20 Minutes to Kill

29 Jan

Amazing how fast time flies…especially when you are sitting on your ass wishing you were out on the trails running, or at least up cleaning the kitchen floor.  What can you do in 20 minutes?  Some days I can accomplish a surprising amount and some days, I just limp around in my boot wondering what happened to my 20 minutes.  I have swept leaves around the pool in 20 minutes, made cookie dough…then during another 20 minute slot, baked those cookies (Delicious Snickerdoodles. Let me know if you want the recipe), changed sheets on two beds, made it through a very abbreviated Target trip, shopped for dance shoes with my teen ballerina and showered.

Showering is probably the greatest 20 minute accomplishment so far (yes, shaving and hair washing included).  It truly is a HUGE accomplishment when you add in the time it takes to wrap my Peg Leg in a trash bag and tape the top around my thigh.  This timed, showering accomplishment takes even longer when SirSkatesAlot is being uber helpful and takes the packing tape gun from our bathroom back to the garage…and I don’t realize it is not on the counter until I am already disrobed and have the trash bag cinched around my thigh!  Yes, water is running, hot and steamy now, and I am six minutes into my 20.  Ugh.  Off to the garage I go, galump, galump, galump. Use your imagination, or if you know me personally, don’t.  Anyway, I still did it all in 20 minutes and collapsed, clean, happy, shaved, non-lotioned and dressed.  This is more tiring than the 30k trail race I did in November.  Seriously.

Images from 30K PCTR Santa Monica Mountains to clear your dirty minds of the shower descriptions:


11 Responses to “20 Minutes to Kill”

  1. NTP January 29, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    Nice pics. Was that the same day as the lois lane quick change NCL event? Very impressive. I was thinking a nice get well soon gift might just be another roll of packing tape and the tape cutter attachment. Mental note next time I’m at Target or Walmart or the UPS store:)

  2. bossybostwick January 29, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    Yes, same day! Ahem, the phone booth quick change was not totally effective, but it got me through…three hours on the trails cannot be cleaned up in five minutes in a campground bathroom…but it can be covered up with jewelry, make-up and flowy clothing. Just hide those grimy toenails next time…ew!

  3. jenmaaninamman February 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    You should ask NTP to run with you.

  4. bossybostwick February 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Great idea! We will have to get her a big backpack so she can bring her cookbooks on the trails.

    • NTP February 3, 2013 at 12:29 am #

      I should not have introduced you two. I am feeling ganged up on 😦

      • bossybostwick February 6, 2013 at 4:38 am #

        Ha, the virtual left-out third girlfriend. Yes, you should have known the triangle never works. I feel like I know Jen already because we share the same name and because you have told me such sweet things about her…including sending me to her awesome blog.

  5. jenmaaninamman February 3, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    She can be our sherpa and lug around the snacks. She makes a mean ‘snack-pack!’

  6. NTP February 3, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    I do make a mean snack pack but nothing you would eat.

  7. NTP February 6, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    I love friends that aren’t afraid to eat. It’s all about a healthy balance not this intuitive eating bs!

  8. bossybostwick February 6, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Intuitive friends

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