Friday, November 29, 2013

Part 3 How I make Time… STATS on SOCIAL MEDIA Bumped up….






compliments from  Sonia

     

It is a bitter sweet day, Part 3 will have
to wait till next Thursday at 4 PM  E.S.T.I am sew sorry!

My DH is home this week on holidays,
and as much as I can work around his schedule..
he had me on his most of the time..
I think you may know what I am talking about...
lol

Sew if you are still interested in hearing
more about TIME and how to have more
ENERGY, sew you will make use of your time.
Please let me know here in comments...

23 x4  minutes Snack...
IN the meantime, here is one great snack,
that will provide you with carbs, protein and fat.
( a very good fat) 
This wee bowl is 1/4 cup of almonds ( whole)
and 1 teaspoon of your favourite honey.

When you need something to take away
the hunger pains and you require energy
to do that task that may take you 
 further than 23 minutes....Here you go...

( oh by the way,
 I am a Registered Nutritionist
and author) 

Sew dip your almonds in your honey
and be ready for a fuel that will
take you from no energy to boom..
Well you will have to try it to
understand...lol






You can find many timers on amazon, Target, Walmart, kitchen stores..look for kitchen timers...
Although I can tell you, it may be in many more rooms than just your kitchen...



This is my fav timer, I know at least one lady who
now has one the same colour..Don't you just love it..
it has a great magnet that will stick to almost anything..
They are called Dulton timers...



compliments from Sue..
It will be an explosive week, hope to see you there..
I think my bowls are on Tuesday ...mmmmm




I had every plan to continue this..
but unfortunately exams and planning hops
for the new year has me running out of time...

IN the meantime..see you in the NEW YEAR
( maybe) lol




my best.




I am back...
 NOVEMBER 2013

OK, after a leave of absence from MAKING TIME….
I have had some TIME to think about what is next….

READY?

I still get asked constantly how I find time, to clean house, prepare all of our meals,
go to school, sew, stitch, and quilt and still have time left over to manage this blog…

I thought I would expand on what I don't do
and this way you may understand
how I seem to have more time than most..

MY DON'T LIST

I don't Twitter, I don't Facebook, I don't Instagram, I don't LINKed, 
I don't YOU TUBE ( unless I am searching for a refresher lesson in Illustrator)
I don't do any other social media, except Pinterest to load up the pics
each week during a hop ( total time per day 16.3 minutes)
and of course I BLOG! 


( by the way average person spends…are you ready for this…
16 minutes of every waking hour on social media….)

think about this for a minute
Average person is awake 16 hours a day
16 hours x 16 minutes = 256 minutes

256 minutes  is 4.2 hours per day..

4.2 hours per day x 7 days a week = 29.40 hours per week…( LOST)

Those hours I spend cooking, studying and sewing….

What would you do if you had 29.40 HOURS PER WEEK…?

Something else I don't do…..

NOTE 16 hours per day x 7 = gives us 112 hours ( to do everything) 

I also don't


I don't watch any more than 2 hours of TV each day, and that is usually
while I am stitching something.
I don't wait to the last minute to do anything..
I plan everything.

I don't socialize except for 2 days a month, where I quilt with some
very lovely friends.

I don't go out for tea, coffee or mingle with the neighbours.
Many would call me a loner, hermit like, and they would be right..
I love my own company, and my DH is very similar to me..


My family lives far away, so I only see them on very special occasions.

I absolutely hate shopping, I do 99% of my shopping online.
Taking into consideration, time to travel, money spent needlessly on gas,
I save 30-40% of my money too.


What I do that does save me precious hours…

I bake, cook and prepare meals on weekends

Here is  a tidbit, I baked 2 loaves of banana bread yesterday, 
once cooled, I cut into single size servings, wrapped them in wax paper…( prefer that over
plastic) and I store them in freezer bags and place in freezer…( 16 servings)
( these are perfect for my husband's lunches and when we want a snack, they thaw
out within an hour) 

I try to make soups at least every other weekend, and I  CAN them all..
This way during the week, we have at least 4-6 varieties to choose from.
Perfect with a sandwich or salad.

I purchase a whole chicken every couple of weeks, and I make
chicken dishes to freeze, We eat fish at least twice a week,
so these meals take less than 15 minutes to prepare.
We love wild rice, couscous…

I always have staples in our pantry. I can make a meal
again in 15 minutes or less as long as pastas, rices, tomatoes,
tuna, salmon, frozen veggies, soups are stocked.

We do groceries only once a week. Again saving time,
we only go with a list…

We wash our clothes each day, one load…
( that really saves a lot of time and energy, and our home is always nice and clean) 

Sheets always get washed on Saturdays, if the weather is good
I always place them on the clothesline. 


Ok, as my time is up… I will add more later..
I am sure this will help….



64 comments:

  1. Enjoy your much deserved time with your DH...we'll get by somehow though it will be tough. LOL! Yes, I've used my timer and love that it really does work. Almonds and honey are on my list. :O)

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    1. Hello Carol I am a day late in answering you all...and I laugh because he is back on Monday, and I have enjoyed having him around...but I seem to be more tired...lol ahhh glad you using your timer...wait till you try some almonds and honey....lol

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  2. Oh, love that magnetic timer! I can see how it would be good to have one for every room in the house. I've been using the timer on my stove this week. It beeps loud enough for me to hear it from any place indoors. lol

    Honey and almonds? I snack on almonds and apples, but this is even simpler! Thanks, Samm.

    Enjoy time with your sweetie this week.

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    1. Good Day Katherine, and thank you..you are a good student, I know you can get a lot done too..but having a timer...really kinda speeds us up a bit...understand lol

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  3. looking forward to saving time :) enjoy your time with your DH. I'm off to town to find my own timer, I've been doing the "write 3 things down before bed" and you would not believe how much I'm getting done in a day.

    Thank you
    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeahces hotmail

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    1. Hello Robin, sew good to hear this...way to go...keep doing these 3 things..in a week..well you know....? YOU will have more TIME!

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  4. Yes we are on our husbands schedule some of the time. I'm still working on my hub trying this out. What will work for him is reading it himself rather then me telling him, reminder send him the link!
    See you next week I am still on board and spreading the word!

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    1. Hello sweet Petra...ahhh yes if your "hub" tried this, he would be very surprised at how he would beat the clock..men are much better actually, when they get going, but give them a timer ...oh well you will see lol ahhh good news that you spread the news..perhaps with some honey it will be sweeter lol

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  5. Enjoy your time- I will be on a bit of a respite myself.

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    1. Ohh Sharon, you are resting a bit...now that is hard to believe, I see you going all the time...x

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  6. Oh I love almonds.
    My hubby is home alllll the time. He works here :-P
    I am def the boss though... haha most of the time
    Have a fun day with your hubby.
    That is way cool that you are a nutritionist. There are a lot of reaaaallly bad eaters out there omg
    We snack on Mozzerella sticks, peanuts, almonds and yogurt probably every day haha
    I always eat the cheese and almonds before the gym, and the yogurt after because it is sugary and tastes so good with MORE coffee

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    1. ^^^^^ that is Rosemary B up there :o)
      not Pierro, he can't type worth beans

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    2. And yes I know it is you Rosemary...I always remember peeps by their avatar/button...and yes being a nutritionist certainly helps me to stay healthy...my dh too is a nutritionist...we went to school together, we both were honour students, and both of us passed in the 90"s he beat me by 2 marks...lol anyway, good food choices/snacks..you are doing well, without me lol

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    3. aww, I thought it was Pierro. He's my bud. (hi!)
      MS, I've been rocking the three goals. Hubby's wondering what's going on! (wink)

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  7. Enjoy the time with your hubby and we will see you next week.

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    1. Hell Betty Lou..and thank you for that..

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  8. Looking forward to your post next week. I certainly understand about husbands. It's a very good thing!

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    1. Hello Jane...and yes wink..it is a good thing!

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  9. Time is precious, time with your precious is priceless, enjoy! I'll be back next week to hear more about your time manage,ent techniques :) x

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  10. Would love to hear more @ "making time" Thanks for your posts!

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    1. Ok Becky we will have more...you are not alone lol

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  11. Looking forward to next weeks post. Until then, I will try the almond honey pick me up. School starts Monday so my days will be fun but draining in the classroom.
    Enjoy your time with your DH.

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    1. Hello Roxanne, ohhh back to school. you may need more than 1/4 cup..but stay on that..that is all our tummies can digest at once...

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  13. Way back in another century, when I was in college, I read all about the 20-23 minute time, and that's how I used to study. Worked beautifully! I'm so glad you blogged about it because I'm always disorganized, and I had forgotten. So, now on busy days, I'm back to that schedule.

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    1. Hello Ruth, ahhh see it worked then, it even works better now lol

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  14. Me, me, I want to know...I can always use more time and more energy! Life is short and I want it all!

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    1. Hello Alice.. me too I want it all...( that is funny...that is the name of our book, I want it All)

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  15. I'm not surprised you are a nutritionist. You seem to be a woman of many talents. Is that what you wrote a book about?

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    1. Hello Charlotte. and yes it is...( I have it on my old blog, I will have to move that over here) My DH was my editor and he wrote a chapter, and I wrote the rest...it is amazing we sold thousands upon thousands...and it all still applies today...when we know better we do better...x

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  16. Yes, Madame Samm, when you have the time ... I want your energy ... tips that is :) :) then maybe I can have your energy and time too !!! Best to you, Wendy

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    1. Ahh Wendy you know about energy...and time...they do go together like almonds and honey..

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  17. I'd love to know what kind of honey that is. It doesn't look like your traditional storebought golden honey. It looks like some sort of creamed honey.

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    1. Hello Jennie, it is a creamed honey...golden honey...not my fav...it has been alterered..creamed honey has just been whipped...

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  18. Enjoy your TIME with hubby, we will be here next week waiting on you. :D

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    1. Ok Ann Marie..see you then...later ok..

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  19. Enjoy your time with your husband! My schedule can change at any time when my husband needs me to help on a job or like you just enjoy quality time with him. I definitely will be waiting for next week to learn more on how you get so much done and thanks for the tip about almonds and honey, off to buy some almonds!

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    1. Hello Connie, ohhh you know what I am talking about then lol yes get some almonds and honey..it will have you quilting much longer..

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  20. Very interested in learning more :)
    And would be thankful if you could advise on nut free snacks?

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    1. Hello Anne-Lise...for you and others, dates or figs with honey will help you too..

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  21. Enjoy that man of yours! I always drop what I am doing for mine and it makes him smile!

    Now do tell.. where did you find that hard boiled egg timer?

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    1. and yes Thearica, I do enjoy him..,,especially when he is coming home from the office lol
      and the egg timer you can look on amazon...

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  22. I'll be here next week, enjoy having your hubby on holiday. Wish my hubby had more TIME off!!!! BTW, I wrote down three things for yesterday. Had to wrap 6 presents, got that accomplished in 19 minutes. Worked on some paperwork I need to get done, did that for 23 minutes, and then read my magazine for 23 minutes. I can't believe I actually got three things done that I wanted or needed to do! I love this time thing.

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    1. Good Morning Debbie, ahhh it certainly sounds like you are a star pupil..way to go there...as you keep doing this, you will find all that extra time..
      I know you know...and yes wish your hubby had more time OFF...some of our men do work very hard...

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  23. I am looking forward to another time management lesson. This afternoon I am going to try the almonds with honey. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom.

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    1. Ahh Patricia...I share because as my mentor always shares with me..."what a shame if you did not, look at how many other people would be as good as you" and that is why I share with you...lol

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  24. Enjoy every minute of your holiday. And I'm loving all the timer pictures. So much fun!

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    1. Hello Michele...well psst it is no holiday for me...when he is at work..it is my holiday lol Ohhh I have sew many more...lol

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  25. Yum! Almonds and honey sound good. It's nice to know it can be a "pick me up"! I often put raw almonds in my breakfast cereal, but I have never used them alone to dip in honey.

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    1. Good Morning Linda...ohhh they pick you up, you think you can fly..but I would advise against it...physics is not on our side lol...

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    1. I had a computer glitch and it posted my comment twice! Sorry about that!

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    2. No problem Linda...sometimes I have to do that too...I find if you refresh, your message gets in..

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  27. Thanks for the great snack tip! Look forward to your post next week. I'm hoping/expecting to find some cute Japanese timers once I get to a Daiso store (a Japanese 100 yen=$1.50) store I just discovered is fairly near my house!

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    1. Hi elnorac....that sounds like a good bargain for a timer..wow...you will have to show me what they look like...I need more timers...lol
      I simply wear them out...go figure lol

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  28. I love this series of articles/posts on Time Management. Thank you for bringing them to us.
    There is no way i could live without my timer! It tells me when to take my morning pills, reminds me I've been on the putter long enough, and let's me know I've put in my one-hour-housecleaning and now i can go play in my sewing room. It really hleps me stay on task and get more done. I do need a 'portable' one, though. Mine is part of my microwave... it has two timers of two-hour each, built into it.
    Hope u have a grand time with the DH.

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  29. I love this series of articles/posts on Time Management. Thank you for bringing them to us.
    There is no way i could live without my timer! It tells me when to take my morning pills, reminds me I've been on the putter long enough, and let's me know I've put in my one-hour-housecleaning and now i can go play in my sewing room. It really hleps me stay on task and get more done. I do need a 'portable' one, though. Mine is part of my microwave... it has two timers of two-hour each, built into it.
    Hope u have a grand time with the DH. [don't know why my comment keeps erasing...;(]

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    1. HI Cyn....glad you are enjoying them..portable ones can be found everywhere...I love old hardware stores...they always have the old fashioned ways that suit me to a t lol Your comments are here....yeahhhh

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  30. I love these tips - and would love to read more. Hopefully you will be able to continue with them again soon! I have been using a timer with my kids to get stuff done or to let them know how much time they have before we leave for somewhere but I think I will try your idea of timing 'myself'!
    Thank you again for the tips - they are fantastic!

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  31. Was there ever a part 3A? (after hubby got through with you)?

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  32. Thank you so much for these posts! I am trying hard to improve my bad habits! I do not facebook/twitter/youtube/etc regularly, maybe 5 minutes a week on facebook in response to a post from my daughter, and youtube if I am looking for a tutorial on something specific. I do pinterest, just quilty inspiration, but I do need to watch that and start using a timer! I very rarely socialise too, just with my sewing group which is once a week. I watch a few hours of TV a week, just when my teenage kids are watching something, it's about the only chance I get to spend time in same room with them (except the evening meal which we always eat around the table together) and I can chat with them during the ad breaks. But I do need to keep working on organisation and planning meals, they are my HUGE weakspots! And I also need to work on setting boundaries for myself, and keeping to them (ie is NOT OK to sew all day when I should be doing other things!).

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  33. Of course I want to hear (read) more about time and energy. We need your tips! Shopping? Hate it. I, too, am a loner and really like my own company but part of this is due to illness. Sew on to more inspiration--you fill us with it. Thx.

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  34. Hello!!!

    I enjoyed your time management segment. .I use what suggestions work for me.

    In reading installment 3, I learned, my lifestyle and relationship needs are almost 100% totally different than yours. Almost.

    YET....we do have things in common like the TV and Computer opinion. I appreciate people who have a life where consistency is Queen. I know the little steps add up!

    I believe:

    Chaos as a grand motivator. Percolating an idea until the inspiration is there, then wacking it out in frenzied perfection to the WONDER of it's finished form. If you can find it when you need it you are organized. Tornado days, when you blast through the house so you can cruise the rest of the week and enjoy your friends, family or the great outdoors. In memories and sentimentality. A spit spat is good when you see it needs to be done and you are standing right there....20 seconds, spit spat...done, move on. In adventures and events. And as ole Rob Ross use to say: "in happy little accidents".

    That is why we are quilters....we have the drive to take the little bits and make a big picture and there is no wrong way to the finish. What a great life!

    Love it! Thanks!

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