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P.F.: Farjeon

23 a.m.  I wonder how many of these things will actually be complete by the end of the day.
It's 8:23 a.m. I wonder how many of these things will actually be complete by the end of the day.
When I looked at my to-do list for today, a Summer Friday, a day I am not working, I realized that it’s too ambitious and unrealistic. Hence, this poem from Eleanor Farjeon:

There Isn’t Time!

There isn’t time, there isn’t time
To do the things I want to do,
With all the mountain-tops to climb,
And all the woods to wander through,
And all the seas to sail upon,
And everywhere there is to go,
And all the people, every one
Who lives upon the earth, to know.

Click here to read the rest of Farjeon’s Poem.

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Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. I recently added a To-Do List widget to my iGoogle page. I was dismayed to find that it only allows for 7 tasks. In the info about the widget, it says that 7 is “the average amount of concurrent tasks the human brain can handle effectively.” Perhaps that’s true. But I see that as further justification for making huge lists — so that nothing is forgotten (or left unlisted). Might have to get me a pad of to-do paper like yours…love the categories…office supply lust is kicking in…

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