I’M JUST CURIOUS: The best time to…

by Debbie Walker

I was reading an article the other night from an HGTV magazine titled “when’s the Best Time to…” by Marie Masters. I have heard people talk about the best time to buy a new vehicle being in December, especially that last week of the year. Reason being dealers want to get rid of older models before inventory and sales associates want to meet that end of year goals.

There are many more “better times to” buy or use products. An automobile is only one “Best Time to ….:”

I, for one, wrestle with choosing paint colors. I now know not to choose my paint colors in the early-morning or late afternoon sun. You should narrow down to several colors. Put two coats of paints on white foam board and keep moving around the room to make a well-informed decision.

Did you know there is a “better” time to go to the Post Office? No, it’s not when the doors open for business unless you are the first or second in line at the door. Wait till about 30 minutes after opening and Tuesday and Thursday are usually lower traffic days. Avoid lunch hour on weekdays and any time on Saturday.

Keep in mind I do not have a green thumb; this is only what I read. Plant a shrub, for you northerners, that would be mid-April. (Ooops, too late for this year.} This way the shrub’s roots will have a few months to spread out before the drier summer season.

Shopping for shoes after 5p.m.: Feet swell as the day progresses, trying on shoes when your feet are largest will be a more accurate, comfortable, size. Dad used to tell my mom to take me shoe shopping, come home and throw the shoes out, the boxes will work better than the shoes in my case. Dad’s can be funny that way.

Going for a run is said to be better if done between 4 and 8 p.m. That’s when we are our strongest. That’s when our internal body temperature peaks. Also, you’re most flexible since muscles are warmed up and elastic from daily chores.

Telling your child, the tooth fairy isn’t real should be determined for each child. They will let you know when it’s time to tell them. You will know when they ask you, but you defend the tooth fairy. Probably someone has already told them. Unless you’re like me and are hanging onto the fairies at 68! They are real, ya’ know.

I still try to remember to do the moisturizing ritual directly after my shower. That is the recommendation, apply body lotion 1 -2 minutes after showering. It will seal in the water. The idea is to keep the skin hydrated.

I’m just curious what you are curious about. Let me know and we will see what we can find. Contact me at DebbieWalker@townline.org . Thanks for reading and have a great week!!

I wanted to add these little Philosofacts from the Farmer’s Almanac. I love some of these sayings. So many of them are just common sense.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Optimism is when a tea kettle can be up to its neck in hot water and still whistle.


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