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August 25, 2011

Some Short Cuts To Help You Have More Relaxing Time

1. Drive the car out of the garage and open all the doors. Make sure you are on the side facing the neighbor's yard. Now plug in your leaf blower and blow everything out of the car. You may need to swish a clean cloth over the dashboard. There, done. Five minutes, max.

2. Write a personal letter full of charm with information on all the happenings in your life lately. Make several copies of the letter. Add a handwritten salutation and plenty of love at the end. Sign your name or nickname and address the envelopes and they will all think you wrote to just them and you have made lots of people happy. You can do the same thing with emails. Just blind copy the rest of the recipients. Attach a picture of yourself with a smile on your face.

3. Take a bottle of window cleaner into the bathroom with you when you are going to brush your teeth. While your teeth are being cleaned you can spray the mirror and sink faucet with window cleaner and they will be shiny clean by the time your teeth are sparkling too. Clean two whatchamacallits with one thingamabob.

4. If you are cooking a main dish make enough for two more meals and freeze the meals for the next two weeks. Not only does this save you time on a busy day in the next few weeks, it saves your waistline from expanding. By putting away the next two portions for the freezer, you won't go back for second helpings.


Now you have an abundance of time for yourself. For a bubble bath. Or a bike ride. Or a walk. Oh, you could take a small recorder with you on the walk to start a list of fun things to write about in your next set of personal letters. And be sure to carry a baggie to pick up bits of trash along the walk. Everyone likes a good neighbor.

These are a few hints I pass on to you. You're welcome.

26 comments:

Hilary said...

Yay.. now I'll have more time for blogging! ;)

Brian Miller said...

ha....i like your shortcuts...just dont get the toothpaste and window cleaner mixed up you know...wmiles...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

haaaaaaa!

DJan said...

You are definitely on a roll today, TB! I am going to take a tip or two from this post and have a nice relaxing time doing some of these things, too. Wish I could have a cup of tea with you one day...

TechnoBabe said...

Hilary, see, my ideas already are working.

Brian, toothpaste in tube, window cleaner in spray bottle, probably wouldn't get them mixed up, but as I get older I may not be able to do two different things using both hands.

Gary, glad you got a laugh.

DJan, wow, I feel like I am on a roll and you caught my vibe. Decaf green tea for me please.

Jillsy Girl said...

great ideas and i love the one about cleaning out the car!! :-)

Ina in Alaska said...

The leaf blower for the car is a great idea!

Everyday Goddess said...

i like them, great fun!

Maggie May said...

Great ways to save time and energy!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Arnab Majumdar said...

I'm not sure about anything else, but I'm definitely trying the blind email thing. That would surely make a lot of people happy :D

Thanks for the shortcuts to life, now I can go for the walk I think about every evening...

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Stickup Artist said...

Ha Ha, I'm all ready down with no's 3 and 4. Don't own a leaf blower but I could sure use one. Between the beach and the desert, I get a lot of pebbles, dust, and sand in my car.

Kristina P. said...

I have become a freezer meal maker!

LL Cool Joe said...

I have done the window cleaner one whilst brushing my teeth. :D It's a great use of time, but I don't want to use that extra time in a bubble bath thanks!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Good advice - now I know your secret about why you are so relaxed and cool. Cheers ~ Eddie

blueviolet said...

I'm not sure about the mirror cleaning while brushing teeth thing, but the rest I can do!

secret agent woman said...

I'm going with the let it all go to hell while you relax plan right this minute.

Rock Chef said...

And when you have that bubble bath, keep your clothes on to save on laundry!

TALON said...

lol - the leaf blower is cracking me up! (especially the positioning)

Hope you have a lovely and RELAXING weekend, TechnoBabe!

terri said...

I LOVE the car-cleaning idea. I think that might actually work too!

♥ Braja said...

Well that whole damned thing just made me smile :))))

Unknown Mami said...

Hmmm, I might accidentally spray myself with window cleaner and put toothpaste on the mirror. I've been known to make those kind of errors.

lisleman said...

Honestly I can't stand leaf blowers and wish they were not used. I don't care much for cleaning and my car is very low on my list. We do the food idea sometimes.

Deidra said...

Yes. Thank you.

Jeni said...

Multi-tasking! Save time, save steps, save your body too!It's a darned good procedure to remember we have it available and it's free too!

Robert the Skeptic said...

Variation on the car cleaning thing, I just open all the windows and drive 85 on the freeway. Works just as well. Wear goggles.

Syd said...

These are good. I like the writing of letters. Just started doing that instead of emails. It is good to discover that I can still actually write!