Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Time is an interesting thing - the concept of time, the passing of time, being short on time, having too much time.  All very interesting.

I'm becoming more and more aware of my lack of understanding of how much time it really takes to do anything - like chores or crafts.  I'm attempting to estimate how much time something takes to accomplish and then see how close to my estimate I can come.  Sometimes - ok, most of the time :) I'm way off.
I'm not sure where this comes from but I think it has to do with the way my brain is wired.  But that doesn't mean it's a deficiency, it just means different.  So, my plan is to acknowledge it, factor it in to the mix and modify what I do to fit my particular brain :)

So, the other day I was finding something fun to wear and found my really cool "Hippie" necklace 
Then I realized - heyyyy - I have no cool Hippie Earrings to go with this!!  I pouted for half a second then decided to stop whinin' and solve my problem!  I started to make a list of options in my head and decided I wanted to make some.  I was trying to get some errands done so I wanted to get out the door but my girlie side was saying "Earrings! Must have cute Earrings!"  heehee.  So, I realized this could be a good opportunity to work on my time issue.  So, I thought - hm... let's see how long it would take me to make some earrings - I already had all the pieces and parts and tools needed sitting on my work table because I had just made some Wine Bottle Candelabras (See previous post).  So, less than half an hour later (Yea, only half an hour!!), I had myself a pair of Hippie earrings made from an old pair of hoops and some beads from my stash!!!

Half an hour!  Coolness!  If I knew it was only going to take half an hour, I woulda made them long ago!

I think it'll be working on this 'problem'.  Who knows all of the fun things I'll make while practicing estimating time :)

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