Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Night

The feasting is over.
The visitors have gone.
The house is quiet
And I'm all alone.

There are dishes to wash
And the laundry awaits;
The floors need sweeping
And my library books are late.

There are crumbs on the couch
And leftovers to freeze.
But my throat's all scratchy
And I think I'm gonna' sneeze.

There are ads in the paper
That I need to search through,
There are bathrooms to clean,
So darn much to do!

The pumpkins are still scattered
All around my house.
So are the scarecrows
And the witches' house.

But my body is tired
and my bones are in pain.
And my beautiful bed
It's calling my name.



Amelia said...

That was my exact feeling last night..but today is a new day - so will complete some of the things listed in your poem.

Have a grand and glorious weekend.

Linda said...

Sounds about right for last night!

tipper said...

Nice-and so true!! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I just caught up on your posts and have to say that I enjoyed each one but the pharmacy experience made me chuckle just a little although I know you could not have been chuckling ;D

bj said...

hahahaaaaa....i LOVE this little reason i love it so much is it is my sentiments right to a tee !! i was so tired last night, i couldn't wait to crawl in my bed.
i hope your mission trip is a really great one. we used to go to Mexico ea yr on mission trips and i so enjoyed them. so fulfilling to help those in need and THEY helped me, too !!
don't worry about having lots of decorations out...just that many less to have to pack away!! ;O)
Stay safe...
love, bj

Molly said...

Ditto to all that. Exhaustion, but a nice day. The chores can wait. I'm taking today off---curling up with a new book, maybe a little snoozing on the couch, a little desultory hand stitching.......L-A-Z-Y!

Lelia Chealey said...

Thankful for you dear friend.
Neat poem!

Joyful said...

Enjoy some rest.

My Mom had a saying we would hear whenever she was tired,
Bed Bed beautiful Bed
Some place to lie my big fat head

Ah...nothing like our own comfy, beautiful bed.

Hope you're feeling refreshed today,

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Even though it tired you.
I'm hoping that today was more peaceful for you!

brenco1 said...

Thankfully my children were over on Wed. night and the girls did the cleanup. Yesterday was at my brothers all day - I cooked - his daughter cleaned. Today has been grandson all day and granddaughter tonight. No rest yet for the weary. But lots of joy and fun!!!

Valerie said...

I feel your pain. It is fun and lots of work and worth it all but when its over, I need rest and relaxation.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly how I feel - and you deserve the rest!

Have a restful weekend!


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Marlene, this hit right on the button. I feel like I've been ran over by a truck. Thank you for putting it in a poem.

Marie said...

Just wonderful Marlene!!! Sounds like you had a lovely but exhausting day! XXOO

Adrienne said...

My thoughts exactly! It was a good day but I was ready for the quiet - and my bed - when nighttime came. If you get a minute please stop by to see what kind of day we had at our house. We're laughing about it - now! ~Adrienne~

Dawn said...

And thank goodness for those beautiful beds that call our name and allow us to snuggle deep inside to get that much-needed rest!

Love Bears All Things said...

lovely poem!
Mama Bear

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