Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Things I CAN Do in 30 Minutes or Less...

This week Stasha picked "Top 10 Ways to Spend 30 Minutes" for this week’s Monday Listicles. Thirty minutes is not long enough for me to accomplish anything these days. So instead…here is my list of “10 things I CAN do in 30 minutes or less”

Image courtesy of digitalart/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

1.      I can do a quick vacuum and convince myself that it is good enough for the next 30 days.  ;)
2.      What once used to take me over an hour (shower, shampoo, make-up and getting dressed), I can now do and be out the door in less than 30 minutes. So what if make-up means lipstick and getting dressed means yoga pants.  
3.      I can watch a one hour show in 30 minutes thanks to PVRs. What is with all the commercials!?!
4.      I can come up with 5 Listicle items…the other 5 takes me about 30 hours.  Oish.
5.      I can avoid doing a 30 minute workout without feeling guilty what-so-ever!
6.      I can sit and do nothing although 30 minutes sitting in a chair at the spa is a tease; 30 minutes sitting in a chair in a waiting room is annoying; and 30 minutes sitting in a chair at the dentist’s office is pure torture. Hmmmm…maybe this one wasn’t such a good idea. :(
7.      *WARNING: DO NOT play Candy Crush Saga if you have the least bit of an addictive personality!
I can burn through 5 lives in less than 5 minutes and yet it takes 30 minutes to get one life back!  WTH!!!
8.      I can honesty say the longest 30 minutes in a day…4:30-5 o’clock somewhere!
9.      I can plan, prep and cook a delicious gourmet dinner in 30 minutes. Of course I am referring to Riley World here.  ;P
10.   I can spend 30 minutes waking up when I am on vacation. BEST. FEELING. EVER!!!


What can you do in 30 minutes or less?


22 comments:

  1. #3 reminds me of the TV show, "This Hour Has 22 Minutes". LOL. Good list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right...why didn't I think of that?!?! :D

      Delete
  2. Oh wow, #10 is perfect. Why didn't I think of that ;) Shell we cut listicles down to 5?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe for the "senior" Listiclers(?)...kinda like a sports handicap. ;P

      Delete
  3. Ha ha ha! We put Candy Crush on our list, too! ;) Too funny! Loved this list...we are the same way with being able to get completely ready in a flash!-The Dose Girls

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I noticed (Candy Crush)...haahaa! Have you seen this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeLTx-ZhlFQ ...not that I can relate. Oi.

      Delete
  4. LOL - I missed my workout this morning thinking about the other half of my list. When I got done I looked at the clock and said, "Kenya that shouldn't have taken that long." Oh well. I'm promising to do it later. As for #3, I am SO impatient if I have to watch live television ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PVRs are absolutely heaven aren't they! I love being able to whiz through the commercials/boring parts.

      Delete
  5. LOVE the lipstick and yoga pants one! LOL And I couldn't do without my DVR....no way! FUN list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Getting old does have its perks sometimes. Haahaa!

      Delete
  6. In 30 minutes, I can feed the pigs, feed the kids, throw a load of laundry in, check emails, go to the bathroom, clean up the kitchen, and herd the kids out the door. All so I can have 30 minutes to sit on the couch to do nothing but visit friends' blogs.
    It seems a DVR is a lovely invention. We don't have one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are SO efficient!!! Ouuu...thanks for the laundry reminder. :) Hopefully I'll remember to go pick up R in an hour.

      Delete
  7. Ha - I can spend 30 minutes waking up on any given day, any given time.

    put the cereal and the bowls down low -- that's my secret :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a good thing R eats his cereal dry! You are one smart mama. :)

      Delete
  8. I love your list, it even felt fast! AND so wish I could do the vacuum thing, dogs and mud.... boo! I don't even bother with a regularly scheduled shower, I go for a nice spritz of something yummy smelling and a pair of yoga pants and we're good to go!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A shower is the only thing that really wakes me up...not so much for hygienic reasons. ;P

      Delete
  9. It still takes you way to long to get dressed. Here are some additional tips: http://goo.gl/3CDKW

    Also, I need more details about this gourmet meal.

    Also, what is this Candy Crush that you speak of? Never heard of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Baaahaahaa! GREAT tips!!! If you're reading this be sure to check out these tips: http://goo.gl/3CDKW

      Trust me...gourmet meal in Riley World is not something you need to try at home.

      Delete
  10. Your answers to these lists are always so witty and clever. I love them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Witty and clever"?!?!? Not sure I've ever been described like that. Thank you NEW Best Friend!!! :D

      Delete
  11. I am cracking up over here about your 'vacuum job' - that's about 20 minutes longer than I do. I hate vacuuming.

    I keep hearing great things about this Candy Crush Saga...I don't know if I can hold out any longer and ignore it...

    Happy belated Listicle Monday!

    Yona from http://artpark78.com/blog1

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. NOOOOO Yona!!! Don't do it! IGNORE...IGNORE...IGNORE!!! :D

      Delete