30 Minutes In The Life…

I need to start keeping a list of blog topics again. An idea popped in my head while I was in the bathroom earlier, and I thought it’d make for a decent blog post. (It wasn’t about anything bathroom-related.) So, I made my way into the living room and sat down at my computer and got a notification that I needed to take medicine.

Reminder: medicine 10:00, daily

It was more than an hour past when I should’ve taken it, so I got up. Once in the kitchen, I saw that the eggs were left out that I brought in this morning from grocery shopping. And by grocery shopping, I mean that I ordered a bunch of stuff on my Walmart Grocery app and picked up everything before I dropped off Baby Girl at school. I hate going in Walmart with a passion, plus they remodeled the damn store and moved everything around, so I’ve been using the app. The app came in especially handy this week since I’m dealing with a cold-sinus thing. When I got home, I put away everything but the eggs. Dammit. Back to the computer.

How long do eggs stay good when left out?

Google said eggs can stay out at room temperature for two hours. Seeing how I got a notification that my groceries were ready at 7:45 and it was past 11:00, things weren’t looking good for the eggs. I put them in the refrigerator anyway and will let my husband test them out. I can’t throw away 18 eggs unless I know for sure that they’re bad, and he’ll taste test anything. (Seriously, though. I told him the other day that I don’t know what I’ll do if he dies before I do, because then I won’t have anyone to check to see if food is still fresh.)

After putting the eggs away, I noticed the gallon of bleach on the table. I bought it because there’s a stain of some sort in the toilet and I’m hoping that will take care of it. I poured a cup of bleach in the toilet and then realized I didn’t know how long I can leave bleach in the toilet before it eats a hole in the plaster or whatever.

How long can I leave bleach in the toilet?

And then I noticed the notification in the top corner of my screen was still there reminding me to take my medication.

Reminder: medicine 10:30, daily

So I took it.

And after I took my medication, I cleared off the kitchen table, wiped down the table and the counters, and contemplated folding one of the baskets of clothes by the back door. I decided against that because nothing looked too wrinkly.

Back to the computer desk. The Google tab was still open from my bleach search, and I saw that it’s recommended you leave bleach in the toilet for 10 minutes. Okey-doke, timer set for 10 minutes. And then I got to the reason I sat down at this computer desk in the first place — the post.  I opened up WordPress, ready to write about the topic I was excited to write about earlier, but then my brain totally blanked. I hoped that by writing all of this out, I would trigger something and the idea would come again, but it didn’t.

Oh well.

And now you know how I spent the last 30 minutes of my day.

In case you’re wondering, I actually did flush the bleach on time, but it didn’t get the stain. Yuck. Google tells me that it’s probably lime build-up, so I guess I’ll buy something for that later.

13 thoughts on “30 Minutes In The Life…”

  1. OMG, we are so alike. Right now, I have seven yellow post-its stuck to the calendar on my desk for blog post ideas. But I have no idea WHERE in the calendar they are. I am sure there is a much more tech way to do this but I am apparently Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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    1. Haha! I have a million lists on my Reminders app on the iPhone, but I strongly believe that I should be able to remember something for five minutes without having to write it down so I waited…that’s not working out so well hehe


  2. If it’s a lime build up, try some vinegar, you can even throw in some baking soda if you want to see it bubble (the baking soda will also help scour it out with toilet brush, too.). Yep, totally get the forgetting thing… I went to pet store across the street Saturday evening to get some birdie supplies and left my keys. Tore the house apart Sunday. Monday morning went back to the pet shop. The Owner laughed as I’ve done it before. Meanwhile the mad search for keys did manage to help me sort out the living room & kitchen that’s been wrecked by packing to move. BTW, we got accepted and will be moving mid-October! YEAH!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I’ll try that out.

      Haha! I’m awful with my keys, too. I keep meaning to get one of those little devices you can attach to your keys and then use a remote to find, but I’d probably lose the remote, too. Awesome! ❤

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      1. I told hubby I should get a device like that, or the one you can call with your cell phone. He laughed and asked me where the phone was… for the life of me I couldn’t remember. He just laughed because I was standing there with it in my hand. LOL!

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  3. I was going to reply to your post but I forgot I didn’t put away the tools from a project the other day. While in the garage, the wash machine finished. I had to empty the dryer. Now, there was enough laundry to fold. I begin to walk away, Wait, put the clothes in the dryer. I begin to head back in. Might as well grab a basket of clothes. I start to fold. Wait, I was going to reply to your blog. I sit back down. What was I going to write? I don’t remember. Well, back to the clothes. Wait, I have rumblies…

    I think we has a similar life. I’d write more, but it’s time to get ready to bed. But wait…

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  4. Bleach in the toilet for 10 minutes? Uh oh. I bung the bleach in and go off to work… so, 11 hours 😦

    I looked the egg thing up. Apparently keeping eggs in the fridge is an “American quirk”. Eggs in shops in the UK are sold off the shelf, no refrigeration. The important thing is that once they’ve been refrigerated, they have to stay that way. If they’ve never been in a fridge they’re fine. Now I’m an eggspert 🙂


  5. I’ve left eggs out for hours and hours to come to room temperature before baking white cake. I do believe they’ll last longer than they say, but want you to be careful.
    Toilet stains are rotten. Clorox clean-up for the big bathroom, and in our wee powder room with what was surely the first indoor toilet, pumice and elbow grease, and like, hope.
    I don’t get distracted like you. I get over focused. We’re both okay 🙂

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