Writer’s Workshop-What I Can Do

It’s time for another installment of Writer’s Workshop, lovingly hosted by Mama Kat.

Here’s the prompt I chose:
List ten things you can do in three minutes.

It’s actually a bit ironic that I chose this prompt because I’m a little unclear. Is this ten individual things that take me 3 minutes or less to do? Or ten things I can accomplish together in three minutes?

I’m going with the former.

I don’t know if there are 10 things I can do in three minutes combined except yell at my kids 9 times and type about a 100 words. And that’s just not worth mentioning.

In three minutes I can:
Make three lunches.
Brush my teeth.
Unload my dishwasher.
Read a few pages of my book.
Type a few hundred words.
Put out fires. Lot’s and lot’s of figurative fires.
Start a load of laundry
Direct. And hope they listen.
Dial a number, state my business and get off the phone.

I’m feeling pretty talented.

What can you do in three minutes?

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. 1
    Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says:

    I wasn’t sure which way to go with this list either, so I went both ways. Love your list!!

  2. 2

    Great list! Moms are SO talented!!

  3. 3
    Misty Rice-Baniewicz says:

    Get 3 extra minutes of sleep!!!

    Now that’s what Im talkin about!!!!



  4. 4

    Hhaha…..I like the hide option best!

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    Blogging Mama Andrea says:

    I did the same and interpreted it the same way.

    Great list. Stopping by from MamaKat.

  6. 6

    dang, youre good! takes me ten minutes to figure out what i’m supposed to do next!!!

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    blueviolet says:

    Well, I just sat here for 3 minutes in awe of what you can do in 3 minutes.

  8. 8

    You go girl. Apparently, I need to get some wind in my sails. You can get alot accomplished in a short amount of time!

  9. 9

    You’ve earned bragging rights for sure, as far as I’m concerned! Way to go, girl!

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    Are You Serious! says:

    ♥ Great list! 🙂

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    Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out says:

    Very talented!

  12. 12

    Great list(s) I wasn’t sure about it either all in 3 min or seperate 3 mins

  13. 13
    mannequin says:

    You can do all those things in three minutes or each thing requires three minutes to do?

  14. 14

    read your list. haha!

  15. 15

    i do read much faster than that, i swear, but i have a bunch of little interruptions…

  16. 16

    That’s a great list:-)

  17. 17

    love it–especially “direct and hope they listen” that about sums up most of my days.:)

  18. 18

    I can:
    Do my makeup.
    Get dressed.

    LOL Not much.

  19. 19

    Great list. I can blog, read a book to my little one and let the dog in.

  20. 20
    T Rex Mom says:

    Actually, I think making three lunches in three minutes is pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

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    Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy says:

    I love the last one… “state my business”… I’m guessing you are not a “phone” person? LOL

  22. 22

    I thought about this topic before deciding to do another – but our lists have 3 items in common. Seems everyone can empty their dishwasher lickety-split.

  23. 23
    Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor says:

    LOL – great list. I do not think I should answer this question in my current sarcastic and somewhat jaded state of mind. It is a family show after all.

  24. 24

    Great list! It seems I am always putting out fires too 🙂

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    girlytwins says:

    I bet if you really put your mind to it you could get almost all your list done in 3 minutes 🙂 LOL

    I love that you added hide. Hilarious.

    And I am going to time myself the next time I unload my dishwasher. I am sure it takes longer than 3 minutes…at least it sure feels that way 🙂

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    Té la mà Maria - Reus says:

    very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

  27. 27

    My favorite one is “Hide”… Haha 🙂

  28. 28

    It takes me forever to make 3 lunches! They keep changing their minds!

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    brunger bunch says:

    Too fun…I am sure there are a hundred things we as moms can do in less than three minutes! I loved your post about best friends..I have been thinking a lot about mine lately. It is crazy here..I started another class in school, and my blogging is getting put on the back burner:(

  30. 30

    fun list. I don’t know what I can do in 3 minutes these days…I seem to move slowly!

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    Kathy B! says:

    I can read an awesome blog, LOL about the part that read, “hide,” and leave a lame comment.

    Normally I could have done more but I was trying (and failing) to be witty 🙂

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    I am Arizona; a person, not a place. says:

    I wish I could unload my dishwasher in three minutes! I must be slow because it takes me a lot longer! Gosh, three minutes….it takes me about that long to walk to Starbucks with my dog (and that includes a pee break…for the dog, that is!).

  33. 33

    Eat a bowl of ice cream. I’m stress eating right now. No judging, please. It’s my drug of choice.

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    NateAndJakesMom says:

    I am not sure my list would be as good as yours. I am a work in progress… 🙂 Or so I keep telling myself lol.

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    Bonnie the Boss says:

    You are amazing! It takes me 10 minutes to unload and load the dishwasher. So I know 3 is out of the question.

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    Jenni Jiggety says:

    How funny that we both started our posts almost the SAME way….right down to former and latter! LOL!

    Great minds think alike!

  37. 37

    this was a funny list! and your answer for the combined 10 in 3 was just about the only thing i can do, as well (minus the typing).

    i hate talking on the phone more than just about anything.

  38. 38

    Get list!

  39. 39

    day dreaming?

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    I can visit 3 blogs in 3 minutes 🙂

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    Mytutorlist.com says:

    Wow, you can do a lot in 3 minutes!

    Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a post today and the prettiest blogs on the web and featured you.


    Have a great day!

  42. 42
    Simply AnonyMom says:

    These lists today are so fun!

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    Adrian's Crazy Life says:

    Sex??? That’s kind of mean, isn’t it? But it’s funny!

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    wenderful says:

    I like the hiding part. 🙂