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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chatty Cathy


Guess I'm just a Chatty Cathy today - can't do anything else productive. My back is OUT AGAIN!!! UGH...woke up Monday a.m. with slight back ache but that's a norm actually. As the morning progressed back spasms and yada, yada...so I'm not a happy camper right now. Wasted day yesterday doing nothing!!!!
This a.m. I was reading the QuiltArt digest and saw a 'bleep' about time management. Sometimes the emails in this group get a bit 'boring' (e.g. Project Runway, TV shows, etc.) but I did think this quote was good. "The more time you spend talking about what you have been doing, the less time you have to spend doing what you have been talking about." (Norman Augustine)
I love that quote! someone else on the list commented about people standing around all day talking about what they've done or what they haven't done anything. I know some of my friends think I waste time having a blog. To be honest, I think back to what I 'used to do' in the a.m. Well, I used to drink my coffee and watch GMA then get up during the commercials and feed animals, pick up the house, etc. I don't like to waste time hence, during commercials I always do something. Yes, I am a multi tasker! So now I BLOG while watching GMA, drinking my coffee but I don't get up during the commercials. Sure, sometimes it takes a lot of time to upload pics and write my blog post but I think it's a good "waste of time" rather than sitting around eating bon bons, watching the boob tube or as the lady said on the digest, talking about what you haven't done. I also like having a journal of my daily life and thank goodness I document some of what I've done! I can't count the number of times I had to look up a technique I blogged about! The mind goes first you know!

So you ask..what's up with the picture of the doll! This is a Chatty Cathy doll..I know I had one of these. I had my last doll given to me at Christmas Time when I was in 9th grade!! I remember this clearly because I hid my doll from my girl friends. But back to Chatty Cathy..she's not really a very pretty doll is she!! Yikes! I started looking at some of these old dolls from the 60's and they were almost scary!

Well, I guess I 'wasted' enough time! Hopefully, tomorrow or Thursday I'll post pics of my Blog Book! Lynn from Beading Heart Art had a post about her blog book she purchased from Blog2Print and it looked great. I got mine this weekend and it's super!! Can't wait to show pics of it. So this Chatty Cathy will get back to putting ice packs on her back and doing nothing today..did I mention I'm doing nothing!! hmmmmmm

4 comments:

Paulette said...

Hi Robbie, Thanks for dropping by my blog. I've been busy working on new art ideas and with new materials so I haven't posted in a while.

I never had a Chatty Cathy, wanted one but you know how that goes.
My favorite thing about about Cathy is a saying I heard years back it's " Cut the string, Chatty Cathy." That line has come in handy a few times.

Hope your back recovers soon.
Paulette/ Art Dust

Fiona Wilson said...

Thanks for the recommendaton on my blog - sorry your back bad - I am there with you - I know how it feels.

Lindsay said...

Hey Robbie! I'm sorry about your back. I hope it starts to feel better soon! And I can't wait to see your blog book! I think they are so cool! I saw Lynn's on Beading Heart Art too, now I can't wait to have enough posts to justify a book!

And I would never say a blog is a waste of time! I don't even know you and I like reading your blog. I think knowing about other people's lives and thoughts makes the world more interesting. So don't think it's a waste! You're keeping our world interesting!

Cindy said...

I loved my friends Chatty Cathy and coveted it like you wouldn't believe. Thanks for taking me down memory lane.