Storage Addiction

My name is Kathy, and I have
Quite the storage addiction
Everywhere around my house
Are signs of this affliction…

You don’t have to look far
All around, you will find
Boxes, baskets, racks
And tubs of every kind.

Linen cupboard, pantry,
The space below the stairs,
Bathroom, laundry, office –
Storage “solutions” everywhere!

I even have tubs “under bed”
How many, I won’t mention
(If buy more storage stuff
There may be an intervention!)

 

Declutter – Junk Mail

Now that the New Year has hit
You may have heard me mutter
“Just look around at all this stuff
It’s time (again) to declutter”.
Good stuff goes to the op shop
Broken stuff into the bin
And, perhaps, I should cut down
On the stuff that’s coming in
That paper pile on the bench?
It grows without a thought
Till I can’t stand it any more
And through it, I must sort.
I bought this sign months ago
It’ll go out front, one day
My family don’t believe me
“That’s what you always say”.
Catalogues in the mailbox
Surely I can do without…?
But, you see, sometimes
I just don’t want to miss out!
Can’t resist a bargain 🍾😀

Sick Day?

(A true story!)


Called in sick – no work today 🤒

A single word I can barely say
A headache and no energy
I really hate this lethargy.
“You’ve got a virus”  the GP said.
“Go home and go back to bed
Lots of water you will need
Rest your voice – do take heed.”
Now I’m here, home alone
No errands to run, no ringing phone
I should nap for an hour or two
But…there are so many things to do.
It’ll only take a little while
To deal with all the paper piles
I really will feel much better
When I’ve dealt with every bill & letter.

And, despite the doctor’s wishes,
I’ll just collect up all the dishes
On goes the dishwasher – I’m no fool
My kids can empty it after school.
My body is telling me to sleep
But I’ll give the kitchen a quick sweep
I must clean every little nook
Doesn’t matter if I’m feeling crook.
Soon I’ll rest my weary head
Down in my warm & cosy bed
It’ll do me good to have a doze
But look at all the dirty clothes!
A load or two through the machine
I’ll be happy when they’re all clean
And once the clothes are on the line
It really will be snoozing time…
I’ll sit down now, rest my eyes
Oh, the kids are home – a nice surprise
“Stay there Mum, keep off your feet
By the way, what’s there to eat?”
Now my sick day’s at an end
Not sure if I’m on the mend
Come tomorrow, I know what’s best
I’m going back to work to rest!