Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Piles

Pile #1:


And a little poem for those of you with a similar stack-

THANK GOD FOR DIRTY DISHES
Author Unknown

Thank God for dirty dishes;
They have a tale to tell.
While others may go hungry,
We're eating very well

With home, health, and happiness,
I shouldn't want to fuss;
For this stack is evidence,
God's very good to us.

Pile #2 :
This particular countertop section in my kitchen provides a running portrayal of how "ont top of it" I am feeling (or not feeling) about life.


And in relation to pile #2, I share a poem from my "motherhood" collection which I am aiming to have bound and published within the next little while :)

PAPER PILE
by Julia Whitehead

Junk mail, homework, cupons, ads,
Bills that I should file.
Magazines and more are sitting
In my paper pile.

Cluttering my countertop
And looking downright scary.
I start to chip away and wonder,
Where’s my secretary?

So if it seems I’ve vanished-
Haven’t seen me for a while,
Please start to dig, I’m buried
Underneath my paper pile.


And pile #3, the winner:

So why am I sitting here blogging?

These photos were actually taken last week. Today I have spent the entire morning cleaning. So the piles are looking a little better. For now...

11 comments:

Nicholas K. and Sarah Maye said...

I have had PILES this week too. Why do we allow ourselves to get behind? I enjoy your poems and pictures though.

Jessica Jensen said...

careful sarah might make you a book too. j/k it has been a blessing to me. Love the poetry!

Jen said...

Good to know I am not the only one with piles! I did stay up later than normal last night to get rid of the pile in the sink! :)

Katy said...

I have piles that look just like those! I am glad to see that we are all human! Yippee! I am not the only one!!!

JamieJoe said...

So great Julia! Thank you for making me feel like I am not the only with with piles everywhere. I need to go and work on mine now.

Jen said...

I have a laundry pile that could put yours to shame right now!! :) Lazy summer days have a way of creating piles!!!

Ryan and Hailee said...

it's never ending isn't it, and sometimes hard to stay or get organized. Love the post it makes me want to get out of my chair right now and get to work.

Christi Nebeker said...

LOVE IT! I just wish I was brave enough to add these-- But since mine are MUCh worse I would rather not! A good read of a blog! I too should be cleaning instead of blogging!

Michael and Kari said...

Ha Julia! I'm so glad you posted this. Now I know I'm not the only one! Those are my 3 never ending piles too!

Debbie said...

It's good to know you are human just like the rest of us. (-:

Cara said...

Piles are just part off life right??? They never stay away so why stress about them. Thanks for posting this!