Friday, December 14, 2007

A glimpse into my life...

Vickie Gunther of Redlands , California insightfully wrote the following about all of us extraordinary Mormon women.

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; 'tis 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.


Caroline said...

ummm, yeah she's dead. Plus I'm pretty sure she's a big fat liar.

Who irons their T-shirts? You know we all just throw them back in the dryer...

lindser-lou said...

i will smack you if you wrote that.
gotta be a Poet on the side now too, huh? you couldnt just leave it at "scrapbooker/card maker extraordinairre?"

geez. hog all the glory why dont ya.

Paige said...

that's great. I think I do one of those things. Hair. I do their hair. But I don't cut it. That I pay for.

Karen said...

Linds...I did not write it, Sam I Am. I'm all about giving credit where credit is due. The gal who wrote it is credited at the very beginning. I'm not nearly so clever.

lindser-lou said...

hahaha, looks like i got sooooo excited about being able to read in detail the goings on of your day, that i completely skipped over the first two lines. genius.
(but you should be flattered! THAT is how excited i was!)

Karen said...

I am indeed flattered that you thought I could write such a masterpiece.

lackrik said...

LOL! That's a great poem.

Jen said...

is it bad that i am glad she died at the end so we don't have to hate her?