Thursday, July 16, 2015


Being home in the summer reminds me that I'd appreciate having a hobby.  Some form of crafting or project work that I could pick up and do during the mid-afternoon when I definitely don't feel like cleaning my house.

Let's Consider...

1) Scrapbooking. 
I've said I'd like to do this forever.  I own Scrapbooking supplies, and I have tried my hand at it.  I'm just not particularly... good.  I mean, who cares really because I'm only Scrapbooking for me... but... eh.  I have a vision, I've seen others who have made amazing Scrapbooking pages and then I try it, and it *always* looks like it was a page made by a 9-year-old.  I think I get sticker-happy!  Also, EXPENSIVE.  What the heck, Scrapbooking supplies can be very expensive.  Also, my autocorrect on this tablet I'm typing on keeps capitalizing Scrapbooking, so I suppose that tells us something about how Hip and Popular it has become.

2) Knitting.
I've said I'd like to do this forever.  I envision myself as one of those people who always have a large bag with them, and who can pull out their latest knitting project wherever they are.  Only, I do not know how to knit.  Sometimes, I try to find YouTube tutorials.  Then I realize I don't own the supplies.  Then I think about spending money on knitting supplies, and remember they will probably end up sitting in the cupboard beside my Scrapbooking supplies.  Then I give up and watch TV instead.

3) Painting. 
But, really... what would I do with my paintings?  You know, if they didn't always look like a 9-year-old painted them.

4) Gardening.
Hey, we have a house now.  I'm going to be an awesome gardener.  Except, we aren't fenced in yet and there's no point in landscaping.  Also, plants are expensive.  (What the heck?!)  How about I just tend this small garden out front, oh look the perennials grew back and it's watered... so.

5. Cooking/Baking?
HA. HA HA HA.  I mean, I could do this.  I'm home and could make us amazing dinners.  I could cook my way through a cook book and blog about it (That's a fresh idea, right?).  But... I have a husband who is an awesome cook and who enjoys it and... well.  I don't really enjoy it.  Also, I can't just bake all the time.  I'm already gaining weight as I get older and forget to exercise.  I shouldn't keep indulging in sweets (after I finished the cake and chocolates left over from my 30th birthday celebrations, of course). 

6. Exercise!
Well, doesn't this solve all problems?  I have a gym membership.  I could spend this random afternoon time over at the gym, even walking the treadmill would be good.  The gym is open, it's not far away, the power is in my hands.... but.. I mean.  Let's just move on, okay?!

Ah well.  Being crafty, or active, is overrated.  I've got a list of TV shows I'd like to watch on Netflix, anyway.  Plus there's always that house cleaning (HA. HA HA HA.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh I hear ya, sister! Can I just say ditto....except for the BAKING part b/c I LOVE to bake and find healthy(ish) things to bake quite regularly for the kids - for me it's the portion control issue ;)

    And as for gardening - when it's time to get plants for yours - come over here and I will help you take some of mine! Many of them split nicely and are FREE!!!!

    And did I mention that they are also low maintenance....except for the two beautiful plants that I call my children!


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