What can I do in five minutes?
- Make a list (Yeah, well, I had to start with something . . .).
- Give each of my pets a pat on the head (important!).
- Walk down my driveway and back (long and hilly).
- Create a delicious sandwich (providing the ingredients are in the frig).
- Talk on the phone (that's about as long as my interest lasts. Sorry, I'm no phone-body).
- Read the directions for something technical (if I don't get it by then, I run screaming for help. Directions has to be the most boring material in the universe!)
- Warm the car in winter (Sometimes it takes longer, but we won't go there.)
- Read an email, letter, or something else nice ('cause I read it over and over to get the depth of it . . . you know?)
- Write two thank you notes (how many does that make this week? Sigh.)
- Get dressed when in a hurry! (I mean, when we're running into town for a quick bite).
- Open car door, collect gear, walk to office, open office door, walk to office, turn on light, turn on computer . . . (It's gotta be done!)
- Clean toilet (dump in cleaning solvent, grab brush, swirl water with a little pressure, flush toilet, grab rag, apply cleaning solution, wipe down outside. (NOT my favorite job, but not as bad as some things).
- Open Bible, choose verse, meditate (if I let it, it will influence my whole day!).
- Quick prayer to make a choice, find an answer, strength (works).
- Call two people and wish them a good day. (Anyone on the phone calling me? Smile.)
Wacky hints you'd never think of:
- Outdoor eating? Place a chewed piece of mint flavored gum on your paper plate to discourage flies.
- Soothe insect bites with Alka-Seltzer.
- Shave with Reddi-wip.
- Style hair with Jell-O.
- Clean toilet bowls with Coca-Cola.
- Remove dead skin with Miracle Whip.
(next week, Friday, June 8):
She's never started a book that she's not finished!
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things--not the great occasions--that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. -- Bob Hope