You know, of course,
that we are all under pressure,
more often than not
with deadlines to meet,
Windows to clean,
carpeting to have shampooed,
Doctor appointments to keep,
Children to shuttle to or from school,
Yikes! Time to start mixing dough
for Christmas cookies!
Time to think about addressing cards
and buying gifts to hide in closets!
We are always under pressure
To get this or that finished
When, in the great scheme of things
What does it really matter
if all the photos are mounted in an album
Before the end of the year
OR–if we make twenty dozen cookies
Aren’t we retired?
Shouldn’t we be enjoying ourselves more?
I think the only thing
I want to see under pressure
is a Tri Tip roast in
my pressure cooker.
Sandra Lee Smith
Originally posted September 12, 2010
Updated August 12, 2018