Sunday, November 14, 2010

busyness theory?

Have you ever heard this quote? “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” I’ll tell you why I was contemplating this idea.


There are times when I accomplish a great deal more than at other times. Looking back, it seems that the busier I am at the time, the more I seem to accomplish. This seems to be true of other people as well.

For example, my daughter is a university art student. That entails class attendance, reading assignments, papers, projects and so on.


She also works part time at a coffee shop.


Now if it were me, I would think that would be plenty enough to do. Nevertheless, she has returned to knitting in her ‘spare’ time.


And with that she has a little shop in the beginning stages on etsy featuring some of her creations. I love the name: bound by strings (and other things.) You can check it out here.

I don’t know exactly how she manages to do it all. I’m thinking that maybe she has one of those Star Trek devices that either slows time down for everyone else or speeds it up for her.

I could really use one of those right about now. The bears I have finished are looking at me as if to say, Could you be just a little bit more efficient because we’d like to see a few more buddies springing forth from that pile of stuff on your desk?


Oh well. I’ll finish them – soon, very soon. Just as soon as I decide if I really need a knitted cowl to keep me warm this winter. Maybe in a lovely mustard yellow . . . or olive green . . .


  1. Well Ginger, when we were in college we managed to accomplish a lot more too. But I think that has something to do with age. *winks*


  2. : D Where do they get so much energy?, Do not know, but I suspect the same as you, they have a star trek machine .

  3. How cool. My flatmate is always laughing at me for doing so much, he thinks I'm closely related to the energizer bunny lol I can't think why, just a 50-70 hour a week job, a bear business, a photography hobby, a climbing hobby and numerous websites etc to keep up with...

  4. If my daughter was knitting like this I think I would be deciding I need a mustard yellow and an olive green. She really has an amazing talent.

  5. Agreed... the more I have going on, the more I want to get done, and the more I want to get done, the more I do, and then I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off (I think, I've never actually seen one of those... but I imagine it's frantic)
    I LOVE your daughter's scarves :)

  6. Cuuute bee bear and talented daughter! We can tell the talent apple didn't fall far from the tree. :o)

  7. Great talent runs in the family me thinks. And I have to agree with Kelly, age definitely comes into it...the older one becomes the quicker the days seem to pass and the slower we become. LOL!!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears
    P.S.Thanks for switching blogs, don't forget to update your blog list though. XXX

  8. It seems to be true the busier one is the more one gets done.

    Love the knitted neck scarf your daughter did.

  9. I am the same way...I usually go to bed at night and lie there thinking that I should really be up working on something...then in the morning, I'll spend hours on the computer rather than the projects I have going.
    Mama Bear


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