"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, April 05, 2010

Vlog on a Monday

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! We hid about a gazillion eggs for the kids to find. So many eggs in fact not a single argument broke out the entire time. Sadly it rained, but the good news is that means we can save our cascarones for a different day! (I love me some cascarones.)

Curious what my two tips for time management are? Watch to find out!



And have a great week!

27 comments:

Elana Johnson said...

Wow! You are so organized. I have a to-do list, but it's mostly in my head. I have piles next to my computer and I try to do one thing from it each day. Like a phone call or something like that.

Great vlog!

PJ Hoover said...

I get really frazzled without my list, Elana. And even when it gets too big, I need to take the time and whittle it down.

T. Anne said...

I haven't done taxes yet either! I feel better now that I'm in good company. =) Now, where can I get a tres cool timer like that? Somehow I just doubt my microwave timer will be as productive. LOVED the vlog. NOw to initiate those tips...

Kristin said...

Cute! Our kitchen time (not a cool Santa) was broken in the Great Clash of the Video Gaming Brothers regarding whose turn was up for Lego Star Wars.

Thanks for the reminder to get another. I find Write or Die handy, too. (Because I'm very bad at disabling the internet. If only I can go back to college. Er, maybe not.)

Sharon Mayhew said...

P.J.--Funny...I'm following you on two blogs. Here and the Texas Sweethearts...I just realized it today. I did some revamping of my sidebar this weekend and decided to post everyone I follow rather than deciding who should be on my blog roll and who should be on my dashboard. This way I read everyone more consistently. :) I'm glad you had a nice Easter.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

What on earth is a cascarone?

Angela said...

You are the queen of organization!

adrienne said...

Cool timer! If it weren't for the microwave timer I don't know how I'd pick up the kids on time.
Now I'm really curious about those cascarones...

PJ Hoover said...

It's getting down to the wire on taxes, isn't it, T. Anne? I think we got the timer at Hallmark around Christmas one year. Thanks!

OMG, too funny, Kristin. My daughter shies away from the Wii, so we haven't had to use the timer for turn taking yet. And NO to college :)

Hey Sharon, I'll have to check out your new sidebar. And I try not to double post on the Texas Sweethearts, but for writing tips, it overlaps! Thanks for following!

PJ Hoover said...

It's the most awesome of things, Amy. A confetti egg you can crack on someone's head. Love them (though they are messy).

I aim to be, Angela. Now whether I succeed or not is another question :)

So funny, Adrienne. I'm getting down to the wire on picking the kids up. I have it timed almost perfectly.

lotusgirl said...

Those are great time management tools. I need to put a timer on for the internet and then turn it off when the timer goes. It's so easy to lose track of time when online.

Miriam S. Forster said...

An egg hunt with no arguments? What an achievement!

And I do love your timer and to-do list. Sometimes I email myself my to-do list for the next day so I'll be sure to see it.

beth said...

I LOVE ME SOME CASCARONES, TOO!!!!!!

(proper thank you and hopefully video coming soon! :) :) :)

Kelly said...

Great vlog, PJ! You are so darn cute!
Can you believe I don't have an egg timer? (or Santa one?)
I guess I could just set my oven timer. I like that tip!
Also, I have a to do list with no time constraint...I should do a daily one to keep me on my toes.
Thanks for the great tips, PJ!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I still love your timer idea, although I have yet to use it for anything but remembering pizza in the oven. I've made to-do lists forever,and they do work, but I think I realized as I listened to you that I've never tried one for my writing--like today I will revise chapter one. That would be a good motivator.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Lois! The time makes me remember I have goals and also that there is almost nothing that can't wait 45 minutes.

That's what a gazillion eggs will get you, Miriam. And great idea to email yourself the list!

Yay, Beth! And I hope you do a video! I'll be waiting...

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Kelly. And as are you! A timer is perfect. Maybe even a cool hourglass.

Pizza in the over. Chicken thawing. It's all useful, Tricia. And I hope you got chapter one revised :)

Lisa and Laura said...

I LOVE this timer idea. This is on my to-do list.

PJ Hoover said...

LOL! You are cracking me up! Perfect :)

Christina Farley said...

Love the timer idea! It would keep me on track to not spend so much time surfing the internet!

PJ Hoover said...

I hope you try it, Christina!
Good luck!

Jen said...

My goodness are you organized! Here I thought I was but I was certianly proven wrong!!! Love the vlog!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Jen! I aim for organization. Sometimes I think I could organize, organize, organize, but never actually do.

Kelly H-Y said...

We did an indoor egg hunt because of all the rain! :-)
I've got to get me a Santa timer ... seriously, the fact that you set it to get your kids ready in the morning is BRILLIANT! I must try it! Oh ... and it sounds great for the writing time too! :-)
Knowing how mega-organized you are and how much you seem to accomplish, I don't believe for a second that you don't have your taxes done already! ;-)

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, get a timer, Kelly! It's great. And oy, the taxes. They are second on my to-do list.

Warren Baldwin said...

Cool. To Do I do, but not the timer. I like it.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Warren! I hope the timer works out for you!