Gonna Get My Groove Back

I am getting achy again as winter creeps in, and I am tired of feeling like everything takes forever around here, so I am going back to an old tactic I used as a kid that works much better with today’s tech: the timer!  I’m going to race myself against the timer and see how I do, see just how long things really take if I apply myself.

My current list of daily essentials looks like this:

  • Brush out my hair
  • Shower and dress to shoes
  • Brush my teeth
  • Clean the downstairs bathroom
  • Reboot the laundry
  • Clean the upstairs bathroom
  • Morning kitchen blessing (clear and wipe tables and counters and stove, reboot dishes, reboot recycling)
  • Clean the litterboxes

Today’s essentials took 1:10 to complete.  Exceptions include writing a quick email to somebody before I forgot, emptying the household trash cans (normally a weekly chore), the first time cleaning the upstairs bathroom in quite a while, and stopping the timer before balancing the checkbook (something I want to include in the future).  I think in the future the timed run ought to include the things I do before I eat (making coffee, walking A’Kos, handing out medicine to animals and eyedrops to Kender, feeding the animals, tending my altar) with the timer stopped while I eat.

This went really well.  Competition is good, and anything that gets the chores out of my way faster is a good thing.

Did I earn a knitting break?

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I am a Wiccan priestess, a libertarian mother of triplets plus three, a wife and homeschooling mom to blind and autistic children, a fiber artist, and a Jane of All Trades, always learning and seeking to help.

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