Celebrate Everyday Chores
Maybe you are naturally efficient when you do your everyday chores. Maybe your everyday chores are more exciting than mine. If so, I’d love to walk a mile in your shoes without stumbling and falling on my face. When I have a fruitful day, I celebrate! Teasing Tiger even!
Tuesday, during an unusually productive day, I read a great post by Dianne Gray, one of my favorite authors. She played around with titles for some of her daily adventures and everyday chores called My Week In Titles. As I flew through my week-in-a-day Tuesday, Dianne inspired me and I began giving my activities titles.
“Clever, cute, funny titles. You’d laugh.”
“Uh huh, what?”
“Umm, uh, I don’t remember. That was yesterday. It’s 1:35 am.”
“You call that an excuse? Come on cough them up. Make Dianne proud.”
“I’m grasping at loose straws fluttering across my synapses but here goes.”
Fully amped with vitamins for women 50+ Rhea Ripe raced to town with at least five chores to complete in twenty-five minutes. Rhea nearly succeeded but had to return to town to retrieve the credit card she left at stop number three. While her chicken marinated and her rice cooker steamed, she wisely chose the battery-assisted Prius for the second trip. Fortunately, she also forgot milk and broccoli and thus turned her mistake into an efficient use of two hours.
In the days before workouts, Bertha Butts might have asked for help carrying in a case of plastic water bottles, fresh-baked cookies, and a heavy purse. With one successful trip under her belt and some of the bottles missing after the meeting, she put her hand in the hole of the plastic wrap and hoisted the remaining bottles which defied gravity in their open plastic sling. Single-handedly Bertie slung her purse over her shoulder, balanced the cookies in her other hand. Whisking past a group of fifth-grade students watching the older woman with unbelieving eyes, she gleamed at them while flexing her biceps as she efficiently pushed open the heavy office door.
“I am amazing,” B thought just before the plastic wrap holding the bottles together broke and scattered bouncing water bottles over the parking lot.
Put in a Plug for Me
Ms. Darla Dew mulled over business names to impress friends and fellow volunteers with her repertoire of marketable skills. PowerPoint Presentations R Me. That would work. Dew knew her design, carefully copied from a renown local graphic artist, would impress her Kiwanis group. What she failed to consider was that she did not have a cable to connect her computer to the screen at the meeting place. Would anyone see her plucky PowerPoint presentation, or would it loop continuously through cyberspace unseen by appreciative human eyes?
Are you good at making up names or titles? Or are you like me and just like to try for the fun of it when you can’t sleep at night? Take Dianne’s challenge, (which was not actually a “challenge”) and see what you can create. Describe your week or day in titles. Check out Dianne’s cute post for great ideas. Put a link to your post in my comment box, if you tinker with a thought-thwarting title, you would like to share.