Friday, 3 June 2011


Just to confuse everyone, including myself, I wrote this yesterday when I was supposed to be planning my 'to do' list of jobs for today (which was, of course, tomorrow yesterday) and so I've called it Tomorrow.

Tomorrow I’ll finish the ironing.
Tomorrow I’ll change all the sheets.
Tomorrow I’ll vacuum the whole of the house
And get cat fur off all of the seats.
Tomorrow I’ll sort out the wardrobes.
Tomorrow I’ll tidy the drawers.
Tomorrow I might even bake us a cake
And some daintily iced petits-fours. 
But today I will just put my feet up,
Have a bit of a rest and some tea,
Cause the thought of tomorrow’s work schedule
Is getting the better of me.

When I read this to Rod he said, ‘That’s you to a tea!’ I’m not sure quite what he means! 



  1. haha! It's so easy to put things off until 'tomorrow' isn't it? I'm guilty of that occasionally.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  2. Lovely new profile picture by the way :)

  3. Thanks Duncan, I'm afraid the above to do list is pretty accurate most of the time.

  4. Haha indeed! Wish I could put off my chores for tomorrow, but I've got visitors coming tomorrow and the house is in a mess :( ~Miriam

  5. Lovely poem Ros.
    Now if it was me then the day after tomorrow I'd look back and see that I hadn't done most of it even 'tomorrow' ( being yesterday by then...☺)
    And today - being Friday - there ain't no putting off what's gotta be done for Shabbat ..... which is just as well for lifetime practising procrastinators like me :)

  6. I think sometimes we just need to tell ourselves to have a sit down and maybe we will feel a bit less like procrastinating once we've had a rest!

  7. Hi Ros .. did he mean tea or tee?! Don't we all do that .. I remember your poem - things eventually get done! I hope?!

    Looks like a lovely weekend .. hope you both can enjoy some outdoors relaxation - seeing as work isn't on the cards?! Cheers - happy days .. Hilary

  8. Hi Miriam, sometimes you just can't put off the jobs any longer. Hope you have a lovely time with your visitors.

  9. Thanks Ann, it's a good job we have these deadlines in our lives or we'd never get any jobs done... well none of the tedious jobs anyway.

  10. Hi Alison, that's a nice thought but I think the sit down ought to come after all the jobs really.

    Thank you for that Hilary, and oh gosh! you're right. I always thought it was 'tea'. I've even goggled it to make absolutely sure and now there's no squirming out of it. It wasn't a typo. It was me being ignorant which is just like me to a tee!!

  11. hahahaha that could be the mantra each morning on getting out of bed! But then you'd never get anything done. Made me giggle too!

  12. Love it, Rosalind! I'm so like that. I wish I wasn't!

  13. Giggle...great and even more so because I guessed you were smiling when you wrote it. I hope you did put up your feet! And more of these poems, please!

  14. I think he meant, you are a wonderful loving person to take such good care of the house and him. Cheers my dear. I'm having my tea with you now too.


  15. I use the excuse of having to to do all the things you put off to stop me doing the creative stuff that you do all the time Ros. For instance I tell myself that tomorrow I will use my conte crayons, sew my collages, learn batik, make a skirt, plan a garden, write a story, etc because today I have to clean the house. remember how clean the house was when you had an essay to write? Used to be called displacement activity!!

  16. Hi Jo, love the idea of a mantra!

    Thanks Talli, I wish I wasn't too. Lazy lot, aren't we!

    Hi Pauline, yes I was smiling.

  17. Hi Manzanita, so kind of you to suggest it but I don't think that is what he meant!

    Hi Susan, love the sound of your conte crayons and collages. You'll have to give us a 'how to' session on them when you've got the time.

  18. I loved that poem!
    Sounds a lot like me!

    Margie :)

  19. That sounds more or less exactly like my tomorrow. ;-)

    Lovely poem! :-)

  20. Hi Margie and K.C. it's funny how we all seem to have the same dislikes... housework!

  21. I really enjoyed this poem! I always put everything off too! Going through your list, I'd probably just nibble on the cake and call it a day! Julie

  22. How cute! I love it. It reminds me just a little bit of two of my favorite children's book characters, Frog and Toad. Toad says he'll clean his house "tomorrow," but then he realizes if he does the jobs today he won't have to worry about doing them tomorrow. He inadvertantly gets all his work done. I'm not explaining it very well, but it's a funny story. My kids love Frog and Toad.

    Hope you had a great, relaxing day! :)


  23. Love your "Tomorrow" poem. It is my life, especially today. And I like you blog posts.