Wednesday, May 29, 2013

rhyming today

twas the night before graduation and dance recital and all through the house not a thing was accomplished as we laid on the couch

the windows were spotty and needed much care, but who would be willing, we had to be fair

the truth is the house needed too much to do--and how we were to clean it all, i hadn't a clue

so we swept and we scrubbed and we tried hard to hide, all the clutter in sight, then i sat down and cried

and the food, what to have, who would come who would not, though we hoped after our effort, there would be a lot

if not for these lifetime events, my house wouldn't get this much attention----for cleaning is not my thing, did i bother to mention -

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  1. This poem made me smile, I think we can all relate to your words.

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    1. that is comforting to know, thanks suzanne ;)

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  2. LOL! Yup. The ONLY time my house gets a deep clean is when we expect guests, which, living close to Disney, probably happens frequently enough to keep our house in good running order. Seriously, I'm going to hire a maid--when I'm rolling in cash. ;)

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    1. well you have just made me thankful that i don't live close to anything good! thanks crystal :)

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  3. Love this poem and how true it is. Most of us don't do what the homemakers of past do..the very serious task of real, Spring and Fall cleaning (thankfully!). xo

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    1. huh, spring what--haha thanks sherri ;)

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  4. I love this, Lynn! I can definitely relate. ☺

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  5. :-) Nice!

    And now I feel like I'm going to be getting a present soon...

    :-)

    Greetings from Minneapolis!

    Pearl

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    1. that went over my head, haha thanks pearl :)

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  6. *applause

    Cleaning... not my thing either.

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    1. haha glad to hear i am in good company, ms. a ;)

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  7. Cleaning is not my thing either, so it gets done (more or less) when we have an "event" like you had. And then by the time you cook, shop and clean, you are too tired to enjoy the main event. I keep thinking that there is a better way. . . .

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    1. there is, i get rich and hire someone ;)

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  8. I laughed throughout this because those big events are the only way my house gets the top to bottom treatment.

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    1. haha i know--this is way i don't totally hate these moments, susan ;)

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  9. That's funny! Cleaning is not my thing, either, but lately I've had to do a lot of it! Great job rhyming!

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    1. i found that rhyming thing, which i used to do all the time, a little challenging, so thanks sherry! :)

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  10. My house would collapse if we didn't have the occasional visitor. Oh, it is cleaned and de-cluttered, but not to the degree it demands.
    Clever clever poem.

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    1. if that de-cluttering thing was done, i would be happy, thanks susan :)

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  11. ...but we heard her exclaim tucking stuff out of sight,
    You can hide those shoes in the oven, just for tonight!

    Have fun at your party...my house too would implode if someone didnt come by once in a while. No worries. Just have fun!

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    1. haha, if you only knew---thanks zoe :)

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  12. LOVE IT!!! This is totally my life story :)

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    1. haha i am feeling like i am certainly not alone in this, kate ;)

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  13. Best post of the day! Thanks for the giggle! We have a lot of end of the year party stuff going on here this month too and am not enjoying the house cleaning one bit.

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    1. wow--that's a great compliment!! thanks and good luck to you too, theresa :)

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  14. What a fun poem. I think many moms can relate to this.

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    1. haha, you are probably right, thanks cynthia :)

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  15. I loved this and all the rhymes were so clever. I may send this to my mom - she would definitely appreciate it :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend Lynn!

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    1. haha, i hope she liked it, thanks so much and yes i did have a wonderful weekend, hope yours was great too!

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  16. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. http://msdeniseh553.blogspot.com/2013/06/another-liebster.html

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  17. Ok, I've renominated you for the Sunshine Award...I think it's different from the Sunshine Blogger. I'm posting my stuff tomorrow, so you can pick up the image there then, along with the questions.
    Loved this post about cleaning house. That's when mine gets cleaned also. That's why company was invented.

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    1. thanks donna, i will get it when i can get robyn to do it for me--still stupid about all this stuff :)

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  18. Hi Lynn, take a peek at this http://jprambling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/awards.html

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    1. hey jp, i will --how the heck r ya :)

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