Blog Walking, Egg Dipping Goodness

9:05 AM Elizabeth Seckman 31 Comments



Wouldn't it be nice to have the extra set of hands like this little busy bee?

No?

True, true...all our shirts would have to be custom made and that could get expensive.

Instead of growing an extra set of arms, when my life gets busy, I try to find any conceivable way to multitask the to do list.

My all time favorite tasks to combine are meals and whatever else I can do. The perfect combo...meals and transport...yep, that's me... eating my PB&J on the go. It's cheap, it's easy, and best of all...it's quick. And if I'm not going anywhere, eating will always be combined with something...reading, facebooking, or when the family is home...prying into the kids' private lives time.

This Easter weekend, I figured out I could boil the eggs RIGHT in the dye. I must say...BRILLIANT! Sure, all the eggs were the same color, but it worked! No boiling then dipping; no multiple cups to clean up...just one pan of green water filled with eggs. Boom goes the dynamite. Twenty minutes till all done. (And of course I washed dinner dishes while they cooked!)

Another stroke of genius? With all the A-Z Challenge posts, I'm running out of time to read them all! The answer? Strap that laptop to the treadmill! Get in my daily walk and catch up on my blog buddies gems of literary excellence. Sure, it may be tough to comment, especially once little old chubby me starts to huff and puff and taking the hands off the grip could be a risky, dangerous business. But it works. This idea is added to the multitask win category.

So, how bout it? What other tasks can I combine to loosen up more time? Share with me...I'm a shameless thief of all good ideas. :)

31 comments:

  1. Blogging and jogging - I like it!

    I'm so not the person to ask about multitasking. I am fairly useless in that area!

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    1. Are you one of those relaxed sorts, Kyra? I pretend I am, but it's really just a front for the real type A tyrant that I am. My husband is the relaxed sort. One day, I may be too.

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    2. One day when I get everything caught up!

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  2. Oh my gosh - you are the queen multitasker! I love it. And I had no idea you could color the eggs while you boil them! I must try that! I usually eat on the run and do other things while the something is cooking or laundry is washing. Stuff like that :)

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    1. I wasn't sure it'd work either, but it did. Had to do something...stupid rabbit didn't show up for Easter prep till Saturday night!

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  3. I admire anyone who can multitask. I'm the same way. If I don't have three things going at once, I feel like a schlup. Good on you for getting on your treadmill! With so much going on in life, it can be tempting to let that fall by the wayside. You're my hero! :)

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    1. I have to be honest Emily. I have let it fall by the wayside way too long and my backside shows it! That's why I had to come up with a solution.

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  4. I have an exercise bike in my house, and I check blogs on that one a lot.
    I can't watch a movie without something to do, and yeah . . . I'm always combining tasks, I can't imagine functioning any other way.

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    1. With your stack of works about to come out...I'm not at all surprised! You should give us all work tips.

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  5. Multi-tasking is an essential part of life. Doing things one at a time is a nice 'idea' but in the real world it's nearly impossible. Excellent job finding ways to multi-task so well.

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    1. My husband is a one thing at a time sort of guy. But then he has me as me as in house support. ;)

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  6. I've never been good at multi-tasking. I even hate talking on the phone because I get so distracted by the kids, the TV, the wall...

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    1. I get distracted by walls all the time! Do some of my best plotting while staring at walls.

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  7. I check blogs and watch tv at the same time. Does that count? :)

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    1. Immensely. I fail at the tv/reading. I totally tune out tv then my family gets mad cause "I just missed what happened".

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  8. lol. I'm not very good at multi-tasking my blogging/commenting with life. It's a full time job! I just get around to it when I can....and to think, I thought I was a good multi-tasker. hahaha.

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    1. Shoot Ashley, none of us can hit them all, all the time. Do your best. We still love ya!

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  9. OMGosh... hello ADHD mom :)

    I say this only as an ADHD dad... I can't sit still... evah... thanks for the laughs... must dash... dinner needs to be prepped and one of the kids is screaming at the other :)

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    1. I resemble that remark, Mark. And yes, you go-go...the kids may be helping with dinner...ahhhhhh!!!

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  10. That's genius! You are so smart girl :)

    I multitask in a way similar to you. I find that with writing and editing my stuff as well as critiquing other's, I don't have nearly enough time to read.

    So...I read while I workout. Its AWESOME. Plus, if its a really good book, I workout longer!

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    1. You're so right Kelley! I did four miles* yesterday...and still didn't get to every blog before I ran out of time. If I'm having fun, I don't even notice (much!) the exercise.
      *you probably do 4 miles during lunch, but for me...that's quite a ways. :)

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  11. Oh, man if only my kid would go for eggs all the same color. Because that is brilliant. Thanks for stopping buy FFF while you puff away on the treadmill.

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    1. My kids are getting older (my youngest is almost 12) so they were more than happy to just have the eggs.

      And you're welcome for the stop by...I am really enjoying my 'blog walking'!

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  12. PS... THANKS for leaving the Birthday video for Liam... that was *very* cute :)

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  13. @ Elizabeth: Ahhh, those jobs we had when we were younger :)

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    1. The worst I had was waitressing. I was a horrible waitress. That really should be classified as a professional position, a good one has the attributes of a CEO.

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  14. I was talking about this with Hubby the other day... and we decided that even if we had three arms, we'd want four.lol

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    1. I suppose arms are like money...you put to use whatever you have and always see the need for more!

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  15. -blogwalking-
    nice info :)
    visit back my blog

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