It's Just a Minute

There are lots of small things that I hate to do, and in reality, when I think about it, they only take a minute or two.  But I don't even want to waste that minute or two, and for some reason they drive me nuts.  This includes:

1. Brushing my teeth.  Yes, I do it like I'm supposed to (obviously), but I don't enjoy it.  Who wants to stand there swishing back and forth for two minutes?

2. Squeegeeing the shower door.  Now that we have a nice, lovely glass shower door in our brand-new bathroom, we need to wipe it down when we're done.  Blah.

3. Moving the car seat.  It's always when I need to go somewhere NOW that I discover the car seat is not in my car and I don't even want to spend one minute switching it over.

4. Cleaning out the coffee pot.  I don't make coffee too often, so when I do, once the pot is done it will sit on the counter for a few days.  Until I clean it out to make a new pot.  It's a vicious circle.

5. Packing the hubs's lunch.  This isn't just him, though.  When I was teaching, I hated making my lunch for the next day, and all it involved was throwing a yogurt, a spoon, an apple, and a few other snacks in the bag.  His lunch is the same way now.

Am I alone in this, or are there little things that drive you crazy in your day too?

15 comments

  1. UGHH I totally agree! Loading the dishwasher, making the bed, putting away folded laundry. Why do all mine have to do with cleaning?? <-- failure.

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  2. I hate moving around my kids car seats, folding laundry and of coarse the dreaded dishes!

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  3. I'm with you, Liz, on the dishes and bed making! And, I have to admit, while I like to be clean and fresh, and do it daily...taking a shower and drying my hair is one of those things I wish I could just snap my fingers and it would magically be done!

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  4. No you are not alone. Sweeping the floor, putting away laundry, dusting, wiping down the stove after cooking...the list could go on and on.

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  5. I don't like folding laundry and putting it up! Dusting is another task I don't like and as Tisha says the list goes on. I think it is because they are never ending chores.

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  6. brushing teeth, picking my socks up, putting the dish in the sink...I could go on all day, for far longer than it would take to actually DO any of it, haha

    hits home

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  7. Ugh I haaaaate cleaning the coffee pot! My hubby is the only one who drinks it, so that just adds to it! I also hate cleaning the cat box and vacuuming as well!

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  8. Right there with ya! I hate the things you mentioned {plus add to that list emptying the dishwasher, clearing the table after working all day, cooking and serving it! The list goes on...all these "only takes a moment" chores add up to taking over my whole night after work! Blah! Sometimes I just hide with my laptop and pretend it'll all go away on it's own. ;)

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  9. dishes, bed making, folding laundry, cleaning my craft room, and oh yeah...taking the dog out to do-dah

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  10. I hate doing dishes! It was one of my daily chores when I was a kid, and I hated it back then too. I'm also with you on the squeegeeing...Hate it too! And putting away folded laundry...Oh heck, laundry at all! Laundry & dishes are those never-ending piles, it seems! So no, you are SO not alone!
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com
    Visiting today from Blogging Buddies.

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  11. OMG I am dying right now laughing. I HATE HATE HATE making lunches for the next day. I have to do mine and Luci's and it takes 5 minutes but for some reason it makes me angry hahaha. Same with the car seat thing. This totally made me laugh. THanks!

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  12. When I was teaching, I also packed a lunch, and I don't miss that at all. I don't miss any of the other nightly getting ready stuff either. I'm not a morning person so I'd always get my work bag ready, pick out my clothes, etc.

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  13. I TOTALLY hate the time it takes to brush my teeth too! I still do it of course, but I usually start walking around the house, taking off jewelry if it's at night, going to the deck to look outside, something, ANYTHING to take away the boredom of the task. That's probably really bad that I feel bored from something like that. Maybe a sign of over-stimulation!

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  14. Yup, you're not alone! I get so annoyed with feeding the cats sometimes I'd rather just not. Wouldn't be an issue but we've got one that begs and pleads for his dinner about an hour before it's time. SO annoying.

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  15. I hate cleaning the coffee pot, too! I'm the one who drinks it, so I guess it's only fair, but it absolutely sits dirty until it's time for me to make another round the next day. Unloading the dishwasher is also really low on my list of awesome things.

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