing in the choir! Each day, I write “thank you’s” to those I admire.
My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen! My kids get straight A's! And their bedrooms are clean!
I have a home business to help make some money; I always look beautifully groomed for my honey. I go to the temple at least once a week; I change the car’s tires! I fix the sink’s leak! I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread; I have all our meals planned out six months ahead. I make sure I rotate our two-years’ supply; My shopping for Christmas is done by July!
These things are not hard; It’s good if you do them; You can if you try! Just set goals and pursue them!
It’s easy to do all the things that I do!If you plan and work smart, you can do them all, too! It’s easy!” she said …… and then she dropped dead.


  1. I just loved this. I think you can only do your best, and don't worry about the rest.

    Love from your Mama

  2. If only, if only. It's like the Proverbs 31 Lady. I can't do that either!


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