Following an example

@GardenGerty (91049)
Marion, Kansas
August 21, 2016 3:59pm CST
I have mending I always put off. Today I am following the example of my friend marsha32 and I am sewing while I am online doing my online work. I may also follow her example and get a good nap. Do you do multiple things at once. I always say I cannot, but here I am. I am keeping busy with some simple mending.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
21 Aug 16
What a good idea to do that Heather. Usually I am mindlessly watching tv or movie while I type serious business lolz
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• United States
21 Aug 16
Watching a movie while typing takes talent! I guess we are gifted lady.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
We do not have much on television, I used to sew at the sewing machine while watching television in a mirror. This was just buttons and a hem on two different garments that have been languishing forever.
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@MALUSE (32835)
• Denmark
21 Aug 16
How many hands have you got? How can you type and mend at the same time?
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• Paradise, California
21 Aug 16
I was picturing that myself, haha.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
@MALUSE and @CinnamonGrl it was only a couple of buttons and a hem. I would stitch while I thought, and then lay the item down to type. I read a whole lot this afternoon.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Aug 16
I multi-task from time to time but not usually when I'm online. Nothing else seems to fit round it.
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@norcal (3270)
• Nevada City, California
22 Aug 16
I sneak in for some online time between tasks. I cook, pop online, go outside to sand on my wood project a little, pop online.
@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
@norcal I find days like that to be very productive, actually. If I am running videos for points sewing is pretty easy with online. If I am researching an article, not so much.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I understand now how you can mend while watching videos. That's a good idea.
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@Susan2015 (18678)
• United States
21 Aug 16
There are times when I seem to be doing almost three thing at once. Watching the food in the oven, laundry and then watching TV or being on here.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
That is how our homes seem to run.I have to set timers for the food.
• United States
21 Aug 16
I have to multi-task in order to get through the day. But, it is mostly at work that I do this. At home I do a few things at once. Right now I have laundry going, water boiling on the grill so I can make spaghetti, MyLotting, and soon I'll be slicing onions and preparing the sauce and the yellow squash.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
I liked my 3-11 or 4-midnight shifts. Usually by 8 pm everything was done and I could get online and watch television, and pop in to move laundry.
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@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
21 Aug 16
I'm pretty sure that I know exactly who you are referring to! With all of her projects... the woman amazes me! As for multiple things at once.. not very good at it, but I do break my day into segments.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
She is driven and cannot stand to be idle. As she has pointed out to me though, we do different things and so our skills are different.
@CinnamonGrl (5826)
• Paradise, California
21 Aug 16
I don't multitask nearly as well as I used to. I can myLot and watch television. But even then I keep having to pause the TV or I can't take in both. Can't seem to do all my onlline activities in different tabs or I get lost. I think my head has gotten all fuzzy!
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
I do not like to have lots of tabs open. It seems to slow it all down. Yes, I would agree, I am also fuzzy
@peavey (15874)
• United States
22 Aug 16
I do mending while online sometimes (but not nearly often enough) and sometimes I knit while online. I have even tried knitting and reading at the same time. I used to do more multitasking, but any more I am lucky to do one thing, much less two!
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
I would find it more successful to watch television and sew or mend, but I do not watch television enough to get anything done. I am distracted by the clutter in my life, too.
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I don't watch enough TV to make that worthwhile either. Reading isn't too bad if you have a book that will stay open without holding it. I haven't tried it with the Kindle, but that would probably work okay. The older I get, the harder it is to focus it seems.
@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 16
@peavey I would agree with you there.
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@RubyHawk (21448)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Aug 16
How can you mend and type on your computer? I couldn't do that.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
It was in spurts. I just was replacing buttons on a pair of shorts, and then hemming a long dress. I will admit it took longer to do it all that way.
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@RubyHawk (21448)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Aug 16
@GardenGerty Two birds with one stone.
@marsha32 (6779)
• United States
24 Aug 16
I almost can't do multiple things at the same time LOL It's hard for me to just do one thing.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 16
You seem to always be doing something along with something else.And definitely doing something while you wait.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Aug 16
sometimes I can, depends on what it is. I like the idea of nap today
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 16
I like the idea of a nap almost any day.
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@responsiveme (14414)
• India
22 Aug 16
thats a good idea. I too do some smple household stuff the come running for themylot breaks
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 16
Yes, it has to be simple stuff. I like to reward myself by being in myLot.
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@thelme55 (11844)
• Germany
22 Aug 16
I am a multitasker. I do a lot of things while being online.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
I used to do more than I do now.
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@Yadah04 (2933)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
I do try to multi task as well. As a mom, i think, i have managed to be skillful at multi tasking. Like, i am cooking, while the laundry is on, and i am doing some online work while munching my favorite snack.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 16
That sounds pretty good to me. Laundry and cooking always need to be in process it seems.
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@norcal (3270)
• Nevada City, California
22 Aug 16
It must by hard to sew and type at the same time.
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
I found that I was more interested in reading. It still did finally get done, but not very fast.i felt kind of laid back today.
• Rochester, New York
21 Aug 16
I multitask a lot, but have started to slow it down when I'm online. Usually I have three money earning sites going at once, but they tend to lag the computer. lol
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
That is very true and then nothing seems to get done.
@Platespinner (18532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Aug 16
I myLot while watching TV (at least while watching the Olympics) and I listen to audio books whenever I'm doing anything otherwise mindless.
@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Aug 16
The time or two I tried to listen to audiobooks I could not follow along well. I have not tried it in a long time.